Hattie Lloyd 10/01/24


Pancake towers. Live music. Unlimited cocktails. This Eve is tempting you with a lot more than an apple…

It’s a gorgeously stylish restaurant tucked below the Ember Locke hotel in Kensington, which aside from offering a beautiful bar, space for coworking and an all-day menu, now boasts one of London’s best bottomless brunches, accompanied by a live soundtrack of Motown and soul.

eve kensington

It’s all sprawled across the ground floor of the hotel’s revamped Edwardian mansion block. And like the rooms upstairs, the décor is a striking maximalist blend of curving velvet banquettes, chequered tiling, fringed lampshades and a small jungle’s worth of plants dotted about.

The food, meanwhile, comes with great pedigree: executive chef Talia Prince cut her teeth at fine dining institutions Le Gavroche and The Fat Duck, before striking out on her own with a residency at Soho House White City. Now she’s got the reins on a fully fledged restaurant, where she draws on the cuisine of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean for inspiration.

eve brunch

Rebecca Hope Photography

Ordinarily that encompasses dishes like ras el hanout lamb with baba ganoush & salted labneh, hearty fattoush salads, and zhoug-spiced stonebass with smoked tomato chickpeas. But for the new brunch menu, she’s really pushing the boat out.

You’ll start with freshly baked allspice tulumba pastries and a honeyed bowl of granola topped with tea-soaked fruits and date molasses. For mains, there’s a fried chicken burger with zhoug mayo; shakshuka served with za’atar flatbread, and eggs benedict topping a savoury take on kunefe (a Turkish spun pastry layered with cheese).

eve brunch

Rebecca Hope Photography

And for the grand finale? This towering stack of cardamom pancakes will be ceremoniously brought to your table, with a jug of hot chocolate sauce to pour liberally over this edible game of jenga. Of course, that might prove more challenging than it looks after you’ve been sampling the trio of bottomless cocktails (mimosas, bellinis and BMs) that you can tack on for £20.

Sounds like paradise.


PREVIOUS PERK: Nudge Members +1 received 50% off the food bill for bottomless brunch at EVE from 13th January – 24th February.  

NOTE: EVE’s cafe & bar is open daily, and the restaurant is open Wed-Sun. You can find out more, and make a regular booking, HERE.

EVE | Ember Locke, 202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW

Making a day of it? Here are the best things to do in Kensington


Ember Locke, 202-220 Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW5 0SW

0784 202 8844

8.0 | Great