Belsize Kitchen

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Belsize Kitchen

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The Belsize Kitchen is independently run and owned by a New Zealand born chef, Adrian Stoddard. Originally from Auckland he has been working and living in the UK since 2005.

His work experience starts in New Zealand, working with a French Head chef for 4 1/2 years in a bistro restaurant, which involved classic French cuisine, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and pizza, another year was spent running a small kitchen for a newly opened cafe in Auckland.

The UK is where he really learnt his trade, working in a five star hotel resort in Cornwall, The Absolute Ice Bar in Heddon Street and most recently as Head Chef of The Lord Stanley pub in Camden.

Adrian also has a Diploma in Hospitality Management and personally a passion for using fresh seasonal ingredients to make simply, well cooked food without too much fuss.

Opening his own place has always been a dream of his, so he can share his food and passion with the public and use his creativity to inspire great menus.


Venue name: Belsize Kitchen
Address: 68 Belsize Kitchen
Price: £25 and under
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 4 star:1
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  • 2 star:0
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Despite having to shoot straight off to a rugby game afterwards, I took the gamble of wolfing down some French toast at the Belsize Kitchen last Saturday. Turns out it was worth it - thick eggy slices of bread smothered in syrup. The americano I had alongside it was also very good coffee. 

One of my party ordered the scrambled eggs with chorizo - this looked pretty choice - but in hindsight I think I did make the right decision not to go for this or any other of the meaty dishes; not the kind of things I wanted to be belching up while running around :-/ The same diner was distraught to find that - hold your breath rye bread lovers - her preferred rye bread had been discontinued :-O and had to mkae do with their sourdough bread, which, to me, looked like a fair consilation.

All in all, a really good weekend brunch, chilled out and good quality. The staff could have been a little friendlier, but it still edges 5 stars!!


I got the quinoa salad with sprouts, chicory, apple, sunflower seeds and pomegranate arils and the roasted aubergine, baby spinach, tahini yogurt and pomegranate. The presentation was lovely and portions huge for "smalls." Leftovers for days!

Both had fantastic flavours: the quinoa, chicory and apple in particular blended so well and the aubergine and tahini was amazing together. Great texture on the aubergine with no skimps on the tahini. 

I also got a decent green smoothie. 
I would gladly return here. Good prices and lots of veg and breakfast menu options.
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Lovely brunches - great freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee, and their Bacon Benedict is sublime. The space is very confined though and quite often you end up sitting next to very noisy family or couple which kind of spoils the idea of relaxing morning.

Shirtly, an excellent place to relax and touch the heaven of a huge variety of delicious food.

The food in this excellent little place has that elusive quality which reminds you of creative home cooking: nourishing, and more-ish. I had a sirloin steak with pepper sauce, french fries, and a side-order of broccoli: it comes with aioli and salad, and I must say I thought it was absurdly underpriced. Excellent desserts include Eton Mess, and a yummy Pavlova.