There is a large area dedicated to catering at the back of Crocodile Antiques on Muswell Hill Broadway. On this morning The Wattmeister’s busy schedule included a breakfast meeting with one of Muswell Hill Peloton’s strongest sprinters, The Lion King, the purpose of which was to discuss the club’s 2015 Christmas social event.
Therefore, the choice was made to sit upstairs and inside. However, firstly we were required to order, and pay in advance, at the downstairs till. Having completed the financial transactions, and being in credit, did not guarantee a great level of service.
Ambience: upstairs/downstairs layout each with a different feel. The upstairs parlour resembles an intimate, private reading room. Downstairs mimics a garden centre coffee shop, complete with decking, large parasols and table heaters.
Cost: Full English £10.50 including black americano coffee.
Content: 1 sausage, 1 slice bacon, 2 fried eggs, 1/2 grilled tomato, small portion of baked beans served in a little pot, fair portion of mushrooms, 1 slice of bread with 1 piece of butter.
Hmmmm. This was a small portion with no choice of sauces offered. Waitress was distinctly grumpy. The Lion King politely requested a second cup of tea, but was informed none too sweetly that he had to go back downstairs and repeat the ordering and paying procedure. A tiresome carry-on.
So in summary, a moderate portion of food at a comparatively high price with not much in the way of bonhomie or service from the staff. The room was nice.