Picture this. It is 3 in the morning. You’ve danced and drunk all night. As a result, you are tired, your feet hurt, you are drunk, hungry and need something to absorb all that booze. Where to go? That’s the biggest struggle of all. McDo? Burger King? Or the likes? Yes, sure why not. So overdone, overrated and you’re not feeling like it tonight. You’d much rather have another sort of comfort food? And is there better comfort food than breakfast? Good fur us, Polo Bar came up with the perfect solution!
I can’t remember how many times I went home from a night out and was super hungry but could just go to some fast food places. Give me a stack of pancakes or a full English breakfast, even at 3am, and I’d have been the happiest girl on earth!
So what is Polo Bar?
Polo Bar, also known as The Great British Café, has been right outside Liverpool Street since 1953. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and deliver the best food to anyone who may enter. Party goes, bankers, bloggers, passers by, get in, you won’t regret it.
The menu range from lunch options such as sandwiches, mac & cheese, Shepherd Pie, Ribs, etc to breakfast classics – English or American breakfast, egg Benedict, pancakes – and light bites or burgers. They also offer vegetarian alternatives and would cater for any allergies.
Drink side, due to their 24 hour license, they can sell alcohol at all time of the day or night. They of course also offer hot drinks, juices, smoothies and milkshakes! If you don’t believe me, just check out their menu!
Ana and I went on a Sunday morning, after a photoshoot that did not go according to plan. Too much sun, what can we say. Thus, we were in dire need of some comfort! Beer for her, cappuccino for me (dry February is long over but you know… it was too early for me, wasn’t it?!). Then we ordered our food.
Polo Bar has pancakes on the menu but they also offer a challenge. A pile of 12 pancakes to be eaten in a certain amount of time. If you manage, you get it all for free. Not that we wanted to try the tower of pancakes, but we were quite curious about them! So we decided to go for a main and then share some pancakes.
We both chose an Oreo Milkshake. I went for a full American breakfast – basically an English Breakfast with a pancake and potato fries – and Ana went for the vegetarian breakfast. She also ordered Chili Cheesy Fries. The food was absolutely delicious and so filling. I was full before I could tell and there was no way I could eat pancakes!
An excuse to come back there I assume!
The milkshake were also amazing. To be honest, Oreo milkshake is probably the only one I have ever tried, wherever I have gone! Beware that it melts fast so drink it faster! Price point wise, the American breakfast was £10 which I think is fair. My experience at Pol Bar was great and if I was not leaving London mid-April, I’d definitely go back!
Have you ever heard of or been at Polo Bar? Ever spotted it out of Liverpool Street Station? Would you go? How much of a breakfast lover are you?
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*The experience was complimentary but all opinions are my own.