Last weekend I had the joy of a girls weekend in London with my friend Eve – an annual pilgrimage that we make once a year at this time and one that centres around and shopping and beverages.
The trip has beed affectionately named Cocktails & COS as that’s basically the gist of it… and where the majority of the budget goes.
Such an undertaking requires stamina that must be topped up with regular snack and coffee stops and should always start with a good London brunch.
Located in the leafy streets of monochrome town houses behind Harvey Nichols, this gorgeously creamy toned building with it’s stripy awning used to be known as The Pantechnicon Rooms and is part of the Cubitt House group of hotels and pubs.
Mr OS and I had the pleasure of staying at The Orange some eighteen months ago and we really enjoyed both the hospitality and food so the bar (pun intended) had already been set.
With the sun already blazing at 10.30am it was a relief to find shade in the cool interior and order fresh orange juice and coffee whilst we perused the menu.
I eschewed my usual avocado based something with a large side order of avocado option for the sage & sweetcorn fritters with streaky bacon, heirloom tomatoes…and Erm…avocado. Eve went for a classic Eggs Benedict and we both topped up on fresh juice and flat whites.
The food was absolutely delicious and my choice was generous enough in portion size to share some of the sage and sweetcorn fritter with Eve. And she knows that I don’t generally share anything brunch related!
Replete and retail therapy ready we wandered back to Knightsbridge to kickstart the COS element of the trip, stopping only to ogle all the beautiful buildings and blossom trees en route. All Saturday mornings should start this way!
Thanks to The Alfred Tennyson for their wonderful hospitality and food and to the people of Belgravia who had to endure yet another blogger stopping to Instagram their monochrome tiled doorsteps!
The Alfred Tennyson | 10 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8LA | Tel: 020 7730 6074