In my last post I mentioned that I had been to a bottomless prosecco brunch at a restaurant called Avenue on St James Street, London. I received such good service there that I wanted to give it it’s own blog post and recommend it!
So it’s located at 7-9 James Street, London, about a 10 minute walk from Green Park station. When you arrive there’s a little seating area near the bar where you can wait until your table is ready and you can have a couple of drinks while you’re waiting. The aesthetic of this place is gorgeous. I mean, it’s an upmarket London restaurant so what do you expect, but the decor is really well done with a beautiful colour scheme – lots of gold and white and teal (literally my favourite combination) and some amazing chandeliers!
We had booked a brunch for 3:30pm (bit late for brunch but the other slot was 11:30 and no one would have made it out of bed in time) and the deal was that it was £23.50 for two courses and an additional £15 for unlimited prosecco or bloody marys. This might seem a bit steep but for London is incredibly reasonable seeing as one glass of prosecco is about £15 in most bars there!
We were seated fairly quickly and the prosecco began flowing immediately, and it was so good. Like, so good. I can’t normally drink a lot of prosecco because it’s too fizzy and I don’t always like the taste, but this was top-shelf stuff and it tasted delicious! I also tried a bloody mary which was brilliant, but decided not to keep mixing the drinks and just stuck to prosecco afterwards – I am notorious for being a light-weight and falling over/having terrible coordination when drunk.
The main reason I wanted to review this place was the food and the service I received along with it. At first glance there was only one vegan option on the menu but when I asked the waiter if there was anything else, he explained that I could choose any vegan ingredients on the menu and they would make an entirely new dish just for me! I have never received this level of accommodation for dietary requirements before. I don’t know whether I’m used to restaurants where the chef will get aggy if you ask to change ingredients around or where the waiters will tell you that you can just have one of the salads without the chicken/fish in it, but I was completely taken aback. So I ordered smashed avocado on toast topped with spinach and mushrooms, and spiced tofu with avocado puree for my courses. They were delicious! I don’t usually eat avocado because I’m not a huge fan so I admit I left some uneaten but I ordered it because I wanted to give it another chance haha. The mushrooms were divine and so was the tofu. It’s hard to get tofu right but they definitely achieved it! It had this gorgeous batter type thing on it that tasted so good!
So all in all, I would definitely recommend this restaurant as a venue for an event or for brunch or for anything at all. The level of service was fantastic, so was the food and so was the prosecco.
Let me know if you’ve been and what your experience was like! Have you been to any restaurants where they have amazing vegan options? Let me know in the comments 🙂