Refresh and refuel at London’s Chic Drunch cafe for a light lunch

Watermelon & Fresh Basil Juice

Watermelon & Fresh Basil Juice

Lazy hazy sunny days in London are always the best when you can leisurely saunter in and out of the shops and head to a favourite place for lunch. Oxford Street and Bond Street, have lots of little streets off them and it’s here that some of the best places exist for a fab little lunch post shopping or afternoon pick-me-up.

Last weekend found me wondering around Regent Street for a street food festival on Sunday, with Regent Street closed off to traffic, a lovely reprieve to the usual hecticness. I also discovered the streets just behind Marble Arch and the Edgeware Rd recently, which have some lovely restaurants and café close by.

Wondering around London, in the sun is such a pleasure and there are always lots of new places to stumble upon and little gems to get carried away in. Drunch, is a great little find, an oasis in the shopping mecca of the West End. It is ideally located between Oxford Street and Bond Street on the corner of Woodstock Street, with a very quintessential London fashion feel to it. Even though it is just off Oxford Street, I hadn’t discovered it previously, even as a quick shortcut.

Drunch Cafe

Drunch Cafe

The cafe is surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings and opposite Bonhams auction house, which adds an air of sophistication. Everything is freshly-prepared at Drunch with a delicious take on healthy dishes and lots of smoothie and juice options, just perfect for summer eating.

It was quite hot when we arrived, so we decided to sit outside under the awning, on stylish cream cushions and black rattan furniture, which was really very comfortable.. I could have sat there all afternoon.

They have a wide range of constructed teas and fresh coffees, but as it was hot I decided on a delicious watermelon and mint freshly squeezed juice. I’ve been overindulging recently so thought the sound of a Superfood salad with avocado and pumpkin seeds after my baked camembert in Brixton market the previous evening might make me feel slightly less guilty.

Avocado, quinoa & pumpkin seed salad

Avocado, quinoa & pumpkin seed salad

Grilled Halloumi & Heirloom tomatoes

Grilled Halloumi & Heirloom tomatoes

My companion was even more virtuous than I was and had grilled halloumi with cherry tomatoes, everything was served on differently shaped black pottery style plates and dishes, which gave it a modern contemporary feel to the dishes.

We were slightly less healthy when it came to dessert however, and it was a much as I could do not to order an “RIP DIET” Cheesecake .. but I just couldn’t do it to myself and shared a rather less indulgent but yummy almond cake with espresso.

Too tempting..Almond cake

Too tempting..Almond cake

Drunch is a great little pitstop in the heart of Oxford Street, with a cool London fashion feel to it. It’s able to offer good quality ingredients for lunch or a lovely alternative option for a lavish afternoon tea that won’t break the bank.

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