Breakfast at Padbury’s

Who doesn’t love a long leisurely breakfast? You know, the fragrant aroma of good coffee, gooey eggs or perhaps something sweet? But hands up if you’ve had breakfast at Padbury’s in Guildford? Neither had we, that is until we received an invite from owner Helena Tran to come and experience their new Winter breakfast menu.

Padbury’s is a top notch restaurant in the historic location of Guildford, and a much loved favourite of ours, so of course we accepted without hesitation.


But it’s not just the location that makes this a great restaurant. This place makes the produce the star, putting the focus on premium local produce. Add to that friendly service and we think it’s hard not to be won over.

We arrived on a rainy Saturday and were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. Seated at the front of the restaurant in the bay window we finally had our first look at the new winter menu.

We ordered coffee and perused the choice of tasty treats.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and how good does this menu look?

Fruit Toast with ricotta, honey and walnuts.

Sweet & Salty Granola, pineapple, berries compote, vanilla panna cotta, house-made sesame soy milk.

Char-grilled Portobello, pesto, asparagus, poached egg, spiced tomato relish.

and more…

My mouth was watering.

I finally decided on Buttermilk pancake stack, lemon curd, honeycomb, meringue, coconut and Steve ordered Sweetcorn and feta fritter, poached eggs, tomato relish, salmon, crème fraiche.


We sip our coffee while our breakfast is being crafted. It’s good coffee and I saviour each mouthful as Steve takes a few photos.

The building has been lovingly restored, preserving its old world charm and warehouse styling. There is warmth in the historic character of exposed brick walls, wooden flooring, pressed metal ceilings, with large pendant industrial styled lighting. We step up into the prime bay window seating with quaint chandeliers. All the tables are dressed in crisp white table linen and the room decorated with vases of peonies.


In no time at all our breakfast arrives and it’s a sight for sore eyes. It looks amazing, this dish is a work of art with a taste to match. I’d been dying to try these pancakes since seeing them on Instagram, and they did not disappoint. Light pancakes with tangy curd, fluffy meringue and crunch from the honeycomb, coconut and nuts. Each delicious spoonful is like a party in my mouth.



Steve enjoyed his fritter and eggs equally as much, and said it was very fresh and tasty and the tomato relish added a nice zing to the dish.



No wonder this place is a favourite of ours. Serving up quality coffee alongside a menu of locally sourced, seasonal produce, in a relaxed setting, Padbury’s have the formula down pat and breakfast at Padbury’s is hands down a winner. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and the shameless indulgence of high tea. At Padbury’s there is a clear focus on food done well and yet again you failed to disappoint. So step into the colonial charm of Padbury’s where every visit the options presented are a gourmet delight.


Did this post make your mouth water? Have we tempted you to make a booking at Padbury’s?

*Although invited to try the new winter menu we were not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are our own.

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20 Responses

  1. jonny singh says:

    I must say I want these pancakes in my life. Lovely article my mouth starts watering the moment i started reading this article.

  2. This looks delicious indeed. Personally I don’t getting dressed before breakfast. But I would make an exception for Padbury’s…..
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  3. Nancie Lee says:

    That looks delicious! It looks like a breakfast where you savor every bite. I also love the pretty tea cups! Padbury’s looks like a gem of a place. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Connie Reed says:

    Oh my gosh, those pancakes look soooo good. I would have chosen the same thing. I love restaurants that use a lot of local produce.

  5. Anda says:

    This is such an exquisite restaurant, Lyn! I’ll have to take your word for the food taste, but the presentation is absolutely great. I am drooling when I look at your pictures! And that china is so beautiful!
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  6. Linda Bibb says:

    I’m none too sure what I would select from your menu descriptions – so many sound tempting! I’ll agree with the other commenters who think Steve made a delicious choice. I’m a salmon lover and those eggs look delectable. I’d also be interested in trying their high tea. Unfortunately, being in Florida means it might be a while before we have that opportunity. Thanks for making my mouth water.
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  7. Oh my goodness, I’ve never heard of anything as extraordinary as those pancakes. Such a naughty breakfast!! I really love long, leisurely breakfasts and I think I’d have to give those pancakes a go. #TheWeeklyPostcard
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  8. I love the Guildford area for quality restaurants, but had never heard of Padbury’s – actually when saw the title I thought you were in another suburb 🙂 But this place looks lovely, we will have to take a trip out there over the winter.
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  9. Ruth says:

    This place looks my kind of place. I have a thing for pancakes and French toast, so, I would like to try their creation. As a matter of fact, it is still 11:00 a.m. in here. I aiming for great brunch today.
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  10. Corinne says:

    Omigosh! I want to go right now! I’ll definitely head there once we get to Perth!
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  11. Cindy says:

    It all looks like works of art! I can’t tell which one I’d go for, the pancakes and fritter dishes both look delicious! Great photos and a beautiful place.

  12. Rhonda Albom says:

    Yes, it does make my mouth water, especially that salmon dish. It’s all so beautifully presented too.
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  13. The restaurant looks very quaint, is it a family-run business? How long has it been operating? It reminds me of one of those small, cozy family-run coffee shops you can find all over Europe. I think just by being there already sets you in a relaxed mood. The good food will be a bonus. 🙂
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  14. Anisa says:

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Both of your meals look amazing!

  15. Arnie says:

    My mouth is all primed and ready for this! Not a good idea for me to be reading this on an empty stomach.

  16. Those pancakes look like a work of art!!!! It looks like a place you will have to go back to again and again because there will always be something on the menu that you wish you could have tried!

  17. Whenever we are faced with a menu like that, my wife and I have a game: we place our orders and try to decide who got the best of the table. Although I do love pancakes, I have to say I think Steve won! That fritter and eggs looks amazing! So much so, that I’m going to try replicating it. The grilled portobello with pesto and asparagus you mentioned…that sounds like a winner, too! Not sure we’ll get to Guildford but, if we do, I know just where to go!
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  18. The pancakes truly look special. I love seeing the inventive ways food is presented when dining out. I file away my ideas to replicate at home.
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  19. Oh my goodness that food looks delicious!! 😀
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  20. I have no idea where Guildford is but this place looks great! I love breakfast and the food looks so delicious, especially the egg dish:)
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