A little over a month or so ago, ahead of a much anticipated trip to the Palace theatre to watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, my lovely pal Jessie and I popped along to Bronte on The Strand for a long overdue brunch date. Tucked away on the south side of Trafalgar Square, Bronte is a feast for the eyes as much as it is a treat for the taste buds, with Tom Dixon's decoration creating a light, airy space which feels modern yet simultaneously cosy and familiar- the perfect destination to wile away a couple of leisurely hours at the weekend or after work. The attention to detail which punctuates the decor is also found in abundance throughout Andrew Lasseter's menu, which features modern European dishes infused with flavours of Asia, and a host of hearty options to indulge in:
Ever a creature of habit, I opted for a brunch failsafe- the classic cooked breakfast which here is monikered 'The Full Bronte'- definitely the kind of word play which I can get on board with. With poached eggs, mushrooms, bacon, beans, tomatoes and sausages, this might not win any points for being the most groundbreaking option on the menu, but it's definitely a well executed failsafe which I'd happily order again. Jessie's soft shell crab burger was truly a spectacle to behold, and is at the top of my list to try when I make a return visit. Finally- and because no weekend is complete without a sweet treat or two- my choice of the dessert menu was the chocolate mousse cake. Divine.
Have you found any new brunch favourites recently?
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)