Top 5: Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
There ain’t no party like an Eggs Royale party. Whether it’s al fresco, al desko or at a disused laundrette, here’s 5 ways to eat brunch this week:
What: Dirty Bones has opened the doors to its latest site housed in an iconic, Grade II listed heritage building in the heart of Shoreditch. Alongside their famed brunch dishes (yes, their mac ‘n cheese burger is as filthy as it sounds), they’ve just launched their new Dirty Roast, available every Sunday at their new East London site.
Eat: The Dirty Roast is available from 12pm every Sunday, offering everyone a choice of brisket and ox cheek; spiced buttermilk fried chicken, or beet and portobello melt, served with homemade gravy and all the trimmings. Groups of four or more will also be able to share the Table Roast, a sharing style experience that includes all three Dirty Roasts, three homemade gravies and a platter of sides to share. Devout Dirty Bones goers can still enjoy their brunch favourites including; banana Toblerone-Tella waffles with blueberry jam, peanut butter gelato and crushed nuts; chicken and waffles, and steak and eggs with homemade ketchup.
Gimme More: Try the spiked iced coffee – triple espresso, cognac, Mozart Dry Chocolate spirit and cream served on ice. It’s the perfect post brunch tipple.
Where: 1 Club Row, London E1 6JX
What: DUKES has finally listened to the people, and have brought back their popular Sunday brunch offering at the hotel’s signature restaurant, THIRTY SIX. It’s a buffet vibe on Sunday, so grab a plate and get stuck into the best British seasonal dishes.
Eat: From the cold buffet selection, there’s Cumbrian air dried ham with relish and pickles; poached organic salmon with cream cheese and caper berries, and British artisan cheese served with malt loaf and tomato chutney. If you need your carb fill, load up on fresh baked viennoiserie, chocolate chip muffins and breads, and if you want to stay virtuous order the granola served with Yorkshire natural yoghurt, nuts, seeds and blueberries. Sweet toothed? Grab the waffles with whipped cream and Nutella, or the baked vanilla cheesecake with berry compote and crème fraiche. Both are delicious. And for the real winner, the ham hock hash with poached burford brown eggs, smoked ham knuckle and peas is a delight.
Gimme More: The dark chocolate mousse with chocolate crumble and topped with hazelnuts needs to be ordered. Immediately.
Where: 35 St James’s Pl, London SW1A 1NY
What: BLOOM Pilates and Nutritionist Expert Ruth Tongue has teamed up with well-respected Bloom Retreats to bring a new brunch series to Kensington, focusing on bringing the body, mind and spirit into balance and harmony so that you leave feeling empowered, informed and recharged (and full from a slap up brunch).
Eat: The Saturday morning will start with an hour pilates session in Hyde Park led by Ruth, before a plant powered brunch at nearby vegan restaurant, RAW. Sip on a Bloom rejuvenating juice mocktail on arrival, followed by an impressive selection of tasty vegan, super food dishes including coconut pancakes with pear and caramel, and scrambled chilli tofu on sweet potato cakes. After you’ve satisfied your hunger needs, Tanja Mrnjaus, Stylist at ID Couture will be talking about ‘finding your personal style’ as well as offering mini style consultations to attendees.
Gimme More: We’re never one to turn down healthy cakes. Never.
Where: From £25. Book your tickets here. 41-51 Inverness Terrace, London W2 3JN and Hyde Park
What: After an amazing first festival season, brünch is back with another Berlin brunch event this Sunday (18th) in a former laundrette in Hackney. Once again bringing proper Berlin vibes to East London, this time to Machine No 3 on Well Street. Set in a once dilapidated laundrette, Machine No.3 is a cool neighbourhood bar with Berlin flair from the guys behind The Three Compasses on Dalston Lane.
Eat: On the menu there’s a selection of locally sourced cold meats and cheeses, smoked mackerel pâté and unlimited fresh Sourdough from E5 Bakehouse served with home-made jams, almond butter and Nutella. Not forgetting the signature Berlin waffles with rote grütze, and amaranth and chia granola with German quark. Knock back unlimited tea and filter coffee, or keep it strictly Berlin with a fritz-kola or a Michelberger Coconut water.
Gimme More: Try the Berlin Bloody Mary. It’ll banish any hangover.
Where: Machine No 3, 271 Well Street, E9 6RG London. £25 per person (drinks not included). Tickets here.
What: In the week, Club Zetter is a hub for freelancers and creatives, but come the weekend, the space is transformed into a swanky brunch hot spot. Grab a table by the window, kick back and appreciate runny yolks in all their glory.
Eat: There’s a fantastic veggie selection including the veggie breakfast with two free range eggs of your choice, avocado, spinach, grilled tomato, roasted field mushroom and toast; Welsh rarebit with poached eggs and roast tomatoes, and avocado and chilli salsa on granary toast, topped with poached eggs and coriander. If you’re after something heartier, chow down on grilled sirloin steak, served with béarnaise sauce, watercress, rocket and fries; American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, and the unbelievable Zetter cheese burger, served in a brioche bun with Frenchies mustard mayo and fries. In the booze department, enjoy bottomless Bloody Marys and Prosecco until 3pm, or keep it healthy with their mixed berry smoothie or the Clerkenwell cleanse featuring kale, apple and ginger juice.
Gimme More: Try their epic Sunday roast – seasonal veggies, goose fat roast potatoes, roast sirloin of beef and Yorkshire puds.
Where: 86-88 Clerkenwell Rd, St John’s Square, London EC1M 5RJ
Photo Credit: Amy Murrell