On Valentine’s Day, after visiting the Hotel Chocolat in Kensington and having a hot chocolate (okay, Jill had a coffee & chocolate drink), we were looking for some place to have lunch. So, I had seen this place on one of my previous trips to the Science Museum, and we decided to stop at Le Pain Quotidien in South Kensington (tel – 020 7486 6154).
At heart, it is a bakery. Their bread is a highlight of the meal … a basket is £5.20. It comes with a range of spreads (both fruit and chocolate) and organic butter! The basket and a bowl of porridge (£3.20) makes a great meal! It was an ideal location for a Valentine’s brunch … and I would recommend it for anyone in the area looking for a place to dine. If I am looking for a place to have a meal the next time that I am back at the Science Museum, I will stop in here.
They are located at 15-17 Exhibition Road in SW7 2HE (corner of Thurloe Place). It is just a short walk from the South Kensington Tube stop and only a block or two from the V&A.
(We also got the great pink, heart-shaped meringues that we had on the train back from London on Valentine’s here.)