B&H Garden Room is a new restaurant and brunch spot in London and is a part of the Bourne and Hollingsworth group, right in the middle of West End and only two minutes walk away from Leicester Square tube station. The Garden Room is located on the top floor of the Assembly Hotel with amazing 180-degree views over London.
B&H Garden Room doesn’t only serve breakfast and brunch, but also a long list of cocktails (and other drinks!), dinner and sweet treats and coffee. And, as the name suggests, the whole space is filled with greenery from organic plants to fully grown trees (!). It’s a beautifully decorated space with even more beautiful views – the latter definitely being its selling point.
I went to the Garden Room with three of my friends and we ordered lots of food:
My brunch of choice was the full vegetarian which consisted of two poached eggs, a piece of toast, roasted tomato, button mushrooms, crushed avocado, chargrilled halloumi and baked beans. If I’m being completely honest, I wasn’t thoroughly impressed.
There was nothing original about the dish, and even though everything was ‘okay’, nothing really stood out. Also, after having so many great brunches with homemade beans (like the brunch at V&H Cafe in Hove) the ones on this one just felt like they were straight from a can which is a bit disappointing in a place like this. My friend Maria also ordered the veggie breakfast and thought the same – she added a side of bacon to hers which she said saved it for her.
The other dishes we ordered were Eggs in Purgatory with spiced tomato sauce, nduja sausage, baked eggs & spring onions and Eggs Royale aka toasted English muffins with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce. Both of these dishes were good, though my friend Pam did have to order a side of toast with her Eggs in Purgatory as it wasn’t quite enough on its own.
All in all, the brunch at B&H Garden Room was pretty much 50/50 – nothing was specifically bad, but only a few things really hit the spot. The best things were probably Maria’s dessert brownie and the Eggs in Purgatory but I would give the full veggie a miss. However, it’s still worth visiting here just for the views and the beautiful decor – it’s a lovely place to while away a few hours in with friends plus the toilets are *amazing* (see photo below for proof)!
Eggs Royale on the left, Eggs in Purgatory on the right
The full vegetarian
The most beautiful toilet – can I have this in my house, please?!