It’s been a while since I’ve brunched. Brunching is my all time favourite thing to do and sometimes can be described as the pinnacle of satisfaction for me. I love nothing more than to delve into conversation with my girl friends in a restaurant that has a warm and welcoming vibe. Initially my friend and I wanted to brunch in Duck and Waffle but were consequently turned away due to not booking first hand.
Unbeknown to us, it was a blessing in diguise as we walked around the windy cobbled roads that lace the oh so popular liverpool street only to come across Blixen.
At first, I was the least impressed out of the two of us to hear that we would be sat right next to the kitchen but it came as a pleasant surprise. It was intriguing to see the chefs rustling up all the dishes and I got butterflies when I heard them call out or order (food makes me too happy) only to rustle it up before my very eyes.
To our left was a scene of greenery that caught me off guard. I couldn’t figure out if it were outside or inside but it looked like a jungle in the middle of the city. The decor in Blixen is one that is constantly surprising and although the theme of the restaurant stays inconsistent throughout somehow it works.
The food was really good. I had the spinach eggs Benedict that had a twist to it. Instead of your typical English Muffin underneath the poached egg, there was a fresh parcel of potato rosti. I really enjoyed it but did find the rosti a little bland and a bit greasy. My friend had a dish that resembled a full English which she seemingly enjoyed. We both ordered the ‘House Bellini’ which was a pear and vanilla mix with prosseco – I never say no to prosecco and it was really smooth to taste.
The only downer is that there was no fruit salad on the menu! I really love having fresh fruits with brunch so that was upsetting.
Blixen has a good chilled out vibe that isn’t pretentious. It’s definitely a good place to eat until your content and have a good chat. Also, their coffee is the bomb so make sure you get a latte when you’re there. The good thing is that Columbia road flower market isn’t far so we really made a day of it. 20 roses for £5? score!
We spent the around £52 including the drinks.
Don’t forget to order the blueberry pancakes when you go!