As soon as the weekend rolls in, busy Londoners look forward to heading out for their favourite weekend ritual: The Brunch (preferably bottomless)! But what if I said you need not leave the house at all and can have your very own bespoke Bottomless Brunch party from the comfort of your own home?
Brunch Supper Club is changing the status quo of the London brunch scene with exactly that. They create bespoke, restaurant quality brunch food in the comfort of your own home at an affordable price. Diners can enjoy a five course menu, prepared by professional chefs. They bring the food, crockery and everything else needed so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the time with your guests, rather than slaving away in the kitchen.
I sampled their menu as part of a series of supper clubs being held at a cozy neighbourhood cocktail bar in Tooting called Goldfinch.
On the menu were five courses of deliciousness, including:
Beetroot & Goats Cheese Loaf
Mini Scones | Rosemary Strawberry Jam | Clotted Cream.
Spiced Coconut Granola Pot| Fresh Berries |Greek yogurt.
Shakshuka | Free range egg poached in a North African spiced tomato blend, served with Labneh and Chorizo.
Twice-cooked Harissa Spiced Sweet Potato Fritters | Smashed Avocado | Yoghurt | Chilli Oil | Pickled Raisins
Roasted Apricot | Almond Kadaif | Clotted Cream
The mini scones were incredibly moreish but it was the brilliant homemade loaf that stole our hearts from the appetizers. The granola pot was a salubrious start and made us feel better about all the cava we were drinking! The Shakshuka was soul warming and the textured sweet potato fritters went swimmingly with the mushed up avocado and hints of chilli. Dessert was a triumph, especially that divine Kadaif.
Each course was very well executed and perfectly paced. The dishes are appropriately portioned so guests could enjoy the full five courses without feeling overly stuffed. The food was professionally presented without being excessively fancy!
All the food served was prepared from scratch by Robert Smyth, chef and founder of Brunch Supper Club. He was very warm and welcoming right from the first hello till the last course was served.
The atmosphere was an informal, laidback and homely affair, with fellow guests chatting and getting to know each other between courses. Robert’s calm and easy going demeanour really put us and the other guests at ease. He and Goldfinch’s bar manager Nick Hannigan looked after us well, with Nick zipping around swiftly topping up our glasses with fizz.
In terms of costs, there is an option of food only that comes to £30 per person, which is incredibly reasonable for five courses. For an additional £17.50 per person, you can upgrade to a Bottomless Brunch. For this session, we enjoyed a crisp and sparkingly fresh Pont de Ferro Cava.
The concept of Brunch Supper Club works very well if you enjoy entertaining guests at home on a regular basis. The gourmet menu can be tweaked to suit various dietary/taste preferences and Robert can also advise you on the choices for the fizz. I think this a fabulous concept, perfect for summer alfresco gatherings, hen parties, birthday celebrations or baby showers.
More details on their website www.brunchsupperclub.com
N.B. Our food was complimentary. We paid for the drinks and all photos and opinions are mine.