Happy Friyay!

Looking for somewhere to have brunch this weekend? Somewhere bright, delicious and right in the middle of all the London action?

Then get yourself down to Leicester Square and go explore the newly-opened Scarlet’s in Covent Garden!

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Right on the corner of Leicester Square tube station is Scarlet’s Covent Garden. Look for the massive red sign over the door and you can’t really miss it!

Inside it’s got high ceilings, wood floors and lovely airy windows that let in tons of natural light. The ceiling light fittings are original, the artwork is colourful and I’m in love, love, loooove with the neon quotes on the wall.

We started with fizzy peach bellinis and a lovely catchup chat with new friends and old buddies. Then, once we were all sat and settled, the waiters handed out glasses of absolutely perfect Bloody Mary. I’ve mentioned before that they’re not what I’d usually order, but these ones were honestly brilliant.

I think I’m getting hooked!

Everyone set to ordering their food and we ended up with a proper mish-mash of choices…

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Smashed avocado with black pepper and chilli, on sourdough toast.

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Eggs Hemingway, which is basically a fancy-named Eggs Royale: gooey poached eggs and smoked salmon piled high on English muffins, drizzled with Hollandaise and scattered with chopped chives.

I’m very, very picky about my Eggs Royale, and these were good… but I’ve had better. I’d give them a solid 7.

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The Big Breakfast certainly lived up to its name!

A classic fry-up with all the trimmings: bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns and baked beans served with toast on the side.

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Once we’d all stuffed ourselves to bursting with food, we got started on the important part of the menu: COCKTAILS!

The Espresso Martini was a heavy favourite with the table, and I loved the look of The Scarlet: elderflower, champagne, peach bitters and mint.

Other popular choices included the Pina Colada and the Tarte Tatin, which I decided were a bit too sweet for my tastes.

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We finished off the morning with (predictably) more alcohol. And, in honour of #HeatWave, our final drinks were served frozen as ice lollies!

Late Night London kindly provided us with a sample of their newest Popsicles to try: Mojito with an actual slice of lime frozen into it; Grey Goose and Perrier with lemon; and a Gin and Tonic one with a sliver of cucumber in it. (Which one do you think I picked??)

They’re quite strong but really refreshing and a perfect way to get trollied during these hot Summer days.

Fancy trying them for yourself? They’re available from all Late Night London venues. Find the complete list here! (it’s quite a long list!)

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Overall, I really liked Scarlet’s.

It’s very chilled out and relaxed. I did think the prices were a bit excessive for what you actually get (Bourne & Hollingsworth was around the same range and I thought the food was better there!). But, then again, you are in Tourist Central so I guess it’s to be expected…

I’m giving it 3.5 stars!

Massive thanks to Kelly and Mya for organising the event, and to the Scarlet’s team for looking after us so well! :)


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PS. Apologies for the fuzzy photos! I have no idea what happened or why they came out so blurry. They’re taken with the exact same camera as I always use!

*I was invited along as a guest to review the restaurant.

  • Big mistake reading this in the morning when you are hungry, MMMM! Another lovely post :)
    Beautyosaurus Lex

  • The food looks really nice even though it wouldn’t be what I normally go for, and I think I walked past it today as I recognise the front of the place :)

  • Brunch is actually the best part of the weekend! Bloody Marys are basically the way I survive hangovers but those mojito popsicles look just as good!

  • Your photos look more than perfect to me! :) Eggs, salmon AND espresso martinis?! Oh man, I can’t even………

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    The photos all look great to me! I NEED one of those lollies, yum!!


  • ninegrandstudent

    Those eggs definitely look good! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • Beautiful post as per! The food sounds incredibly delicious. I love the sound of the frozen cocktail ice lollies, especially in this heat. I recon they should make a malibu and coke one because ahem, MY FAV. Also, the photos do seem different… when they go fuzzy on me I click original size then put them to the size I want them at, i.e. XL. Hope it works for you! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

  • Ahh lots of lovely bloggers1 What a fab brunch, I definitely would have gone with the eggs Hemingway!

    Lots of love,


    SilverSpoon London

  • I’m so jealous, every time I come on here there seems to be a new delicious brunch post up! I love the sound of the ice cocktails, might have to try that one at home! xxx

    Lucy @ La Lingua: Milan, Travel & Food

  • SamanthaSeries

    yummmm! and that mojito popsicle looks so cool!

    Samantha Series

  • Ellie Adams

    My breakfast of porridge now all of a sudden feels reaaaally inadequate ;) I’m always in Covent Garden so I need to check out Scarlets. Fab post – and photo’s – lovely!


  • Mmm look so yummy! I’m in london in a few weeks so hopefully we be able to find some cute places to eat :)

    Kate xo //

  • i loved the look of that hollandaise sauce, though! And the popsicles are definitely intriguing! x

  • Whaaaat!? I want a popsicle!

    Tara x

  • Oh my gosh, those smashed avocados on toast look incredible! xx

  • This looks SO delicious – I have been looking for more brunch recommendations ever since I got back to London and this one is DEFINITELY on the list!! sophie xxx

  • Mmm mmmm I’ll take the avo toast and bloody Mary – cheers

    Krissie x –

  • The toast with Smashed avocado is so delicious. I have a lot of avocados at home, so I think I will try to make this dish.

  • Who doesn’t love brunch… I love me a good eggs royale though so if they’re only rating at 7.5 I may have to save this one for another time, haha. Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Looks like a great event!

    Loving the sound of that G&T lolly



  • Brunch is such a great invention. And popsicles.
    Food can touch places in my soul, love never reaches :)