...Places for Breakfast and Brunch
“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.
The Providores and Tapa Room