Set picturesquely on the edge of Hyde Park within the Intercontinental London Park Lane hotel is Cookbook Cafe, where weekend brunch yields fantastic value for luxury and is a strong contender for best brunch in town.
Something I’ve kept in mind for special occasions with good friends and family over the past few years, I’ve been enjoying Chef Paul Bates masterful approach to doing up the weekend in delicious style since I discovered this amazing brunch back in 2010. I’m happy to report that quality has remained consistently high and that service has been unfalteringly friendly and attentive each time I’ve visited.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s on delicious offer:
Unlimited access to seasonal and sustainably sourced items from suppliers within 50 miles or so of London; three all-you-can-eat hot mains served family style at your table; a live cooking station preparing omelettes, poached eggs, pancakes and waffles to order; a ‘pastry workshop’ laden with all sorts of cakes and sweeties; ever replenished cups of coffee as well as bottomless Bellinis.
Given the lavish spread, gracious service and comfortable five star setting (not to mention the proximity to Hyde Park for postprandial strolls), Cookbook Cafe’s weekend brunch is a hard offer to top.
Cookbook Cafe is located at the Intercontinental London Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place, W1J 3QY. Brunch runs from 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and costs £49 per adult (£15 for under 12s and complimentary for children under six). Find out more at cookbookcafe.co.uk. Find out more at cookbookcafe.co.uk.