I usually spend two or three days a week in London, either at events, meetings or shooting outfits with some blogger pals. When I’m heading to meetings I’m usually lucky enough to dine out whether it’s just for a coffee or discussing collaborations over brunch, so I thought I’d round up my favourite places to eat out in London for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea – enjoy!
1.) Breakfast: Darwin Brasserie, Sky Garden – 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3BY
I had breakfast at the sky garden the other day and it was incredible; on first impressions I was wowed by the view – at 36 floors up, the view across London is pretty spectacular! I’ve been to the Sky Garden once before but it was at night time, which is a great time to see London lit up at night but to really appreciate the views I’d say go during the daytime.
I met a friend for breakfast and we ate in the Darwin Brasserie – the food was yummy and really reasonably priced (I thought it would be way more expensive than it actually was!). If you’re looking to visit in the evening for dinner or drinks then they also have their Fenchurch Restaurant and Sky Pod Bar. The Sky Garden is literally a stones throw away from Fenchurch Street (perfect for me as that’s where my train comes into – but it’s less than a 10 minute walk from London Liverpool Street, bank and London Bridge!
2.) Lunch: Aubaine Mayfair: 31 Dover Street, W1S 4ND
Earlier this week I spent the afternoon with one of my favourite blogger ladies Julie, we shot some outfit posts then went to Aubaine Mayfair for some late lunch. I’ve previously experience the patisserie and desserts by Aubain during London Fashion Week and have always been so, so impressed by their food, presentation and also their social engagement with other bloggers and customers so I was super excited for my first ever visit.
Me and Julie headed to the Mayfair branch as we were shooting in the area, but Aubaine actually have 10 locations in London including Selfridges, Regent Street and Kensington so be sure to check out your nearest restaurant as it’s so worth the visit! For lunch me and Julie both had the Paprika & Chilli dusted Calamari which was delicious, for main Julie had the Honey Roasted Duck Breast and I had the Aubaine Beef Fillet Burger. We were both so impressed with the service and quality of the food, I can’t wait to return!
3.) Afternoon Tea: Palm Court, The Langham Hotel: 1c Portland Place, W1B 1JA
Last week I spent the day in London with my mum (more on that next week as we got up to so much I can’t wait to share it with you all!) and whilst we were there we headed to the Palm Court in The Langham Hotel for afternoon tea and it was hands down the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing in London.
The Palm Court has recently been renovated and the interior and decor is exquisite! We both opted for the Wedgwood Afternoon Tea which is priced at £49pp, perfect for a treat or occasion. For the price you get unlimited sandwiches scones and tea which I think it a fantastic price for the quality of the experience. The first course is a range of speciality sandwiches including cured salmon with brie and rocket, cucumber with cheese and chives and smoked ham with cheese and white truffle oil (yes they were all as delicious as they sound!).
After we were served a selection of fresh scones from the Palm Court bakery, served with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve followed by a selection of pastries and cakes including; strawberry and white chocolate victoria sponge, cinnamon shortbread cookie and English rose and lychee log. The whole experience was incredible from start to finish and we genuinely didn’t want to leave, I’ll definitely be heading back for a special occasion!
Where are your top places to eat in London? Have you visited any of my recommendations before?