NAC (North Audley Cantine)

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NAC (North Audley Cantine)
Venue name: NAC (North Audley Cantine)
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Address: 41 North Audley Street
London
W1K 6ZP
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I don't often feel disappointed with eggs and avocado, but found it quite bland here.  There wasn't really any seasoning and the avocado wasn't ripe enough.  Such a shame as I had high expectations.  Others seem to rave about other options here, but my advice is to avoid the smashed avo and the eggs benedict. You can get better elsewhere!

tastemaker

My aunt and I visited NAC last weekend for a Saturday brunch and we were both really impressed!


For starters, I liked that the menu was not too extensive, as it made it easy to make a choice. I was in the mood for something savoury so I went for a classic brunch dish, the Avocado Toast. This came beautifully presented with two slices of bread topped with smashed avocado as well as sliced avocado and two poached eggs delicately placed on top. It was sprinkled with some red chili flakes, thinly sliced radishes, and coriander leaves.


This was absolutely delicious! I thought everything was done really well from the presentation to the flavours and colours of this dish. The avocado was perfectly ripe and had a soft and creamy texture, which contrasted well against the crunchy slices of radishes and the single slice of beetroot. The coriander added some freshness that really lifted the ripeness of the avocado while the chili flakes gave it all a bit of a kick! The poached eggs were cooked well with a rich orange yolk oozing out as I broke into them.


To go with this amazing main, I ordered the Ice Coconut Latte. Our waiter was great at recommending it, letting us know that it was sweet but from the natural sweetness of the coconut milk used. It was my first time trying coffee with coconut milk and I really enjoyed it! Being lactose intolerant and soy intolerant, it is quite a struggle to enjoy coffee with milk when I go out because not all places supply almond or other alternative milks. It was sweet but not overly and I liked that it still had a creaminess to it. I could still taste the bitterness of the coffee, which is what I like in my coffee.


I thought the service was good. We were greeted by a friendly host and shown to our table immediately. We were lucky to have gotten a table by the window at the front of the restaurant, as it was a gorgeous and sunny day! As mentioned before, our waiter was knowledgeable with the menu items and made a recommendation that my aunt and I ended up getting and loving. He was equally friendly and nice to chat to. As for our food, it came out within 10 minutes of us ordering, despite the restaurant looking rather busy so this was quite impressive for a weekend brunch service. 


The atmosphere was good too, with the music playing at a good volume and the general buzz of the restaurant going well. It got louder as brunch proceeded but as we were sat away from the main restaurant section, it was still alright to engage in conversation without raising our voices across the table.


All in all, it was a great experience and I will most certainly be coming back! I'd definitely recommend coming here for breakfast or brunch at some point.

tastemaker

Their star dish some argue is their truffle burger, but it is only delicious if its medium cooked for some reason. I like the vibe, it is classy but laid back at the same time. Stay away from their coffee- their desserts could be much better! 

Tastemaker

I, surprisingly, really liked this cafe on North Audley street on my both visits for breakfast and lunch. The mediterranean breakfast is a great alternative to the usual items on the breakfast menus and their French Toast is delicious. Nicely decorated, a little noisy at busy times, it is a good break from the shopping crowds of Oxford Street. 


Nice deco. Boring food. Mean waiter. All in all overpriced for the overall experience


new spot on north audley, great deco and food, fun small plates to share. recommended for after work drinks or weekend dinner.


went to this new restaurant on a friend's recommendation. it did not disappoint! great food (try the oeuf parfait!) and cool cocktail bar downstairs