If I want a good brunch, I can always guarantee that the Daisy Green Collection will deliver. That’s why I was delighted when a new branch conveniently opened on Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, one of London best shopping areas. Heddon Street has always been a favourite of mine and despite the prime location, it’s almost a hidden gem with top restaurants and cool bars hidden away from the main track and was once made famous by David Bowie appearing on his Ziggy Stardust album cover.
The new Little Green is located right at the front at No. 1 Heddon Street in a stunning Grade II former cinema building decorated with flowers and sculptures outside. In fact this place is an Instagram dream with gorgeous neon signs and a big light and bright space.
Bronze palm trees, colourful, tactile fabric and huge statement works of art by UK artists Bonnie and Clyde and Grazie add to the ambiance; the overall feeling is causal yet still special.
The Daisy Green Collection restaurants are known for bringing the Australian spirit of brunch and coffee culture to London and are the brain child of founder Prue Freeman. There are now ten branches in London but they’re avoided the chain mentality with individualised design and varying menus. Timmy Green is my local branch in the Nova Building in Victoria, and one of Mr S and I’s favourite hang outs.
This time I was meeting my bestie and we kicked off with a smoothie each… one banana and one mixed berries – they’re made with fat free frozen yogurt, low fat milk and taste utterly delicious.
Avocado and poached eggs are basically a prerequisite for a Millennial brunch and we ordered smashed avocado on charcoal bread with labne, aleppo chilli and poached eggs along with courgette and corn fritters, harissa, labne, avocado and poached eggs to share. That black bread has become a signature or the restaurant group and it’s actually made with activated charcoal which apparently has health benefits. Both dishes were delicious with the added spice giving an extra kick! Despite my many visits to the Daisy Green restaurants, this was my first time trying the fritters and they have the most delicious and satisfying crunch.
There’s plenty of ways to up your brunch game adding a side of smoked salmon (as we did) a bit of sausage, bacon or scrambled tofu for vegans. I insisted my bestie also try the famous halloumi fries with pomegranate mint yogurt which taste as good as they sound and look!
Another well known dish on the menu is the award-winning banana bread sandwich with mascarpone, berries, almonds and honey which can be had as a brunch dish but we had more as a dessert. I’m not exactly a sweet-toothed person but I can’t get enough of this dish with is light and fluffy and not overly sweet.
Another great spot for the Daisy Green Collection… I look forward to future brunches at Little Green especially as it has such a handy location!
1 Heddon Street
0774 606 4136
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