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’.
NOTE: The King Of Ladies Man is open Tuesday-Sunday (until 1am on Fri/Sat). You can make a booking or just walk in – find out more on their website HERE.
The King Of Ladies Man | Inside The Breakfast Club, 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG
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