Eggslut Fitzrovia Review

Since last year’s Taste Of London, I’ve been hearing positive things about Eggslut. So when I was invited to visit the new Eggslut at their new 10th worldwide location, 19 Percy Street, Fitzrovia… you can bet I jumped at the chance.

The pioneering gourmet food concept is famous for soft and comforting egg sandwiches and did not disappoint.

The building is a modern, industrial chic restaurant split over two levels with a street-level front terrace for outdoor dining, a bespoke art mural created by London based street-artist Woskerski and egg booth installation from Bompas and Parr. For those that follow Onin.In, you know we’re big fans of Bompas and Parr (and are missing their events) so we were excited to see this installation.

Eggslut Fitzrovia has adapted its restaurant design for the launch to align with social distancing measures and safely welcome customers. The new design features cashless payment, a one-way walking system and the installation of plastic screens at tills. One-metre distances apply between all customers, whilst staff all wear plastic gloves and masks.

What is even more amazing is that Eggslut has hired hospitality workers who were made redundant as a result of COVID-19. The recruitment drive follows Eggslut’s ongoing support of front-line workers during lockdown saw the brand offering a 50% discount and arranging twice-weekly free sandwich deliveries to staff at University College London, as well as regular deliveries to St.Charles and St. Thomas Hospitals and support non-profit Feed our Frontline.  I’m definitely happy to support companies who give back.

After taking our order and being greeted kindly, we were shown up stairs to an area where we could enjoy our meal. We both ordered hugely popular The Gaucho which contained seared wagyu tri-tip steak, over medium fried egg, chimichurri, red onions and dressed arugula in a warm brioche bun. When we got there they only had two left, so you best get in quick so you don’t miss out.

The burger was amazing, I love wagyu steak and this was perfectly cooked and just plain delicious. Words really can’t describe how much I loved this burger. This burger is priced at £15 and is well worth it.

We couldn’t pass up the chance to also try The Slut, a must try at Eggslut and one of their signature dishes. It ismade from a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato puree, poached in a glass jar and served with baguette slices. It was so creamy and buttery, that it melted in my mouth. I was glad my friend was full so I didn’t have to share one bite of this tasty treat.

We ended our meal with freshly baked cookies and washed it all down with freshly squeezed orange juice. Which was a perfect way to end our first and certainly not our last time at Eggslut. We certainly can’t thank the staff at Eggslut enough and we loved our takeaway coffee mugs that gave us as gift for visiting the restaurant to review.

Eggslut, Fitzrovia and Portobello Road are open from 8am until 5pm every day of the week. Check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Portabello Road: 185 Portobello Rd London W11 2ED

Percy Street: 19 Percy St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 1DY

Written by Tegan LeBon