London Reviews: Book and Brunch Sundays at Lowndes Bar and Kitchen

As someone always looking for a reason to pass through Belgravia, I’m surprised that I’ve only just discovered the Lowndes Bar and Kitchen.

The restaurant’s new Book and Brunch Sundays presented the perfect opportunity for a  recent weekend visit, the outdoors area particularly holding much appeal on that gloriously sunny spring afternoon…


While our table was perfectly primed for a spot of people-watching, we soaked in the spirit of the raffishly grand neighbourhood through the enthralling words of Julian Fellowes instead, with a crisp copy of his latest novel, Belgravia, handed over to us as soon as we’d settled in.

Despite my digitally-driven life, I have to say that there’s something so irreplaceably thrilling about turning the pages of a new book…  More so of course with a tall flute of Prosecco in hand, which was continually refilled throughout the afternoon without any further request (we chose rather wisely with the Bottomless Bubbles option there).

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In keeping up with the literary theme, we started with a selection of Short Stories.

A comforting bowl of porridge for me, with blueberries and coconut milk (for all my talk of keeping up with the London foodies, I have a timeless love-affair with the humble oatmeal). Meanwhile fresh Greek yogurt topped with an indulgently sweet maple syrup granola and berries, hit the spot for my brunch buddy – Anisha.

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Next came the Great Works.

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Blueberry buttermilk pancakes (sans crispy bacon for us vegetarians) with maple syrup and whipped cream. I would have personally preferred them fluffier, but Anisha was quite partial to the firm texture which held much bite!

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Eggs Florentine were as heavenly as you’d find anywhere – the eggs poached to perfection, the hollandaise so full of sunshine, and the toasted English muffin delightfully light and crisp.

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It was simple and unpretentious food, suffused with the welcoming homeliness characteristic of this local haunt. Despite being part of a hotel, the restaurant had a distinctly cosy, neighbourhood feel to it which was complemented by the warm and personalised service.

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Having lingered for as long as we could, we moseyed along Lowndes Square after.

Past the bustle of Knightsbridge and into nearby Hyde Park, where we contented ourselves with a long and lazy walk to appreciate London in full bloom.

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T’was a Sunday enchantingly well spent indeed.


The Book and Brunch Sunday set menu at Lowndes Bar & Kitchen is served from 12pm to 5pm and priced at £30 per person with a “book of the month” from Belgravia Books.

Subsequent paperbacks will include award-winning author Rose Tremain’s The Gustav Sonatawhich (shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award); Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Canadian author Madeleine Thien (2016 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted); and London-based author Rowena Macdonald’s debut novel, The Threat Level Remains Severe.

Lowndes Bar & Kitchen, 21 Lowndes Street London, SW1X 9ES

Lowndes Bar & Kitchen - Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


I was a guest of the Jumeirah Lowndes hotel, but as always all opinions are mine and mine alone. 

Author: The Foodie Diaries

A food travel & lifestyle journal, chronicling my culinary and other adventures around town.

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