Not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, brunch is a luxury in-between sitting for foodie fiends. With so much delicious food to be sampled in the capital, brunch is a must for us here at H&L. Today we are embracing the international side of brunch with seven international brunch spots to check out in London.
Israeli: Eastern Mediterranean Brunch at Strut & Cluck
Newly opened Shoreditch restaurant, Strut & Cluck, has now launched fantastic weekend brunch menus, with a range of delicious dishes all inspired by the founders’ Eastern Mediterranean heritage. Highlights from the menu include the Tel Aviv style brunch with a choice of eggs accompanied by a selection of mazetim, or small plates, including Labneh with za’atar, Feta with honey, sesame and sumac, Zhoug, andHomemade preserves. Guests can also choose from dishes such as Shakshuka of eggs cooked with tomatoes, peppers, onions, a touch of chilli, and served with fresh pita; Persian herb frittata; Fried egg on hand-pulled turkey shawarma with dates, pine nuts, tahini and pita; and Sabikh on grilled sourdough with aubergine, soft boiled egg, tahini and sumac. Soft drinks will include the Limonana; and Peach and rose iced tea; while cocktails such as a classic Bloody Mary and Boozy Earl Grey will also be available. Brunch will be served on weekends and bank holidays, from 11am-3pm.
For more information please visit www.strutandcluck.com
Peruvian Brunch at LIMA Floral
Staying close to its Peruvian roots, LIMA Floral in Covent Garden offers guests two brunch options to enjoy every Saturday and Sunday; a three-course Andean breakfast and a three-course sharing brunch. The Andean breakfast is packed full of key native ingredients with a selection of healthy dishes to choose from, while the sharing brunch menu is ideal for the lazy weekender. Enabling diners to experience a real slice of Peru, those nursing a hangover can complete their brunch with a curing shot of Tiger’s milk and a sweet dish of coffee ice cream, aguaymanto and cacao crumble or alfajores with dulce de leche.
For more information please visit www.limalondongroup.com/floral
British Brunch at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea
Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea has recently launched the Bringing Brunch to Lunch menus, adding dishes such as Truffle Eggs Benedict; Avocado Eggs Florentine; and Hot Smoked Salmon Eggs Royale, to the existing range of British comfort food classics. Also new to the menus will be a selection of lighter options such as Ark Chicken Caesar Salad, and Super Food Salad of the Day. Tom’s Kitchen are renowned for serving the finest British ingredients in a relaxed and informal environment, and the new Bringing Brunch to Lunch menus will be available from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2.30pm.
For more information please visit www.tomskitchen.co.uk/chelsea
British OXBO Bankside Brunch
Available every Saturday from 12pm-3pm, OXBO’s open kitchen will host a live waffle and egg station, where Chef Paul Bates’ team will rustle up a variety of classic dishes including eggs benedict; eggs royal; three egg omelette; waffles and pancakes – all with a wide range of toppings! Guests will also be able to choose from a selection of sharing plates including Fillet of Veal or Broadstairs Sea Bass, and finish the meal with some treats from the Chef’s Traders Table. With live acoustic performances, brunch is priced at £28 per person for 3 courses and a glass of bubbles. Alternatively, guests have the option of upgrading to bottomless bubbles at a cost of £40.
OXBO Bankside is located on the ground floor of the recently launched 5* Hilton Bankside hotel, offering a delicious all-dining menu of fresh British ingredients. For more information please visit www.oxbobankside.co.uk
Spanish Brunch at Ember Yard and Dehesa
Salt Yard Group restaurants, Ember Yard and Dehesa, have launched weekend brunch menus for the first time. Dishes include Sobrasada Toast with Caramelised Mahon; Grilled Sardines on Toast with Tomato and Fresh Basil; and Avocado and Grilled Spring Onions on Flatbread with Chilli, Garlic and Poached Egg. The menus also feature a range of freshly baked pastries, and dishes such as Poached Pears, Hazelnut Crumble and Yoghurt; and Fresh Blood Orange with Toasted Pistachio. Salt Yard blend coffees, loose leaf teas, and seasonal cold-pressed juices are available, as well as drinks such as the Salt Yard Bloody Mary and a Seasonal Brunch Cocktail. Brunch menus are served on Saturday and Sundays, from 9am at Dehesa and from 10am at Ember Yard, also running alongside the regular lunch menus from 12pm until 4pm.
Yoshoku Japanese brunch at Shackfuyu
Just launched this summer, Soho’s favourite Japanese comfort food restaurant, Shackfuyu, is now serving brunch every Sunday. The first of its kind at the restaurant, the new menu is a celebration of the best of Shackfuyu, offering a selection of popular classics and brand new dishes, all with a brunch time twist. For £29, diners can choose two dishes from an inventive selection of small plates and one from a range of hearty and flavoursome larger dishes. To round off the brunch menu in true Shackfuyu style, *THAT* insta-famous Kinako French toast with matcha soft serve ice cream will be served for the table. Unlimited pineapple-infused sake is included in the set menu price, making Shackfuyu the new go-to for brunch lovers across the capital.
For more information please visit www.bonedaddies.com/restaurant/shackfuyu/
Tokimeitē Launches Robata-style Sunday brunch
Mayfair restaurant Tokimeitē has recently launched a unique Japanese Robata-style brunch. The new weekly menu will be a celebration of the best Japanese produce, with new specially created dishes which will deliver an authentic, contemporary take on Japanese dining but in a more relaxed and informal setting. Available on Sundays, the menu will be based around the Japanese robatayaki method of cooking, similar to barbecue, in which food is slow-grilled over hot charcoal to allow the natural flavours to come to the fore. Signature dishes include Wagyu Kunsei Tataki (wagyu rump braised in light and dark soy sauce, sake and sugar and smoked in the Josper, served with pickled turnip); and Nasu Dengaku (chargrilled Japanese aubergine glazed with white and red miso)
For more information please visit www.tokimeite.com