For a while after Jack was born I had my hair cut by the beloved-of-fashion-and-beauty-journalists Hari of Hari’s in Brompton Road. It was an incredible indulgence since it involved (not only expense but also) a Saturday morning trek from Blackheath to Knightsbridge, often accompanied by my husband who was charged with looking after Jack whilst I got pampered, followed by lunch and then the trek home.
That was how we first discovered the Brompton Quarter Brasserie. Initially I was lured by the cakes and pastries which are so beautifully and mouthwateringly visible from the street, then it became a regular part of the haircut routine.
The Brasserie is always busy and there isn’t room to keep a buggy by your table but they do have high chairs and space by the door to park several buggies. Despite how busy the cafe is, the staff always had time to make a fuss of Jack and indulge our requests for bottle warming, and, later, child size portions. We found the sharing dishes a great way of introducing Jack to foods he hadn’t already tried without wasting a plateful of stuff if he turned his nose up.
The all-glass walls mean that if you’re breast feeding there aren’t many places to sit where you feel private, though there is a row of tables tucked at the back by the kitchen which are more discrete.
The English/Mediterranean food has always been delicious, simply prepared and presented. So good, in fact, that I never had room to squeeze in one of the delectable looking cakes.
They have a changing table in the disabled loo which meant Dan had no excuse for not doing his fair share of changes.
Luckily, The Brompton Quarter Brasserie is close to the Natural History and Science Museums, so even though my days of going to Hari are now past (I change my hairdressers like… well, like things one changes. A lot.) I still have a bona fide excuse for lunch. And who knows? One day I might even make it to the cake…
Feeding Facilities: 4/5
Changing Facilities: 5/5
Overall rating: 22/25 ££