The Bakehouse at 124
This artisan bakery is the perfect place to drop in for coffee and cake. Everything they serve is baked fresh on the day in small batches to reduce waste and they source their coffee from specialist roasters in London.
Quiche, salad, coffee and cake are the four things that Basil references in its logo, so it might come as no surprise that it's one of our favourite nearby places for lunch. Basil's philosophy is to create delicious, wholesome food that supports local farmers, growers, butchers and bakers. Tip: if it's on the specials board, try the roasted squash and chilli filo tart. It's delicious with any of its salads.
Just down the road is this rather unusual 'test kitchen'. There are twenty six chairs, hence the name, which has a blank canvas menu so that the head chef, Scott Goss, can change the menu every day to try out his ever-evolving creations. It's fabulous for lunch, although we prefer it for an early evening supper.