Photography by Chris Osburn
On the surface, this seemed like one of the wackier press releases to land in ye olde Londonist inbox in quite some time. An invitation to a “breakfast showcase of the Cinnamon Club jewellery range.” Oh brother. Still, the prospect of an Anglo-Indian brekkie at this famed Westminster resto drew Londonist out for an early morning look see.
A design collaboration between Cinnamon Club head chef Vivek Singh and Jaipur-based jeweller Elizabeth de Chambrun, the recently launched line of handcrafted sterling silver earrings and cufflinks bearing the Cinnamon Club's cinnamon leaf motif are certainly lovely (the cinnamon stick shaped bar of the cufflinks is pretty clever too). For the curry lover who has everything, perhaps? Hey, why not?
Priced at £75 per piece, there are less attractive - and less novel - gifts to consider as the festive season approaches and as far as resto logos go, Cinnamon Club's is a winner in its elegant simplicity.
As for the breakfast, we were glad to taste that the morning menu here is on par with sister restaurant, Cinnamon Kitchen. We found the uttapam (south Indian rice pancake with onions, green chilli tomato and peppers served with coconut chutney and lentil broth) to be a delicious way to spend £8.
The Cinnamon Club inspired jewellery is available for purchase at Cinnamon Club (The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU) and Cinnamon Kitchen (9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WY). Visit www.cinnamonclub.com for more details.