The Larder, London
THE LARDER: LONDON
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
- To set yourself up for the day with a delicious breakfast from the varied menu
- The perfect place to sit on long sharing tables with a big group of friends
- If you're a fan of bread and pastries (so most of us, then) this is the place for you
- It's an all-day eatery and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Spring has been incredible for bright sunny mornings, a perfect blue sky and a cool chill in the air. This kind of weather wakes me up early and makes me hungry. I can’t wait to hit the street and go find breakfast.
On this particular bright morning, I found my self at ‘The Larder’. A beautiful intimate space created by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso. With Long lean sharing tables and floor to ceiling (taken a couple of words out here) displays offering collections of fresh British produce mixed with Italian classics, I was extremely happy to start my day here.
At the Larder you are spoilt for choice. Their health conscious menu blends Super Fruit Salad and Smoked Salmon and Fluffy Baked Omelette with Toasties and Soft-Boiled Egg Muffins for more relaxed mornings.
Once seated with welcoming smiles from a team who enjoy working with fresh ingredients in a relaxed environment, I kicked off with chilled orange juice and a Superfruit Salad. A rich fleshy blend of colourful fruit, berries, toasted seeds and coconut flakes with beansprouts. The earthy textures of seeds mixed with the sweetness of coconut gave this salad a surprising and satisfying roundness. Simply put, I loved it.
I swiftly moved on to a Soft-boiled Egg Muffin. A real treat for me as egg is a favourite staple within my diet. Done well, it can make my day. It did not disappoint. A crumbly edge incased a soft egg which was rich in colour and flavour. Perfect to share or eat on the move.
Mashed bright green creamy Avocado on Toast and Ham and Cheese Toasties can be ordered at the counter and beautiful displays encourage you to try and enjoy new foods. The Larder is a visual delight, carefully curated and detailed.
Crusty deep-filled toasted Loaves, brown sugar lined Pain Au Chocolat; the theme of plenty runs through this intimate space, with large windows and high ceilings giving space and light to enjoy the harvest within. With the produce changing with the seasons, the menu is interesting and consistent and for bread and pastry lovers, this is a destination they simply must visit.
Feeling full but eager to try more, I quietly consumed a freshly baked Cinnamon Roll along side my ‘Reeds Coffee’ Flat White. A ground to order unique blend, this rich and chocolatey ‘Sumatra Bourbon’ coffee was fabulous and the Cinnamon roll is a signature treat of chef Diego’s.
The Larder opens early at 7.30am and encourages a hearty and healthy start to the day. After my visit, my husband decided to take a look with a friend and enjoyed an 8am start of Fluffy Omelette with Mushrooms and Smoked Salmon with Cottage Cheese and Dill on Rye Bread. He really enjoyed his breakfast, and loves sharing new places with friends.
My husband and I are returning next time to sample The Larder at lunchtime. I can’t wait and I have promised myself to take home some of the lovely freshly made pasta and cheese. Delightful.
Dotty Dishes was a guest of The Larder.
The Larder, Fitzroy Place, 8 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF