Bourne And Hollingsworth Buildings is alive with botanical beauty. Its leafy surroundings are a tonic after a week spent amid the glass and steel of Canary Wharf.
This pocket of flower power, replete with tasteful foliage, furniture and hanging baskets is a brunch spot that makes the most of the early autumn sunshine.
Head to the greenhouse for the best seats in the house where warm rays stream through the huge windows and into the bright white space.
My friend and I found the atmosphere utterly refreshing before the first of our bottomless Bellini’s even arrived.
She chose a mango variant while staff, eager to accommodate my allergy to peaches, ensured all I received was free-flowing Prosecco.
For those who prefer a little more spice first-thing bottomless Bloody Mary’s are also available.
As a host of B And H signature breakfasts were dished up at the next table, we went for the same.
It’s well worth paying an extra supplement for the salmon. Slightly peppered, it was heaped onto my plate alongside a pair of juicy, plump mushrooms and poached eggs that with the slightest prod, burst onto the nutty toast below.
The meat options also proved impressive with my pal tucking into sausages, bacon and fried eggs.
Nestled on the corner of Clerkenwell’s Northampton Road, this gem is, admittedly, a little off the beaten track.
In London terms, that’s a 15-minute stroll from the nearest Tube. But that just adds to its allure. It’s feels like a real escape. And isn’t the fact you’ll be burning off a few extra calories on the walk back to the station just an excuse to order the bottomless drinks option or a taste bud-tingling Salty Dog cocktail? Go on, have some bubbles.
Bottomless brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm at various prices.
Bourne And Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HU.