Timmy Green

Restaurants, Australian Victoria
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Timmy Green
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An Antipodean all-day diner in Victoria.

Victoria has long been in dire need of decent restaurants and Nova – a new foodie hub near the station – is answering its call. On an airy, imposing corner site within the development is Timmy Green, an all-day Australian-style diner. It looks snazzy, with art deco touches, overflowing plant pots and a cute baby grand in the corner. The food, too, is overwhelmingly decent. We stick to small plates for variation. A bucolic Daisy Garden salad of fresh crudités wodged into piles of sweet potato and avocado, on a bed of ‘edible soil’ (home-made dukkah, apparently) was fresh and crunchy, while halloumi fries were greaseless little batons, perfectly paired with a sharp pomegranate-flecked yogurt.

The smoked salmon pizza – really an artful bruschetta on brittle charcoal bread, strewn with yuzu cream, pickled turnip, avocado and fish – was a low (if I order pizza, I want pizza); diddy little grilled lamb cutlets, perfectly pink in the middle and the fat just crisping an exemplary high. A crisp pile of popcorn shrimp with rounds of jalapeño and a fiery pineapple salsa was nearly as good. Hell, even my Timmy’s Margerita, a soupy mix of avocado, almond milk and mescal, was highly palatable.

But, alas, the service. Despite booking for dinner, we were jammed on to a spindly bar table that only fitted half our plates at a time and we had to ask for menus at every stage of the meal. Staff are genial, but it’s a tad shambolic – though the unexpected soft-launch-style discount on the bill showed good intentions. On our visit it was irritating; for a date or a formal dinner it would be embarrassing. It’s barely been open a month, but with the competition across Nova, it will have to get slick quick.

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Timmy Green says
Named after our founder Prue Freeman's late brother, a true Australian cowboy whose life was devoted to the land and whose legacy inspires much of the menu, Timmy Green focuses on prime grass-fed meats and childhood inspired small plates, in addition to our current Aussie brunch.
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By: Tom Howells

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Venue name: Timmy Green
Address: 11 Sir Simon Milton Sq
London
SW1E 5DJ
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 9am-6pm
Transport: Tube: Victoria
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £100.
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Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

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tastemaker

Joy of joys! You can now book brunch here at the weekend! I love the smashed avocado on charcoal bread.  Plus the fritters are also amazing.  Just make sure you get some eggs on them as they are slightly dry without.  I love how bright this venue is as well, it's guaranteed to make your insta pic look fab :)

Tastemaker

My friends and I ate here for dinner Friday night and I was quite pleased. For starters, there was a musician playing great music covers with his guitar which really set the atmosphere nicely. Also, the bartender was friendly whilst we waited for our friends to arrive. The gin cocktail was delicious and the cider on tap was lovely. For food, I can highly recommend the bhel puri, the halloumi fries and the fire roasted asparagus. Good-sized portions for tapas plates and bold, delicious flavours in each and especially with the creamy pomegranate yogurt with the fries. The kale accompanying the asparagus was perfectly crispy as well. At this rate, I can't wait to return for brunch!

tastemaker

Firstly, what a beautiful spot! Just a few minutes’ walk from Victoria Station, Timmy Green is still in central London but well away from the hustle and bustle that usually accompanies it. Timmy Green is an Australian influenced space in which they stay true to in every way - The interior is spacious, the exterior is welcoming and the food, with a few lamingtons on the counter and menu items like 'The Bondi,' you'd be forgiven if you thought you were in Sydney (just don't look outside to the weather!). 

My friend and I were there for a hit of Australia and the bottomless brunch – I had the avocado on charcoal bread with poached eggs and my friend had scrambled eggs on toast with a side of bacon. Both dishes were delicious however, I have to admit that I was a little jealous of hers! Purely from the serving size! For second course we both had the ‘famous banana bread sandwich’ and honestly, it was some of the best banana bread I’ve had in a while. So, to the bottomless brunch… this essentially involves a pitcher of orange juice and a bottle of prosecco (which is closely monitored for refills) a style which I haven’t seen before… interesting if not a little dangerous! 

A pleasant surprise was the live acoustic music which, at the start of bottomless brunch, we thought was quite interesting and that interest level only increased as the bottomless brunch progressed! Overall, Timmy Green was a wonderful place and somewhere I’ll definitely be going back to.  

tastemaker

“You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.” Well, Drake was right.


I may not be feeling 22 but I was certainly feeling that food and alcohol from the bottomless brunch at Timmy Green yesterday! How else would I celebrate my birthday? Surrounded by good food, endless amounts of alcohol, and my best friend.


We planned to have brunch at 11am, as the bottomless alcohol lasts 2 hours. Upon arriving, I was greeted by a lovely hostess and waitress, who showed me to my table but not before wishing me a happy birthday, which I thought was very sweet. I had left a note when making a booking online that it was a birthday and graduation celebration and it was nice to know that she had noted that.


I really liked the atmosphere of this café because it was very bright! All the walls were ceiling to floor glass panels and even though it was a grey and cloudy day, the café was very well lit. I did find that the tables were placed rather close to each other, making it hard to walk in and out of our seats when we needed to use the bathroom. However, that didn’t affect our meal and strangely, it wasn’t very loud either.


