Brunch at Foxlow – our Restaurant Review

We have just returned from our brunch at Foxlow in Soho. There are two sister outlets at equally trendy Balham and Clerkenwell. Foxlow has been founded by the same good folks that brought us Hawksmoor (with 6 outlets in London and 1 in Manchester). We had recently been blown away by a visit to their branch in Air Street, no more than 5 minutes walk away. Some of the best steak we’ve had at a very reasonable price in a great environment with quick, friendly, professional service (highly recommend!).    We had also looked at a recent article in the Evening Standard (I’m saying ‘recent’, but they are of course known to repost old articles without any new research; some ‘recent’ articles recommend restaurants that have closed down months ago) by accident, which listed Foxlow as one of the best London brunch spots.    The location and the interior décor […]

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Brunch at Coco Momo, Kensington

We have just returned from one of the best brunches we’ve recently had. Coco Momo in Kensington is an American restaurant. (It is no relation of Coco di Mama, an Italian themed chain, but has a sibling in Marylebone and is owned by Food & Fuel who also own ten other places in town.) We were seated at the outdoor seating area on the sidewalk, which was great for people-watching and, thanks to the limited car traffic, not too noisy.    After some deliberation, we opted for the matcha chia seed breakfast bowl (£5), the smoked salmon and avocado on sourdough toast, alfalfa, tomato, chilli, poached egg (£9.75), and the two free-range baked eggs, tomato, kale, sweet potato & halloumi (£9.25), one flat white (£2.75), one Americano (had to be done, right?) with milk (£2.55), one fruit & veg juice (ginger, beetroot, apple, £3.85) and one non-alcoholic Passionfruit Mojito £3.85. […]

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Berners Tavern for Brunch, our Review

Berners Tavern, Main Hall, Feature Photo, Berkeley Square Barbarian

We’ve just come back from one of our best brunch experiences in London or anywhere else. Berners Tavern is located in Fitzrovia and supervised by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton of Pollen Street Social fame, and Phil Carmichael, who had previously worked under Atherton and earned a Michelin star for Gordon Ramsay‘s (who won 16 stars in total for his restaurants) Maze in Prague. Fitzrovia was up-and-coming some eight or ten years ago, but now seems to be on its way to become one of the hottest parts of town. We’ve even loved this area when there was little more to it then Charlotte Street and a few great clubs like the 100 Club, but lately we’ve been going there more and more often, enjoyed brunch at Lima or dinner at Hakkasan (both Michelin-starred), breakfast at the lovely Lantana, or a gorgeous plate of seafood at the outstanding Bonnie Gull. After […]

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Cambridge Street Kitchen – our Restaurant Review

We had been to Cambridge Street Kitchen twice before. The first time we had been very impressed, the second time rather disappointed, so we decided to give it another shot before posting a review, and it turned out to be a good decision. The atmosphere to us had always seemed very pleasant, and nothing had changed in that regard when we arrived for brunch this morning. The staff are friendly, and the whole restaurant has got a hip vibe to it (but luckily without the hipsters), with art work adorning the walls and quirky décor and furniture. We ordered their highest priced breakfast dish, their Smoked Salmon and Truffle (£14) with an added Boudin Noir (£4, fancy black pudding, more or less), and Pancakes with Berries (£8.5), one Bloody Mary (£7.5), one Strawberry and Orange Juice (£4) and two Double Macchiatos (£2.4 each).    The food and drinks arrived quickly […]

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Weekday Breakfast at the Cinnamon Club

My wife and I had enjoyed Indian cuisine at Westminster’s upmarket Cinnamon Club on a number of occasions (we used to live more or less next-door) and we had always had a lovely experience. Maybe it was a mistake to try out their English breakfast (the “Cinnamon Club Breakfast”), which differs from their regular English breakfast by including both black and white black pudding, and by £3.50, which brings the bill (including coffee) up to £17. There was absolutely nothing special about this Full English, and I’d even dare to say that many Greasy Spoons in the area do it a lot better for just over a fiver. Of course, the Cinnamon Club being the Cinnamon Club, it’s all in a very luxurious, pleasant environment. Many MPs and other big heads have their morning coffee here over a cup of coffee, which is the reason why I waited until nearly […]

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