Having recently moved to a new area of London, I'm still exploring and discovering new places to eat. The other day, I was on Instagram and a sponsored post came up with the most amazing looking American style pancakes, I clicked on it out of curiosity and was super excited when I discovered it was a really cute cafe called The Pear Tree, really close to my new flat. They describe themselves as an Australian-inspired restaurant with a delicatessen, which made me really intrigued to give them a try.
This weekend, a couple of my friends, Anna and Andy came to stay, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to visit The Pear Tree for brunch and it didn't disappoint! Whilst they serve brunch until 5pm, they also have mains that are served through to the evening. I could easily work my way through the entire menu, but after much deliberation, I opted for the Buttermilk Pancakes with caramelised banana and maple syrup and to drink, a banana, peanut butter, raw cocoa and almond milk smoothie.
The drinks arrived first and the smoothie I'd ordered was incredible, it tasted just like a chocolate and peanut butter milkshake, but knowing that it was on the healthier side, made it that bit more delicious! Once our meals arrived, I was a little disappointed with my choice, I was only given half a banana and it looked a little bruised, but despite this, it did taste really good. Emil had opted for the pancakes too, but with berries and bacon, whilst Anna had chorizo and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast and Andy had the a cooked breakfast, all of which looked delicious!
Everyone was really pleased with their meals and I was really impressed with the atmosphere and the decor of the restaurant. On the way out, we were very tempted by the delicious looking baked goods, but managed to refrain - just! I'm so glad we found this hidden gem and I can't wait to go back.