We obviously both went for the Bottomless Brunch option, which includes the following:


  1. ‘Something Light’ – The first course of the bottomless brunch is a sweet dish. Of the two options, we both went for the Banana Bread. I’d already tried the other option (granola with yogurt) when I visited their original café behind Marble Arch over a year ago so I wanted to have something new. I’m a huge fan of banana bread and although I’m an avid baker, I have not mastered the skill of baking this! Timmy Green’s version was great – it was moist on the inside, had lovely grill marks on the outside, and was toasted well. It came topped with some vanilla mascarpone cream, fresh berries, flaked almonds, and drizzled with honey. Everything mixed well and it actually wasn’t very sweet in taste! I came to the café hungry so I could eat more and didn’t feel super full after this first course, which was comforting.
  2. ‘Set For The Day’ – For the second course of the bottomless brunch, I went for something savoury to counter the sweetness I had begun with. They had some pretty standard and traditional brunch dishes but I decided to go for something I have recently noticed that I quite enjoy, the Broccoli & Corn Fritters. I’ve noticed that most Australian-themed cafés have this dish and I’ve come to really enjoy it! A serving came with two large fritters topped with half an avocado, a poached egg, and some homemade chili pesto on the side. The fritters themselves were really good because I could see the corn and broccoli in it and the poached egg was cooked perfectly – a runny yolk and firm egg white to hold it in. I liked the chili pesto too as that added a kick to the fritters, which were yummy on their own but bland after a while.

For the drinks part of this brunch, we started off with a glass of Prosecco each. I liked that we were able to switch between that and having a Mimosa, so we could try them both and to add a little variety to our meal. In the end, we each had three glasses, which I’d say is pretty solid for 2 hours. I think once you’ve had two glasses, it already makes the bottomless brunch option worthwhile! 


In terms of the service, I really liked our waitress who handled seating us and our payments at the end. She was sweet and accommodating. Our waiter was equally nice, and made sure we were always topped up with a new drink and showed initiative in serving our dishes in the order we wanted – sweet then savoury. It didn’t take long for our food to arrive after we ordered and it all came out hot and fresh.


I’d definitely recommend trying the Bottomless Brunch option at Timmy Green and their original branch, Daisy Green, which is just behind Marble Arch. It’s worth the money and the possible hangover you may get from the drinks!

Tastemaker

Perfectly looking crafted coffee. I ventured out for breakfast, after a few bites I could no longer take the tomato goodness that engulfed the flavour. The charcoal bread was a nono from me and you're better off swapping for the gluten free option!  

tastemaker

Love this place! Fantastic menu with old favourites with exciting twists like charcoal bread. All our food was great and the interior is very well done. Will definitely be back!!


The Fancy bacon roll is amazing! It's like the Dishoom bacon roll on steroids (i.e. with fried onions and hollandaise sauce). The shakshuka wasn't as tasty as I was hoping, but it comes with charcoal bread which is delicious! Spacious setting, lovely staff, all round a great brunch spot. I'll be back to Timmy Greens! 


Very modern, trendy and spacious restaurant were you can just crab a coffee with ( a delicious Brownie) or go for dinner. It fits perfectly in the area and is just a few yards away from Buckingham Palace. The staff is extremely friendly. Although this time I was just there for a Cappuccino and a bite definitely coming back for dinner. 

Tastemaker

A spacious, bright room with high ceilings and a piano awaits you when you walk into this Daisy Green group branch in Victoria. You can find the usual suspects: the charcoal bread and the famous banana bread and their colourful smoothies here. Being here feels like being back in Australia with the colourful plates and foods inspired by the Australian coasts. Victoria area is changing rapidly these days and the Nova building which the Timmy Green is in is changing the face of Victoria area in a great way, the way it deserved.

tastemaker

Focusing on Australian cafes, this is the first venue to serve dinner. Recently opened, and with its glass floor to ceiling walls, it certainly draws attention in the evenings with all the lighting. It has a good ambience with good music at the right level. Plenty of choice for beverages and selections on the food menu. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare. I was looking forward to the duck fat fries and I didn't think it was possible, but they were too hard and crunchy. Maybe if they were a thicker cut, it would have been more enjoyable, but that's just my preference. We ordered sticky toffee for dessert, but they gave us the brownie sandwich (which I didn't actually realise until a few spoonfuls in). I pointed this out to the waitress who apologised and graciously let us keep the brownie, without charge, and ordered the sticky toffee for us. To be honest, the brownie was actually much nicer than the sticky toffee as the sponge was not soaked in the syrup so it was dry in the middle (maybe staff were telling us something when they gave us the wrong order).

Wheelchair access - it has a step free entrance and tables at the right level, although the position of the table could have been a bit better, especially when I told them in advance there would be two of us in wheelchairs. They also have a toilet on the ground floor, but there was a bit of a problem with fully opening the door as it seemed to get caught on the uneven flooring. Staff had to really give it their all to open the door for me to get in. Then another issue was that there was no lock. Staff assured me no one would come in, but I was dubious.

Overall it was a good experience and staff were very friendly and helpful. I gave feedback to our waitress who welcomed and took it constructively. Another staff however, kept rushing us as there was another booking. This I can understand, but she should have given us more than 5 minutes notice. Even though there were a few hiccups, it hasn't discouraged me to go again. They're known for their brunches, so I will be returning in the future to give it a try, especially since our lovely waitress gave us vouchers to use too.