Buttery Cafe, London
BUTTERY CAFE AT BURGH HOUSE: LONDON
...WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT:
- To escape the busy city and have a relaxing couple of hours
- Have a walk around the grounds and take in the scent of the pretty flowers and freshly cut grass
- Indulge in some delicious cakes
- Dine alfresco and sunbathe whilst you eat - British weather permitting, of course
Going to Hampstead is in itself a treat with it’s lovely village atmosphere and cute pubs and cafes. So when I was invited to visit Buttery Cafe at the picturesque Burgh House, I was pretty excited.
Burgh House is hidden along a cute winding lane in a residential area of Hampstead. It doesn’t feel like you’re in London when you’re there and Buttery Cafe is in a great spot with outdoor tables looking over the small garden. The sun was shining on the day we went which made it perfect as we were able to sit outside. Indoors is perfectly nice but Burgh House is somewhere where you really want to just sit outside and breath in the fresh air and scent of flowers and freshly cut grass.
We were given an ample lunch menu with a good selection of hot and cold dishes and decided to go for the smoked haddock and cod fishcakes with minted pea purée and lamb stew with rice with a glass of Italian white each.
The fishcakes were golden and crispy with lovely soft fish oozing out of them and the pea purée perfectly complimented them. The lamb stew came with juicy thick chunks of lamb in a tasty tomato sauce with nice fluffy rice. Both dishes were great and while we were there we saw lots of other delicious looking lunches - homemade soup with cheese scones, goats cheese salad with a very healthy amount of goats cheese and also a delicious looking cheese board.
We were quite full but after being taken down into the cafe to see the beautiful display of homemade cakes, we couldn’t resist pudding. I decided to try the orange and almond polenta cake and my companion went for the rose petal cake. The latter was moist and melted in your mouth with a zingy icing on top. The polenta cake was crumbly and light but with a crisp and chewy crust. Both were unusual and really yummy.
Buttery Cafe is reasonably priced and you get good portions for your money. It is a lovely spot to go to for a relaxing weekend lunch and if the sun is shining, you really could be sat in the countryside not in central London. Add a glass of crisp white wine into the mix and you really won’t want to move anywhere for a good few hours.
Dotty Dishes was a guest of Buttery Cafe at Burgh House.
Buttery Cafe, Burgh House, New End Square, London, NW3 1LT.