I was meeting my Financial Advisor (see how grown up I am!) in the city and selected M Restaurant just off Threadneedle Street. This eatery is known for their healthy raw food and prime cuts of beef which is expertly grilled. The breakfast menu was different from the norm which attracted me to make a booking. It was rather stressful dodging all those busy city workers pounding the streets first thing in the morning but it was well worth it when I finally arrived. If you’re looking for breakfast in the city of London, Threadneedle Street restaurants or a healthy restaurant in London do give M Restaurant a try.
“Known for their raw and grilled specialties, M Restaurant is also a brilliant breakfast venue if you want a healthy way to start your hectic day in the city of London,” Homegirl London
M Restaurant Breakfast Menu
This restaurant and bar was created by Martin Williams. The restaurant head is Francesco Cappucci, Executive Chef is Michael Reid and Head Chef is Jarad McCarroll. Breakfast starts early in the city so you can book your reservation at 7am Monday through to Friday. With a healthy focus you can order gluten and dairy free options which is great for anyone with diet restrictions. If you’re health conscious, you’ll want to order the granola with berries and almond milk. Or you can try the quinoa porridge with bananas, coconut and a sprinkling of hazelnuts.
Vegetarian egg dishes included avocado with slow cooked egg topped off with crème fraiche, feta plus rye bread. I went for the sautéed and crispy kale with poached eggs, mushrooms and parmesan. This was a brilliant breakfast dish for me and it was a welcome change swapping spinach for the kale. The portions are health conscious, as in small, so if you’re out for numerous breakfast meetings it’s somewhere you can eat without feeling too stuffed to do any work later (any excuse!). The presentation was fabulous with the bread placed separately on a slab of slate.
Kale and Poached Eggs
Peter went for the firecracker scrambled eggs which featured chorizo and coriander. Boy, was this hot, hot, hot. Poor Peter wasn’t expecting it to be so powerful. But I did point out the clue was in the ‘Firecracker’ name! If you want something spicy to wake you up, choose this dish! Other meat options included the shortrib brioche bun with fried duck egg and creamy hollandaise. If you aren’t on any type of diet then it has to be the M Breakfast which is a full English featuring pork belly, sausages, has brown, beans, tomato and eggs. You can also order a selection of sides; bacon, chorizo, black pudding, hash brown, avocado, mushrooms, tomato or beans, avocado. Drinks wise it’s coffee, tea or raw juices.
Firecracker Scrambled Eggs
If you are there for lunch or dinner try the raw food small plates which includes sushi, sashimi, tartares, salads and caviar. If you’d preferred something cooked try the Grill restaurant which serves up a lot of beef with a few other dishes including fish, pork and a poultry dish.
M Restaurant Interiors
The restaurant is down a little side street which was a bit difficult to find. However, this location is great because the street outside is pedestrianised with tables and chairs. The exterior has large glass windows so you get plenty of light to see what you’re eating for breakfast. Wow, the interiors were super glam. It has a bar feel so is great for the evening after work. The décor is stylish with tiled floor, spectacular lighting and comfy seating. We were given a booth which quite private so ideal for a chat about one’s finances!
This venue has two restaurants (Raw and Grill). There is also a cocktail bar, wine tasting room and secret den. By day, the restaurant is calm and serene but things pump up in the evening. The M Bar is on the mezzanine level which overlooks the raw restaurant where you can see a staged area and there is often a DJ. The wine tasting bar is an interactive experience with ‘Enothentic’ machines which you can sample by using a Wine Card. It’s a great place to explore if you work in the city.
M Restaurant Information
Cuisine: Healthy focus, raw food including sushi plus grilled beef and fish
Price: Breakfast dishes £7-14, raw food small plates £9-14.50 and beef £19-45
Website: M Restaurants Website
Address: 2 and 3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8HP
Near: The Bank of England and close to Liverpool Street, Mansion House and Monument underground stations plus Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street train stations
Open: Monday to Friday 7am until midnight and 5pm until midnight on Saturday
Reservations: You can book online
Service Charge: Yes
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Peter for accompanying me and paying!