Restaurant review: Lucky 7 Diner

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127 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QL

I have never quite understood the allure of the All American Diner Experience (yes, it should be capitalised). I neither liked nor disliked it – there was neutrality about my feelings, where I would agree to go if somebody else suggested it, but would never propose it myself.

Until I visited Lucky 7.

My All American Flatmate took me to this little diner on Westbourne Park Road to brighten up a dreary Saturday morning in London (although it may have been noon by the time we arrived…). As we pushed open the door, we were welcomed by the sounds of jazz and the smell of coffee and bacon. The atmosphere was incredibly friendly, and we were quick to order the Eggs Royale and the Huevos Rancheros, with an extra side of bacon and French fries as we felt quite over indulgent!

The food arrived pretty quickly, and the service was very friendly (so it really felt American!). The Eggs Royale were wonderful – neither under nor overdone with the perfect ratio of salmon, to muffin, to eggs, to hollandaise sauce. The fries, though slightly overpriced, were crispy and delicious, just like the bacon. And the huevos rancheros were, in my flatmate’s words, ‘zingy’ (that’s a compliment).

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I would definitely recommend this diner for brunch – it has wonderful food, a great atmosphere and just a cosy, American-style hospitality. I will definitely be coming back and trying ALL the other items on the menu!

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