No 11 Pimlico Road is a bar and restaurant offering a casual dining experience in Victoria (or if you’re being posh you might want say it’s in Belgravia darling). If you’re searching for any of the following – weekend brunch or breakfast in London, Sunday roast London, restaurants near Victoria station or bars near Victoria do give No 11 Pimlico Road a try.
Ground Floor Interiors
The venue opened in March 2013 in a prominent building which was formerly The Ebury. It’s owned by Darwin & Wallace (with backing from The Imbiba Partnership), the brainchild of Managing Director Melanie Marriott, previously from All Bar One. The aim is to evolve the gastro pub format by developing contemporary bar restaurants in affluent London villages. During the week you’ll find a mix of residents from the Belgravia area alongside shoppers and local workers. At the weekend it’s frequented by locals and visitors to London.
No 11 Pimlico Road Menu
The executive chef of Darwin & Wallace is Simon Duff, from Australia, who previously worked with Peyton & Byrne. Simon collaborates with Melanie to produce the menu which is updated seasonally to feature scratch-cooked simple and uncomplicated dishes. For breakfast and brunch you’ll find pastries, croissants and sourdough toast with preserves which you can enjoy with your coffee. For something healthier try the homemade granola, fruit salad or organic porridge oats. We treated ourselves to the blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and crème fraiche which was yummy and priced at £5.95.
Cooked breakfasts include a big meaty fry up of dry cured streaky bacon, pork and sage sausages, organic eggs, slow roast tomatoes, field mushrooms and sourdough toast for £10.95. If you don’t want the full works, you can have a posh bacon bap or sausage sandwich on focaccia with onion marmalade instead for £5.95. Egg dishes included benedict which Homeboy went for but substituted the ham for salmon and said the hollandaise sauce was great.
Eggs Benedict with Salmon
Vegetarian options were eggs or grilled field mushroom with parsley butter on toast. Or you could have the crushed avocado with feta. I went for the breakfast bruschetta which was spinach, avocado and slow roast tomatoes on sourdough with a drizzle of mayo but minus the shaved bacon for £7.95 which was delicious.
For lunch and dinner mains you’ll find classic meaty options like burgers, rib eye steak, pork chop and venison pie. Other dishes include chicken schnitzel, lemon sole, grilled sea bass, mussels in white wine and a pumpkin risotto for vegetarians. They also have some sandwiches, salads and soups. If you’re feeling sociable you can order boards of cured meats with artisan breads or a selection of cheeses. If you’re there at the weekend then you’ll enjoy the roasts – slow roasted pork shoulder, thyme and honey marinated chicken or the 28 day aged rib of beef served with some fancy sides plus Yorkshire puddings and duck fat roast potatoes. In terms of prices – the house burger is £9.95, the steak is £19.95 and the roast pork shoulder is £15.95. Finish off with a pudding like the pear and ginger crumble or spiced chocolate mousse.
Cured Meats and Artisan Breads
Because it’s a bar you’ll find an extensive drinks list including champagne, wine, beer and plenty of spirits. Some cocktails are served in a jug which is fabulous if you’re partying with friends. They make all the classics like Bloody Marys but also have some interesting concoctions on offer like Elderflower and Earl Grey Fizz which is infused Tanqueray gin, lemon juice and elderflower cordial served long with lemon and mint. Hello Sunshine is a popular brunch cocktail which contains sloe gin, aperol, vermouth, honey, blood orange and absinthe. Do try the Martini No 11 which is the house special with Tanqueray Gin, 11 special ingredients (sounds all very secretive), a lemon twist and side of olives priced at £7.50 darling!
Martini No 11 Cocktail
Craft bottled beers are featured from London breweries. The house lemonade is worth a try if you’re on soft drinks, we loved the elderflower and cucumber and the fresh berry with mint which were very refreshing.
Refreshing House Lemonade
If you work in the location then No 11 Pimlico Road is ideal for business lunches or drinks after office hours. It’s a buzzy place to meet friends on Thursday or Friday nights for cocktails. Or you can visit with friends, your lover or family at the weekend for breakfast or a roast dinner. They also have a menu for children. If you’re not familiar with Pimlico Road, it’s certainly a cool part of town to explore and is brimming with independent furniture shops and boutiques. It’s also close to Sloane Square and the Saatchi Gallery which has free entry and is worth a visit.
No 11 Pimlico Road Interiors
It’s a large and impressive building which stands on a corner so benefits from plenty of natural light from the expansive windows. Inside on the ground floor you’ll find a large marble bar area with stools and room to stand when it’s heaving.
Ground Floor Interiors
They have a mix of zinc, wood and marble tables in various sizes with an array of seating including comfy banquettes. There are different dining arrangements from comfy armchairs for two to round tables and larger communal tables. With a fresh colour palette for furnishings and stylish lampshades, it’s a stylish yet relaxing and inviting place to kick back and unwind after a hard day at the office. At the weekend you’ll find all the newspapers spread out on the tables so you can enjoy a leisurely brunch while you catch up on the international gossip. You’ll notice a sweeping staircase – one side takes you up to the private hire space where you can host your own party and the other side takes you to the toilets. Overall Homeboy and I enjoyed our Sunday brunch, the food was perfect, the service was professional and the space delightful.
No 11 Pimlico Road Information
Cuisine: Seasonal dishes with classics featured
Near: Victoria and Sloane Square
Website: No 11 Pimlico Road Website
Address: 11 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NA (and another venue is No 32 in Clapham)
Open: Monday to Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday 9am-9pm
Décor: Contemporary, fresh and stylish
Seating: Ground floor has room for 80 and first floor is available for private hire with room for 80 standing or 40 seated
Toilets: Yes, upstairs and very nice I must say
Reservations: Advisable to book which you can do online or via telephone
Service Charge: 12.5% which is discretionary
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Darwin & Wallace and Homegirl London. Thanks: Lauren McMinn. Disclosure: Meal courtesy of the venue, thanks very much!