Occasionally, Agent Triple P, when allowing enough time for an important meeting in The City will err too much on the side of caution and end up with time to spare. If it is in the morning (before 11.30) and we have at least 45 minutes to spare then the best option is to head to the Royal Exchange and the Grand Cafe there.
The Royal Exchange Breakfast (served from 8.00a, until 11.30am) consists of two free range eggs, dry cured bacon, Portobello mushrooms, roast tomato, two Cumberland chipolatas & toast for £11.30. If you are feeling really louche (as sometimes Triple P does, especially if accompanied by a young lady from the night before) you can add a glass of Prosecco for an extra £5.70. Tea is an additional £2.95. It is one of the better breakfasts in The City although if tight for a meeting the inevitably slow service can make for a tense time as the usual struggle to get the bill ensues. Waiters and waitresses here seem to have an inability to move their heads from side to side to check if anyone needs anything. Can't fault the food though!
The surroundings are splendid although it was a little chilly there yesterday given our current snowy weather!