Brunch is a relatively new meal for me. Don’t get me wrong I’ve never been ignorant of it, I just tend to spend more time eating out in the evening. I also tend to wake up wanting breakfast so the concept of waiting didn’t really appeal. However, since I moved to London the delicious food on offer and the idea of a meal that covers breakfast and lunch after a long lie has become very appealing and I’m keen to check a few places out.
As the bank holiday weekend approaches, which means we’ve got four blissful opportunities for brunch, I thought I’d share five of my favourite hotspots.
1.The Delaunay – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed breakfast and afternoon tea at The Wolseley but amazingly its sister restaurant The Delaunay has not been on my radar until now! I saw a mention on Twitter about its amazing croissants and coffee and I was onto their website checking out the brunch menu. Sophisticated style and not eye-wateringly expensive, I will definitely be popping by for a treat.
2. Daylesford Organic – A good foodie picture often gets my attention and I couldn’t miss this one by Mondomulia, it made my mouth water. A little rummage on the website later and, thanks to its organic goods and SW location, it had to go on the visit list.
3. The Modern Pantry – I’ve heard a lot about this place but as I’m not in Clerkenwell very often I haven’t made it down yet. The brunch menu does look pretty tasty though and it’s decently priced. I must make an excuse to get over there!
4. Dishoom – I really wanted to try their food at Feast London but sadly my appetite couldn’t fit their tasty food in. Little did I know that they offer a pretty good breakfast menu that runs to 1pm at the weekend. It features all your favourites with a Bombay twist.
5. Riding House Cafe– I’ve been here twice now and really enjoyed it both times. Great relaxed vibe, good service and quality dishes. Highly recommend the buttermilk pancakes (they’re huge!), granola and poached pear yoghurt (2nd course…) and the berry smoothie (it comes in a traditional milk bottle). My friend also enjoyed the chorizo hash brown.
Do you enjoy brunch? Do you have a favourite brunch hot spot?