Top 10 | Healthy Brunch Spots in London

“Brunch is Always a Good Idea”

So why not check out my top spots in the capital to dine on the healthiest breakfast & brunch options in town:

1. The Modern Pantry


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Garam masala roasted banana, cocoa, date & pecan cereal, toasted almonds & cashews, coconut yoghurt & passionfruit

WHERE: St John’s Square, Clerkenwell. London
NEAREST TUBE: Farringdon

2. Flotsam & Jetsam


​RECOMMENDED DISH: Coco-Mango Bircher

WHERE: 4 Bellevue Parade, Wandsworth
NEAREST TUBE: Wandsworth Common, Tooting Bec, Balham or Clapham South

3. Caravan


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Red quinoa and organic oat porridge, stewed pear and blackberries.

WHERE: Granary Square, Kings Cross
NEAREST TUBE: Kings Cross

4. Dishoom 


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Bombay Omelette

WHERE: 12 Upper St Martins Lane, Covent Garden
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden

5. Farmgirl


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Buckwheat Berry Pancakes

WHERE: Portobello Road, Notting Hill
NEAREST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate

6. 26 Grains


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Banana & Cacao

WHERE: Neals Yard, Covent Garden
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden or Holborn

7. Granger & Co


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: The Fresh Aussie

WHERE: Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
NEAREST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate

8. Baker & Spice


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Homemade Granola with Yoghurt & Fresh Fruit Compote

WHERE: 47 Denyer Street, Chelsea
NEAREST TUBE: Sloane Square

9. Daylesford Organic


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Super Greens Eggs Benedict

WHERE: 31 Sloane Square, Chelsea
NEAREST TUBE: Sloane Square

10. Andina


​​RECOMMENDED DISH: Granola & Lúcuma

WHERE: Redchurch Street, Shoreditch
NEAREST TUBE: Shoreditch High Street

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Restaurant Review | Kiln

From an all-time favourite of mine, Smoking Goat (if you’ve not been – you’re seriously missing out), comes Kiln! In typical Soho-style it’s in a tiny jaunt.. dive-bar style would be doing it a mis-justice, but it’s not far off. They’ve brought Thai food to a new level, cooking it over grills, in fire-pots and with hell-a lotta flavour. Be prepared for the chilli kick – but don’t let that put you off, they’ve got a pallet cleanser to sort you right out too.

About


Kiln: Thai BBQ in the heart of Soho

Do Not Miss Dishes


1. Wild Ginger & Shortrib Curry from Burma
2. Aged Lamb & Cumin Skewer
3. Five Spice Duck & O al with Aged Soy

Do Not Miss Drinks


Whilst the food is a show-stopper at Kiln, the drinks menu does it’s best to not disappoint. It’s reasonably priced with cocktails coming in at £6 and a great choice of natural wines.
1. Young Ginger Margarita
2. Green Peppercorn Daiquiri
3. Rhubarb & Vodka Shrub

Cost


Drinks are a winner at Kiln, from £6 cocktails, £5 glasses of wine and one of the few places in London still left selling a G&T for a fiver! But the real deal comes with the food. It’s a sharing-plate style vibe, so order it all (okay maybe not all of it), but with prices peaking at £9 a dish there’s no reason not to indulge!

Where


58 Brewer Street, Soho W1F 9TL

Nearest Transport


Piccadilly Circus

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Habit Hunter Hotspots | September Edition

1. Tantalise Your Taste Buds at Flavour Bastard


​​WHAT IS IT? Take vibrant flavours from around the world; remove rules and traditions, add a bit of mischief & creativity and you have Flavour Bastard — a story of flavours running away from home.

WHERE: 63-64 Frith Street, Soho. W1D 3JW
NEAREST TUBE: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road

2. Get Locked Up in Alco-traz


​​WHAT IS IT? An immersive drinking experience – when convicted to Alcotraz, inmates are transported into the world of contraband, bribery and smuggling within the prison.You won’t find a set menu of drinks here…after all, it is prison! Alcotraz creates a range of tailored cocktails every night based on the liquor you bring and your tastes.

WHERE: Alcotraz Penitentiary, 212 Brick Lane. E1 6SA
NEAREST TUBE: Liverpool Street

3. Take Your Fitness Game to Miami Beach


​​WHAT IS IT? The guys behind Ministry of Fitness have teamed up with Backyard Cinema to bring you a full day of Disco Yoga and heart pumping HIIT classes with a difference. Feel the sand between your toes as you downward dog and burpee into your Saturday morning. Watching the sun come up (on the cinema screen) as you stretch out to a summery soundtrack provided by Ministry of Sound DJs.

WHERE: Backyard Cinema, Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway. SE1 6DR
NEAREST TUBE: Elephant & Castle

4. Stay on Trend at Fashion Week


​​WHAT IS IT? Take your front row seat at an authentic catwalk show. Watch a parade of top models showcasing AW17 collections from some of London Fashion Week’s finest designers, exclusive to the London Fashion Week Festival schedule, as well as inspiring presentations that reveal the key styling tips and the biggest trends of the new season to know now.

WHERE: The Store Studios, 180 Strand, WC2R
NEAREST TUBE: Waterloo

5. Hope on Your Bike at BooManchu


​​WHAT IS IT? Boutique cycling legends Boom Cycle have teamed up with Clapham’s atmospheric bar and nightclub Fu Manchu – Exercise lovers are invited to don their finest workout gear and join Boom Cycle for immersive fitness experiences throughout the weekend, with unique cycle workouts, healthy brunches by Sana Mind Body & Soul and talks by fitness industry experts.

