Friend N is our international woman of mystery, so when she pops over from the Continent for a weekend every-so-often she needs to grab her favourite ladies to reunite to have a good few hours of gossip. Brunch is perfect for this and she decided to make it a French theme this time.
We had a lovely afternoon, tucked away in a nice big sinky-in booth, with attentive yet certainly not in-your-face service and food that was classic French, no extras, what you read on the menu is exactly what you get. I should have taken note of the French title of the place and worn a nicer outfit than my denim skirt, flat brown boots and daggy green jumper… oops. Wardrobe upgrade desperately needed.
I ordered the waffles with bacon which I enjoyed and kept drowning more in maple syrup – this isn’t a bad thing, I would happily consider doing Beyonce’s maple syrup diet as I love the stuff, could drink gallons of it. The Darjeeling tea was good and came in an excellent sized pot (the bigger the better I feel when it comes to brunch, I basically want a genie hiding inside my teapot).
The others had:
A cheeseburger and fries
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
And we all had some form of tea. The girls appeared to enjoy their chai and one had a particularly lovely Assam.
Some people on the table next to us had some very good looking Bloody Marys. I think I’d like to go back and have steak for lunch with one of those – I get the feeling that’s where they excel as R’s burger looked fantastic – and isn’t that the point of brunch – breakfast as lunch? Lunch as breakfast?
All up, we paid around £15 each. This included lovely warm bread to start with, some seriously good pots of tea, a reasonably filling main too. Will I be back? Yes, but next time for dinner as I think it would make a great pre-theatre option.
Les Deux Salons can be found at 40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 4DD