Books, brunches and Sundays are three of my favourite things. In fact, they might even be my top three things. Add in beautiful Belgravia, supporting an independent book shop and delicious food and I’m literally in heaven.
Book & Brunch Sundays at Lowndes Bar & Kitchen are adding a little literary bliss in Belgravia, by teaming up their gorgeous brunch with local indie book shop Belgravia Books, who include a brand new paperback specially selected by themselves, as part of the brunch, for you to keep.
A few of the girls in Poppy Loves Book Club had already heard about this and so I was very keen to investigate further!
Brunch is served in two courses, with bottomless tea or coffee, fresh juice, to even bottomless bubbles, should you so desire ;) For your first course, or ‘Short Stories’, you can choose from an array of yumminess, including a choice of Coconut milk porridge with blueberries, Maple syrup granola with yoghurt and blackberries, or a fresh fruit platter….
‘Short Stories’ are followed by ‘Great Works’ – a range of hot dishes, including Poached eggs with smashed avocado and chilli on toasted sour dough, Caramelised vegetable and chorizo frittata with courgettes, red onions, feta cheese and spicy chorizo sausage, and Brioche French toast with sautéed bananas, caramel sauce and Cornish clotted cream…
The menu is really varied and our dishes were all very, very delicious – see the full menu here.
Belgravia Books select a different book each month for you to enjoy with your brunch (and to take home with you afterwards) and this month’s book is The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain. Future books are listed over on their website, or you could keep it as a surprise…
Belgravia Books says of the novel: “A moving tale of lifelong friendship, presented as movements that focus on the lives of its protagonists. Nuanced, sensitive, honest and beautifully written – everything to be expected from the multi-award-winning Rose Tremain.”
Lowndes Bar & Kitchen’s has collaborated with Belgravia Books before and this brunch collab follows the launch of Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel’s ‘Belgravia Lending Library’ in 2016, which featured novels by local authors, glossy coffee table books on Belgravia brands and biographies of former residents… This unique collection is still housed in Lowndes Bar & Kitchen in the hotel’s Map Room function space, if you want to sneak a peek…
It was such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday and perfect for any book and brunch lovers.
And quite frankly, who isn’t?
Lowndes Bar & Kitchen
21 Lowndes Street
London, SW1X 9ES
The Book and Brunch Sunday set menu at Lowndes Bar & Kitchen will be served from 12pm to 5pm and costs £30 per person (or £25 without the book). Brunch dishes are also available a la carte. For those wishing to treat themselves or make a special occasion of it, a Bottomless Bubbles option can be added for £15 per person.
For more information or to reserve a table, visit www.lowndesbarandkitchen.co.uk/bookandbrunch or call 020 7858 7223.
Hotel guests at Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel will continue to benefit from a 20% discount at Belgravia Books on presentation of their room key card in the store.
We were guests of Lowndes Bar & Kitchen and all thoughts & opinions are my own.