They say good things come to those who wait. Well, if our brunch at Dalloway Terrace was anything to go by, then it was indeed worth waiting this long to check this place out.
Dalloway Terrace is located just a couple of blocks from Tottenham Court Road station, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Indeed, its location seems to have impacted on the interiors, as it’s stunning! The restaurant is decorated in a burst of lush blooms evocative of a floral wonderland. As the name suggests, it is an outdoor terrace but designed as an intimate, seasonal garden. They change the colours of the blooms during different months to keep it fresh and add a touch of seasonality. The result is an eloquent, manicured space oozing style and appeal!
This is a stylish brunch or lunch spot during the day, but transforms into a candlelit, sensuous venue for a romantic dinner date. The alfresco space is flexible enough to accommodate groups of various sizes – whether two or twenty!
It was a lovely sunny Saturday morning, when I met my friend M for brunch. Once seated at our swish marble table, M and I headed straight for the Mimosas to commence our boozy afternoon.
She ordered the Shakshuka (£9), which was warming, subtly-spiced and very flavoursome. She mopped it clean with some buttery toasted sourdough bread.
I wanted to stick to the classics so ordered the Eggs Royale (£10), but with a side order of Clonakilty Black Pudding (£3). The eggs were perfectly cooked: soft and gooey in the middle and oozing with that runny, orange yolk. It came smothered with a light and airy hollandaise sauce. The accompanying Black Pudding was indulgent, crumbly and delicious -absolutely top quality.
We also scoffed down a portion of the Truffle Fries (£4.75). The crunchy-edged chips humming with that earthy flavour of truffle was simply marvellous.
All the food was delicious, well-presented and refined.
Judging by the upmarket offering of the place, I was expecting the service to be slightly pretentious and frosty. On the contrary it was warm, friendly and down-to-earth sprinkled with a sense of humour! The staff were smart and impeccably groomed as you would expect from a place like this.
Dalloway Terrace is not just a summer venue. It transforms into a dreamy Winter Garden in the cooler months, bringing in the spirit and excitement of the holidays. This is a real testament to the versatility of this space. No matter how many times you visit, you will always experience a different vibe.
M and I thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday brunch. It was sophisticated and stylish without compromising on substance. I can’t wait to see the winter transformation and hope to return soon. The interiors are every bit an Instagrammer’s idea of paradise and the ambience is just perfect for a delightful meal amongst gorgeous surroundings.
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N.B. All photos are taken by me and my friend. I review anonymously and pay for my meals.