Harden's survey result
Lady Bamford’s four organic farm-shop cafés in London make “perfect brunch venues” before stocking up on non-packaged ‘zero-waste’ goodies from her Cotswolds farm. They’re also “nice for people-watching” – although, while the “previously terrible service has improved a lot”, “staff are often overwhelmed when things get busy”.
“Lovely for a breakfast or lunch snack, and with good bread etc to buy to take home” – Lady Bamford’s faux-rustic organic cafés can make a good choice for a posh brunch, despite toppish prices and historically variable service. In October 2018, the brand arrives in its spiritual London home, with a large new ‘Farmshop and Café’ near chichi Brompton Cross.
“Great healthy brunches” help draw a busy crowd to Lady Bamford’s rus-in-urbis organic cafés. Service can be variable and even “sniffy” however, and high prices are a recurring concern: “the food is nice, but it is SO expensive that I always feel a little bit ripped off!”
“You feel like the food’s doing you good (although it probably isn’t!)”, at Lady Bamford’s “bright” (but “crowded” and slightly “chaotic”) organic-branded cafés, hailed by fans for their “fresh and healthy” dishes, including “lovely breakfasts served in quirky metal pans”.
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