Top 5: Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that weekends are made for eggs, coffee and breakfasts that stretch well into the afternoon. Here’s our tips for where to brunch in London this weekend:
What: Soane’s Kitchen, the latest project by London’s go-to catering company Social Pantry located within the original walled kitchen gardens of Pitzhanger Manor, has launched a new Bottomless Brunch menu.
Eat: The new brunch menu offer dishes such as Bloody Mary beans with labneh and poached egg, and eggs Benedict croissant with rocket, as well as classic brunch dishes such as smoked salmon, avocado and poached egg on rye bread. And it wouldn’t be a bottomless brunch without free-flowing drinks: whip up your own tomato-based libation at the Bloody Mary Station – spicy, strong, or herby – you can make it your way.
Where: Pitzhanger Manor, Walpole Park W5 5EQ
What: Club Mexicana at The Spread Eagle – London’s first 100% vegan pub – have launched their brand new Mexican-Californian brunch. Kick off your weekend with a plant-based feast, featuring the likes of chilaquiles, chick’n & waffles, and brunch cocktails.
Eat: Mains feature: ‘Huevos Rancheros’ with scrambled ‘eggs’, Mexican ‘chorizo’, black beans, avocado and salsa verde on a grilled paprika tortilla; and – Mexico City favourite – chilaquiles: fried corn tortillas drenched in salsa roja, roasted pepper queso and sour cream, topped with pickled jalapenos. Club Mexicana’s infamous chick’n’ and waffles with chilli infused maple syrup are up for grabs, and the signature tacos include breakfast combos like fried potato and ‘chorizo’ topped with avo and sour cream. Sweet tooth? Try the deep fried ice cream, warm chilli-chocolate brownie with peanut and caramel sauce, or the taco millefoglie with lemon curd, blueberries and vanilla whipped cream.
Where: The Spread Eagle, 224 Homerton High St, E9 6AS
Photo Credit: Jade Nina Sarkhel
What: For the first time ever, Jamavar is now open on Sundays. Pop down for their all-new Royal Brunch, featuring an indulgent feast of some of culinary director Surender Mohan’s favourite regal dishes.
Eat: Dishes on the menu include a trio of Raj Kachori, Samosa Chana Chaat and Chandni Chowk Ki Aloo Tikki with honey yoghurt, tamarind and mint chuney to start, followed by a selection from the tandoor including Shahi Galouti Kebab, a velvety lamb pattice with cardamom and saffron, made to a recipe from the princely state of Awadh in the north of the country, and Jheenga Lahasuni – king prawns with brown garlic, cream cheese and yoghurt. For the main event, Surender has created a feast of Punjab’s famous Murgh Makhani, with Suffolk corn-fed chicken, slow-cooked with gram flour and fried onion; fragrant Salli Kheema with ground lamb, crisp potato thins along with delicacies from Travancore that include Alleppey Fish curry and Masala Egg Dosa. To finish – an assortment of fragrant Indian sweets such as Gulab Jamun dumplings and rose syrup, and Kubani Ka Meetha, an apricot and almond specialty from the Nizam’s kitchen of Hyderabad.
Where: 8 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3NF
What: Following the successful opening of his newest restaurant Sunday roasts to the menu, just in time to welcome in the cooler autumn months.in the heart of Islington, James Cochran has introduced
Eat: The standout options for Sunday roasts at 1251 include: Ayrshire 50 day aged Cote de Boeuf along with slow braised beef short rib and indulgent sides like truffle cauliflower cheese, Holwood Farm honey glazed parsnips, beef dripping roast potatoes, coal-roasted cabbage, Yorkshire puddings and smoked bone marrow gravy. On offer alongside the beef is the 55 Day Aged middle white pork served with crackling, truffle cauliflower cheese, Holwood Farm honey glazed parsnips, pork dripping roast potatoes, buttered kale, Yorkshire puddings and fresh gravy.
Where: 107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
What: Blues Kitchen Brixton know what goes into making a decent brunch: American inspired eats, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, and two hours of unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys for £17 and Prosecco for £20. Start or finish your weekend in boozy style.
Eat: For a big Stateside feed, try the American breakfast with pork sausage patty, eggs, bacon, BBQ beans, pancakes, home fries and maple pecan butter, or the British classic with Cumberland sausage, bacon, eggs, tomato, mushrooms, barbecue pit beans and toast. For a Hangover busting dish, the Brekky Burger – a meaty mountain of pork sausage patty, grilled tomato, American cheese, bacon, fried egg and hash brown covered in maple hollandaise – will help soothe any raging hangover. And if you need your sweet fill, opt for the buttermilk pancakes topped with either blueberry and vanilla cream, or maple syrup and bacon.
Where: 40 Acre Ln, Brixton, London SW2 5SP
Photo Credit: Justin DeSouza