LIV sees Sydney chef Damien Monley opening an all day cafe in Belgravia

liv restaurant belgravia pork sandwich

What: LIV Belgravia

In a nutshell: Antipodean chef opens indie cafe

Summing it all up: Run by a Kiwi chef whose Sydney cafe championed the Flat White, this new all-day Belgravia space will serve up everything from interesting brunches to epic hot sandwiches and, of course, top-notch coffee.

The low-down

The former owner of one of Sydney's popular coffee spots, the Flat White Cafe in Woollahra and Madame Char Char in Surrey Hills, is hoping to bring a bit of Antipodean magic to central London.

LIV Belgravia is going to be an all-day dining spot which has taken over the spot previously held by Como Lario. Chef Damian Monley is hoping to provide a bit of indie excitement to compete with bigger brands in the area.

On the breakfast menu, you'll find lighter dishes like slow-cooked chai-spiced oats with amaranth, bananas, pecans, seeds, yoghurt and palm sugar. If you're in need of something larger there's a king prawn omelette with basil, Asian slaw, sweet soy, ginger shallot and sriracha and also ricotta hotcakes with cinnamon butter and berries.

Lunch dishes include:

  • Roasted crispy pork sandwich (pictured) - with sweetcorn, rocket, apple, aioli and Nan’s relish
  • 17 hour Wagyu beef brisket with Japanese slaw
  • Crispy salt and pepper chicken in a soft roll with kimchi slaw and sweet soy mayo

As you'd expect from someone who championed coffee in Australia, they're going big on their caffeine offering. There'll be a single-roast from a 100-year-old Neapolitan supplier, delivered weekly and overseen by LIV’s in-house Italian coffee expert, and regular guest roasts from artisan brands such as Alchemy and Dark Arts Coffee.

Downstairs, they'll be serving up fresh, cold-pressed juices at a stand-up drinks bar. But for something with a bit more of a kick, there'll also be cocktails and wine.

Dinner is also coming - with plans to open for it later in the year.

liv restaurant belgravia pork sandwich


More about LIV

Where is it? 18 Holbein Place, Belgravia, London SW1W 8NL

When does it open? 2 September 2019

Soft launch offer: 50% off food from 2-6 September for breakfast, brunch and lunch (bookings or walk-ins).

How to book: email manager@livrestaurant.co.uk or call 020 7881 0886 for reservations.

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Twitter @LIVbelgravia


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