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
’s most fashionable (and tasty) brunching spots. London
1. Providores and Tapa Room
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
in the heart of bustling Marylebone. Pop into Theory, Sandro and Matches for afters. London
Skinny jeans, lace ups and white tee will suffice.
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.
A sunshiny dress, clutch with perfect wedges
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.
Dressed down nonchalant chic, like Isabel Marant or Carven. A Chanel bag may help you get a table.
5. Bar Boulud
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.
Nothing less than your best fashionista ensemble. Harvey Nicks is two minutes away for an emergency shopping trip if required.