Top 5: Ways to Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
Another weekend, another opportunity to overdose on Eggs Benedict and brunch bubbly. Here’s 5 new ways to eat brunch in London this weekend – happy breakfasting, London:
What: Detox Kitchen has recently opened new digs in Fitzrovia. Getting into the weekend spirit, they’ve just launched their brand new brunch club. A ticket costs £15 and it entitles you to a large juice, any item off the eat-in menu, and a Detox Kitchen goodie bag.
Eat: With an ethos of bridging the gap between healthy and delicious and focusing on quality ingredients, the team have created a menu of dishes packed with flavour, but free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Dishes include avocado, hummus and tomato egg wraps, sweetcorn and courgette fritters with avocado salsa, and granola served with berries, coconut yogurt and bee pollen. Order the pure goodness juice – it’s packed full of flavour and all the good stuff. Buy your tickets here.
Where: 10 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JJ
Photo Credit: Issy Croker
What: Gallery Mess, located within the Saatchi Gallery, has just launched a new bottomless Sunday brunch. Fill your boots with classic brunch dishes and choose from either unlimited Bloody Marys, Prosecco or Champagne. That, my friends, is doing Sunday in style.
Eat: Enjoy dishes created by Rhubarb, the premium event caterer, including Eggs Florentine, homemade beans on toast with poached duck egg and crispy pancetta, Hass avocado with grapefruit, dill dressing and feta, and BBQ Pork Belly with crispy fennel and parsnip slaw in a brioche bun. Their desserts are indulgent, but totally worth ditching the January diet for – croissant bread and butter pudding with clotted ice cream, Bailey’s mousse served with toasted pistachios and malt ice cream, and apple crumble and honeycomb ice cream.
Where: King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
What: Tucked away in the beautiful Lancashire Court with a charming cobbled al fresco space, Mews of Mayfair dish up a killer roast and toast menu on Sunday. Enjoy two or three courses, and pay an extra £15 for unlimited bloody marys, bellinis and mimosas. Game changer.
Eat: Dishes on the menu represent the best of seasonal, modern British cuisine. Starters include butterbean soup with pickled apple, hot smoked salmon and beetroot salad, and fried egg topped with winter beans and hazelnut crumb. The real magic is the roasts – choose between, roast sirloin of South Devon beef, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish cream, roast Norfolk pork belly with thyme stuffing and apples or roast turkey served alongside bacon wrapped sausage and stuffing. Don’t think about leaving without ordering the sticky toffee pudding with ginger ice cream.
Where: 10 Lancashire Ct, London W1S 1EY
What: Brunch doesn’t always need to cost the earth. Pizza Union is the place to go if you’re looking to get the best bang for your British buck. Pizza Union knead dough to make some pretty fine pizzas, and their dessert selection is downright delicious.
Eat: All the pizzas. Roman-style thin and crispy 12” wonders made fresh and fire-baked in 3 minutes in a huge traditional domed stone pizza oven, the largest in the UK. Expect classic pizzas including Margherita, Fiorentina, and Pepperoni. Also on the menu is the Calabria with N’duja spicy sausage and rocket, and Reine, a combination of cotto ham, mushrooms, black olives and parmesan. Remember to order their warm Dolce – a dough ring with a choice of three fillings including Nutella, coconut or salted caramel.
Where: Locations here
What: Avenue brings a slice of America to the streets of London with their boozy weekend brunch. For a big blow out brunch this weekend, there’s only one place you need to be heading: Avenue. There’s the options of a two or three course meal and you can add on unlimited Bloody Marys if you wish.
Eat: The menu here is a party for the tastebuds. For egg lovers you’re in for a real treat, dig into chorizo and potato hash with a poached egg, smoked salmon and scrambled egg, and the brunch regulars – egg Benedict, Royale and Florentine. If you’re after something heartier, try the mac n’ cheese or the cured bacon and cheese hamburger with dill pickle and fries. Don’t get us started on their buttermilk pancakes – they’re smashing. All the desserts are a taste sensation, but a special shout out has to go to the pecan pie with vanilla cream. It’s the one.
Where: 7-9 St James’s St, London SW1A 1EE