The Brunch & Cocktail Club
Brunch Club by name, brunch club by nature – and those in the know make sure they book a table; this popular Duke Street joint is somewhere everyone wants to be a part of. Brunch, bottomless brunch and now after brunch, Friday through Sunday it’s also all about the bar.
Move over greasy toasty, the apple and berry bircher is coming through and the maple-toasted granola with dried figs and apricots wants to get by. Oh wait, it’s fine, there’s a burger listed (pork and apple patty, natch) and a veggie burger (flat mushroom and grilled halloumi), and, lo, there’s a fry-up: sausage, back bacon, Stornaway black pudding… we’re in business. There is, of course, smashed avo on sourdough, here with beetroot hummous, feta and poached eggs. There’s a whole farmyard full of free rangers, actually, including classic benny, royale and florentine muffins, but also scrambled eggs with chorizo, greens, goats cheese and onion jam, and dukkah-spiced Moroccan eggs with garlic wild mushrooms (a vegan version is also available). Segueing from brunch into lunch, and there are bagels and bowls, but our eyes are drawn to the slow-cooked lamb bastilla filo pastry parcel with cucumber and radish salad, pistachios and pomegranate pearls, and the crispy tempura hake baja fish tacos with zingy pico de gallo, lime and coriander. Bottomless brunch is at 5pm on Fridays and 3pm and 5pm on Saturdays (come on, we’re not savages), and you can pick from three boards – Original, Garden or Bohemian – consisting of miniature items from the main menu, with an accompanying mini pancake stack (vegan is possible).
There’s a heated terrace for taking your bottomless brunch alfresco and, later on, there’s after brunch, with an hour and a half of unlimited signature cocktails, accompanied with an aperitif board. If you can’t ditch the kids, come during the week, when they get their own menu.
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