Inside brunch at London’s newest 5 star hotel – including decadent bog roll

If you're familiar with London then you'll be aware that Liverpool Street is famed for its banking history – and more recently, karaoke pods.

The brunch scene in the city is dominated by similar sounding cocktail bars and pre-made off-the-shelf grub from coffee chains.

But, London's newest five star hotel is bringing a touch of class to the breakfast/lunch market – along with their perfectly preened bog rolls.

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We headed to Sun Street Hotel, who opened their doors late last year, to see what the brand spanking new The Orangery Restaurant had to offer for its "high-end" brunch.

Nestled five minutes away from the bustle of Liverpool Street Station, the hotel was easy to miss due to it's quaint and boutique-style exterior.

But one step inside and five star smiles were there to great you on arrival.

Staff took us from the lobby to the brunch at The Orangery Restaurant at the back of the hotel which was light and airy thanks to the sun roof.

It almost felt like you were sitting outside – without the annoyance of bugs – thanks to the earthy but luxurious interior of exposed brick and plants aplenty.

Coats taken and hung up by staff, it was time to sit back to experience the "high-end" brunch.

The waiter came over and asked what we would like to drink. A choice of typical brunch cocktails – Bloody Mary and Buck's Fizz – or flowing champagne was available.

Of course if we are to brunch in luxury, then champagne had to be the choice.

With bubbles in hand, it was time to choose the food option.

The menu didn't sway from the usual brunch choices you'd expect with lighter options of porridge and eggs, scrambled or poached.

However, these favourites included ingredients such as chia seeds, for the porridge, and truffle hollandaise sauce, for the eggs, to appeal to the opulence of the brunch.

The 'Sun Street' London Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Poached egg and hollandaise tickled my fancy.

And it certainly gave the 'millennial' brunch go-to a five star makeover.

The muffin was bouncy, fluffy and expertly dressed with the salmon, avocado, sauce and egg.

On the topic of the poached egg, it was done to perfection with not an undercooked white or hard yolk in sight.

The portion felt plentiful despite their being more plate visible than food.

After washing down the poached egg ensemble with a sip of champagne or two, the waiter took our plates and asked if we would like some pancakes.

My stomach said no – but my heart urged me to say yes.

The double stacked pancakes served with kaya jam, fresh berries and Chantilly cream resembled more of a tiered sponge cake.

They were deliciously paired with the berries and had a fluffy texture, but I felt pleased to have split them down the middle as tackling them by myself felt impossible.

If pancakes could be luxury, then these were certainly a good attempt.

But to really understand the class of a place, you must visit the loos.

And they didn't disappoint.

The toilets felt just as lavish – that's how all good female loos should feel.

They continued to honour the Georgian roots of the hotel with modern features, like the galloping zebras on the cubicle walls.

Even the bog roll was decadent with its origami bow tie.

Despite the unassuming location – that being in Liverpool Street – the boutique hotel did not disappoint with their brunch.

It was the shame there was no live music like advertised as this could have created more of an atmosphere while brunching.

Saying that, the experience did feel "high-end" thanks to the luxury in the form of food, interior and service.

It's hard to argue otherwise when the loo roll even dresses up for the occasion.

To book brunch at Sun Street Hotel, you can find more information on their website, here.


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