Breakfast at the Savoy Brasserie
I love breakfast. It is truly my favourite meal of the day. It is also one of the meals that I most like to eat when dining out!
When I found out that the Savoy Brasserie, which opened this past April, was serving breakfast, I was excited to see what their take on the so-called most important meal of the day was going to be.
There is a breakfast and a brunch/lunch menu at the Savoy; the breakfast menu starts at 9 a.m. on the weekends, and the brunch/lunch menu begins at 11 a.m. The brunch menu goes beyond eggs and bacon, pancakes etc. into the area of soups and sandwiches and other delicious goodies. Since we were there quite early, we were only able to order from the breakfast menu.
My choice was easy: I went for the eggs Norwegian, which was smoked salmon eggs benedict served on a savoury biscuit. I was fairly satisfied with my choice, but I do have a couple complaints: everything on my plate was fairly cool in temperature for my liking. I also would have liked a side - maybe a few homefries - something more than just three little sad pieces of fruit. Alas, despite these little complaints, the biscuits were tasty, the eggs were cooked perfectly and the Hollandaise was delicious.
The husband ordered the “S” breakfast, which is your basic two egg breakfast with your choice of bacon, ham or sausage served with homefries and toast. He found the breakfast to be very average and found that many of his homefries were undercooked (from their appearance they seemed to be cooked on a flat top as opposed to being deep fried).
I’d like to go back to try dinner at the Savoy as perhaps breakfast isn’t their sweet spot. If I did go back for breakfast, I’d likely go back after 11 a.m. so that I could try their brunch items like the croque monsieur or the seafood ceviche. One thing that I absolutely loved about the Savoy was the ambiance and the gorgeous windows lining the restaurant looking out over Richmond Road. They did a great job designing the layout and choosing all of the little design details that make this feel like a real French brasserie! (Well, as real as it can get in Ottawa! haha)