I honestly can’t think of anything worse than going out on a Sunday morning and eating a greasy breakfast with stale bread and concentrated juices. Thankfully I don’t have to because I live in Pimlico so I have Pimlico Fresh on my doorstep, arguably one of the best brunch spots in London.
I was very reluctant to write this post, the selfish side of me wants to keep this gem all to myself but alas i’m sharing it with the world. It’s situated on Wilton road which is 5 minutes from Victoria station and 5 minutes from Pimlico station. It’s very accessible and does get busy from around 10am, my advice is to get there for 9am.
When you walk in you’ll be bombarded by a plethora of colours from their freshly squeezed juices. They stock everything from simple orange and apple juice to super juices with kiwi mango and avocado in them. The range is great and you get a very decent serving size.
The chalk board on the wall to your right has the menu written on it. You have a selection of porridge options with various toppings, things on toast, not your typical toast mind, real toast (you’ll understand when you see my picture) Then a selection of egg and french toast options. I wouldn’t describe the options as broad but the team are very accepting to catering to all needs, gluten free and lactose free included!
For my mains I went with the avocado, salsa and bacon and toast. You can see the picture below but I just want to explain the experience so that it’s done justice. The bread was a thick farmhouse loaf that smelt as if it had been freshly baked and then toasted. It had a thin crunchy crust which was met by a squidgy, moist centre. Taking my knife I sliced a down through the bacon, avocado and into the bread, I then garnished with some relish and engulfed the entire bite into my mouth. The saltiness of the bacon balanced the tangy nature of the salsa. The avocado and bread then provided the substance and moistness to culminate into a heavenly experience.
To drink I had the freshly squeezed orange juice which was tangy and exceptionally refreshing.
Emily opted for the cream cheese and salmon on gluten free toast of course. For those of you who know a thing or two about gluten free options you’ll know that gluten free bread is thin and just in comparable to traditional bread however Emily assures me that the taste and experience was still great. There was a very generous amount of salmon and the cream cheese was fresh and well spread.
If you’re someone who enjoys attention to detail in regards to how a dish is presented and how the quantity of different ingredients affects the taste you’ll approve. Too often i’ve been out for breakfast and been given a sliver of smoked salmon that added nothing to the dish. It’s worth mentioning on the value front, Pimlico Fresh is very reasonably priced for what you get.
If you take my seat i’ll not be pleased!Pimlico Fresh 86-87 Wilton Rd,
SW1V 1DN 020 7932 0030