Thursday, 14 July 2011

Dress Up For Brunch

One of my favourite indulgences is a lie in followed by a long Saturday brunch washed down with an extra spicy bloody mary.

Here is my pick of London’s most fashionable (and tasty) brunching spots.


    1. Providores and Tapa Room


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Rammed to the rafters on a Saturday lunchtime, either book a table upstairs or prepare to queue. A Kiwi chef with Asian influences, fusion is a rather scary word, but the brekkies are not your average full English. You will find one of the best black puddings in London in the heart of bustling Marylebone. Pop into Theory, Sandro and Matches for afters.

THE LOOK
Skinny jeans, lace ups and white tee will suffice.



2.   Hawksmoor
    

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Yes many have awarded Hawksmoor with the title of best steak in London. So Brunch at a beef cake restaurant? Yes my darlings. Imagine a full English. Then add a whole pig. You haven’t lived till you’ve had the Hawksmoor Breakfast for two. Its various contents include, bacon chop, trotter baked beans, bone marrow gravy accompanied by unlimited dripping toast. And the ingenious cornflake milkshake is a must. Definitely for a fat day.

THE LOOK
Wear something loose. Like a COS dress. Or something expandable like maternity wear.



3. Tom’s Kitchen



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The dashing Michelin starred Tom Aikens has recently opened up a second Tom’s Kitchen in the lovely Somerset House. The huge airy space is much more smart than the casual neighbourghoood feel of the Sloanie branch. Traditional classics like blueberry pancakes or full English up to a three course meal await.

THE LOOK
A sunshiny dress, clutch with perfect wedges


4. Automat
 
After a trip to Dover Street Market, pop down the street for a pricey, noisy and cramped eggs Benedict. But they will be one of the best you've had. It's all about the postcode at this celeb haunt.

THE LOOK
Dressed down nonchalant chic, like Isabel Marant or Carven. A Chanel bag may help you get a table.


5. Bar Boulud


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The question you need to ask yourself before you enter this joint in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is, are you a) cool b) minted c) neither but you can fake it. Cure the Friday night hangover with a Frenchie Burger. Melt in the mouth medium-rare beef burger with confit pork belly and Morbier cheese..drool.

THE LOOK
Nothing less than your best fashionista ensemble. Harvey Nicks is two minutes away for an emergency shopping trip if required.








5 comments:

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  2. wow thanks! i'll be in london in a few weeks and that's what i was looking for!
    i love those kind of posts!

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  3. Thanks Charlotte! I have plenty more places not to miss in London, just let me know!

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