Breakfast at Fish & Chips by Des McDonald, Old Broad Street

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One of the better breakfasts I’ve had recently was at Fish & Chips by Des McDonald (the newer location near Liverpool Street, not the one nearer Angel). I loved the look and feel of the place – a sort of idealised and spiffed up caff with a gorgeous centrepiece bar, rather austere but not at the sake of comfort. The food was delish. And the top ups for my cuppa – a filter brew a la Ozone Coffee – never ceased flowing until I was ready to leave. Win? Big time. I hope to be back soon (if only for a cup of joe to go) and am happy to recommend the place to anybody seeking somewhere in the City for a quick brekkie bite or early morning meeting.

Sticking with the seafood theme of the restaurant (and my own fishy cravings), I very much enjoyed the crab and chilli omelette (£9), but there was a range of options, and indeed it was close between this spicy omelette and a few other dishes. Next time, I’ll probably choose the Manx kippers on toast with horseradish butter and watercress (£8). Of course the menu features plenty of non-seafood items and super healthy options such as avocado on toast with poached egg (£6.50) and homemade granola with Greek yoghurt and blood orange (£4).

Free WiFi and morning papers were a nice touch. Service was attentive.

Ideally situated a hop from Liverpool Street Station, Fish & Chips by Des McDonald is located at Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, EC2M 1QS. There’s another location on Upper Street, N1 1RQ as well. Breakfast is served from 7am to 11am. Find out more at

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