Apt for its location, the restaurant itself boasts sophistication and class with high ceilings, dark hardwood floors, round marble tables, Victorian chairs -- it’s a place screaming cha-ching. Yet despite all this, it is reasonably priced as for brunch you’re looking at £9-12 without drinks. Thus with its pricing plus the appropriate music and service, instead of a snobbery atmosphere, it’s casual and chic.
The brunch options are aplenty. There’s an impressive display of luscious cakes and pastries on black slate boards, and next to it are rows of colorful Ottolenghi-esque salads and other savory treats like quiches and fish cakes. From the menu there are varied pancakes, crepes, egg dishes, toast dishes and healthier dishes like quinoa granola.
The pancakes looked promising with their golden crust and their impressive height and it came with drizzled honey and baked ricotta. Unfortunately, whilst being perfectly fluffy and soft, they were far too oily and eventually approaching to sickening by the third bite.
The drinks menu is a booklet listing dozens of different flavored coffees, teas, cocktails and smoothies. We had opted for a raspberry lassi and a coconut smoothie, and both were deliciously fresh and neither too sweet.
Their advertised concept is simple and familiar – quality local ingredients lovingly prepared in house to produce delicious food etc etc. At the end of the day, this restaurant has become a small chain because it’s ticked all the important boxes: good location, good atmosphere, a good variety of dishes made and presented well, and the right pricing.
243 Brompton Road,
020 7854 2860
Mon - Wed: 9am – 10pm
Thu-Sat: 9am – 11pm Sun: 9am – 10pm
Photo credits to Nick Bell