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...Places for Breakfast and Brunch

Date: 13.08.10 Category:

“It's the most important meal of the day, so it's worth getting right.”

Whether you're settling in for a session with the papers, or grabbing a quick bite as fuel for the day ahead, the first meal of the day is my personal favourite and one to be savoured.

The Providores on Marylebone High Street is renowned for its brunch and spectacular coffee, and caters for both a light breakfast through to something more substantial. It attracts an Antipodean crowd as well as the chic local set grabbing sustenance before a potter in the wonderful shops nearby. Not far away is the newly opened Cafe Luc - from the daughter of the creator of Le Pain Quotidien chain. No doubt this will prove as popular amongst the yummy-mummy crowd as LPQ.

Ex Providores chef Miles Kirby (along with fellow business partners) set up Caravan which almost immediately became a queue-round-the-corner brunch spot. The food is fantastic, the rustic setting is cosy, the staff friendly and the coffee fabulous.

If hearty is the name of the game, Roast (above Borough Market) has it covered serving a delicious, fresh breakfast using only the very best seasonal produce. Sticking with quantity but veering away from the best of British and instead adopting the American way, Automat in Mayfair has got it covered. It might not do your waste any good, but it will be worth it. Giant Robot in Clerkenwell also serves up American treats.

Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick serves up a fantastic brunch with a killer Bloody Mary making this a winner at the weekends if you fancy something relaxed, refined and remedial. Or if you are after some pure indulgence - but don't want anything too 'white table clothy', The Landmark Hotel will be happy to indulge you. 

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The Providores and Tapa Room

The Providores and Tapa Room

Restaurant

"Wonderfully located on chic Marylebone High Street, The Providores and Tapa Room serves what many believe to be the best coffee..."

109 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RX

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Café Luc

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Café Luc

Cafe

"Open all day from breakfast through to dinner, Cafe Luc is a perfect pit stop when shopping on heavenly Marylebone High Street."

50 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5HN

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Caravan

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Caravan

Restaurant

"For easy-going rustic charm and friendly service, look no further than Caravan."

11-13 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QD

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Roast

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Roast

Restaurant

"Located over Borough Market, Roast serves honest, gutsy, hearty and delicious food using only the finest seasonal produce."

The Floral Hall, Borough Market, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL

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Automat

Automat

Restaurant

"Automat is an ideal location for those with substantial appetites for both American fare and the social scene. "

33 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NF

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Giant Robot

Giant Robot

Diner

"As every robot should, this bar,cafe, deli and diner seems to deliver whatever your requirements."

45 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RS

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Sam's Brasserie

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Sam's Brasserie

Restaurant with bar

"With special menus, things to colour in and more, the tots will be more than happy whilst you enjoy the best hangover-curing..."

11 Barley Mow Passage, London W4 4PH

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The Landmark

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The Landmark

Hotel

"Whether for business or pleasure, this five star hotel caters for your every need making it a landmark by name and by nature."

222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ

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