It’s rare that a sequel is as good as the first film, book or even restaurant. I’m pleased to report that the new Breddos Tacos on Kingly Street is every bit as delicious as the original eatery in Clerkenwell. Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney started London’s Mexican food revolution less than a year ago and thanks to the overwhelming success have brought their undeniably tasty tacos to a more central spot.
This central outpost joins a host of new restaurants around Kingly Court and Carnaby Street. It is a bright and vibrant dining room and including the downstairs area seats up to 84 diners (double the number of the East London original). You can get it all here from breakfast to late night cocktails in the Mezcal and Margarita bar… I decided to go somewhere in the middle and try out the lunch offering.
Inside, the walls are painted in colourful patterns, small and cosy tables occupy every bit of floor space. It is a dark venue, so those wanting to ‘gram their dinner will have to brave the cold and eat on one of the outdoor tables. Decor is sparse but characterful with particularly lovely handmade pineapple water jugs, that I immediately fell in love with!
Many of the favourites from Clerkenwell are found on this menu but their are some more hearty additions thanks to the bigger kitchen and new pizza oven. We loved the melt in the mouth Baja fish tacos and indulgent crispy pork belly chicharonne with red cabbage and tomatillo. Homemade corn chips with gooey and addictively tasty queso fundido (melted cheese) is a great addition to any selection of dishes at Breddos.
From the larger plates, don’t miss the impressive ‘pulpo asado’ with black vinegar, sichuan and soy, and the BBQ onglet steak with tamarind & piloncillo salsa, burnt spring onion crema. Every dish was a careful combination of the highest quality fish and meat with a bright and brilliant punchy dressing, full of herbs and spices.
Sadly when I popped in during preview week the deep fryer wasn’t working so I missed out on the legendary churros dessert sandwich, but I fully intend on visiting again soon and I’ll report back!
In the meantime get yourself down to Kingly Street to feast on London’s best tacos, they taste even better without the trek to East London.
Find more information and see the full Breddos Tacos menu here.