Pennethorne's Cafe Bar | Northbank Magazine Spring 2015
Pennethorne's, the latest cafe-bar at Somerset House, is inspired by the 'Grand Tour', combining tastes from France, Italy and elsewhere in Europe with a British twist.
The 85-cover eatery is named after Sir James Pennethorne, a 19th century architect who designed the Somerset House New Wing in which it sits. The menu reflects his travels.
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar will be open Monday to Saturday from breakfast to dinner and also sells takeaway coffee and baked goods.
The bakery is an important part of the restaurant. Signature breads include banana bread, orange brioche, walnut and raisin and bacon brioche. Pastries will also be made on site.
Breakfast choices include brioche, bagels and raisin toast alongside strudels, muesli, yoghurts, porridge and twists on classics such as Jambon gruyere croissant and soft-boiled egg with buttermilk soldiers.
Craft beers, English and French wines and cocktails - from £4.75 - will also be served, while coffee aficionados can check out 'coffee of the month' and other specialities at the Brew Bar.
Northbank Magazine, Spring 2015 edition