Breakfast in/around Notting Hill?
- toro head Dec 21, 2006 07:58 PM
We're arriving very early on Sunday and will be looking for breakfast near Notting Hill Gate/Ladbroke Grove stations. Any suggestions?
You will not be suffering for lack of options, but assuming you are American (like me), note that Sunday brunch is only just starting to become a habit over on this side of The Pond. You will not be overwhelmed with pancake and waffle options, but you will probably find some good "cafs" with eggs, bacon, chips, and beans. (Google blog of similar name.)
For regular restaurants in the Notting Hill area, try Julie's...a kind of romantic place, and I think they open early. Pricey though.
Lastly--and this is on the exact opposite end of town, but a nice way to start your Sunday would be to take the tube (Central Line) to Liverpool Street and wander around Spitalfields. It's a great market, particularly early in the morning before the crowds arrive. Lots of breakfast options including St John Bread & Wine...a gourmet option...www.stjohnrestaurant.co.uk, Spitalfields link.
Then, after wandering, you could take the bus south to Tower Bridge and do the tour and then hop the boat to Westminister and then back on the tube there to get back to your hotel for a nap. Alternatively, from Spitalfields, you could wander a few more blocks east to Brick Lane and the Sunday Up Market, Brick Lane Beigal Bake, etc.
Hopefully you'll get out this weekend? Flights are looking awful between the fog in London and the snow in the midwest.
For an honest fryup you can't beat the institution, since 1962, that is Mike's Cafe 12 Blenheim Crescent.
if you dont mind a bit of a wait and you want something a bit more upmarket, there always is one, Tom's Delicatessen - 226 Westbourne Grove
I'd recommend the Electric if you want a more US-style brunch, albeit with very english touches such as bubble and squeak. It's on portobello Road.