A New Years Day Lunch at The London Plane

The New Year is here and its 2020! To start off the year right, we headed to Pioneer Square to dine at The London Plane for New Years Day lunch. They're always busy, but we managed to get a reservation a few days prior for 1 pm. The London Plane is one spot I'd had my eye on for a while. Along with the restaurant and bar area, they sell flowers, wine, stationary, and coffee and pastries. The look and vibe feels European in the heart of downtown Seattle. The London Plane is a place you go when you want a light and delicious meal, that's also pretty to look at. There are two stories for dining and we were lucky to get a table upstairs. 

They have a full bar so we each ordered a cocktail. I had their Tequila Old Fashioned. It had agave, orange curacao, and angostura. My husband chose a Manhattan and it arrived on the rocks. He later had one of their Bloody Mary's and as good as everything else was, this drink was too thick and reminded him of tomato soup. Bloody Mary's are my least favorite drink and one of my least favorite things on the planet, so I didn't try it for myself. 

We ordered the Plane Bread with Cultured Butter to begin. The order arrived with four large slices of bread with a generous serving of butter with sea salt. To me, there's no such thing as "just bread", because you could make a meal of this bread and butter. The London Plane serves lighter fare like salads, eggs, and Avocado Toast. Their Greens and Bulgur Salad looked good so I went with that. This colorful salad had baby lettuces, fermented turmeric yogurt, almonds, beldi olives, fenugreek dressing, and rosey sumak dust. No, I don't know half these ingredients, but the salad tasted unique and incredibly flavorful. If I was going to choose a dish to eat on New Years Day, I'd choose this one. 

My husband had the Farm Egg Omelet. It arrived with two pieces of that lovely bread, along with fruit preserves. We treated our sons to one of the fresh chocolate chip cookies from the pastry case downstairs. I chose a Millionaire Bar- a drool worthy goodie with a shortbread crust, a thick layer of salted caramel, and topped with a dark chocolate layer with sea salt. We ordered our desserts along with the rest of our food and they happened to come out first. (why the dessert photos are first below-hehe).

The London Plane is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch date, some me time, or a nice spot to catch up with friends over Avocado Toast and croissants. I can't think of a better way to start the new year than a beautiful and tasty lunch in the city. 

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