London does brunch. Light, clean decor with a warm, glowing atmosphere all wrapped up on a street in this most gorgeous part of London. Attentive service, the right kind of live music and spacious tables that leave enough room for private conversation and canoodling, make this refurbished joint a very pleasant surprise.
The menu is mouthwatering with lot of choice including some healthy options such as egg white omelette or home made granola, classic eggs benedict and more decadent buttermilk blueberry pancakes. The coffee is so good that it’s worth mentioning and the cocktails were expertly mixed and flowing. Indulge in something savoury and something sweet from the menu, fill your gorgeous table with food and cocktails and make sure you try their unbelievable Guinness bread smothered with real churned butter.
Meet on Marylebone Lane which has some of the chicest independent shops to swoon over, and provides a great backdrop to chat about how lovely an area of London it is. With the live music, big bright windows and comfortable seating, enjoy a lengthy, languorous meal with lots of cocktails, then saunter over to the Wallace Collection for a quick peek at some lovely art before continuing your date or fixing your next one.
The bathroom is through a strange corridor maze that reminds you of the restaurant’s tired, less sexy past as a kind of hotel restaurant. Also the Guinness bread is so good that I have thought about it more than it is normal to think about bread, even for someone who loves food like me.
4. The flattering lighting and sexy art noir pictures on the wall of the corner booth table, coupled with plenty of bellinis and live music is the perfect mood setter for a hot brunch date.