If you’re visiting Belgravia for the Belgravia in Bloom 2024 floral festival, make a day of it by exploring the local neighbourhood, one of London’s prettiest hidden gems.

In this one-day Belgravia itinerary, we round up the best places to grab breakfast, cakes and coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Breakfast in Belgravia

Start your day on a high by indulging in breakfast or brunch in Belgravia. Leafy Eccleston Yards near Victoria station is home to several breakfast spots. Tuck into a breakfast of champions at The Jones Family Kitchen. If you’re feeling hungry, order the steak and eggs, while the sweet toothed can enjoy French toast or pancakes. Healthy options include salmon on rye bread and avocado on toast.

Alternatively, dive into Latin American all-day dining spot Morena for breakfast (available Monday to Friday), where top picks include buckwheat banana pancakes and cassava waffles. If visiting over the weekend, chow down on the restaurant’s new bottomless weekend brunches where you’ll be treated to 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco, alongside a choice of pancakes, waffles, small plates, or healthy breakfast bowls. 

If you’re starting your day in Elizabeth Street, breakfast at the Insta-famous Tomtom Coffee House where top picks include avocado on toast and eggs on toast, or book a table at The Buttery at The Lime Tree hotel for a hearty breakfast in a rustic setting. Nearby, Peggy Porschen also offers breakfast until 11.30am, and brunch until 4pm on weekdays and 4.30pm on weekends, with star turns including poached plums, yoghurt and maple granola for breakfast; and brioche and berries French toast topped with mixed berries, caramalised banana, lemon and vanilla mascarpone, maple syrup and red berry coulis for brunch. 

Nearer Motcomb Street? Mina’s serves up bottomless weekend brunch at its Motcomb Street restaurant and cocktail bar, while Motcombs offers breakfast every day, with top picks including egg's benedict and smashed avocado toast. 

Breakfast at The Buttery

Cake and coffee in Belgravia

 Picture-pretty Elizabeth Street bursts with picturesque cafes. Take a selfie outside Peggy Porschen’s pastel pink shopfront before heading inside to feast on pretty cupcakes. Also a hit with Instagrammers is Tomtom Coffee House on the corner of Elizabeth Street, where coffee drinkers can choose from a wide range of caffeinated drinks, from a cappuccino to a peanut butter latte, a maple latte to a flat white. The café also serves up an ever-changing array of cakes. And for the sweet-toothed, nearby Chestnut Bakery’s counter groans with heavenly cakes, sticky buns and limited-edition croissants stuffed with mouth-watering fillings. For grab-and-go American-style cakes, head to The Hummingbird Bakery on Buckingham Palace Road next to Victoria station.

Peggy Porschen
Peggy Porschen

Lunch or dinner in Belgravia

Eccleston Yards is home to an array of restaurants offering delicious lunch options catering to all tastes and budgets. Visit Atis for healthy salads; Jones Family Kitchen for juicy steaks; Wild by Tart for sharing plates, and Morena for Latin American fare. On Elizabeth Street, enjoy a pub lunch at characterful The Thomas Cubitt; indulge in fine dining in relaxed surrounds at Ganymede; or a seasonal lunch in a rustic setting at The Buttery. If you need to refuel near Motcomb Street, indulge in a Michelin-starred meal at Petrus by Gordon Ramsay, which offers a weekday lunch menu for £60 per person. Other options here include The Wilton Arms, which serves up tasty pub fare, such as haddock and fries or mushroom risotto; and neighbourhood restaurant Mina’s for Mediterranean-style small plates, pizzas and salads. Alternatively, head to Motcombs for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or take a seat in the restaurant's flower-filled outdoor summer terrace where they will be running a Whispering Angel Rose wine promotion during Belgravia in Bloom. If you’re exploring the installations around London design hub Pimlico Road, grab a bite to eat at cosy French bistro La Poule au Pot or sink your teeth into a healthy salad at cafe-deli Daylesford Organic.

Wild by Tart in Belgravia London
Wild by Tart

Where to go for drinks in Belgravia

After a day of exploring Belgravia in Bloom's showstopping installations, treat yourself to a glass of wine, a beer or a cocktail. Sip a glass of wine at the art-filled Amie Wine Studio in Eccleston Yards, or on the terrace at Motcombs on Motcomb Street. Grab an outdoor table in the courtyard if the sun is shining. Belgravia is home to a slew of characterful pubs, including historic hidden gem The Grenadier on Wilton Row, The Thomas Cubitt on Elizabeth Street, The Wilton Arms on Kinnerton Street, The Alfred Tennyson on Motcomb Street, and The Orange on Pimlico Road. 

people eating outside The Thomas Cubitt pub