Breakfast at M RAW

M RAW at M | 2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street | London | www.mrestaurants.co.uk

The best way to start your day is with a filling breakfast! It’s actually the most important meal of the day as it provides your body with the energy it needs to get going. I would literally eat anything for breakfast, be it a bowl of rice with side dishes or some noodle soup. And honestly, I prefer those kinds of things to some cereals! Why go for such a tiny meal, when you can have some kick-ass food in the morning? So I was incredibly excited when I saw that M RAW does ramen for breakfast!

Hidden away in The City, M houses two restaurants with space for private dining and a cocktail bar with Jarad McCarroll from Chiltern Firehouse as the Head Chef. The high ceilings, leather booths and luxurious lighting surely match the area and I was curious if the food would be up to the same standards. For breakfast, you get seated at M RAW, the casual half of the two restaurants. From 7am, you are given the choice of classic breakfast, such as housemade granola, pancakes or English breakfast, but also the breakfast ramen, for example! Unfortunately, 7:30 on a Monday morning was too early for the broth to be ready, so I ordered Duck Egg Soldiers (£14) instead, while my breakfast buddy went for the Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs (£11.50).

While we were watching the chefs in the open kitchen prepping our food, we also ordered some of their fresh juices. The Refresher (apple, cucumber, mint, lime) definitely lived up to its name and instantly made me feel awake, though, maybe a little too sour for my taste. The Jared (apple, celery, fennel, lovage) was less sour and had a hint of sweetness, which I preferred. I admit, I was a little upset that I wasn’t able to try the breakfast ramen, but I wasn’t for long. When the Duck Egg Soldiers came, I was immediately smitten by the clean and artful presentation. The fried egg was deliciously runny and complemented the tender duck confit perfectly. The duck was a little too salty, but eaten with the brioche toast and the light and creamy hollandaise sauce, it was the perfect breakfast meal. I also tried some of the delicious Salmon and Scrambled eggs, which were perfectly done, though the bread felt a little tough and chewy.

What I liked about the breakfast was that it was filling, yet not heavy at all. Surprisingly, I wasn’t hungry until the late afternoon! (And here I normally get hungry every few hours!) Considering the quality of the food, the sophisticated ambience and the reasonable prices, I definitely recommend it and you will surely see me back again trying their breakfast ramen!

Rating: ★★★★☆

*Thanks to M for the complementary meal.