After an overnight flight we needed a little caffeine to keep us going until we could check in to the Carlton, so we left our bags and went next door to Patisserie Valerie. The pastries in the window looked inviting, but jet lag caution suggested protein would trump sugar. The pot of Darjeeling tea was perfectly brewed. It is refreshing to know SOME restaurants still know how brew a good pot of tea. The poached eggs were firm-- the way i like them, so if you prefer runny eggs, you should order them that way. They also have Belgian waffles and pancakes.
That evening, after a nap, we felt like a light supper, so we returned, mostly for convenience, for salads. My wife's Greek salad was very good, with a nice fresh hummus. My 'tricolor salad' had avocado and tomatoes that both tasted like they had travelled a long way. The mozzerella and rocket lettuce were both fresh. I rarely add salt, but both salt $ pepper were needed. The Raspberry Heaven smoothie was thick & delicious. Supper for 2 came to about 26 pounds with tip.
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