Located at Nine Elms in the heart of London’s Embassy Gardens, the Linnaean, is a cafe and spa that’s definitely worth a visit. The cafe is focused on a nourishing and restorative plant-based dining experience, with an emphasis on great tasting healthy eating. The menu caters to dietary requirements or preferences and draws inspiration from a range of international cuisines, giving great freedom of choice and a quality dining experience. Head Chef Fran Winberg, previously of award-winning Stem + Glory and Barrafina Soho has done wonders.
It’s easy to get swept away in this tranquil oasis. Despite the chilly crisp air outside lately, inside it feels like a warm day in Spring. The decor is beautiful with flowers suspended from the archways, warm lights and soft tones. The staff are attentive and friendly but not overbearing.
We sampled the all day brunch menu, specifically the Wakame Olive Tapenade with Sourdough, Organic Scrambled Eggs with Sourdough and Linnaean Matcha Pancakes. The Tapenade was zesty, fresh, earthy and light. The sourdough was perfectly baked, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. The scrambled eggs had a hint of truffle and chilli but not over powering. The tomatoes were sweet and juicy. The pancakes were light, the matcha was subtle and the fruit balanced the flavour palate perfectly. All the food was beautifully presented and well proportioned. Dare I say, Michelin star quality and I definitely recommend the Linnaean for brunch, lunch, dinner or even just a relaxed space for a coffee.
More Info: Linnaean Website