“Because even Cinderella needed Eggs Benedict after the Ball…”
~ “Modern, All Day Brasserie” named Vogue’s Best Brunch in London! ~
For me, The RHC hovers close to the top of a very long list of brunch spots in the big smoke. The main space is set out as a long gallery with a buzzy atmosphere, generated by the long communal table surrounded by vintage theatre seats. For intense conversations, opt for a more secluded booth with retro tangerine banquettes.
Booking in advance usually gets you into the marvellously cosy, curtained-off room reserved for a select well-organised few. Think plush velvet sofas, a more low-key civilised atmosphere and a dash of taxidermy (note the squirrel lamps…).
The menu ranges from classic brunch fare to unusual brunch combinations like chorizo hash browns (Aria’s choice), with some tempting small plates for convivial tapas-style eating. Wash everything down with a frothy strawberry milkshake served in a vintage glass bottle, Norman Wisdom style. We happened to be visiting on Pancake Day, so I duly ordered from their special pancake only menu….
The pancakes were sooo light and fluffy I was tempted to lay my cheek upon them for a sticky sugary nap. The oozy, zesty red fruits were incredible. Aria didn’t emerge from her brunch until nothing but 3 crumbs and a wilted leaf remained so I’ll take that as a sign it was equally delicious! A little patch of calm on a crazy city Sunday – with smiley service too!
~ Milk Bottles at Dawn ~
(I like to think this is how our milkshakes were delivered..)