There are plenty of pretty breakfast spots in London and one of the most recent to join the group is the beautiful Dalloway Terrace.
Nestled at the back of the Bloomsbury Hotel in an area of London known for its literary history (Dalloway Terrace is named after Virginia Wolf’s Mrs Dalloway), the restaurant is a peaceful retreat away from the nearby bustle of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.
I popped along for a 9am work breakfast meeting mid last week and for the first hour or so, we were the only table there (perfect for taking pics). We sat in the covered outside space upstairs which was filled with botanicals, fairy lights, throws and marble-topped tables but there is also another cosy, beautiful space underneath twinkling with lights:
Of course, I went for avocado and poached eggs on toast whilst my colleague went for an egg white omelette with smoked salmon on the side. The order wasn’t perfect – the kitchen had cooked the omelette with the salmon inside and one of my poached eggs was overdone – but the staff were so friendly and desperate to please that they kindly offered to take the cost of the omelette off the bill along with one round of coffees.
When we left around 10.30am the space had filled up a little with solo workers drinking coffee and tapping away on laptops as well as with some older guests who I think had been staying at the hotel, so even if you don’t want to go for breakfast, it could be a lovely place to do a spot of work or refuel after shopping. At the moment, Dalloway Terrace is still a little under-the-radar so I would suggest going before it becomes super popular!
Some of the other prettiest breakfast spots in London that I have been to are:
- Ivy Chelsea Garden: a gorgeous restaurant on the designer King’s Road that has a beautiful conservatory and outside space
- Aubaine: there are a handful of Aubaine restaurants scattered around London but one of the prettiest is actually in Selfridges on Oxford St – I believe it now has sprays of wisteria hanging down from the ceiling which just beg to be Instagrammed
- Forest on the Roof, Selfridges: relaxed-yet-cool restaurant with views across Oxford St and both a retractable roof and outdoor terrace for when (/if) the weather gets good
- Ham Yard Hotel: a beautiful central London hotel complete with green roof terrace and bowling alley! There is a large bar area and a beautiful conservatory area too, although prices for drinks can be quite expensive here
- Petersham Nurseries: a beautiful garden centre with seasonal café lying in the grassy fields of Richmond, West London. A good place for celeb-spotting (apparently)
- Bourne & Hollingsworth: I have actually not manged to visit B&H yet (brunch slots tend to fill up super quickly) but the botanical conservatory looks like a beautiful space to have breakfast
Any other pretty London spots you can recommend?