The Quince Tree

After researching for a place to explore this weekend in London, I decided on Little Venice and a pleasant detour from the canal is what I consider now a hidden gem – The Quince Tree.

I will dedicate this blog post to this beautiful place which exceeded all my expectation.

The Quince Tree is by far the most charming eatery I have been to in London apart from Clos Maggiore. What sets this little charmer apart is that it is a very family friendly place and exudes laid back vibe. Located in the fashionable Maida Vale area The Quince Tree is set by a garden, the multi-award winning Clifton Nurseries. The place itself isn’t too big and I was surprised by the popularity of this place despite the fact that it is hidden in the nurseries. Nevertheless, Mr T and I were on the waiting list and we had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. The good thing about the wait is that we could explore Clifton Nurseries and get indoor plant inspirations for our home.

The nurseries itself is divided into two parts – indoor and outdoor plant section. It is worth walking around marvelling at the various types of flowers and plants. Honestly I never thought this kind of place existed in London and now Mr T gave me a task to research for other possible nurseries to explore. I am quite excited to find that out.

Now back to The Quince Tree because we are in and set after half an hour. All the furniture and architecture adopts the garden theme. I felt whimsical the whole time I was there. We were there for lunch so unfortunately I could only comment on the lunch menu. However, I did read that this place serves good breakfast. This cafe offers a selection of their famous patisserie, savoury treats, finest teas and coffees with daily specials. Both Mr T and I ordered  the Seafood Linguine (£12) with Foccacia & grissini as a starter (£4.50). For drinks, I ordered a cup of hot chocolote with whipped cream (£3.70) and the man had his flat white (£2.95).

The food was really tasty and I kept commenting on how delicious the linguine tasted. Considering the price I say this place is a great place to visit. I would highly recommend The Quince Tree for a tranquil day out in one of London’s hidden treasure.



5a Clifton Villas, London W9 2PH

Opening hours:

Mon-Sat 9am- 5:30pm

Sun           10am – 4pm


Contact : 020 74321867 /


Photos: Yours truly




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