A Disappointing Brunch at Dickie Fitz

I’ve been in two minds about writing this post as  I’ve wanted my blog to showcase the best London has to offer, and unfortunately Dickie Fitz just doesn’t fall into that category. I went for Brunch here with my friend Naomi after sweating our butts off at Another Space.

I won’t deny it – the interior is beautiful. It’s light and airy with white walls, tables and chairs, creamy-yellow benches, and a stunning art deco stained-glass staircase.

We were seated on a corner table and were immediately brought table water which was infused with cucumber. I also ordered myself a matcha latte as I’m completely obsessed with its earthy flavour at the moment.

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Now, it’s definitely not your traditional breakfast menu, and on their weekend brunch menu there’s no eggs benedict or full english in sight. I love trying new things but it does take a lot for me to branch out from my standard avocado and toast order. Unfortunately the menu didn’t inspire me – sorry I don’t want a short rib burger or lamb with tabbouleh at 10 o’clock in the morning. So I went ahead and ordered their smashed avocado with charred tomato, kale, feta on a piece of grilled sourdough.

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I was so disappointed by the size of the dish and everything was incredibility salty. I understand that quality and quantity don’t always go hand in hand. However you’ll receive one piece of sourdough and about half an avocado pear. For £11, I expect more then this.

The meal didn’t fill us up at all so we wandered to Ben Cookie’s to treat ourselves after such a disappointing brunch.

Just a stone throw away you have the likes of The Riding House Cafe, The Breakfast Club, and Berners Tavern. Dickie Fitz really needs to up their game if they expect to compete with these guys.

I do feel that it’s a bit unfair to completely write off a restaurant after one visit and one dish – but living in London means I have so much choice when it comes to food, so why would I come back? It’s such a shame as I really thought I was going to love it.

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Dickie Fitz, 48 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1QQ

 

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