There are places where you instantly feel at home. The friendliness of the staff at your arrival, the abundance of decoration on the walls which creates a unique atmosphere, the comfort of the bench seats… and the secret garden!
As I walked into The Buttery in Belgravia (the restaurant is part of the adjoining hotel The Limetree), I knew I would find my little place of heaven. Just have a look at the pictures and you’ll see what I mean…
Today, DOYOUSPEAKLONDON takes you to The Buttery for a special lunch…
The Buttery, a hidden gem in Belgravia
You have to know I discovered this place back in December 2021. It was cold and gloomy outside, and -as many of us- I needed to cheer up a bit to forget about the pandemic context…
I had noticed this appealing entrance door on a previous walk and promised myself to look more into it next time I’d be in the area…which happened last December when a friend and I had booked a manicure nearby (a double treat in one day, what else??!).
I arrived a bit earlier and was so amazed by the place I started taking photographs of every little corner in the restaurant (only a few people were there, so it was easy not to bother anyone).
A casual and warm atmosphere, where everything has its place to make you feel comfortable, with a well-thought taste for the natural, homemade, and country style.
When my friend arrived, we had a look at the menu and ordered our lunch straight away…
Tasty lunch at The Buttery
The menu was not particularly extensive, but we found exactly what we wanted.
Starting with fresh and tasty nibbles: Baba Ghanoush, Focaccia & Goats’ Cheese and Crispy Fried Squid with Sweet chilli dip, on which we threw ourselves voraciously.
Then we had our mains: a superfood salad for me and spiced Acorn Squash for my friend.
Each meal was well presented, hearty enough, and full of flavours. Such a treat!
Before we tore ourselves from this lovely place, I took some pictures of the highlight of the place: the secret garden!
The most secret garden in Belgravia!
Although it was quite cold outside, everything was ready to welcome guests in the garden: blankets had been provided everywhere and comfy cushions on the chairs were in place.
Such a peaceful and charming place in the heart of London, I could not believe my eyes… I have no doubt this will become my go-to place whenever I’m in the area from now on!
The Snug, a cozy private event space
I was literally under the charm of this room as soon as I discovered it.
In line with the rustic-chic style of the restaurant, this room is just as welcoming and I can easily imagine the benefits of a meeting here where comfort and relaxation would stimulate all hardworking minds…
But I can also see myself booking the space for an intimate party: the room welcomes up to 14 guests at the long table or can accommodate up to 30 guests standing.
I honestly could not recommend this place enough. It has everything we need just now: a comfy place, comfort food, caring staff…
I have not visited the hotel rooms though but I’ve heard they’re just as stylish and authentic as the rest of the place, which sounds ideal for my liking.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found inspiration here. If you are about to book a table at The Buttery or a room at The Lime Tree soon, please share your experience and opinion on DOYOUSPEAKLONDON’s blog!
To go further:
The Buttery: 135, 137 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QU
Breakfast: 07:30 – 11:00 (from 08:00 Sat – Sun)
Brunch & Lunch: 11:00 – 15:30 (Tue – Sun)
Dinner: 17:00 – 21:00 (Fri – Sat)
Coffee & Bakery: From 07:30 daily (from 08:00 Sat – Sun)