Saturday was a particular rainy and grey day in London. Not what you want when you have Swedish friends in town, but not much more to do than grab the umbrella. We went to Portobello Road, which was more painful than usual as all you could see where umbrellas everywhere. Also I think the whole population of Italy was there that day. After a few pit stops in shops and at Hummingbird Bakery we escaped tourist central and entered the real Notting Hill; Westbourne Grove.
We had lunch at Daylesford Organic and a look arond their shop and it was so nice to feel dry before heading out in the rain again.
If you want lunch here it is normally a queue, which is fine, but this time we didn’t have to wait very long at all, and the service in general had definitely improved since last time I was here.
The menu is quite simple and offers an eclectic mix of dishes; some brunch dishes, a few starters and some more substaintial platefuls. Daniel, who was really hungry had the burger with potato wedges while Maria and I chose some lighter dishes but made up for it by sharing a cheeseboard as well.
Daniel’s burger was really nice and came with a homemade bun, chunky potato wedges and strong melted cheese. He also got to try their own ketchup which was really tasty. Plenty of tomato flavour and perfectly balanced sweetness.
Maria had the soup of the day; asparagus soup and liked it although it was rather plain to begin with. It somewhat improved after a few spoonfuls.
I had a Cornish crab toast which was really nice, so nice that my table neighbour got order envy once she saw it arrive.
The cheese platter was also nice, consisting of three hard cheeses and one creamy goat’s cheese, all from their own label. It came with apple wedges, celery, bread and a chutney and was a nice finish to our meal.Daylesford Organic 208-212 Westbourne Grove Notting Hill London W11 2RH