The Connaught is one of my favourite places to visit in Mayfair, whether it’s for a cheeky cocktail or to indulge in delicious food at the airily bright Jean- Georges at The Connaught, a stunning restaurant that embodies a relaxed approach to all-day dining, matched by impeccable five-star service.
Whilst I’ve had the pleasure of having many a lunch, dinner (hello Black Truffle Pizza with Fontina Cheese) and Afternoon Tea here, it was my first time having breakfast, bright and early on a crisp morning, and it was the perfect way to start the day!
I absolutely adore the interiors of the restaurant, especially the minimalist shades of grey, snug seats and the beautiful light that filters through. We had a gorgeous window seat so we could peer out onto Mount Street and people watch whilst we devoured our breakfast.
First up, I was brought probably the cutest Cappuccino I have ever been served! I almost couldn’t bring myself to ruin the sweetest little Dumbo coffee art! How adorable is this?
We decided to share a Vanilla Chia Bowl, which was so delicious topped with fresh fruit and coconut, and a variety of breads and pastries.
I have been very homesick having not being able to fly home to Kenya due to Covid and so when I spotted Kitchari on the breakfast menu I knew exactly what I was going to have to fill that nostalgic void I currently have in my life.
Kitchari (also sometimes kitcharee, khichadi, khichri) is one of the staple dishes I grew up with. It is a mix of cooked lentils, rice and spices and can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on your mood. It is also an Ayurvedic dish that balances the digestion and gently detoxifies, whilst nourishing all the tissues of the body. My mum regularly made it for us growing up and I miss my mum and I miss her Kitchari.
The Connaught’s version did not disappoint at all. It was authentically made, perfectly spiced and was just so comforting to eat. It totally made my day. Bravo Connaught for having it on your menu! I know I will be back when I want a taste of home again.
I really thoroughly enjoyed breakfast and the menu is so varied and extensive that you will definitely find the perfect dish to spark joy. It truly is the best way to kick off your day and so I recommend taking yourself for a breakfast date there pronto, especially if you have been missing hotel breakfasts!
For more information, to book or to view the menus visit: https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/restaurants-bars/jean-georges-at-the-connaught/
My breakfast was complimentary but all views and photos are my own.