WHERE: 15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham SW4 7UX
NEAREST TUBE: Clapham High Street

6. Take a Trip to Tel Aviv


​​WHAT IS IT? TLV in LDN offers a unique opportunity to experience its rich cultural landscape right on your doorstep. Camden’s Roundhouse is the hub for this four-day showcase, with satellite events taking place across the city at locations including Cadogan Hall and The Coronet.

WHERE: Camden Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
NEAREST TUBE: Chalk Farm

7. Head back to (Gin) School


​​WHAT IS IT? Set in the heart of central London, the Fever-Tree Gin School is open for 6 weeks only and with some of the best teachers in the business guiding the way, classrooms (and high-ball glasses) are sure to fill up fast – SO GET IN THERE QUICK.

WHERE: Drake & Morgan, 6 Pancras Square, 6 King’s Blvd, Kings Cross. N1C 4AG
NEAREST TUBE: Kings Cross

8. Get Your Meat Fix On


​​WHAT IS IT? London’s meatiest food festival, Meatopia returns once again in 2017. Originally conceived by the late Josh Ozersky, the concept is the biggest festival of BBQ and smoking to hit London, welcoming a raft of UK and international chefs, restaurants, butchers and food heroes.

WHERE: Tobacco Docks, Wapping Lane, St Katharine’s & Wapping. E1W 2SF
NEAREST TUBE: Shadwell

9. Get Wanderlust Staying Put in London


​​WHAT IS IT? Producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, Wanderlust present the world’s only mindful triathlon this summer. Taking place in Victoria Park, Wanderlust 108 involves a 5km run (or walk), an outdoor 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation. There will also be free scheduled aerial yoga, acro-yoga, hooping and walking meditation classes as well as live music and DJs.

WHERE: Victoria Park, Grove Road, Tower Hamlets. E3 5SN
NEAREST TUBE: Tower Hamlets

10. Take a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole at the Royal Ballet


​​WHAT IS IT? Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Now it’s heading back to the Royal Opera House showingThe Royal Ballet at its best, bringing together world-class dance with enchanting family entertainment.

WHERE: Royal Opera House, Bow St. WC2E 9DD
NEAREST TUBE: Covent Garden

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Habit Hunter Hotspots | August Edition

1. Brunch with the Conde Nast Travellers


WHAT IS IT? Head to the Hamptons with Conde Nast (well to Pergola.. but it’s kind of the same thing). Join them in West London for their exclusive Chef’s World Series brunch with sparkling wine, where they’ll kickstart the weekend with a menu from the team from Bad Egg, a top East London spot for bottomless brunch.

WHERE: Pergola on the Roof
NEAREST TUBE: White City

2. Soak up Sunfall


​​WHAT IS IT? A one-day festival from the guys behind ace London nightspots Phonox, The Nest and XOYO, plus equally ace Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook. There are two parts to Sunfall: a day of raving in Brockwell Park, followed by eight eclectic afterparties across south London with no extra tickets needed.

WHERE: Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd. SE24 0NG
NEAREST TUBE: Brixton

3. Get Cultural at Frieze


​​WHAT IS IT? Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. Wander through a stunning outdoor exhibition featuring works by some of the world’s most famous sculptors with Frieze Sculpture 2017 in Regent’s Park’s English Gardens.

WHERE: Regents Park. NW1 4NR
NEAREST TUBE: Regents Park

4. Hit the Hamyard


​​WHAT IS IT? Drink some multi-coloured cocktails on the fourth floor Roof Terrace of the Ham Yard Hotel at their pop-up summer bar. The hotel will be running a series of ‘Summer Sessions’ throughout August including a Garden to Glass session filled with botanical drinks and a Rosé on the Roof night.

WHERE: Hamyard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard. W1D 7DT
NEAREST TUBE: Piccadilly Circus

5. Take on The Beast


​​WHAT IS IT? Relive every 90s game show fantasy you ever had at The Beast, the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course at Alexandra Palace. Jump, bash and clamber your way through 32 inflatable obstacles across a 272 bouncy metres.

WHERE: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way. N22 7AY
NEAREST TUBE: Alexandra Palace

6. Parade the Streets of Notting Hill


​​WHAT IS IT? A celebration of the capital’s Caribbean communities, their culture and traditions, which has been taking place since 1964, featuring two days of fantastic live music ranging from reggae to dub to salsa.

WHERE: Notting Hill
NEAREST TUBE: Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove

7. Hiit the Roof


​​WHAT IS IT? Aviary has teamed up with Digme fitness, for a pop-up summer series like no other. Each class lasts 50 minutes and will be followed by smoothies on the Aviary terrace. Why not add a well-deserved breakfast – from a specially created menu designed to provide the perfect refuel?

WHERE: Aviary, 22 – 25 Finsbury Square. EC2A 1DX
NEAREST TUBE: Moorgate

8. Head to the Docks for a Gin Festival


​WHAT IS IT? After a sell-out show in February, the Gin Festival returns to Tobacco Dock this summer. The UK’s largest gin event, the festival has over 100 gins to showcase and gives visitors the chance to sample exclusive and new gins from a variety of producers.

WHERE: Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Tower Hamlets. E1W 2SF
NEAREST TUBE: Shadwell

9. Take on a Tipple at Tonight Josephine


​WHAT IS IT? Join Josephine’s gang for cocktails in Waterloo. Josephine De Beauharnais was one of history’s most famous lovers. She started as a nobody but with sass, hustle and a little bit of luck, she became the Empress of the French.

WHERE: 111 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL
NEAREST TUBE: Waterloo

10. Get Fancy with some Crab


​WHAT IS IT? A hot new spot has just hit Marylebone.. It’s open on Wigmore Street and is full of crabby delights served in burgers, on ice, with sauces, in salads… yep, it’s all claws.

WHERE: 92 Wigmore Street, W1U 3RD
NEAREST TUBE: Bond Street

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