When you live and or work in London, it is easy to take for granted the variety of restaurants, shops, galleries and activities that it has to offer.
Having grown up in London and subsequently moving to the countryside, I make the most of the city more now when I visit than when I had a London postcode.
One of my favourite pastimes is going for brunch to catch up with my friends over food and fizz. We routinely synchronise our diaries to get together and try somewhere new.
This is a bit of a throwback post to one of my favourite brunch experiences. Last winter, we visited Dalloway Terrace, part of the Bloomsbury Hotel in Fitzrovia and lately I have been reminiscing of how gorgeous it was as they change their decorating theme season to season. Forever associated with Bloomsbury, it is only fitting that the hotel terrace is named after Virgina Woolf’s most famous literary character.
Dalloway Terrace was such a winter wonderland with its indoor-outdoor space. With faux fur throws on the sofas and chairs for a winter hideaway feel, the terrace was transformed into Narnia, complete with overhanging lanterns and snow covered twigs and pine cones. Fully heated, this magical setting was a secluded winter garden that seemed so far removed from the busy West End streets which are only two minutes away.
The menu had all the brunch classics and I opted for french toast which was partnered with an array of mixed berries. The combination of strawberries, blackberries, nectarines and maple syrup was delicious; it was the first time I had tried it and I would order this again in a heartbeat. A couple of glasses of skinny prosecco was the perfect finishing touch to this incredible dining experience.
My expectations were surpassed and I am looking forward to arranging another visit this summer and cannot wait to see the new theme!
Have you been to Dalloway Terrace? Leave your comments below.