Farm Girl: the countryside comes to Notting Hill

Now occupying a place on the list of London’s go-to’s for the perfect Sunday brunch, Farm Girl is hidden away in the heart of Notting Hill, providing a lovely, quiet and nutritious, but most importantly, delicious, food experience.

Farm Girl is located in the perfect area, in the beginning of Portobello Road, right after the typical Notting Hill pastel coloured houses. As you step through the white painted doors you will come across the outdoor space, with individual pastel pink tables and wooden communal ones as well, decorated with lots of greenery. The inside of this Australian café is quite different from the outside of it, with turquoise tiles on the walls, pendant lights and a bar filled with freshly baked goods. 

When it comes to breakfast, everyone knows Australians do it better, which is no surprise as you go through the Farm Girl menu – it includes all day breakfast (so you can order an açaí bowl in the middle of the afternoon if you feel like it), healthy lunch options and a variety of both warm and chilled drinks. From avocado toast to yogurt and açaí bowls, poached eggs and matcha lattes, this location is the dream of every Instagram foodie.

The most popular choices and the ones I would recommend the most are the berry pancakes, topped with coconut shreads, strawberries and maple syrup, and the avocado toast, which comes with a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and a poached egg. 

Everything about this café screams Instagram and its trendiness is reflected on the only bad thing about it – the long 30 minute wait for a table; longer, even, if you’re like me and insist on having an outside table as an excuse to have a pastel pink background for your #sundaybrunch photos.

With this being said, add this trendy brunch place to your next weekend plans – indulge on comforting and delicious food in an atmosphere that instantly transports you to the sunny Melbourne café scene.

Farm Girl:

Monday to Thursday – 08h30 to 16h30
Friday – 08h30 to 16h30
Saturday & Sunday – 09h00 to 18h00

59a Portobello Rd
London W11 3DB

Shoreditch’s very own Taste of Italy

The House of Peroni returns once again to the streets of East London with a traditional Italian experience inspired by the citrus fruits and the typical Amalfi Coast lemon harvest – Infused with Italy.

As soon as you step into the pop up location of the House of Peroni, you are immediately greeted with an Italian aroma, the fresh and zesty citrus, and a complementary drink, whilst stepping straight into an Italian street food market.

It’s a rather unique experience, as the open space is divided into small sections, allowing the visitor to experience different sensations.

After feeling like you have just been transported to the streets of this Mediterranean country, you will come across Bar Mercato, where you can acquire and taste the highly acclaimed and distinct Italian beer, Peroni Nastro Azzuro. With a drink in hand, head over to the Trattoria – choosing from a small menu that perfectly combines Italian street food and Italian citrus, brought to life by critically-acclaimed chef Francesco Mazzei, indulge on delicious treats such as fettuccine with pink pepper and lemon zest, pumpkin and orange crochette, lemon and rosemary meatballs and fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil pizza. Next to the street food there’s an authentic Italian fruit market, the Fruttivendolo.

Stepping into the second room, allow yourself a second drink at Bar Citrus, the central space, as Italian house music provided by DJ’s from Early Sound Recordings fills the room, creating the most pleasant environment for cocktails and treats with friends. Bar Citrus is where you’ll experience previously undiscovered combinations, as brewers serve you the most recent development by Peroni – Peroni Ambra, “a limited edition variant inspired by the apperitivo occasion which combines Peroni Nastro Azzuro with the sharpness of rare Italian Chinotto fruit”. Hidden in the corner of the room there is a Salumeria, serving bite sized treats – small cones of Italian salumi and formaggio as well as artesian products such as pastas, tinned fish and olive oil.

For the perfect end of this adventure through the transalpine streets, return to the first room, where a dessert stand will be waiting for you, serving you the creamiest ricotta and bergamot gelato.

Visit The House of Peroni – Infused with Italy:

  • 3 – 10 Shoreditch High Street E1 6PG
  • 5th – 15th October
  • 5pm -11pm weekdays, 12-11pm Saturdays, 12-9pm Sundays
  • Closed Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th
  • Free entry