Below zero degrees in London, that kind of bitter cold that not even 5 layers can handle, and my friend and I decide it’s a good day to go for brunch. (Although any Sunday is good for brunch in my opinion!)
So off we went to Notting Hill on this freezing day, knowing that you can’t book. So we waited in line with everyone else. The wait was atleast 45mins, and halfway through not being able to feel my face, fingers or feet I had a moment of regret, but I’m no quitter so on we waited.
And it was well worth the wait, Granger and Co is one of my favourite brunch places in London but I hadn’t been to the Notting Hill branch before now. Not a huge amount of space, hence the long wait, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant and given a lunch menu. But we came for brunch so ordered some of the classics – I went for the Sweetcorn Fritters and my friend got the Ricotta Hotcake. But first.. coffee!!
The sweetcorn fritters were amazing, they were so soft and tasty! Such a simple dish but so effective, the sweetcorn cakes alongside the avocado and salsa side made this dish so tasty. What I loved even more was that it was so light to eat and didn’t feel greasy at all.
The Ricotta Hotcakes were equally great, some of the best pancakes I’ve had if I’m honest. They were so soft, yet not crumbly like some places tend to be. The honeycomb butter was sweet and bananas went perfectly with the soft, light pancakes. Again, these pancakes weren’t heavy at all and just melted in your mouth. I could have eaten a 2nd plate of these on my own to be honest!
Overall, I thought the food was well worth the wait. Brunch doesn’t need to be heavy and Granger has got it right to the tee! The brunch was light, tasty and worth waiting in 0 degrees freezing cold for almost an hour! What I loved about the service was that it was quick, but despite people waiting outside they weren’t rushing you! One of the waiters even complimented my camera and photography skills – brownie points!! I can’t wait to be back to try more of the menu out!
Food – 8 out of 10
Service – 7 out of 10
Price – 7 out of 10
Atmosphere – 6.5 out of 10
Experience – 7 out of 10
Overall, giving Granger and Co, Notting Hill a total TLH score of 7.5 out of 10.
Address: 175 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2SB
Closest Station: Notting Hill Gate (Central Line)