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London Chiltern House Pancakes

Our Favorite Brunch

Chiltern Firehouse

Two words: crab donuts

We've never had such delicious, savory fried dough stuffed with delicate, flavorful crab, and here at Chiltern Firehouse where we found them, we couldn't help but order extra helpings. The rest of the brunch menu is pretty amazing, too. (To be honest, JAM has been here before as our title says, our favorite!) The restaurant is just as hip and beautiful as the hotel it's housed in.

London Chiltern House Crab Donuts
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Exterior

Summer season brought an amazing watermelon starter we ordered and loved. Also part of our meal, rib-eye shawarma like we've never had it (covered in British skinny chips, of course), courgette okinomiyaki (Japanese omelette piled high with zucchini ribbons and squash blossoms), avocado toast with poached eggs, plenty fresh herbs and the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes ever with proper blueberry toppings no kid would be disappointed to eat. The bar provides all the spritzers, champagne cocktails and pimm's cups parents might want to indulge in with all the quality noshing.

JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Bar
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Watermelon
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Courgette Salad
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Shwarma
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Pug Shakers
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Front
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Pancakes
London Chiltern House Avocado Toast
JAM London Chiltern Firehouse Oysters


Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.
IG: @krystalchang


Amanda Quinn Olivar, JAM's arts and culture editor, is also the editor at Curator magazine, producer of Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and the play Paint Made Flesh. She has collaborated on Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies and an upcoming project with Zandra Rhodes. She sits on the boards of London's Fashion and Textile Museum and The Chimaera Project. As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds. Amanda has curated exhibits at The Cornell Art Museum, The Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center. Amanda lives and works in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Imogen Smith and Chloe Copus.