“I smell of rain, the ocean, and crêpes with lemon.”
– Les chansons d’amour (2007)
Just around the corner from the South Kensington tube station on Exhibition Road is a tiny little gem of a restaurant, the Kensington Crêperie.
As you may have guessed the specialize in crêpes, and all of them are delicious. They also have specialty drinks (may I personally recommend the mint lemonade?) and in house made ice creams.
The crêpes can be made with different flours, there are sweet and savory crêpes than work for every meal, and the ingredients are always fresh.
J., who needs to be fed every couple of hours, had already snagged his second or third meal of the day, and only needed a slight treat to get him through One Man Two Guvnors, so he had a Crêpes Suzette. I was famished and got a Tartiflette Galette, stuffed with potatoes, bacon, cheeses, and a cream, onion, and white wine sauce. Hearty and delicious!
The Crêperie is open seven days a week, minus the major winter holidays, and often will stay open until midnight if people are still lining up to buy. The prices are very reasonable (between £3 and £9) and the portions are plenty big enough. The savory crêpes usually contain at least four food groups, so don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just a place for a light brunch, you can get a lovely meal here and bask in the general splendor of one of London’s priciest and prettiest areas.
The Natural History Museum, the V&A, Kensington High Street (with fabulous shopping), Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, and Hyde Park are all just a stroll away, and you’re only a few tube stops from most of the major sites in London. So, no excuses darlings.
*All photos mine