A Very Unusual Restaurant, London

On a busy roundabout in Vauxhall there’s a very unusual restaurant indeed.

A crumbling Georgian mansion flanked by sky scrapers with a constant buzz of traffic outside, like wasps on a picnic.

Delightfully eccentric and very, very British, welcome to Brunswick House.

Built for the Duke of Brunswick in 1758, now it’s a sort of antique shop – salvage yard – restaurant.

Perfect for autumnal wanderings.

Black poloneck // Tweed skirt

Black boots // Black tote

Perfume

As soon as you step through the front door, the busy world at your back just melts away and ceases to exist.

Instead you find yourself in a new, better one.

A world made of wooden floorboards, heavy curtains, glittering chandeliers and age speckled mirrors.

You can wander unaccompanied through room after room of treasures.

^Thinking where on earth in my flat I could house these chairs…

With a couple of floors to explore I thoroughly recommend going a bit early and having a proper snoop.

Before making your way into the dining room, led by the smell of freshly baked bread.

Pull up a pew beneath the chandeliers and dive into the short but sweet, seasonal menu.

There’s no going wrong here, order anything and it will be sensational.

Beautiful, delicate, well thought out dishes using the very best British ingredients.

Heritage carrots, girolles, ancient grains, egg yolk.

50 day aged Hereford rump. Swiss chard & Tunworth gratin with pickled walnuts.

With a side of fluffy Cornish potatoes.

Sublime.

Chocolate pot to polish us off.

A very unusual restaurant indeed.

I can’t recommend a trip enough!

Great for dates, groups, family, I can’t think of an occasion that wouldn’t suit. One for the top of your list.

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  • Oh wow! Who even knew that existed in Vauxhall. It looks so Parisian! Amazing outfit too. xxx

    whoisvelouria.blogspot.co.uk

    • Rosie

      Isn’t it such a hidden gem?! London manages to surprise even after all these years! xx

  • Liz S.

    Such a gorgeous space!

  • Joanne

    Such an interesting experience! The place looks very fascinating, you took some good pictures! x

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

  • It may be an unusual restaurant but it looks GORGEOUS – as do you! How is your hair always so perfect?!

    http://www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com

  • Laura Emilia

    Ooh I’ve walked past this restaurant so many times but I had no idea it looked this amazing on the inside! It is a very unusual location indeed – this is going on my list right now! Thank you for sharing xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Rosie

      Pop in next time and let me know what you think!

  • Rach

    Wow what a cool place! It this Victorian ambiance to it and I love it!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Rosie

      Vintage London at its finest!

  • Oh my wow! I didn’t even know this existed in London – what a magical place to be!

    x
    Shloka
    http://thesilksneaker.com

  • What an incredible place! I too would be wondering where on earth I could put those gorgeous chairs in my own home!

  • This post was such a great trip down memory lane; my mum and stepdad rented out this place for their 50th birthday 4 years ago… It was a truly spectacular occasion and the location perfectly encapsulated their eccentric-yet-sophisticated taste…
    I’ll need to take them back for a return visit after seeing this!

    • Rosie

      Oh what a perfect spot for a party!
      I have to say I was wandering around thinking “let’s get married here!”

  • Wondering how I have never heard of this place?! I am a sucker for old things (American in London, it’s a prerequisite), and for London’s amazing food offers, so it sounds like a dream come true. And, of course, it looks so very Autumnal, which right about now is taking over my life and the world. Thanks for the recommendation, and for putting together such a beautiful post!

    Eire | Wolf & Stag

    • Rosie

      So pleased you like it Eire! What a beautiful name you have, where are you from?

      • I’m afraid the answer is really, really boring! I am from the US originally, although I have Turkish parents. My name is a nickname (for Erin) that I picked up somewhere along the way years ago, and it’s stuck!

        Always do adore all of your posts, both fashion, travel and food. We actually made our way to Arles during our last Amsterdam trip, on your suggestion, and it was my favourite meal in the city. Thanks for doing what you do xo

  • Margaret M

    What a wonderful, unique place! Love all the chandeliers! Food looks amazing too!

  • Kari Guastella
  • Wow, it’s definitely a unique restaurant! I’ve never seen anything like that before

    http://www.memoriesofthepacific.com/

  • This looks like such a treasure trove! I’m a sucker for antiques, and for good food, so this looks right up my alley.
    http://www.millievyse.blogspot.co.uk

  • Savannah Giersthove

    This is definitely a place I will have to check out! Looks incredible and the food look so delicious x http://www.justsavxnnah.com/

  • I honesty think my girlfriend would fall in love with this place! I never knew it existed, and it certainly looks quite French

  • Arabella

    I always enjoy your London recommendations so much! Is there a place where I can see them all at once? A couple of bloggers I follow keep a running list of things to see, do and eat or a collection of all the posts about their city and I always find that so helpful when I travel to a new place. A list of all the treasures you’ve unearthed in London over the years would make planning a breeze…

    • Rosie

      It’s something I’ve been working on for a while, but honestly tech issues keep getting in the way and it is INFURIATING! I promise it’s in the pipeline x

      • Arabella

        Thanks so much for getting back to me! I guess I’ll just wait patiently then and book a flight to London the second your guide is online 🙂

  • That looks very much like out of some decadent movie 🙂

  • Rosie

    Thank you Mia! x

  • Rosie

    We could just move in?! x