Neil Frame 07/01/70
NOTE: The King of Ladies Man is now closed, but you can still visit the restaurant part of The Breakfast Club Battersea.
The last time that Battersea simultaneously bagged itself one of London’s best all-day brunch spots and a secret bar (located, Russian Doll-style, through a hidden wall inside a launderette that’s inside that very same all-day brunch spot) was… never.
Which makes the news that it just has, better.
The brunch spot in question is The Breakfast Club, whose retro café stylings; pancakes with bacon and maple syrup; eggs (served every way); milkshakes; burgers; spicy chicken wings and smoothies have finally made it south of the river. But just like its sibling in Spitalfields – home to subterranean speakeasy The Mayor Of Scaredy Cat Town, which is equally well hidden through the back of an innocuously-located Smeg fridge – this place comes with a secret of its own.
The King Of Ladies Man.
You’ll surreptitiously enter The King through a secret sliding wall in the Breakfast Club’s launderette, and immediately be welcomed into the heart of a 1970s bachelor pad combining kitsch pink flamingos and bamboo with grilled cheese sandwiches, mac n’ cheese (served Pot Noodle-style) and sides like grilled corn on the cob, palm potato fries and deep fried haddock fritters.
But in here the food’s just a sideshow, as it’s the Hawaiian-shirted bartenders who are serving up the main attraction: “Disco Drinks” like Pina Coladas, Tequila Sunrises, Mezcal Sunsets, Mai Tais and one cocktail guaranteed to give you a kick….
… the ‘Mr. Miyagi’.
The King Of Ladies Man | Inside The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG
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The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1HG
020 7078 9630
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