My lovely husband surprised me with a brunch at the iconic Landmark Hotel on Marylebone Road. I’d heard about the famous Champagne Sunday Brunch and as my favourite meal of any day is breakfast (with eggs, sausages, bacon-basically as much food as possible) I’d mentioned last year that I’d like to go. Held in the hotel’s Winter Garden which is a huge atrium filled with natural light thanks to the glass panelled ceiling, the brunch runs from 1230pm until 3pm and costs £90 per person. This includes unlimited champagne, soft drinks and tea and coffee, as well as a hot breakfast, pancakes, salad, soup, a Sunday roast and a wealth of desserts-phew! I’m sure I’ve missed something out as there was so much choice when we went last weekend.
The place was pretty much full and it turned out that lots of us were celebrating our birthday, owing to the fact that the staff brought out Happy Birthday cupcakes for us at the end of our meal which was a nice touch! I was way too full to eat it though.
Food was constantly replenished and tasted so fresh. My favourites were the poached eggs, roast beef and chicken, and finally the bread and butter pudding with custard, of which I had two helpings followed by a delicious Eton Mess!
My husband loved the sausages as well as his roast potatoes, sushi and mini creme brulées-quite a mixture.
Although pricey, the quality of the food was perfect-every single thing I ate was the best of it’s kind I’d eaten. Staff were attentive if a little stand-offish, but this didn’t detract from the superb food and atmosphere. There was a nice mixture of customers. Although we were some of the youngest there, there were young families, tourists, and a few couples in their early thirties. This meant that it wasn’t too stuffy, which I had expected owing to the central location and price of the brunch.I would definitely recommend this lovely brunch for a special occasion.