My first restaurant review is about the best start you can have for a special day – a brunch in style. If you want to go all out then head for The Champagne Brunch at The Landmark London, opposite Marylebone station. You will need to book ahead as reservations go fast. It’s 12.30-3pm every Sunday along with some Saturdays (you’ll need to check on the website Landmark Brunch). Although I gulped at the price of £98 a head, it was absolutely worth every crumb and sip. Situated on the first floor, over looking the central square with a ghost piano playing a melody, my party of four felt totally relaxed from the start. Champagne has been poured before you know it and you never manage to finish a glass before it is replenished. You can start with an array of breakfast dishes and then move on to vast selection of lunch classics from roast meats to middle eastern salads to sushi – there really is something for everyone. To complete your meal, there are exquisite desserts as pictured, with a chocolate fountain flowing too.
To give you a taste, I started with eggs Florentine on a mini brioche bun with smoked salmon then a taste cleanser of leek and potato soup followed seared sea bass fillets with salsa Verde. After an ample rest, I continued with butternut squash and mushroom quiche with a plate of stunning salads. Another pause, then a delightful selection of desserts which I confess to a second plate full as well as a dip in the chocolate fountain.
All the flavours and foods complimented each other well and our very attentive waiter assured we did not go thirsty. We arrived at 12.30pm and left at 4.pm. Champagne stops pouring at 3pm but by then a cup of tea was most welcome. All in all, a truly wonderful treat and in comparison to an afternoon tea experience at any fancy hotel where one plate of sandwiches and one plate of sweet treats are offered with a glass of bubbly for an average £55-65 per person, this was by far the better offer!