I don’t often mooch around west London, I have to admit I prefer the eclectic eccentric east where I can wander as I please in dungarees and the dye crop tops. However this doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a great place to eat, I do, regardless of location.
So it was with great pleasure I took a friend to brunch last Sunday at Notting Hill’s Wildflower. Beautifully decorated with cute flowerpots and lilac exterior, Wildflower looks every inch the perfect west London dining experience.
Open and airy the interior held a modern pantry style/demur, and we were seated at a table by the jovial waiting staff. The menu has an awesome array of brunching options, plus an array of teas, coffees and health juices, the latter of which was much appreciated after a night on the tiles.
So while perusing the food, we ordered a health shake (ginger, pomegranate, celery plus a few more of our superfood friends) and pomegranate juice, which arrived in cool little jam jars. The shake was an interesting mix dominated by ginger with a vegetable undertone, it felt very healthy! We slurped on these while perusing the menu.
With a rumble in our tumbles but a health head on our shoulders we opted for the Goodness Breakfast; avocado and poached eggs on sourdough toast with mushrooms, toms and asparagus, plus a Huevos Rancheros, chorizo, cheese, a fired egg and salsa on corn tortillas. We teamed this with sweet granola (it’s basically lunch, so pudding right?)
As we chatted and sipped the cafe became increasingly busier, obviously a hotspot for locals with a relaxing light atmosphere, perfect for chilling out.
The food arrived and we could see why, people rave about Wildflower so much. Our crunchy sourdough toast was spread with creamy avocado and bright orange yoked eggs. The asparagus cooked but still al dente and the spinach was seasoned to perfection as were the tart vine tomatoes. But I loooveeedd the mushrooms, in their creamy sauce I properly salivated.
The chorizo cheese tortillas were equally as lush. The meaty chorizo scattered over a rich tomatoey, cheesy tortilla dollopped with fresh salsa. Mmmmmmmmm.
To finish we dived into the granola. Served with Greek yogurt and fruity compote, each element complemented each other and stunted conversation in a way only great granola can, with big juicy raisins stuck in your teeth.
It would seem Wildflower is the excelling daughter in Notting Hills well to do family. The guys attention to detail in each element of their dishes was awesome, from the seasoning in the sautéed spinich to the fruity chunklets in the compote. At about £8 a piece for the savoury dishes and £5 for our granola the prices were reasonable for an amazing Sunday brunch treat. I’ll be stopping by again that’s for sure, there’s the full English and cake to try……..
Why not check them out yourselves?
108 Chepstow Road
0207 792 9594
Reporter: Aspen Glencross @gollumcrackcorn