“Located in Heathrow Terminal 3 Airside, Oriel is a French Grande Brasserie offering a premium selection of classic French food with a modern twist. Serving breakfast throughout the day, main courses including coq au vin and rib eye steak, and a wide selection of wines and Champagnes to accompany, Oriel is the perfect spot to relax before you fly.” (ref. Website)
I decided to come here for breakfast as the look of the shop front drew me towards it. I was greeted at the door and was quickly seated.
The restaurant was quiet with plenty of staff on. The look and feel was smart and bright with some nice delicate touches to the decor. The different types of clocks and traditional framed pictures looked nice with the marble and cast ion tables and the leather padded chairs. Just as you would expect a brasserie should look.
I ordered the Eggs Royale [£7.75] and Green Tea [£2]. The eggs Royal came with two poached eggs on smoked salmon and muffins topped with hollandaise sauce.The smoked salmon was on the thin side, hollandaise sauce was nice and the eggs were cooked perfectly. The green Tea was served in a clean pot (which is not always the case).
Service was also nice and friendly. Our polish waiter was brief, attentive and friendly. She gave good advice when I was stuck for choice.
The Eggs Royal was not enough for me to come back to this particular restaurant but the full English (served on another table) looked slightly more appealing for price, for which I would happily return to try.
Being nit picky, the cutlery seemed a bit small too making it harder to use.
The bill came quickly and was processed in extremely good time.
On leaving the restaurant we were seen off with a friendly goodbye.
Overall experience 6/10