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Gluten Free Brunch at Granger and Co, Clerkenwell

Bill Granger is something like the Australian version of Jamie Oliver. Well along those lines, anyway. Bill has been a prominent voice in the cheffing world for twenty years, and famously serves a mean brunch – he’s quite famous for his speciality creamy scrambled eggs.   About Granger and Co, Clerkenwell Granger and Co. in Clerkenwell is Bill Granger’s eighth restaurant, which follows four Japanese joints, another in London and two in his homeland of Sydney Australia. We headed down there to check out the brunch – and we’re pleased to report that it’s quite fabulous, actually. Granger and Co. Clerkenwell is all about simple dishes served casually. It’s the latest in a chain of restaurants serving fine but paired-back cuisine. There’s a relaxed approach to cooking here, with some quite exciting dishes making the brunch menu such as Kim Chee brown rice, miso porridge and courgette fritters with tahini. The unusual dishes are apparently the result of Granger’s travels. His cooking has both Hawaiian and Japanese influences, which explains why we’d not heard of many …

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Brunch at the Breakfast Club

We’ve been singing the praises of gluten free friendly brunch/lunch spot The Breakfast Club for a while now, but we’ve actually only just visited for the meal it’s famed for… breakfast!   The London Bridge outpost is our preferred Breakfast Club, not least because it’s got a top secret bar in the basement which can only be accessed if you tell your waiter that you “want to get lucky” (be brave – do it).     When we visited for brunch it was a cold, wintry day and we were famished – so don’t judge us for the amount of food we ordered! First we went for coffees (so good) and a delicious blueberry smoothie – which tasted oh so fresh, and was a real generous portion too. We were high on sugar for days.     Then our food arrived; there are plenty of gluten free breakfast items on the Breakfast Club menu, click here to see our blog of the entire gluten free menu. This time we picked the interestingly named ‘chorizo hash …

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A Gluten Free Breakfast at The Wolseley, Piccadilly

Breakfast at The Wolseley is just one of those things you’ve got to do. Really, it’s that good. The Wolseley is not your ordinary restaurant, more a luxurious watering hole for London’s rich and famous. The place is renowned for its breakfasts, which range from the totally acceptable morning type stuff (granola, vienoisserie, full english etc.) to outlandish creations for the unforgivably wealthy – they serve a caviar omelette, I kid you not.