From The Archive: 2016

The year of travel- from Aus to Africa- as well as some of my favourite ever photos, I hope 2016 brings a small dose of wanderlust (and fashion inspiration if not)!

Travel

London’s Prettiest Brunches

Without getting too deep on a blog post which is essentially going to be about pancakes and pink tables- I thought I’d start by mentioning the importance of the saying ‘never to judge a book by its cover’. We’re rightly taught this from a young age and although I’m incredibly open minded, and rarely skip to conclusions before I’ve given anything my full time of day- when it comes to brunch (and eating) in London, there’s enough selection that sometimes you can’t help being swayed by a neon light fitting or rose quartz Pantone walls.

Fortunately there’s some gems in London which are both aesthetically a go-go as well as plain delicious too. So I thought I’d put together a little guide of some of the most babin’ brunch spots (forever remembering that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, naturally)…

Bronte:





Okay- let’s talk about Bronte. It’s the newest of the bunch (or should I say brunch, ho ho ho)- but this place is a total knockout- with both interiors and the menu too. Designed by Tom Dixon- it goes without saying that the pink, gold and emerald green interior combined with an Modern European and Asian inspired menu was always going to be a treat. With brunch being my total favourite here, it’s a welcome addition that I can Instagram everything too. Dreamy.

Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ

Spring:



Down the road from Bronte at Somerset House lies Spring. They may not do brunch but with a lunch, dinner and theatre menu (as well as beautiful bar area that looks fresh from a Van Gough painting)- it’s worth noting down regardless. With a menu consisting of original flavour pairings and seasonal produce, it’s definitely somewhere equally beautiful and memorable for a delicious date night or girlie evening.

Somerset House New Wing, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA




MILK:







I’d heard endless things about Balham’s MILK before I managed to squeeze a date in. Having heard weekend breakfasts would mean endless queuing, I decided to visit on a Friday morning- and it was still full with customers. Waiting aside, this place is clearly a favourite for a reason. With an original breakfast menu with everything from fritters, baked in house crumpets to homemade juices in pint bottles- everything we sampled was wonderful and was absolutely worth the wait.


20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG

The Laslett:




Although The Laslett is a hotel, it’s by far one of the loveliest places in Notting Hill to curl up with a cuppa. Whether you fancy perching in the library amongst the books, or sitting street-side with a juice people watching- it’s a little known spot if you’re not staying the night. On top of that their menu is simple, delicious a stone’s throw away from Portobello and Notting Hill Gate too.

8 Pembridge Gardens, London W2 4DU



Farm Girl:




Whilst we’re West- I couldn’t not include the trendy ol’ pink tabled hot spot that is Farm Girl. The restaurant equivalent of the latest Chung x M&S collection- this place is known for it’s healthy, slightly quirky superfood offerings and always delicious dishes. With my favourites ironically being the cakes (and avocado on toast, naturally)- the menu also boasts avocado with porridge (which I’ve heard is less offensive than it sounds), berry pancakes and even steak and chips if you want a flash of familiarity. Just be prepared to wait for an outdoor table…

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

Bourne & Hollingsworth:




Somewhere that’s always been on my list for some beautiful botanics and breakfast is of course Bourne & Hollingsworth. Curled up in Clerkenwell this club house, bar and restaurant is a bit of a hub for stunning original interiors and delicious dishes. Not only that, this place is renown for it’s infamous bars and cocktails- so make sure to head back in the evening for something special too.


42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU

Palm Vaults:



How could I do a post about pretty breakfast spots and not include London’s trendiest Palm Vaults? It’d be something like blasphemy, wouldn’t it? Anyway- in case you haven’t ever heard of Hackney’s Finest- then let me say if you’re a fan of all things pink (including coffee), palms (or any other succulent for that matter) and a good avocado on toast (with plenty of cake, naturally) than this is one for you. It’s no hidden gem, but it’s well-loved for a ruddy good reason.

411 Mare St, London E8 1HY

I have plenty more pretty brunch spots worth mentioning too- so if you fancy hearing about more please let me know!

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