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Regency Cafe

17-19 Regency Street, Pimlico, London SW1P 4BY, England
0207 821 6596
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Ranked #67 of 16,489 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

From the entertaining (and loud) service staff, to the plates filled with delicious and traditional breakfast food, this place is iconic! Even more so, it was a great value. We were first time visitors to London and wanted to go where the locals go. We knew the second we walked in the door we were in for a treat. And... More

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Caterham
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A proper fry-up, generous helpings and tea/coffee ad lib for £6.40 and a buzzing atmosphere make this a must do after 'the night before'. Food quite salty but not swimming in grease - I'm sure it's healthy-ish (??!) Marco behind the counter has the most amazing, booming voice - he could have been a Sergeant Major - so if your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Compare this to my Aqua Shard review.... Service at the speed of light, food hot, brisk smiles, (so busy there's no time for chat), and the hottest tea outside a cauldron. Cheap? Only the prices. It's a transport cafe in Pimlico, then some. Go, eat, be happy, many a celebrity and film crew have; Layer Cake and Brighton Rock amongst... More

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Makati, Philippines
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is deliciously good ans so welcoming. One of the major complaints we have had at a lot of the restaurants we have tried here has been the service. This is not the case at Regency. It's a simple restaurant with an amazing owner (guy at the register) and great overall vibe. The owner patiently waited and helped us... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place is like taking a walk back in time. Very traditional inside. And very popular for a reason. They have built on their reputation, and haven't failed to deliver. Grab a culpa and a fry-up, you won't be amazed! And listen out for the main guys deep voice!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing. Despite looking pretty much the same as it did when it opened in 1946, it doesn't look tatty or tired. It's become a bit of an iconic landmark, but is so popular (be prepared to queue) that they can keep the prices low while offering good quality food. It's all traditional greasy spoon fare, but there's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

What a find! While the hotel wanted £ 20 pp for breakfast we got 2 here for £12. Don't go anywhere else go here for a good no frills fry up!!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I've been a regular at the Regency for several years now, it's become a bit of a tradition in our office. The atmosphere and the service is two key points about the place - not to mention the low costs of the food and the quality. It's quite common for example for a cafe to give you essentially the cheapest... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What you won't get: table service, polite conversation with the staff, or overly fancy food with foams and exotic ingredients. What you will get: really solid food made with good-quality ingredients, fixed quickly and to order. I had a set breakfast for 5.50: egg, toast, bacon, sausage, broiled tomatoes, and tea. Some of the best food I had in London,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

If you're on a city break, don't pay silly money for breakfast at your hotel. Go to the Regency cafe and have a real English breakfast for about a fiver. Bustling place but brilliantly organised and kept in order by the memorable, stentorian Claudia. Excellent traditional food throughout the day.

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