Darwin Brasserie

 20th August 2015
Darwin Brasserie

On top of the Walkie-Talkie building, nestled amongst the clouds, is Sky Garden. London's newest addition to the sky high dining club.

When we arrive at the Sky Garden reception on the ground floor, we were greeted by 2 stunning extras from the Robert Palmer music video 'Addicted to Love'. They checked us in and we proceeded through to the airport style security check in. To be honest with you, we're glad they had this security and we quite enjoyed it. Frisked first thing in the morning is a pure delight!

We entered into the lift and in no time at all, we were on the 35th floor. We stepped out of the lift and through an automatic glass door. Slowly our eyes adjusted to the bright summer light, then there it was. The best entrance any restaurant could ever want. Smack bang right in front of you is The Shard. That alone was worth getting up at 6am!

As we walked through the garden and in to the Darwin Brasserie, we could not help but notice some lovely views of London. Sorry. Let us start that again. OH MY GOD!!! The views were insane!!! London had never looked so beautiful. To the west you could see all of central London towards Wembley. To the north, you had the epic City of London with its skyscrapers and 2000 year old walls, to the east you could see Canary Wharf and beyond and to the South, well, you could actually see Beyond.

As we walked into Darwin Brasserie, we were taken to our seats which, yet again, had simply spectacular views. The restaurant itself is nice and earthy with natural tones. We started to get why it's call 'Darwin' (apparently it wasn't named after the Australian city. Odd that).

We decided to opt for the healthy option of Mixed Fruit with Granola, Yoghurt and Honey and the Organic Muesli with Berries and Honey. Both of these dishes were delicious and were a great way to start the day. The muesli had been soaked for god knows how long and was simply fantastic. It wasn't crunchy or chewy at all. It was just perfect. We're not sure if it was the altitude or not, but even the fruit tasted sweeter.

Now you might be thinking that this all they serve for breakfast, and we can tell you no. No it isn't. How does Eggs Florentine with Confit Tomatoes sound? Or a Full English Breakfast...with black pudding. Or go mad and get a warm basket of pastries and jam.

Darwin Brasserie is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner (we clocked the Red Pepper & Goats Cheese Ravioli on the lunch menu) and it's advisable that you book well in advance. But whenever you go and whatever you get at Darwin Brasserie, you're going to love it.

written on Thursday 20th August 2015
Where is it?

20 Fenchurch StreetLondonEC3M 3BY

Opening Hours

Breakfast: Mon to Fri - 7am-10am
Sat - 8am-10am
Lunch: Mon to Sat - 11.30am-4pm
Sunday brunch - 11.30am-3.30pm
Dinner: Mon to Sat - 5.30pm-10.30pm
Sun - 5.30pm-8.30pm
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