5 Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
We don’t know how we’ve done it, but we’ve managed to find 5 new brunch menus in London. This week we’re loving Indian-style brunches: full of flavour, spice and a welcome break from avo on toast. Hungry? It’s time to brunch:
What: Chef Manish Mehrotra at Indian Accent in Mayfair has put his unique spin on brunch with expertly spiced, imaginative plates that take inspiration from traditional regional dishes.
Eat and Drink: Following in the footsteps of the wildly successful brunch menu at its sister restaurant in NYC, relaxed Indian-style brunch dishes feature the likes of Parsi fried eggs with crispy potatoes and chutney; chilli crab cheese toast with summer cucumber pickle and tamarind ketchup; and quail egg pulao with bacon, crispy shallots and mint yoghurt.
Gimme more: Try the the chicken chilli dabba gosht with baked eggs– a quirky, Indian-inspired take on shakshuka, served with paratha.
Where: 16 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
What: Market Hall Fulham has launched a new brunch menu, available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3pm. In addition to the array of independent British-made beers, spirits and soft drinks on offer at the bar, there’s also four new signature brunch cocktails – Pink Fulham Spritz, French 75, Breakfast Martini and Bloody Mary – and an Our/London ‘DIY Bloody Mary’ kit, ideal for groups of four to six.
Eat and Drink: Highlights include Butchies’ fried buttermilk chicken with smashed avocado, fried egg and Sriracha on a toasted English muffin, and Fanny’s “Avo’bab”, featuring avocado, feta, pomegranate, tomatoes, red peppers, mint, and coconut yoghurt seasoned with Middle Eastern spices. East London street food veterans Hotbox are serving up a whole host of breakfast treats – think pork belly benedict and pancakes with smoked pork belly and egg – from their hickory and oak fired rotisserie smoker.
Gimme more: Find Claude’s Deli and order the goat’s curd, coriander and purple shiso tartine.
Where: 472 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1BY
What: People of Highbury and Islington, this one is for you guys. Little Bat (sister bar to Shoreditch’s renowned Callooh Callay), has rolled out a new brunch menu featuring classic eats, as well as a list of brunch-inspired cocktails to get your weekend started with a boozy bang.
Eat and Drink: The new brunch menu begins with a selection of small bites, including roasted cauliflower and smoked cheddar croquettes with chilli relish, and market fish nuggets with prawn mayo. Dig into larger dishes like the hazelnut granola with coconut yoghurt, banana and berries; hangover-curing fried chicken and waffles with avocado, fried egg, barbecue hot sauce and pickled cucumber, or the chickpea, potato and parmesan truffle rosti, served with a choice of spinach or bacon, poached egg and hollandaise
Gimme More: Pay an extra £25 for bottomless Bloody Marys, prosecco or mimosas for two hours.
Where: 54 Islington Park Street, London, N1 1PX
Photo Credit: Charlie McKay
What: This is quite possibly one of the best new bottomless brunches going, and it’ll only set you back £25. Three courses plus bottomless booze for under £30? You heard it here first.
Eat and Drink: Choose three dishes from a large selection of brunch favourites including; smashed avocado on sourdough toast with tomato and chilli salsa; the Rake’s Benedict – a combination of cured ham, avocado hollandaise and poached Burford Browns; or the walnut waffle with lemon crème fraiche, rose and fennel syrup. Larger dishes available within the brunch offer include the buttermilk chicken burger with chipotle ketchup, Rake’s rainbow salad, and pan fried sea trout with new season potato served with fennel and caper salad. Desserts include chocolate cake with mascarpone ice cream, and marsala caramel and vanilla bean cheesecake with seasonal fruits and coulis.
Gimme more: Free-flowing cocktails include Aperol Spritz, the Cucumber spritz made from ELLC Vodka, Cucumber Seltzer, Citrus and a fresh cucumber slice, and the non-alcoholic ‘Exotic Escape’ cocktail made with Seedlip Garden 108, passionfruit, coconut, soda and tonic.
Where: 40 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7QN
What: Kicking off on Sunday 15thJuly, DUM Biryani House’s new weekend brunch dives deeper into the coastal flavours of South East India.
Eat and Drink: The menu is divided into five sections; first up is Eggs, the essential and coveted brunch-staple which features Eggs Kejriwal, a dish built from sourdough toast, topped with coconut chutney, a fried egg and cheese, which is then finished under the grill. To follow, the inner-city street food favourite, Pavs, (AKA an Indian burger), stuffed with a choice of masala paneer, mutton fry, shammi unda and chorize. Fancy a feast? The Chota and Bada section allows you to mix and match plates, with dishing including butter garlic soft shell crab and coastal calamari rings served with coconut and orange sambol, and roasted wild sea bass accompanied by sticky coconut rice wrapped in a banana leaf.
Gimme more: End your brunch on lighter note with a watermelon chaat with mint and black salt and pistachio kulf.
Where: 187B Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZB