Percy & Founders
Fitzrovia is an interesting area of London – I can’t quite put my finger on its character. When I was younger I thought “Fitzrovia” was a fictional area of London used in novels and films, because I didn’t think somewhere with such an odd name could exist in the capital. But, lo and behold, it does, and it’s home to some fantastic quirky bars and restaurants.
Percy & Founders is tucked away on Pearson Square. It’s a large, high-ceilinged room with floor-to-ceiling windows. I felt like I was walking into a hotel lobby as I approached the host’s desk. To your left is a swish, bright and airy bar, and in front of you and to the right is the restaurant with another bar area in the middle, all doused in muted tones of gold, teal and taupe with interesting, off-piste art scattered over the walls.
Baked eggs with chorizo, avocado and tomato salsa
Long on my brunch lust list, I was joined by five friends on this terrible, wet June morning to sample the menu. Between us, we covered most of it. I went for the baked eggs with chorizo, avocado and tomato salsa which were the best baked eggs I’ve had. A friend had the variant with feta, spinach, tomato and herbs and was equally impressed. Note that this doesn’t come with toast on the side, but does have toasty croutons… I ordered extra toast anyway!
The Full English
We also had the avocado and poached eggs on toast (with a side of sausage!) and a couple of Full English breakfasts, which also looked a great choice with no skimping on the tomatoes or mushrooms. For a sophisticated Sunday morning complete with eclectic juice mixes, great coffee and a chilled vibe, I’d definitely recommend this place. Worth a return visit for sure.