Posts Tagged “Sunday brunch”

Bōkan for Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch

Bōkan for Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch

I am impressed with the skill and imagination of Chef Aurelie Altemaire at Bōkan It’s in London’s vibrant Docklands – or more accurately high above that sought-after neighbourhood. It’s up a depth at a considerable 37 floors! Bōkan is an elevated restaurant in every sense of the word. Bōkan is part of the new Novotel…

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Brunch Counter – Vauxhall Arches

Brunch Counter – Vauxhall Arches

One could easily miss it! Counter truly is under the arches at Vauxhall station. Its entrance is understated but don’t pass by. This is worth a visit at any time of day. It has great character and is something of a Tardis. Its narrow frontage opens onto London’s longest restaurant, its 175 covers in a…

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Saturday Brunch at OXBO

Saturday Brunch at OXBO

This isn’t my first visit to OXBO and it won’t be my last. Yes, dear reader, it’s a restaurant in a hotel but it has very individual and quirky charm, and food to appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. Its weekend Brunches and Roasts are becoming celebrated and visitors to London couldn’t find a…

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Brunch at Balans Soho Society Kensington High Street

Brunch at Balans Soho Society Kensington High Street

‘Too much of a good thing is a good thing’ I am not naturally an early-morning person. I am not naturally a morning person of any time classification, but I do love breakfast – as long as I am not cooking it. If you are going to go to the trouble of sitting down to…

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Sticky Fingers – Return with Benny

Sticky Fingers – Return with Benny

One is spoilt for restaurants in London. High-end Michelin-starred, white-tableclothed establishments abound. There are exotic and periodically good curry houses. There are trending trucks offering all manner of international fare. And then there are those enduring restaurants that specialise in meat. Think of some prime beef served with an array of vegetables, and there could…

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One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch

One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch

Let’s be honest: most of us love the adrenalin-inducing frantic pace of London life. We are perhaps lucky if we can grab a plastic sandwich for lunch, and dinner can often be something of a rush or a take-away. But there is always the weekend. Brunch can be a special time. A quiet time partnered…

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore – Grand Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore –  Grand Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch

Singapore is special in so many ways. It’s many-faceted and presents the food lover with temptations at every turn. Opportunities for vibrant casual eating abound but there are also those restaurants that present the visitor with delicious memories along with unadulterated gastronomic pampering. The Vintage Champagne Sunday Brunch at Greenhouse in The Ritz-Carlton is iconic…

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Balans Soho for Sunday Brunch

Balans Soho for Sunday Brunch

Balans Soho is a chain of restaurants and has branches in both London and Miami. The menu in the UK is slightly different from that found in Florida but the style is the same, as are the majority of dishes. It’s situated on Old Compton Street, named after Henry Compton who raised funds for a…

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Blue Elephant for Sunday Brunch

Blue Elephant for Sunday Brunch

[This venue is now closed] Imperial Wharf sounds smart and indeed it is. It was for centuries a working-class area with poor housing. My mother’s family lived just a short walk from the new complex and my uncles learnt to swim in the Thames. Things have changed and it’s doubtful that youngsters will be diving…

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La Porte des Indes for Sunday Jazz Brunch

La Porte des Indes for Sunday Jazz Brunch

[La Porte des Indes is now closed] Sundays are for relaxing, or that was the old-fashioned notion. It is the day, at least in most of the Western world, for gathering with friends and family, and there was usually a traditional Sunday roast involved in the conviviality and perhaps Two-way Family Favourites from The BBC…

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Mango Tree for Sunday Lunch

Mango Tree for Sunday Lunch

It’s been decades since a Sunday lunch just meant a huge roast with all the trimmings. We have travelled and our tastes are much broader. Some things remain the same though, at least for me. Good company and the Sunday lunch music with which I grew up. Its family time. We gather a group of…

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ORA Thai Food and Jazz

ORA Thai Food and Jazz

There is a world of tranquillity just behind the buzz and throng of Oxford Street. That celebrated retail hub is a river of bag-burdened humanity even on a Sunday but there is a haven awaiting the savvy shopper just a few yards away. Thai restaurant ORA could easily be overlooked and that would be a…

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Sunday Brunch at Indigo restaurant – One Aldwych

Sunday Brunch at Indigo restaurant – One Aldwych

One Aldwych has one of the best locations in London. It stands on a corner plot in the middle of the capital in Covent Garden, that neighbourhood being famed as the backdrop for My Fair Lady. It’s a stone’s throw from the River Thames and all the iconic sights of old London. The hotel is…

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The Albannach – Thoroughly British

The Albannach – Thoroughly British

(This restaurant is now closed) The centre of London throngs with life on a mid-week summer’s day and it’s just as thronging on a Sunday. Streets are filled with both visitors and locals taking advantage of everything this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Chinese restaurants for brunch of aromatic dim sum, American burger chains for…

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Cookbook Cafe – Sunday Brunch

Cookbook Cafe – Sunday Brunch

It might not be any longer the Biblical day of rest but it still tends to be the day we ear-mark for special events, loved ones and unwinding. We might treat ourselves to a bit of a lay-in, enjoy a delicious meal, have a read of the Sunday papers, catch up with family and friends,…

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