Daylesford Organic

Restaurants , Contemporary European Belgravia
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Daylesford Organic
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Daylesford Organic

Everyone shopping at this pristine white marble food hall is likely to be thinner, blonder and richer than you, but pootle about the shelves long enough and you too could take on that serene glow. Daylesford confidently sets its own rules regarding healthfulness, so while you’ll find macca powder on the shelves, there are also fat sausages and salamis, cakes and rustic breads. A typical summer veg display includes white and green asparagus, knobbly green tomatoes and bunches of beetroot. Much is from Daylesford’s own organic estates (cheddar, soups, meat, quail eggs) but then, a lot is not, like the unusual varieties of rice, posh French and Italian cheeses and pasta and matching sauces. Offerings from the café kitchen are varied and modish. There is also a concession in Selfridges.

Branch: 208-212 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH (7313 8050)

Venue name: Daylesford Organic
Address: 44B Pimlico Road
Opening hours: Open 8am-8pm Mon-Sat; 10am-4pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Sloane Square tube
Price: Main courses £8-£14
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I ordered the house made granola, which can be served with either almond milk or natural yogurt. I opted for the latter, because I like the combination of crunchy granola with a creamy yogurt. However, I always ask for them to be served separately to avoid the granola from getting soggy throughout my meal. 

I was rather disappointed with their granola. It didn’t have very much of a flavour other than when I bit into the chopped dates or mulberries. I did like that it wasn’t too sweet, as that can often be quite sickly. It was a rather simple mix of granola with the dates, coconut flakes and mulberries. However I thought that the addition of mulberries was quite interesting and unique, that’s not something I would have thought to include in a granola mix and it had a nice, chewy texture – much like a raisin! As for the yogurt, I was also disappointed because it was normal yogurt and not Greek yogurt, and I definitely prefer the latter. As a result, I didn't get to enjoy the mix of textures between a creamy yogurt and crunchy granola. 

I did like their espresso though. It wasn’t sour in taste and I could taste the bitterness, as I drink mine without any sugar or milk. 

I’d say that I was most impressed with the atmosphere of the café. Again, I really enjoyed the concept of having the market and café together and seeing the merchandise around the café really gives the place a natural decor. I liked the use of wood furniture to give it a sort of ‘organic’ look, which pairs well with the image the company is trying to project.

Sam B

Smart decor, with well presented and polite servers. Unfortunately, on our visit on Bank Holiday Monday, they really let us down. 

Our table of 4 was first given the menus, which we ordered from. 10mins after our order went to the kitchen, we were then told that we'd ordered from the wrong menu. and could we please re-choose from the special Bank Holiday selection. Having changed our order, we then waited 25mins for the one dish to arrive. And then we waited.... and waited.... and waited... a full 15mins more for the remaining order to arrive. This left one friend first eating on their own and then watching the rest of us munch with her empty plate sat in front of her. Not very nice, all round. They also managed to miss two items off of the all-day breakfast, and get 2 of the 4 drinks wrong. It wasn't even full or very busy in there, so there were no excuses. 

Food was lovely (apart from the confusion, missing items and delays) but the service really let them down. 

Staff WriterStaff Comp

I do love Daylesford and the flagship in the Cotswolds (which I visit often) is still the best but it's always lovely to have a touch of the country in London. I popped in here for a coffee, juice and breakfast recently. A lot less chaotic than Westbourne grove and a lovely light and airy spot for a relaxed breakfast or lunch.