I’m often spending time in Spitalfields Market. It’s a fantastic little hub of shops & eateries with a bustling atmosphere and it always feels like there’s something going on. I have walked past and noticed Blixen a few times and thought it looked so interesting, the conservatory looks like a botanist’s green house from the outside.
Blixen is located on the edge of Spitalfields Market in a converted bank, with the conservatory situated inside the market itself. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch & dinner in the style of European grand cafes, complimented by an eclectic wine list & cocktails.
We arrived just after 10:30am on a Sunday. We were greeted with a warm welcome and asked if we would prefer to sit in the main part of the restaurant or the conservatory. The conservatory looked so interesting to me, like a tropical haven in the middle of the market, so we decided to sit in there.
The conservatory had a super cosy atmosphere, with a selection of different seats including comfortable benches & sofas, blankets draped over chairs and the warmth of patio heaters.
We ordered the pancakes with blueberries & whipped mascarpone and the potato rosti with spinach, poached eggs and parmesan. The pancakes were exceptionally tasty, as well as being super light and fluffy. The whipped mascarpone worked really well with the blueberries.
I have to admit, while we were visiting Blixen, we were the only ones in the conservatory the whole time (there was other people in the restaurant itself) so there wasn’t really much of a buzzing atmosphere like other brunch places I am used to frequenting. This might have been because we arrived soon after they opened on a Sunday, or it might have just been a quiet period. I did however really enjoy sitting in the cosy conservatory surrounded by a sea of green plants!
65A Brushfield Street
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street