All Change for Cafes on Parsons Green Lane

Megan's moves out and Le Pain Quotidien closes its doors

Megan's converting into a branch of Ollie's

July 10, 2023

It’s all change on Parsons Green Lane this summer with two long established cafes closing their doors.

Megan’s by the Green, a very popular spot with locals since 2017, has moved out, while on the opposite side of the lane, bakery and coffee shop Le Pain Quotidien has become one of seven London branches forced to close after its parent company Bruncho UK Ltd fell into administration.

Kroll Advisory, the company handling the administration process, said that the company had explored several options to enable it to continue as a going concern, but had been forced to cease trading at the end of June due to reduced revenue from decreased footfall in the Capital, high rents and increased wage costs. The closure meant 250 employees were made redundant.

Across the street, the sudden closure of Parsons Green's Megan’s, famous for its canopy of flowers and lights, came as a shock to its many fans.

A note on its front door thanks customers for supporting “our neighbourhood business” and adds: “ Whilst we absolutely LOVE this area, this little location is now too small to give our guests the same experience as our other branches.

“So unfortunately, we must say goodbye to our bijou home in Parsons Green.”

This move leaves Fulham with just one branch of Megan’s - the chain's original first home further east on Kings Road. However, the note also says: “ We are close to securing a new site in the area, so whilst it is goodbye for now, it is not forever.

“See you soon Parsons Green!”

The interior of Megan's in Parson's Green
The interior of Megan's in Parson's Green

And there is more good news for local foodies, as this site will not be empty for long. It will soon be reopening as the second branch of Ollie’s House, following the success of its first restaurant on Fulham Road, opposite Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Pain Quotidien has gone into administration
Pain Quotidien has gone into administration

Ollie’s House, which describes itself as a tropical Pan-Asian restaurant inspired by Bali’s resorts, says it will be open from August for coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails, all day every day.

Launching in August, it promises diners will be transported to " a sunny paradise filled with vibrant décor and lush greenery" , with a menu that combines traditional Asian flavours with a modern twist.

Ollie's set to open its doors in August

The new arrival also has a special attraction for Parsons Green’s pet lovers. While all branches of Megan’s are dog friendly, with water and biscuits on offer, Ollie’s House goes one step further by creating a dedicated doggy menu, which includes Biltong Steak Bites, a healthy herbal infusion called Tailwagger Creek Wine and creamy Puppuccinos.

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