Le Pain Quotidien - London weekend brunchSaturday, February 22, 2014
It may just be me - but over the last few years I've found it really difficult to find decent brunch spots in London. Coming from Wellington, New Zealand, where brunch is pretty much a weekend sport and people probably drink more coffee in average than alcohol it's been hard to 'adjust' and accept the full English breakfast as my only option.
Yes, there are some dedicated brunch places in this city - but brunch is meant to be relaxing, and standing in a queue for 90 minutes while my stomach rumbles is not what I consider weekend fun.
That's why I love Le Pain Quotidien so much. Always bustling, but never too busy to get a table - Le Pain Quotidien is a great place to eat and relax over coffee in the weekend.
The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank branch is my first choice as I love the décor - built into old railway arches with exposed bricks and long wooden communal tables. It's super cosy in winter when it's blowing gale outdoors.
Le Pain Quotidien, as the name suggests does amazing bread. I'm not normally a bread person to be honest - but I challenge anyone to get the Baker's Basket and not be delighted with the variety, freshness, and taste.
It's probably worth noting that Le Pain Quotidien actually has a full day menu - you can eat lunch, afternoon tea and dinner here too. I just really fancy the brunch.
Do you have brunch plans this weekend?