Don't be disappointed if you can't see a free table in the tiny ground-floor space of this long-serving venue for breakfast, brunch and lunch: there's more space downstairs. Chef-patron Sara Adams places the highest importance on careful cooking of good-quality ingredients, British and local whenever possible. On one visit she came out of the kitchen in her whites to clarify exactly the degree of doneness required for an order of rare burger, which came with coleslaw, barbecue sauce and fries.
Brunch offerings really do offer the best of both breakfast and lunch, with egg dishes for late risers and enticing sandwiches and heartier stuff for those needing their second meal of the day. You might spot both pâté and rillettes on the menu at the same time, always a good sign. On the lunch menu you'll find imaginatively presented fish, meat and vegetarian dishes alongside 'KSK favourites': club sandwiches, and that precisely timed burger. Attractive salads also feature. And at every stage there are cakes galore to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.