Review of Breakfast at the Beefeater Grill Restaurant

I don’t often eat out for breakfast so when I was invited along to breakfast out with friends how could I refuse. It was decided that we were going to try the Beefeater. I didn’t get to check the allergen menu in advance. However, I have eaten at the Beefeater on several occasions and had enjoyed several safe meals there. I had also read other reviews from fellow dairy free bloggers who had a good experience. I was quiet excited to be eating out with no advanced planning. On arrival I explained to the server that I had a dairy allergy. They were great and very knowledgeable. I explained that I wished to have the full English breakfast. He explained that I would not be able to have all of this, so it would be minus the hash browns and mushrooms. He also informed me that I would not be able to have the toast that was available in the continental breakfast. I would have toast that would come with my breakfast. The chef was also informed of my food allergy and my breakfast would be cooked separately. When having the full English breakfast at the Beefeater this includes the continental breakfast. Again our server politely explained to me that I couldn’t have any pastries, or bread. I could have certain cereals, fruit salad and fresh fruit. I even got offered soya milk to have with my cereal and tea.
Whilst waiting for the cooked breakfast we headed for continental breakfast. It was mainly pastries which looked and smelled delicious. I had a bowl of corn flakes without the soya milk because sadly it never arrived and I couldn’t grab a server to get this. In a way this worked out well as I topped my corn flakes with sliced banana and apple instead.
As for drinks to have with my breakfast there was a good choice of fruit juices, tea and coffee. Of course I opted for the tea. There was a good selection of Twinings teas, it was great to be spoilt for choice and you could help yourself to as many as you liked. As it was breakfast I opted for breakfast tea, very unusual for me. I didn’t let the tea steep to long in the hot water and hit the spot nicely. I had several more cups despite having a great selection of teas to choose from.
Our breakfasts arrived mine came separately. The server explained that this was because it had been cooked separately. I then had a separate plate on which my white toast arrived. I had a little bit of breakfast envy at this point although my breakfast was a good size it looked depleted compare to my friends. I totally understand I had less due to my food allergy but it would be nice to have an extra piece of bacon or sausage instead. Onto the food itself it was piping hot and freshly cooked a great improvement on other establishments I have eaten at. The sausage was of a good quality and again nicer than others that I have tried when having breakfast out. I enjoyed the bacon and this was cooked perfectly. The eggs were hit and miss, but I could still dunk so that was ok. I really enjoyed the baked beans and the tomatoes these were full of flavour and juicy. The highlight of my breakfast was the toast. I enquired who made it apparently they use Genius bread. This surprised me as it looked of a larger size than what you can buy and it was hole free. Oh and what about my soya milk. Well this is clearly marked in the menu as an alternative option. I asked again and got it in a dedicated little silver pot. They currently use Alpro soya milk. I made my friends try it as I had already had my cereal and have all my tea milk free.
So Would I recommend the Beefeater if you are dairy free or have food allergies or intolerances for breakfast yes I would. There is an allergy menu which is very concise and the staff appeared to be very knowledgeable about food allergies. The breakfast was freshly cooked especially for me and of a good quality. The option of soya milk is a nice bonus. Oh and the great selection of Twinings tea is a nice touch for a tea lover, like me. So thank you Beefeater for an enjoyable breakfast, I’m sure I will be returning in the future.


  1. August 7, 2016 / 8:48 am

    What fun! I love food like this. Thanks for this great post.

    • August 7, 2016 / 8:53 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my food review and your kind comment, much appreciated. It is indeed fun to enjoy a naughty breakfast as a treat.

  2. August 8, 2016 / 3:02 am

    I am sitting at a restaurant and writing a review of breakfast too. YOur review gave me hope and thank you for sharing your beautiful experience.

    • August 8, 2016 / 6:05 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my review and your kind comment. Good luck with your review, Chloe.

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