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Caravan: Fitzrovia

Should you find yourself on a Saturday or Sunday morning or any other morning for that matter in Fitzrovia in London, then treat yourself to brunch at Caravan.

With its open, airy décor, faultless service and delicious food this branch of Caravan was packed on the Sunday in March that we went, with families, friends, couples, students and some just landed American tourists who were sitting enjoying breakfast at the table next to us. Fitzrovia, for those of you not in the know is near London’s West End, north of Oxford Street and Soho and between Marylebone and Bloomsbury. Once home to Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw amongst others, it still has a bohemian feel to it.

Brunch is a very underrated state of affairs. Filling the hungry gap mid- morning it’s miles better than an early breakfast and doesn’t give you the afternoon food coma of a heavy lunch. The choice at Caravan is excellent as are their coffees and juices and are reasonably priced. I had the Green Skillet with eggs, edamame, stem broccoli, chard, miso verde and coriander and then some fabulously thick cut bacon on the side. The greenness of the dish which was super tasty made me feel uber virtuous whilst the bacon made me not too smug! The Husband who I had taken generously with me plumped for smoked ham hock, potato and cavolo nero hash, poached eggs and hollandaise (getting part of his five a day snuck in without him noticing) and declared it delicious. Both dishes were beautifully presented and with extra gluten free toast on the side with jam and peanut butter, coffees and a juice and service came to just under £51.

It’s not cheap, but then again, it’s not a greasy spoon – and having got stuck on a train for many hours later (that’s a whole other story), was enough to last us until teatime. Go. It’s lovely, the food is innovative, tasty and the service impeccable and you have Oxford Street just a hop and skip up the road…

To book a table click HERE

Review and Picture: Shelly Palaver

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