The eastern outpost of Fitzrovia’s Lantana is roomier and serves an evening menu as well as the lunch and breakfast dishes Lantana is known for. The stack of corn fritters with crispy bacon, spinach and roast tomato, with avocado-chilli-lime salsa and crème fraiche, is a must-try in both locations. More sizeable mains such as a moreish Asian sticky chicken salad with nuoc cham dressing generally hit the spot too. Good, own-made cakes are baked daily, and often reflect the café’s Antipodean heritage – you might see friands arrayed on the counter.
Weekend brunch is popular, for the easy-going atmosphere as much as the near-perfect comfort food. Such dishes include delicious french toast (a dreamy toasted coconut version with ricotta, lime syrup and pistachio), inventive eggy combos, and specials such as grilled asparagus with black pudding, roast tomato, poached egg and hollandaise on sourdough. Add a generous bloody mary and you’re set up for the day.
Noise reverberates around the industrial space (all exposed pipework and bare walls), but, visually at least, Salvation Jane is softened by a charming collection of mid-century modern bits and pieces. Staff are kept busy, working both the room and the outdoor terrace, but efficiency can tail off at night.
'The new Australia of good coffee and Baz Luhrman rather than piss-poor lager and Paul Hogan' (Blake Pudding, The London Review of Breakfasts).
We change our Lantana blend coffee seasonally, and it's hand-roasted in London. For the menu we take our inspiration from the fusion casual dining of Australia and New Zealand. But flavour - incorporating seasonal produce - is our main priority.
We have a superb catering and canapé menu for office meetings or events and our sites are available for private hire evening events. Lantana Fitzrovia is perfect for intimate dinners and events for up to 30 people or drinks and canapés parties for up to 40. Lantana Shoreditch can seat 80 for dinner or parties for up to 150.