W11, Granger & Co.

I have gleefully upgraded my hero brunch venue from Breakfast Club (i’m fickle, SHOOT me) to Aussie chef Bill Granger’s ‘Granger & Co’, W11. Just look at the address – 175 Westbourne Grove. It takes a seriously slick establishment to survive on this uber classy area and Granger & Co is flourishing, and making it look effortless.

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Glowing with taste early in the morning!

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I love the design detail – the ceiling, lighting, furniture.

 The hype has been around his breakfast menu, so four of us pitched up at 8.30am on Thursday to avoid queuing (booking is FORBIDDEN! Bill is too in demand for this extra paperwork). The simplicity is so relaxing – just one dining room with big windows & high ceilings. The lime green seats and crisp white & wooden décor make it feel like a summer glasshouse with a 50’s type vibe. It’s classy.

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The man himself – what a cutie. He has a range of cookery books, they’re brilliant

 His breakfast menu is far more sophisticated than mere poached eggs and pancakes. It’s very farm-esq with Aussie twists like the ricotta hotcakes, miso mushrooms, chilli baked butter beans & coconut porridge. It’s a relief to be offered the uncommon foods. Between the four of us we tried a hefty chunk of the menu and all of them impressed us.

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Miso Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast (£7.50) – they tasted like a rich winter casserole which was odd for breakfast, but they were absolutely delicious. Don’t drink coffee alongside them, it’s not pleasant.

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Baked butter beans, green chilli, spinach, tahini yoghurt & grilled sourdough (£8.50) – again, an unfamiliar breakfast dish but I loved it.

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Full Aussie Breakfast -
scrambled eggs, sourdough toast, bacon, roast tomato, miso chestnut mushrooms, chipolatas (£13.80) – All the staples, beautifully cooked, particularly the eggs – I have no idea how they make them so god damn creamy!

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This dish tastes so much better than it looks! Its brown rice & sweet white miso porridge, dairy free coconut yoghurt & mango (£7.50). It’s got to be part of the next porridge crazy.

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LOOK at these two slabs or door stopper sized Coconut Bread, this picture does not do them justice, they were warm & delicious and I would eat them forever if I could.

The clientele is certainly something you will notice (unless you fit the bill too). Slinky gorgeous wives & girlfriends of the wealthy mixed with trustafarians and celebrities. There’s a powerful aura about them which is intimidating? Here’s one perspective – David Beckham was on the table next to mine, and absolutely no-one battered an eyelid. Too cool to do so I suppose. I played their game and keep quiet like a good little customer. P.S – He. Is. BEAUTIFUL. His smile is mesmerising – I’d never noticed these looks before (i’m not gay).  I wonder if he was allowed to book a table?

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Choose from 2 health-kick smoothies: ‘Bill’s daily greens’ – green apple, cucumber, silver beet, chia seed & young coconut (£4.80) or
‘Sunrise’ – orange juice, banana, apple juice, yoghurt & berries (£3.50)

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The coffee is STRONG, look at the colour it’s like rich mahoghany. delicious.

I just felt so relaxed here, I could sit in Granger for hours. Go with whoever you like, or even on your own – perhaps that’s going to be the next THING – ‘Loane-ranging’? I’d happily sit in Granger & Co alone, entertaining myself and/or waiting for my future husband to walk in. (100% the latter.)Granger & Co Notting Hill brunch lunch dinner westbourne bill

Granger is a pro, and this is clearly a slick operation which feels effortlessly cool.

x The Whistler x

See my Breakfast Club post for a youthful comparisson

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