raoul's

Another Sunday, another brunch date. - this time it was a double one, with our lovely friends C & J.

We decided to try somewhere new to us - Raoul's.

It's a stylish, popular little place, with a deli next door full of more gourmet goods, and the restaurant itself was pretty busy given that it was a Sunday.

The menu is extensive, and covers a lot of different dishes from the more traditional brunch options to other, more unique ideas. It was quite hard to choose since everything sounded so good!

In the end, I went for the toasted crumpets with poached eggs, sweetcorn and chorizo, which sounded like just the thing for a savoury breakfast lover like me.

Seriously delicious. Their eggs are especially fresh and had bright orange yolks, which is always a good sign. The others enjoyed their dishes as well, I caught a sneaky shot of C's eggs benedict -

J, the bottomless pit who enviably eats a ton and can't gain any weight, decided to go for french toast after his eggs royale. We all laughed at him, but when it came, we were basically fighting over it and trying to steal bites…

So E ordered his own, and C and I ordered one to share. How could we resist?

It was definitely worth every bite - it was flavoured with a  bit of orange with was lovely, and smothered in maple syrup it was the perfect weekend treat.

We always love hanging out with these two, the food was great but the company even better. And that's saying something, because that french toast was delectable.

They have branches in Hammersmith, Notting Hill and Maida Vale - trust me and go, it's a good one.