Le Caprice

Sunday brunch at Le Caprice was spur of the moment.  We strolled to the Royal Academy, hoping to see the “Monet to Matisse” Gardens exhibition but were turned away as tickets had sold out for the day.  Le Caprice is only a short distance away and the manner with which they received us (in our Sunday jeans) immediately put us at ease.  The service was excellent.  The food was satisfying too.

Eggs Arlington
Eggs Arlington

Light but creamy Hollandaise Sauce with the Eggs Arlington.

Duck egg with foie gras
Duck egg with foie gras

The combination worked – not too rich.  We also enjoyed the Bloody Mary, which was somewhat unusual. Maybe they added some vegetable stock and unusual herbs, we wondered.

Pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup
Pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup

Yes, we were hungry!  The bacon was indeed crispy… and light!  The buttermilk pancakes were freshly made and soaked up the maple syrup.

Coffee: watery and not convincing.

Apart from that, it was a very enjoyable experience.  We did linger to eyeball a couple of the Sunday papers which were provided and the atmosphere quickly became buzzy as it was nearing past noon… sleek place for people-watching.  We would definitely return – for the service and food!

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