Clerkenwell, Australian


By Laura Nickoll

An easy-going Antipodean all-dayer and mecca for brunch, with four London outposts, Caravan’s pick-and-mix menu focuses on small plates, making it a great spot to give children a chance to try a bit of this, a bit of that. In its cavernous Kings Cross Granary Square dining room (all branches are spacious and airy), expect flavour to be as maxed-up in decibels as the space itself. At a combination of communal benches and separate tables, swift service delivers dishes – conflations taking in influences from the Med, Asia, South America and North Africa – with forthright, gutsy flavours,

What to eat? The imaginative brunch menu (available 10am–4pm) offers the most appeal for kids: expect cornbread, overnight oats, baked goods, lamb meatballs with flatbread, baked eggs with tomato pepper ragout, pancakes and the superlative Caravan Fry. Excellent coffee is made from beans roasted daily on site.

Pipsqueak tip Running around Granary Square is delightful fun before or after any meal.

Mon–Tue 8:00 AM–10:30 PM
Wed–Thu 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM–Midnight
Sat 10:00 AM–Midnight
Sun 10:00 AM–4:00 PM