5 Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
New year, same old brunch habit. Whether you’re still on the avocado hype or want to try something new – here’s where to eat brunch in London this weekend. Have a good’un, people:
What: St Pancras Brasserie by Searcys have launched a new Sunday Brunch menu in partnership with Laurent Perrier Rose. Brunch for two includes a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose cuvee and a three course meal, created by executive chef Colin Layfield.
Eat and Drink: Highlights include Rainy Lane yoghurt with spiced Williams pear, pomegranate and granola, and if you’re after something more indulgent, opt for the Bavette steak fried egg and chips. Egg fan? There’s five yolk-based dishes on offer, from Royale to Benedict, poached and fried.
Where: Grand Terrace, St Pancras International Station, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QL
What: Never trust a person who doesn’t like avocado – that’s our rule. And if you need your healthy fat fix come the weekend, check out Avobar, the all-day restaurant that cleverly incorporates avocado into every dish.
Eat and Drink: It’s an avo party here, with the menu featuring eggs Royale toast, served with homemade avodaise (avocado-based hollandaise), house cured pastrami salmon on sourdough; matcha sweet pancakes topped with homemade Avobutter, caramelised banana and maple syrup; smashed chilli avocado served with sweet potato ‘toast’ with coconut labneh; and the peanut butter bowl with almond milk, avocado, banana and dates.
Where: 24 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8ND
Photo Credit: Jade Nina Sarkhel
What: Taking part in Veganuary? Or are on the hunt for a plant-powered brunch? Get down to Christopher’s Covent Garden for their all-new Superfood Brunch, featuring protein packed and nutrient dense ingredients.
Eat and Drink: Dishes from the brunch menu include vegan buckwheat pancakes served with camu powder, cinnamon dust, goji berry compote and maple syrup, alongside warm kale and butternut squash salad served with cucumber, beluga lentils, pomegranate, quinoa, flax and chia seeds. Not willing to stop at just main courses, Chef Francis Agyepong has also devised a vegan dessert of coconut and almond milk panna cotta with lavender poached pears.
Where: 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD
What: Nordic Sunday feasts are now available at Ekte located in the Bloomsberg Arcade. The new menu, running from noon till 4pm, is influenced by the traditional family-style dishes of Head Chef Robin Freeman’s native Sweden, and of Owner Soren Jessen’s homeland Denmark.
Eat and Drink: Choose between slow-roasted lamb shoulder or herb-fed roast chicken (to share among four to six people), including roasted root vegetables, seasonal greens and Jansson’s temptation (a traditional Swedish dish of onions, potatoes, pickled sprats and breadcrumbs). For liquid libations, the Nordic inspired wine and drinks list includes cocktails such as a Bloody Dane, a take on a classic Bloody Mary, adding fennel seeds and replacing vodka with Aquavit, and a Nordic spritzer with Aperol, apple cider and soda.
Where: 2 -8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
What: Head to Roe in Pop Brixton for an all-new brunch menu, showcasing chef Simon Whiteside’s passion for sustainable British seafood. Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco or Bloody Mary with every brunch ordered.
Eat and Drink: Reflecting Roe’s signature modern British style, the menu includes; poached eggs with home smoked trout and hollandaise; cod and chorizo scotch egg with grilled squash; and baked smoked haddock, leek and cheddar gratin with soda bread.
Where: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