I’m a West-side girl (weezy baby) and I love my hood so much that I don’t like to venture out all the way to Central or East London on my lazy weekends – especially since I work there zz. Luckily West London has got plenty to choose from when it comes to weekend options, most importantly brunches. Almost too many in fact that I never know which one to pick. That’s probably because I’m so damn fussy too. This time I was given a narrowed down location, Notting Hill and this meant only one thing – Granger and Co!
Everytime I ask my buddy Google for the best brunches in London I see this Australian restaurant on the list. Having arrived at around 2PM on a Saturday I was expecting a crazy queue around the block which apparently isn’t uncommon. We were lucky though because the main crowd had gone by then and we were in within 15min – winning! If you go during actual brunch hours 11-12PM, you will have to wait at least 45min because they don’t take reservations.
Inside, the first thing I spotted were the cake stands by the counter – I didn’t try any but they all looked delicious. The crowd is very trendy and local, loads of hot mommies and good looking people in general. The menu offers both healthy and heavier food. I obviously went straight for those Ricotta hot cakes (£11) that I had been hearing so much about. The light and puffy texture felt like a mix of omelette and bread – they were filling as hell. 4 hours later I still feel like a little fatty. The dish comes with a banana and honeycomb butter which I accidentally ate a mouthful of….. I have no idea what I thought it was but I guess I was still waking up, eugh. The butter is lovely if you actually let it melt all over the hotcakes and to top this up they come with delicious maple syrup on the side. So delicious I wished there was more to pour. I’ve never had a ricotta hotcake before but I think this set the bar pretty high!
The service was questionable and quite slow. Other than that this is definitely a decent brunch place. If it’s worth the queue around the block though, I’m not sure. I will only be able to say that for certain once I’ve tried their full traditional breakfast. My impression from what I had so far was that it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t amazing – it was good and I would probably go back.
Granger & Co
175 Westbourne Grove
020 7229 9111