Breakfast at Parlour, Kensal Rise
With the rise of the alternative and quirky breakfasts in London, I'm so thankful that my city never falls short of these new-age breakfast spots. But saying that it's always good when you find a traditional bistro serving up the classics in such a cosy spot. Parlour is a hidden gem tucked away down a quiet side street just north of Regent's Canal in Kensal Rise.
An eatery serving food and alcohol for 18 hours a day, which is neither a restaurant nor a pub but, in the words of its chef/owner, Jesse Dunford Wood, an 'all-day serving parlour' - hence the name.
After seeing the beautiful breakfast/brunch offering I went to try and test the food and the spot for myself, and I have to say I was really impressed.
The look of the place is more of a bistro, with casual leather seats and an airy upmarket vibe. You can grab a magazine and hide away for the entire day here.
What to drink:
They take coffee quite seriously as well as having a wide selection of teas including olive leaf and camomile. The iced tea and coffee are great Summer refreshers or why not go for a traditional Mimosa.
What to eat:
The (No-Subs) Full Parlour Breakfast - not only is the presentation 10/10, the breakfast is well made, delicious and goes down a treat. The usual "Full English", the Parlour breakfast includes scrambled eggs, baked beans, sausages, bacon, mushrooms and hash browns. Along with an unlimited toast-your-own bread station. I also have to commend that the hash brown have been seasoned with herbs and compliment the taste massively, very good shout.
Home-Style-Hash Brown with Eggs any Style - I recommend poached.
‘Back Door’ Smoked Salmon & That Soda Bread - the salmon is smoked in house and the taste is incredible.