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Instagram heaven at Palaette, London

By Emma – contributor to Girl About London – 24 May 2020

Why I love it: Cute spot for a delicious brunch with a twist.

Is it worth getting an Uber for? Sure is. 

Value for money: 8/10

Setting the scene: 

When I first saw Palaette pop up on my Instagram feed, I instantly knew I needed to check it out. I was seeing pictures of stunning decor and beautifully plated brunches that kept catching my eye. So early one Sunday morning we got up and headed out early to see whether its Instagram feed lived up to the reality.

Palaette London interior with flowers

From the moment we stepped in, Palaette had a tranquil and calm feel, the perfect spot to enjoy some Sunday Brunch. Its interiors offer stunning aesthetics with a modern and bright vibe, wooden tables, mix-matched sofas, and steel pipework. The combination worked so well. The restaurant itself sits around 20 people, some to dine and some for a more casual coffee spot. I’d read that it can get busy and therefore would recommend getting there early, as we did so you can have the pick of the tables. 

The menu is extensive and offers pretty much most of your brunch classics with a Palaette twist, as most are labelled with a fun catchy name and each adds different flavours to the classics. I opted for the ‘#live life of the veg’ a great play on words for Palaette’s version of a Vegetarian full English! My co-pilot opted for the Eggs Benedict, a brunch classic. I coupled my breakfast with a smoothie, after seeing the couple on the other table sipping one and feeling a sudden wave of food envy! 

The drinks arrived first and my smoothie was everything I had hoped for. Packed with different fruits and topped with some fresh blueberries.

The food itself was brilliant and came pretty quickly. Mine consisted of two poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach, halloumi, hash browns, toast, baked beans, tomatoes, and some feta filo pastries. I was a little disappointed to see the egg hadn’t been poached by hand and therefore didn’t fit with the full aesthetics of the dish. However, it still tasted great AND had a runny yolk. My big bugbear is a poached egg without a runny yolk because after all, who doesn’t love a bit of yolk porn with your Sunday brunch.

My co-pilot enjoyed his Eggs Benedict which came beautifully presented topped with pomegranate and accompanied with a side salad.

The food itself was quite expensive in comparison to other brunch spots in London. Nevertheless, I was happy to pay, having been so pleased with the experience and food. 

Palaette overall is the perfect spot for a bit of brunch or lunch, a place to watch the world go by or catch up with a friend. Having now visited, I can confirm that their Instagram grid lived up to the reality! 

It is most definitely a recommendation from me if you’re looking for a cute spot and willing to splash out a little more than usual. 

Find them on Instagram: @palaettelondon

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