Initially launched as a delivery-only business during the pandemic, EggRun has opened its first permanent site in the City of London.
The debut counter-service restaurant located by Monument on Fish Hill, is the brainchild of entrepreneurial co-founders, Asher Grant and Laurent Manuel, and will cater for time-poor Londoners looking for a protein-packed fast meal. The menu, by Executive Chef and partner in the business, John Skotidas of Notting Hill restaurant, Mazi, has been designed to offer a balance of health and indulgence with dishes suitable for everyone – egg-lovers, vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters.
Open from breakfast through to dinner, for eat-in or take-away, dishes, start from £6.45 and use only the highest quality, sustainably sourced and organic ingredients including Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs, freshly baked brioche buns, home-made sauces, HG Walter 100% organic beef burgers alongside plant-based ones from Beyond Meat. Sustainability is at the heart of the business – all packaging is biodegradable, compostable or recyclable with no single use plastic.
Options include the brand’s signature ‘Originals’ including the EggRun with scrambled eggs caramelised onions, cheddar cheese, chives and EggRun’s secret sauce on a warm brioche bun; Cup on The Run; scrambled eggs, avocado and feta cream cheese; and the carb-lite TacoRun with scrambled eggs, feta cream cheese, EggRun’s secret sauce, caramelised onions and chives on romaine lettuce. Also on the menu is a choice of burgers and salads alongside vegan and vegetarian options featuring vegan eggs, cheese and buns as well as plant-based patties.
Designed by Brace-Studio, EggRun Monument spans 1,200 square feet, over two floors with 10 covers for those looking to eat-in. Downstairs a living wall is lit with a neon ‘eggs are my spirit animal’ sign, whilst a white brick wall leads to the first floor and features EggRun’s playful logo and glowing brand testimonials. Upstairs seating has been ergonomically designed whilst two quirky egg-shaped seats tick the Instagram box.
Laurent Manuel, co-founder of EggRun comments:
“EggRun is food for the way we like to eat now – high protein, fresh, fast guilt-free – food for everyone that offers the perfect balance of health and indulgence. We put our money into the best sustainably sourced ingredients and recyclable packaging and we are confident that EggRun will be embraced by increasingly health-conscious, time-poor Londoners”. At least a further two EggRuns are planned over the next 12 months with the plan to build a portfolio of 15 by 2023.