We can call Sir Charles a neighbour given like the Marquis, his residence is a mere stroll down the street for us just in the opposite direction to the Marquis. That means our household is in between the Marquis and the Sir so what title does that give us? I wouldn't mind being a Lady.
The second time, again it was busy but both the main host and our waiter did such a good job of managing us. We were invited to sit at one of the large tables on the high stools to have a drink and browse the menu and when a table was available moved across. The host handed us over to the waiter with specific instructions and the waiter was a happy, chirpy chappie who seemed enthused that we would be sitting in his section once a table became free.
My first meal at Sir Charles was the corn fritters with poached egg, charred salsa and spicy hollandaise and needless to say I embraced the suggested addition of bacon.This was a delicious dish with fluffy fritters and some tasty heat.
Steve's first and second meal was the Sir Charles Benedict - panko crumbed eggs, Sriracha hollandaise and bacon on roti. It was so tasty and the eggs so perfectly runny yoked that I'm not surprised he decided to stick with on on visit 2. I joined him with that on visit 2. Flavour wise it's extremely satisfying but it's a big dish in many aspects. Big flavours, two deep fried, crumbed eggs plus bacon and creamy mayo and the roti make it a rich dish and quite heavy so I'm not sure I could do it again. Having said that the individual items are all so tasty and well done. The roti soaks up all the yolky goodness and Sriracha sauciness. The crumbed eggs as said earlier are just perfectly cooked and the crispy salty bacon is so tasty. There's just a lot of it. Maybe one egg would make it lighter on my tummy.
The other successful dish is the steak sandwich with grilled Wagyu, slaw, pickles and aioli on a long brioche bun and my dad had it both times we were here. He said it was simple but oh so tasty. The fact he praised it is notable as he thinks he can cook better than most places! And the fact he ordered it twice speaks volumes. And he talked about it afterwards too!
So Sir Charles, we welcome you and your friendly entourage to the neighbourhood. Long may you reign!