Top 5: Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
You know the drill – grab your best friends and your American Express, it’s time to get brunching like a boss. Forget your local greasy spoon, here’s 5 brand new ways to eat brunch in London this weekend:
What: Stoke Newington has never had it so good. WOLF, a neighbourhood restaurant, which opened in August 2016 and celebrates authentic Italian food, has just launched a brand new brunch menu available from Saturday (13th).
Eat and Drink: Craving eggs? There’s a dedicated egg section with dishes ranging from fennel sausage with deep fried egg, flat gnocchi and caramelised Tropea onions, to Morcilla (blood sausage) with pancetta, blistered Datterino tomatoes, poached eggs and focaccia bread. And there’s heaps of sweet dishes like the polenta pancakes with persimmon jam and mascarpone, and oat and nut granola served with nespole fruit and orange blossom yoghurt. There’s the baked Gorgonzola with chargrilled focaccia, rhubarb chutney and lemon, if you like molten, cheesy carby goodness. Pay an extra £17 to sip on bottomless Bottomless Bloody Sinora – a twist on a Bloody Mary with their own infused horseradish and tomato vine vodka.
Where: 110 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7NY
What: Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild have welcomed spring in the best way – with the launch of their new weekend Wild Brunch menu. We’re got some much love for their new brunch additions. Banana and pecan pancakes? We’re all ears.
Eat and Drink: The Wild Brunch menu (available alongside the a la carte) includes tasty dishes such as, crushed avocado with toasted sourdough; cured salmon and scrambled eggs with Béarnaise; and toasted candied bacon sandwich with béchamel sauce and spiced bone marrow gravy. But the good news just keeps on coming as there’s smoked haddock potato pancakes with caramelised mustard onions and poached hen’s egg; banana and pecan pancakes with sweet cream and honey; and for those in need of something a little more hearty, the full Scottish breakfast with home-cured bacon, tattie scone, white pudding, mushroom, black pudding, Lorne sausage and scrambled eggs. A perfect dish for those in need of some substance after a few too many drams the night before.
Where: 65 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PS and 9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN
What: Perched high above the capital with enviable views out over the City, London’s hottest new destination rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace, Aviary, is now banging out brunch. Eggs, killer views and spicy Bloody Marys. The absolute dream.
Eat and Drink: The savoury selection is mega – there’s maple bacon butty; ‘whatever eggs’ on toast; avocado on toast with smoked bacon and chilli; and oak smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on toast. The beloved crumpet has a starring role, and can be ordered with either kiln smoked salmon and chive cream cheese, or king scallops with seaweed butter and hollandaise. If you’re in search of some sweet lovin’, opt for the French toast topped with blood orange, crème fraiche and candied walnuts, or the banana pancakes with crème fraiche, agarve syrup, mixed seeds and nuts. And how could we forgot about the mighty fried Nutella and marshmallow sandwich – like a s’mores, only way tastier.
What: You don’t visit Haché for brunch, you go for their Parisian style burgers. But that’s all changed, as they’ve recently launched their new brunch menu at their Clapham, Chelsea and Balham restaurants, and it’s an absolute winner.
Eat and Drink: On the lighter side, there’s granola with yogurt and honey; croissants served with a range of spreads; banana bread with whipped cream cheese, honey and cinnamon; and Greek yogurt with honey and chia seeds. For something heartier, try the famous Haché ‘Full Parisian’ feast with eggs, sweet potato rosti, smoked bacon, Portobello mushrooms, grilled tomato and buttered sourdough toast. If you’re really craving one of Haché’s burgers, order the breakfast burger filled with 100% 6oz Scotch Beef steak burger, smoked bacon, a sweet potato rosti, fried Clarence Court egg and finished with coffee ketchup.
Where: Locations here
What: New bottomless brunch alert. Lockhouse in Paddington has rolled out a new boozy offering, available from 10am to 3pm every weekend. Lockhouse’s bottomless brunch offers 90 minutes of unadulterated brunching heaven, with a boozy version available for £30, or for those looking to keep a clear head, a tee-total version for £20.
Eat and Drink: Get stuck into your favourite dish from the breakfast menu, then graze to your heart’s content, with unlimited access to the breakfast bar. Plus enjoy limitless refills of either Camden Hells, Lockhouse breakfast Martini, a fresh seasonal fruit Bellini or the special non-alcoholic smoothie of the day. Eats include Huevos rancheros with fried eggs, chilli, tomato and black bean sauce, wood roasted piquillo peppers and avocado with soft corn tacos; pancakes topped with maple syrup and fresh seasonal fruit; full English; veggie breakfast; and organic porridge with honey and fruit.
Where: 31-33, 3 Merchant Square, Paddington W2 1AZ
Photo Credit: Giles Christopher