The London Plane
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At the shop, you can also pick up groceries & whole grains, a bundle of mint, a bottle of Italian olive oil, and a loaf of sourdough baked in our wholesale bakery located in the back of the building. If you’re headed to a party, there are flowers, soaps, linens and more. to share as a hostess or birthday gift.
I love going here. I love the esthetic, however, the last three times I dined here they were out of 2-3 items on the menu. This is big since the menu usually only has 7 things on it. This is all at noon or before noon. Way too early to run out. Not sure what’s going on at London Plane. I hope they figure it out soon cause it’s one of my happy places. I want to keep coming back
Lovely setting, warm service. The food was good, but the omelette was tiny with two big pieces of toast....would have preferred a little bigger omelette less toast.
We did love the gift area and the pastry display.
Had another great experience at The London Plane. I had the Baked Egg for brunch - Amazing.
Had the plane toast, chicory salad and roasted squash - everything was bright and flavorful. Service was outstanding. Bright, happy, welcoming ambiance.
Delicious, innovative flavors and textures. The menu changes and always incredibly tasty. Beautiful space with an artisanal vibe.
There should be a line around the block every weekend for this amazing fare and ambiance. love it every time i go.
I'm not a vegetarian, though the vegetable-based dishes here are OUTSTANDING. Beautiful fresh and seasonal produce, vibrant flavors and great presentation. The bread is also a signature menu item for good reason. One of the best lunch spots in Pioneer Square, if not all of downtown!
Wonderful brunch! The chicories salad with duck confit was inventive and perfectly executed.
Great service and ambiance as always!
Loved it! Thank you to all the staff and owner who pulled off a great surprise for me this after.
I have really enjoyed London Plane in the past and hope this was just a one-off bad experience. The hostess was warm and prompt but we barely saw our server and nearly had to beg her to take our drink order. She definitely mastered the art of not making eye contact! After we received our food, we didn’t see her again until the check was presented. The baked eggs were quite good but the pork was terrible; super dry and overcooked. Our server did not make any inquiry on the food or drinks and missed the opportunity to fix the experience.
This is one of our favorite special occasion date night restaurants. The atmosphere is so cozy and warm, the staff are all calm and welcoming. Coming here is like eating with family and we’ve never been disappointed. And the food! The creativity from the kitchen allows normal people to be foodies for a night. It really is a joy to spend an evening here.
Had lunch with my friend; shared the acorn squash, muhammara toast, and marinated beets. All were exceptional! Fresh, unique flavors and seasonings. Each bite a culinary adventure! We loved people watching out our window and felt cozy and comfortable in the beautiful old building that holds London Plane. Service was exceptional and friendly. We both loved it so much, we decided it would be perfect to come weekly.
Unique but only fair food. I needed to grab something to eat after lunch here as the portions were apparently gauged for small children. Very overpriced as apparently you are paying for location and perceived ambiance. Would not recommend nor will I be dining there again.
Our favorite thing about restaurant week is our discovery of a place we hadn't tried before. The London Plane is a gem! The whole vibe of the place feels like your eating in someone's home, and the staff are welcoming and attentive while not being "all over you" every minute. But you come to a restaurant like this for cuisine, and the food is fabulous. Each of our dishes were prepared with care just as if they might be had this been a tasting on the food network. I've ordered salmon from dozens of restaurants, and my plate can only be described as award winning. No need for additional seasoning. The chefs have used their culinary skills such that you will enjoy every bite. Even the desserts were worthy of praise--rose water and raspberry cake paired with coffee was a delight. We will definitely return to this restaurant to try other offerings on the menu...you should, too!
We went during Seattle Restaurant week. Had the Salmon starter and Pork dinner. Salmon starter was excellent. Pork was average - tasted like something I can cook at home. Nothing special. Overall experience was disappointing.
Restaurant was pretty hazy/smoky inside...ventilation wasn’t so great and we sat upstairs so had the “smoke” more in our faces than if we had been downstairs. Drinks were good and the shishito peppers appetizer was awesome. Dinner entres were pretty underwhelming and small portions, meat was cooked well though. Not awful but wouldn’t go again when there are so many great places in Seattle!
Very bad everything. Period. The kitchen has zero clue what is going on. They need to stop eating and actually work. With the top level and the open kitchen setting, I was able to see the kitchen manager repeatedly eat scraps of food, lick her fingers and resume handling the customers meals. I was really taken aback. While it was a Saturday brunch time, it took us 45 minutes from placing our order to receiving our food. Again, being on the top level over looking the kitchen, we were able to see our meals repeatedly forgotten about and thrown in the oven to reheat, thrown to the back of the counters, it was an endless cycle. I received my toast swimming in the red pepper tomato sauce, soggy. The fresh herbs on top were wilted away from repeatedly reheating the meal. I literally saw the kitchen manager look at my meal, make a face, shrug her shoulders, and send it on it’s way to me. The only saving grace was the waiter. He seemed very apologetic, and offered us free cookies to soften the experience. I literally left crying because this place was somewhere I was greatly looking forward to visiting on my trip to Seattle, and the rest of the staff made me feel like a small, unimportant blip in the day. Overall, the experience was literally one for the books, and not in a good way. I’m sending the review out in hopes that the contructive criticism actually does the staff some good, especially the rude, unhygienic, kitchen manager who spent the whole time barking at her kitchen staff.
Went for Seattle Restaurant Week. The quality and portions were great for the value of the SRW menu. I know a lot of restaurants alter portions to fit within the price range of three-courses for $33, but that didn't seem to be the case here.
I've seen comments that the restaurant is slightly overpriced for the quality on their normal menu. I think that some dishes are a dollar or two overpriced, maybe, but the quality of ingredients and flavors were justifiable and on-par with many other restaurants in similar price ranges that also have that ambiance and good service.
Smoked potatoes with ikura were phenomenal, as was the pork with a great layer of fat. The pistachio rosewater cake was a great finish and balance of textures and sweetness.
Always have a good meal and London plane. It would be nice to have more than one gluten-free option but glad there was one.
Outstanding food with a local focus served in a stunning space. The starters and shared plates offer creative choices. Interesting cocktails, minimal but good wine choices. Excellent service. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
Delicious food, but at steep prices with sub-par service given the price point.
We met friends from out of town at the London Plane for brunch yesterday morning. The restaurant was unbearably hot in spite of being a chilly day. When our coffee arrived no cream or sugar was offered. We had to ask. I ordered their version of eggs Benedict with salmon. My plate arrived well after everyone else’s, cold. We had asked for salt and pepper. We have dined at the London Plane on many occasions. This one was very disappointing.
Incredible venue in Pioneer Square and Occidental Park. Watch the wedding parties in the Square. Great food, service and ambience. And admire the beautiful London Plane trees.
We always love making it out to London Plane. Our server Alex was amazing. Our coffee never went dry! The bread is amazing! Highly recommend.
The lunch menu is not extensive but it's very creative. My friend and I ordered two different salads and shared them. At first we thought, gee, this is not very much food, and that was true. But it was SO DELICIOUS that in the end, we didn't mind. We didn't leave hungry. Just fresh ingredients with exquisite flavorings.
And we didn't even have any of the famous bread!
I'll definitely be back.
We had never been to London Plane for dinner, only lunch. We were both quite impressed with the food. It was interesting and creative and delicious. We will go there again.
It is a little noisy because the tables are close together but that seems to be how most restaurants are now. I wouldn't go there with a group larger than 4. Overall we had a wonderful experience.
Food was very expensive for taste and quality. Tried four dishes and found all to be lacking in some way. Very chic place though
Outstanding as always!
Such an enjoyable experience. The wait person was very helpful, the food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed but friendly. It almost felt like eating at a friend's home. I will definitely return.
Nice ambience and service but expensive for what we got
Waiter was surprisingly rude when my grandmother asked which menu items could be ordered/made gluten free. My partner ordered the special, bread,strawberries , ricotta and pine nuts, which was underwhelming: untoasted bread, bland, very few toppings. I ordered there salmon benedict, which just didn't come together for me. The poached eggs were completely undercooked. The cured salmon tasted somewhat off, and the mushy kale/spinach greens overpowered every other flavor. We've eaten here a few times, the last two times were good enough to come back, but now we won't be back. We expected to have a pleasant, relaxing Sunday brunch. But the service left us feeling tense and the food just wasn't good. London Plane is overrated and not deserving of its reputation.
London Plane is casual elegant without being pretentious. Lovely service personnel, too. What a pleasure to dine on Occidental Square and look out the enormous windows at the mature London Plane trees in the square. (The space used to be my bank decades ago. What a transformation!)
Fresh, tasty and limited food options. Portions are very small
The food is healthy and well-prepared but leaves a bit to be desired for the price. The portions are small and, while the food is very good, it is not especially memorable. The main exception is the bread -- the raspberry ricotta was stellar.
This was my 2nd dining time at London Plane, for lunch with a friend from Alaska who I hadn't seen in six years (the first time at London Plane was for dinner), and I loved it - AGAIN. It's such a nice place to be (old historic building with so much natural light right on Occidental Square), the food is always creative and delicious, and the service is polite, helpful and conversational. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle, and of course, I will go again sometime!
I've tried London Plane 3 or 4 times, and consistently have the same impression. A lively, attractive environment, really nice people, and good housemade food and breads, but portions are far too small for the price.
Can you trust a restaurant that serves you eggs almost raw? I can't, and I won't be coming back here. I like my eggs on the runny side, but this was raw.
On mine, sunny side up, a lot of the white was still very gooey and transparent, it was quite under-cooked. For my girlfriend it was even worse: hers were poached, but were close to being totally raw! They were transparent and gooey throughout, not a piece of egg white was white, and as soon as she placed her fork and knife in it, the "white" (read: transparent gooey raw egg white) scattered all over her plate, no white was left! Worst eggs Benedict we've ever seen.
I understand they were busy (it was before a Sounders game), but we waited over 45 minutes for our 2 plates of food, which arrived somewhat cold, did not enjoy it, the portions were very small (the eggs Benedict did not come with any side, not even potatoes), and it was very pricey. The $10 or so hot dog at the game was a better deal. Avoid!
The food was phenomenal ... fresh, delicious and obviously made with precision and care ... but there's just not that much to choose from. It's a very small menu and, inexplicably, they were out of two of the five lunch items at 12:15PM. I left feeling satisfied yet confused.
The London Plane is rated 4.5 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.