About Time: 5 Ways to Eat Brunch This WeekBy Angelica Malin
There ain’t no party like an Eggs Royale party. Whether it’s al fresco, al desko or on a rooftop, 5 ways to eat brunch this week:
What: We’ve always loved The Shed – you can read about it here. And now The Shed, the Gladwin brothers’ rustic and relaxed restaurant which focuses on seasonal and foraged food, has extended their menu to include a Saturday brunch party. The Shed aims to bring a taste of the rural idyll to West London. Expect: live music, creative cocktails, and dining outside on the terrace with light streaming through the French windows and sky lights.
Eat: Anything with bacon in. The Shed rear their own pigs at their farm in West Sussex; and Head Chef Oliver cures it on site. Try this tender bacon in their poached egg with broad bean and peas in a bacon ragu: a winning dish.
Drink: A Bloody Mary with The Shed’s own green tomato vodka, or a cocktail with foraged herbs.
The Shed Brunch: every Saturday 12-4pm. Book: 020 7229 4024
What: This Saturday, London-independent pioneers Twenty Something London are hosting a craft beer brunch in East London. The party, Rooftop Brewing, is all about flipping the stereotype of beer festivals on its head – the first of 2 summer rooftop parties will include an immersive experience with a beer cocktail bar by Barchick and beer infused street-food from five different traders.
Drink: There’s 6 local craft brewers plus an international craft beer and cider bar on Netil 360 rooftop; this weekend’s boozy brunch is followed by a sunset disco.
Try: To top it all off they will be showing the World Cup alongside live DJs and we’ll also have two hot tubs going on the roof.
Price: £25 including entry, food and drink
What: The Admiral in Chelsea has just launched a new brunch menu celebrating the best of British. Celebrating the flavours of the British countryside, their Head Chef has scoured all corners of the country to source only the freshest and finest ingredients for our country brunch menu. From potatoes plucked from the fertile soils of Jersey to smoked Loch Etive trout from Scotland’s award winning Inverawe Oak Smokehouse, the menu is designed to explore the best flavours that Britain has to offer.
Eat: Sautéed Jersey Royals with bacon, black pudding & egg sunny side up, or a caesar salad with Selsey Lobster.
Drink: A refreshing Admiral’s Bellini.
4. At a 5* Hotel: Andaz Liverpool Street
What: East London’s 5* boutique hotel, Andaz Liverpool Street, has just launched a new weekend brunch menu at Eastway Restaurant. The New York brasserie will be tantalising foodies with its a collision of two continents – offering gluten-free treats, freshly squeezed juices, bubbling mimosas and an interactive DIY Bloody Mary bar. Expect pancakes filled with mild cheddar and served with blackberry compote, and ‘Love it or ‘Ate It’ Chicken’ (£15) – confit chicken legs glazed with Marmite and spices, accompanied by rosemary and bacon waffle.
Eat: Eggs on Brick Lane – soft poached eggs served with mild curried potatoes on a dosa pancake and topped with crushed smoked tomato chutney.
Drink: Oat Meal Magic – a power breakfast of organic oats, banana, apple, passion fruit juice, honey & soya milk. Or for something stronger, try a basil fizz mimosa. If all else fails, unlimited offerings of Bellinis and mimosas float are on the menu for £19 per head.
What: LOVE BRUNCH is not your average brunch. Made for the discerning party goer, the brunch party was created to fill a void in the Saturday daytime party scene. In 2009, 5 friends joined forces to host a communal brunch in Notting Hill and it’s still going strong – combining eating, drinking and dancing whilst eye opening event production, from gymnasts to fire eaters, ballerinas to contortionists, funk bands to beat boxers and many more ensured excited revelry amongst its attendees.
Eat: A brunch BBQ in the courtyard of this amazing space.
Drink: Absolut Elyx and Perrier Jouet, of course.
Price: £20 per head