The team behind Palace Gate’s Streaky Gin are a formidable pair. An English gentleman and a Southern Belle, they have brought British-American fusion food to that most perennially popular of London food events: brunch. There’s enviably tall stacks of pancakes and soft, gooey eggs Benedict and a cocktail menu that’ll bring a tear to your eye at this Kensington classic; all-day breakfast and brunch is a surefire winner in London after all.
Streaky Gin is a sprawling shrine to brunch. Spread across two floors, and a large patio space to boot, it is a testament to the superior food and drinks at this Palace Gate restaurant that a reservation is a must (especially at the weekend). Moments from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, this is a breakfast and brunch place with serious attitude. Popular with south west London’s hip young things, Streaky Gin has hit on a winning formula: breakfast and cocktails.
So let’s take a moment to consider these cocktails. Under guidance of Cricket Nelson (that’s the Cricket Nelson, of GQ mixologist of the year fame) the bar staff have crafted a menu of brunch-appropriate cocktails for diners and drinkers at the Palace Gate eatery. For those in Kensington, drinking with lunch is hardly a new phenomenon, but there’s something different about the approach here. This is a place that takes brunch and breakfast seriously, so expect complementary cocktails too: is there a better match to a full English than a Bloody Sunday? We don’t think so. London’s brunch lovers have finally found somewhere they can get great food and great drinks, designed with the brunch crowd in mind.
The Hot Dog/burger platter was incredible as a sharer. The mini burgers were so juicy and not dry at all. The hot dogs could've been a little bigger, but still tasty. Not a great deal of outside seating but can't be helped given the central city location next to Hyde Park. A great park side place for lunch!