Top 5: Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Angelica Malin
Looking for some brunch inspiration? Here’s 5 cracking brunch spots you need to visit in the capital this weekend. Have a good’un, people.
What: On the first Saturday of every month, temper City in Angel Court will be hosting a quiz and curry lunch, complete with limitless drinks, including their famous temper Mary, Prosecco and Mimosa. Starting on Saturday (7th October), fresh from their success at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, the award-winning comedy troupe BattleActs! will act as quiz masters and guide guests through a variety of topical and themed quizzes, which will be peppered with 80s pop culture, sports and music trivia in homage to temper’s famous 80s playlists.
Eat and Drink: The lunch menu will offer a selection of temper City’s eclectic dishes, including starters of squid and samphire pakora; mutton roll; and crab beignet. Mains include chip shop dashi chicken; crispy katsu egg; fish head curry; and scotch bonnet lamb stew. And for dessert: chocolate and peanut butter turmeric tart. Groups can compete to win a host of prizes – including a £200 voucher to spend at temper City, a cocktail masterclass with head bartender Chris O’Neil and a bottle of wine from temper City’s New World centered wine list. Let’s get quizzical.
Where: £39 per person. To book email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, London EC2R 7HJ
Photo Credit: Steven Joyce
What: Kricket in Soho has launched a new brunch menu and we couldn’t be more excited. Known for their incredible Indian small plates, brunch is served from 11am and features their glorious Goan sausage roll topped with red onion and served with a curry leaf mayonnaise as well as a fine array of other tasty bites.
Where: 12 Denman St, Soho, London W1D 7HH
What: To honour Jägermeister’s German roots and bring some Berlin vibes to the city, the iconic brand has teamed up with the talented former JägerMusic artist and chef, Dale Evans, to create a delicious Jäger inspired brunch specially for London Cocktail Week.
Eat and Drink: Held on Saturday (7th October) at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, attendees will be served a modern German feast, alongside a range of inspired Jägermeister serves – perfectly matched to each dish. Expect cured meats, cheeses, sweet and savoury dishes and plenty of booze.
Where: Tickets are £15 – grab yours here. 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
What: If you’ve never been to Piano Works it’s a pretty surreal experience. The concept is simple: there’s a live band banging out hits that you request. Think of it as a pimped up karaoke bar, but the band can actually hit the right notes. If you fancy brunch with a side of beats, head to The Piano Works this weekend for their new bottomless Sunday offering.
Eat and Drink: As the human jukeboxes play, enjoy two hours of bottomless prosecco (£15pp) or unlimited Bloody Marys (£20pp). Groups who like extra dashes of hot sauce, or a spoonful of gherkins in the mix can order the DIY Bloody Mary box for £120, filled with everything you need to create your own customised cocktail. Highlights from the brunch menu include The Full Works breakfast with pork and leek sausages, black and white pudding, bacon, onion and potato hash; the salmon and scrambled with Severn Wye smoked salmon; Burford Brown eggs on sourdough toast; and the Love me or Hate me Marmite hollandaise eggs Benedict.
Where: 113-117 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3BX
What: Selfridges has once again collaborated with renowned restaurateur Des McDonald to launch a new modern Italian restaurant, Il Tetto. Taking up a year-long residency on the iconic Selfridges rooftop, Il Tetto is a stylish all-day dining Italian restaurant, serving up classic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist and a banging brunch menu.
Eat and Drink: Begin your brunch feast with Cicchetti, Venetian style ‘small plates’ including Baccala mantecato all veneziana – whipped air-dried cod, grilled polenta and charred roast pepper sauce, and Mondeghili milanesi – pan-fried meatballs with salsa verde and mustard fruit. Main courses include charred grilled salmon with braised cannellini beans and sun blush tomato; wood fired Barnsley chop served with white onions and seared fennel; and wild mushroom risotto and black truffle. Don’t miss the pizzas, like the veggie creation with San Marzano tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and marinated grilled veg.
Where: Selfridges Roof Top, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB (Express lift on the Ground Floor in the Fragrance Hall)