Monday, 23 January 2017

Brunch at Aubaine, Selfridges









Getting the girls together for Sunday brunch has quickly become one of my favourite weekend pastimes (we're on a mission to brunch our way around London), and this weekends location was just too good to keep to myself. 

Aubaine is nestled in the heart of central London, on the second floor of Selfridges, but you could easily forget that you're in the middle of a busy department store and imagine you were somewhere in France. Aubaine describes itself as a true blend of cosmopolitan style and french cuisine, combining the elegance of a Parisian salon with the relaxed ambience of a provençal bistro - perfect for my Parisian withdrawal symptoms (the desire to go back is strong.). Aubaine prides itself on it's sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, and that's exactly what we were treated to. I often find that restaurants who claim to be 'sophisticated' can be a little stuffy, but right from entering the restaurant, we were able to relax and have a laugh together without feeling self conscious or out of place. 

The décor was what really sold me on Aubaine. The urban yet rustic interiors transported me back to the Parisian cafés that I loved so much last year, and the floral ceiling was to die for. Seriously, this place is the stuff of Instagram dreams. 

If the décor wasn't enough for you, then the food certainly will be. Unfortunately, Aubaine don't have a brunch menu on a Sunday, as the restaurant doesn't open until 11.30am, however their standard menu is just as good. As it was almost lunch time by the time we made it to the restaurant, I opted for the salade de chèvre chaud - warm goats cheese on cereal toast, frisée salad, apple grapes & walnuts - and I can honestly say, it was one of the best salads I've ever tasted. Aubaine's philosophy is 'simplicité chest beauté', and that's exactly how I'd describe our experience. 

If you're looking for somewhere relaxed (and Pinterest-worthy), with amazing food, then I'd definitely recommend  Aubaine. They have restaurants across London, but if you're in it for the floral décor then Selfridges is the one for you!


xo Becky 

2 comments :

  1. wow this place looks beautiful! worth a visit just for the photos haha

    www.georginadoes.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's stunning in real life too! The photos were the reason we originally visited, but whilst we were there we were blown away by the food too - definitely one to add to your 'to do' list! xx

      Delete