Photography by Chris Osburn
Yes, the views from Paramount are phenomenal (truly stunning actually) but how's their new morning menu? Invited by to give the restaurant's new breakfast and brunch menu a tasting, Londonist left pleased to have taken the lift up to the stylish top of Centre Point for a filling Saturday brunch and a look see from their top floor viewing gallery.
Smoked haddock and lentil chowder with lemon oil (£8.50) started things off nicely and five spice monkfish with saffron risotto and crab spring roll (£22.50) was divine (well, the spring roll was just okay and not really necessary). Eggs benedict with bacon (£7) was to an acceptable standard and very good value for money. We were too stuffed for puds but glad to sip some dry and minerally Grüner Veltliner 2008 (£6.25/£25.00). Obligatory coffees and an especially spicy Virgin Mary weren't bad either.
Paramount is located on the 32nd floor of Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DD where brekkie is now on Monday to Friday from 8am to 10.30am with brunch served on Saturday 11.30am to 3pm. Visit www.paramount.uk.net/#/restaurant/ for more info.