Electric House is located upstairs from the Electric Brasserie, it’s a private memembers club with two floors with areas for eating, drinking, working and chillaxing. Very intime atmosphere during nightime, delicious signature drinks are served at their Club Bar…I was totally sold on their painkiller ;-)
I loved their style of interior and decoration. Beautiful velvet banquettes, industrial tables with rivets, beautiful paintings and framed photographies hanging on the walls was some of the things that caught my attention.
Unfortunately I was no allowed to take any photos inside since it was strictly forbidden and I do understand that since celebs such as Jude Law is one of their regulars…
Electric House – 191 Portobello Road, London
Say hello to my sweet buddies, from left cherry blossom flower, strawberry and orange blossom flower. It was one of the highlights during my weekend in London, to endulge myself with some delicious macarons from Ladurée. What I had missed the sweet taste of them….
Tom Jones was up on the walls on some of the buildings in Notting Hill when I was in London not long ago. This time the reason was publicity for his latest album and not his love-affairs…
Et voilà, one of my favourite places in London, Electric Brasserie! During my long weekend in London I went there everyday for their delicious breakfast (their crumpets are one of my favourites and so are their ricotta pancakes). I guess Christophe was my favourite waiter since he called me “Mademoiselle” from the very first moment, that sure put a smile on my face…and even though the place was pretty crowded and busy the service was excellent.
Next time I go there I hope I will have the time to catch a movie at Electric Cinema that is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country (1910). It must be an experience in itself with original interior, luxurious leather seating, footstools, tables and a fully-licensed bar serving food and drink.
Electric Brasserie – 191 Portobello Road, London
During my weekend in London I metup a friend and daughter for lunch at Momo café. Momo café is well hidden and a bit hard to find situated on a sidestreet to Regent Street between the tube stations Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street…but when you finally find it you will enjoy the relaxed atmospehere and the Marrakesh-souk-meets-Parisian-troquet styled environment. We had some Moroccan food and finished it with a cup of mint tea with orange blossom flower essence – which was a pure delight. Time passed by very fast but I had a great time and I completely adored the charming British accent that the daughter of my friend had. After lunch we passed by the department store Anthropologie, where I went back to later and snapped numbers of photos that I will share with you later…
Momo café - 25 Heddon Street, London (closest tube: Picadelly Circus and Oxford Street)
During my weekend in London I used to go to Electric Brasserie for breakfast. It is the place where I had my very first crumpets ever (read more here) and when I was taking these photos I had delicious ricotta pancakes served with lemon curd and maple syrup….lovely, lovely!
Seated in the main dining room on a maroon leather banquette..surrounded by mirrors along the walls and with the company of a beautiful big crystal chandelier, hanging from the ceiling above me and the busy and buzzy atmosphere around me I had a delightful moment endulging myself with an utterly delicious breakfast. I’m already looking forward some more trips to London and I can’t wait to try out the rest of Electric Brasserie’s Breakfast Menu….
Electric Brasserie – 191 Portobello Road, London
Freshly picked strawberries, blueberries…lots of veggies such as asparagus from Italy as you can see in my photo above…coconuts, cupcakes, pies, different kind of bread…you name it…there was nothing missing in the Fruits, Veggies and food section in the Portobello Market ;-)
Here is the main reason why I chose to live in Notting Hill during my weekend in London in May – The Portobello Road Market!
The Portobello Road was only a 5 minutes walk from where I was living and it starts at Golborne Road and ends at Westbourne Grove, 940 m long…and the market is filled up with EVERYTHING you can imagine…
The Portobello Road Market in London is claimed to be the World’s Largest Antiques Market.…but so is the fleamarket (Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt ) in Paris and even though I’ve been to both of them I can’t say which one is bigger but I love both of them :-)
The market is open every Saturday and that is also the day when it’s supercrowded..as you can see in my photos. The shops are open everyday.
The Portobello Road Market is divided into following sectors: New Goods, Golborne Market, Flea Market, New Goods, Fruit & Veg, New Goods and Antiques. And there is a sign in each sector telling you where you are ;-)
Here is a link to a great site about the Portobello Road Market where you can find more information about the market, the antiques dealers and the shops – Portobello Antiques Dealers Association.
When I was visiting the Portobello Market in London I passed by some Italians who were busy making bruschettas. The line was long and I understood there must be something special about those bruschettas so I joined the line. Imagine toasted ciabatta, the best olive oil from Italy, topped with chopped ripe tomatoes, some garlic and rocket salad...pure love served in Portobello Market!
I left the crowd with my two bruschettas standing in the corner of a junction to Portobello Road having an unforgettable Solli-moment and I guess other people saw how I was caught up in the moment because they snapped some photos of me while I was standing indulging myself with the most delicious bruschetta….
Too hot? Well, cooling down with a freshly mixed fruitsmoothie containing sweet watermelon, strawberries, pineapple, mango and blackberries (no milk and yoghurt) is a VERY good idea if you are at the Portobello Market in London. A guy there had prepared lovely fresh fruit salads in big plastic cups and next to it he was mixing fruit smoothies…