A fellow Old Harrovian was joining me for this meal so we were desperate to share an experience without the haunting memories of boarding-school food! I hate to break it to you guys but this place is another small no-reservations restaurant so there's bound to be a queue but try avoiding peak hours around 3pm. Luckily, we didn't have to queue for too long - about 10 minutes.
Finally, after spending several minutes scrupulously looking through an insanely good menu, we came to a decision to order three dishes.
The first of there dishes were the Pancakes and Berries. This looked so appetising! I couldn't wait to dig in. However, it looked nicer than it tasted. The pancakes were just too mushy and bland. Thankfully, the cream and berries were able to mask that flaw.
Next to arrive was the Eggs Benedict. I think was the best thing I tasted here.
I loved the rich combination of the egg yolk and the hollandaise sauce. The ham was also really tasty.
Last but not the least to arrive was the French toast with banana and bacon. I know.... Banana and bacon? I was quite skeptical about ordering it but the waitress just said I should go for it. It looked so weird when it arrived to see both components on the same plate. I tasted it and I knew it wasn't a match made in heaven but I definitely saw where they were going with the flavours. Only problem was that there wasn't enough bacon for the generous amount of French toast provided. It did however feel quite rewarding to step outside my comfort zone.
The food was okay but what I love about this place is the atmosphere. It's so understated and lively. The restaurant's design is quite qwerky brought about by the oddly combined eclectic furniture, the hipster waiters and the collage of postcards on the wall from all around the world! I am in love with the ambience here and that's what's gonna keep bringing me back. There is definitely value-for-money here as the meal cost about £25 between both of us which is more than enough for three large dishes.