It’s been a while since The Dumbwaiter had visited Le Caprice so he went last Saturday to check out the Arlington Street restaurant’s new brunch menu. Despite the hordes of crowds trooping down Piccadilly, The Dumbwaiter found refuge with a bloody Mary and chicken Caesar salad in the famous restaurant.
One of The Dumbwaiter’s favourite restaurants has opened a second site in London. Blacklock has a big sister in the City now by the Walkie Talkie. The entrance and layout reminded The Dumbwaiter of Soho but there are more options on the menu with starters and more than just chops for mains. The cocktail trolley with £5 negronis has travelled from Soho as has the classic 80s soundtrack.
The Dumbwaiter adores the Polo Bar in New York and despite the fact it’s so much smaller, he’s also a fan of its sister site in London. Ralph’s Coffee & Bar in the Polo store on Regent Street is a cosy spot for an intimate cocktail and also a convenient pit stop for some lunch whilst you’re out shopping. The Dumbwaiter tucked into a Cobb Salad.
In one of southwest London’s hottest brunch spots, The Dumbwaiter enjoyed tucking in to Ben’s famous pulled pork with poached eggs and hollandaise on a sunny afternoon. The avocado and feta side provided the perfect accompaniment and the courgette fritters are not to be missed either. If you’re wondering, yes they do a mean Bloody Mary too.
Looking for a lunchtime bite in Soho, the Dumbwaiter found himself sitting at the cosy bar of Damson & Co. Having missed breakfast, it was nice to see brunch dishes on the menu all the way through until 4pm. Though not the prettiest, the best plate to come out of the little kitchen was the Persian chicken (pictured). The red velvet latte - made with Ozone coffee - was infinitely more Instagram friendly.