Sunday, 19 January 2014
(Restaurant) Review - Peggy Porschen, Belgravia
Restaurant name: Peggy Porschen Parlour
Location: Ebury Street, Belgravia, London
Description: A sugar-sweet pink tea and cupcake shop serving cakes from Peggy Porschen's bakery. The outside is painted pink and the window displays are beautiful. There are only a handful of tables inside and a few outside as well, so it's worth remembering this is not a big place. The chairs are upright metal so not quite the same as settling down on a plush sofa for afternoon tea - this is not the sort of place you'd sit for hours, more pop in for a piece of cake and a cup of tea. While Belgravia is a fairly posh bit of London but this is only a few minutes walk from Victoria station which is convenient.
Reason for visit: I went to a Christmas market in Elizabeth Street just around the corner in December, with my friend and her five-year-old daughter. She was very keen to go here because it was so pretty and pink and to be honest I felt the same!
We had: Tea and cake. The parlour has a menu of different tea varieties but I'm not sure which one I had, as my friend ordered. I had a black forest cupcake, which was delicious, and her daughter had a lemon and raspberry cupcake, and a pink lemonade.
The atmosphere/service was: It's self service; you order at a counter and carry your tea and cake over to a table. We were lucky to get a table because it's a small place and was so busy due to the Christmas market; the seating wasn't the most comfortable so didn't make me want to linger, but everything else about the parlour did. There are display copies of Peggy's recipe books on shelves along the wall so you can flick through while you are waiting, and you can also buy some cake decorating equipment while you are there.
Would I recommend it? Yes, this is a lovely little place and the cakes are amazing.