Judging from the giant queue outside Granger & Co. on a Sunday morning, I guess that Bill Granger’s fame has spread to London. Located on a cute street in Notting Hill, the packed restaurant is the perfect place for Sunday breakfast and brunch. Surprisingly (and if my memory is correct), the menu is pretty much exactly the same as Bill’s in Sydney, although there is a restaurant here in London as well called Bill’s which is unrelated to Mr. Granger. We didn’t have to wait too long to get in (no bookings here!), but I do pity the poor people waiting outside the entire time we were having our meal. The queue didn’t seem to diminish at all, but to me, that’s a sign of good food inside.
- What we ate:
Of course we had to try the famous pancakes – or rather, ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter (£11.50). R had them and after having a taste of them ourselves, M and I were both completely in love with the fluffy, white texture of the hotcakes. Such comfort food! M and I both went for the famous sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon (£13.50). I’ve never really been a fan of corn fritters. I feel like they are so over-rated and don’t even taste that nice. But I must admit, these have changed my opinion on them. Especially with the accompanying bacon, these were super tasty, well-seasoned and just the right portion to fill you up for the day. It even makes you feel like you’ve eaten something healthy! What a great start to a Sunday!
Granger & Co.
175 Westbourne Grove
London W11 2SB