Billing itself as a ‘lifestyle venue’ The Barn Little London is a multifaceted space which features an artisanal grocery store, events area, educational wellness hub and a casual restaurant.
If you enjoy hearing the origin story of restaurants, The Little Barn London certainly has a fun one. Founder Carlo Petrini created the Slow Food movement thirty years ago, after being so disgusted by the opening of the first McDonald’s in Rome that he wanted to create a movement which defended regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure, and a slow pace of life. The Little Barn London is one of the ways in which he has realised this dream, with its menu that is peppered with organic and local produce.
The Barn Little London opens for both breakfast and dinner, offering a comprehensive menu which is divided up between eggs, sourdough delights, baked goods, soups and salads. If you are visiting for breakfast, you might be tempted by the likes of poached eggs on toasted sourdough topped with bacon or avocado, or perhaps shakshuka: two baked organic eggs slathered in a spiced tomato sauce, finished off with feta and coriander and served alongside Persian
flatbread studded with sesame seeds.
For lunchtime visitors, there are a whole host of sourdough delights available, with gluten-free breads available if required. Guests can choose between the likes of a sourdough toastie filled with organic ham hock, English mature cheddar, salad leaves and red onion chutney, or opt for flatbread crowned with a medley of ricotta, harissa, chargrilled peppers, chickpeas, olive oil and lemon. If you’d prefer something warm, instead order homemade seasonal soup.
The Barn Little London also welcomes families and boasts a dedicated ‘little appetites’ section for hungry children - think mini pancakes topped with maple syrup or eggs any style paired with sourdough soldiers.