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From flower filled walls to wisteria covered exteriors, London isn’t short of floral focused restaurants and cafes.

These floral havens have become the backdrop of every London influencers Instagram feeds, and you guys can’t seem to get enough of them too so we’ve rounded up 12 of London’s very best posy paradises for you to explore next time you’re in need of a spot of brunch.

2 NEW UNION SQUARE, EMBASSY GARDENS, SW11 7AX

www.linnaean.co.uk

Linnaean

The term ‘Instagrammable’ gets thrown around from every corner of the internet, including The Handbook, but hear us out when we discuss our love for Linnaean, the wellness and lifestyle concept store in Embassy Gardens.

Still relatively new on the block, Linnaean ticks all of the boxes on interior goals, healthy wellness spots and a restaurant that’s almost entirely plant based. 

When you arrive at the restaurant expect to be surrounded by pastel colours, florals galore and mirrored walls. It’s beautiful and it’s definitely worth snapping one for the ‘gram. The menu is heavily health focused, so you know you’ll be in safe hands if you’re looking to keep on top of your healthy lockdown regime. 

The hair and beauty salon is also a must-visit if you fancy revamping your lockdown hair or to pamper yourself. The treatments and medi-spa uses the finest technology and skincare products on the market.

EL&N

EL&N is known city wide for being a pink haven. Boasting several locations across London, EL&N is the go-to spot for wannabe influencers and interiors lovers alike. Their interiors have become infamous and you’ve probably seen them adorn your Instagram homepage multiple occasions. Expect flower walls, pink interiors and latte art that’s next level.

Expect flower walls, pink interiors and latte art that’s next level.

Various locations

www.elnlondon.co.uk

Circolo Popolare

The Big Mamma Group has taken London by storm, with our favourite hideout being Circolo Popolare. 

The Fitzrovia restaurant came onto the scene just last year but brought with it 20,000 bottles of spirits lining the walls, as well as floral vines draped from corner to corner and a whopping 280 covers, so it’s fair to say it’s a pretty mega restaurant. In true Big Mamma Group style, it’s got that sense of a traditional Italian trattoria, much like it’s sister restaurant Gloria, and the atmospherics don’t stop at the interiors. The food is simply divine too.

40-41 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1HX

www.bigmammagroup.com

South Place Hotel

You’ve seen us declare our love for South Place Hotel’s beautiful mystical garden on numerous occasions so it’s no surprise that we’re here chatting about it once more. 

Every year their outdoor terrace gets a floral revamp and this year saw the arrival of their mystical garden, a celebration of female empowerment and body positivity through a season of inspirational art, life drawing and floral cocktails. Although the hotel is yet to announce their reopening date, we’re very excited to see what’s next in store for this floral spot.

Reopening date yet to be announced

3 SOUTH PLACE, THE CITY, EC2M 2AF

WWW.SOUTHPLACEHOTEL.COM

Dalloway Terrace

This weekend marked the reopening of our favourite floral spot, Dalloway Terrace. This summer the terrace has been revived and reinvented into a breathtaking English garden, abrim with sweet peas, entwined tulips and rivalling roses, thanks to help from renowned florist McQueens Flowers. 

To go alongside the glorious floral display, Dalloway Terrace has relaunched their all-day dining menu too, which of course features some of their house favourites. Tuck into their wild mushroom and mozzarella arancini, or dive into their grilled tiger prawns with green mango and chili. Those on the search for an afternoon tea with a twist, Dalloway Terrace’s summer inspired afternoon tea, does take inspiration from the British favourites but in a fun, unique way. Expect chocolate and chantilly choux bun; summer strawberry and pistachio tart; and cherry and almond bakewell. Delicious.

16-22 GREAT RUSSELL STREET, BLOOMSBURY, WC1B 3NN

WWW.DALLOWAYTERRACE.COM

Aubaine

If you’re a lover of wisteria you’re going to want to head to one of Aubaine’s gloriously lilac-filled outposts scattered across London.

The French restaurant franchise is known city wide for its culinary creativity and beautiful interiors. Whether you’re are a fibre-fuelled breakfast or you’re on the search of something new, like their ‘katsu breakfast’ (albeit not exactly the epitome of French cuisine), Aubaine is the best spot to head for breakfast with a side of florals. 

Selfridges location has now reopened

Various locations

www.aubaine.co.uk

Kym’s

Loved for its pretty interiors and delicious Cantonese cuisine, Kym’s has become a landmark restaurant for floral lovers. 

Upon entering you’ll be taken aback by the beautiful blush pink cherry blossom tree located behind the bar before you’re swept away to your table to enjoy delicious Chinese dishes designed and curated by Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong. When the restaurant reopens make sure you book yourself in for their Saturday lobster brunch, you won’t be able to resist. The sunny side up prawn toast is unreal.

Reopening date is yet to be announced 

19 BLOOMBERG ARCADE, EC4N 8AR

WWW.KYMSRESTAURANT.COM

Peggy Porschen

Peggy Porschen is beautiful inside and out. From its rose adorn exteriors to its pretty in pink pastries and cupcakes, we can’t get enough of their two London outposts. 

Right now they’ve just launched their summer special cupcakes, a sweet, sweet take on the eton mess. It’s elegant vanilla sponge is filled with strawberry jam and crowned with vanilla buttercream, strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, meringue kiss and petal confetti. Totally adorable. They’ve also just relaunched their afternoon tea series in collaboration with The Lanesborough which you can sample for yourself in-house at The Lanesborough hotel. 

116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9QQ | 219 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EJ

www.peggyporschen.com

Saint Aymes

One cafe that knows how to vamp up their window display is Saint Aymes, the Connaught Street cafe serving up beautiful sweet treats and fresh roast coffee. 

Founded by two sisters, Michela and Lois Wilson, Saint Aymes is known for its luxury confectionery seen at Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick, and now boasts a glorious outpost on Connaught Street. Escape the hustle and bustle of London’s city streets and check in for a coffee and cake with a beautiful floral background.

59 Connaught Street, St George’s Fields, W2 2BB

www.saintaymes.com

Drunch 

Step up your brunch game with a visit to Drunch, the neighbourhood restaurant famed for its shisha, delicious food and floral exteriors. On the menu for brunch, you’ll find yourself tucking into avo toast, Nutella and toffee filled doughnuts, and berry, banana, ricotta and pistachio topped French toast. 

They’ve recently had a revamp too so head down to check that out – it’ll no doubt be truly Instagrammable.

1 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, W1C 2AA | 38 St John’s Wood Terrace, St John’s Wood, NW8 6LS

www.drunch.co.uk

ROKA Charlotte Street

ROKA Charlotte Street has become renowned for its overtly pink cherry blossom display nestled downstairs in the underground cocktail bar, Shochu.

Upon arrival expect a whole lot of pink action, Japanese whisky a’plenty and traditional robatayaki cuisine. Delicious.

37 CHARLOTTE STREET, FITZROVIA, W1T 1RR

www.rokarestaurant.com

Sushisamba Covent Garden

More of a jungle than a floral haven, but Sushisamba’s landmark restaurant in Covent Garden is breathtaking. As soon as you step inside you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a rainforest jungle rather than being tucked in the centre of London. 

The restaurant menu combines Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese flavours in a rather unusual way but the result is effortless. We can’t wait to return to this little jungle haven.

35 The Market, Covent Garden, WC2E 8RF

www.sushisamba.com


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