Tag: avocado

Plum + Spilt Milk – Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross, London

Plum + Spilt Milk – Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross, London

I visited Plum and Split Milk off the back of this Hot Dinners offer I had. 50% off the weekend brunch menu price was enticing and the food and venue looked upper class to boot. It ended up being a bit snobby in service but […]

Chin Chin Dessert Club, Soho, London

Chin Chin Dessert Club, Soho, London

The Willy Wonka of the London dessert scene, Chin Chin exploded at Camden Market (not literally). Now they’ve since opened another store right on Greek Street in Soho. This was dangerously close to my office. I ended up doing a cheeky dessert run on a […]

Timmy Green, Victoria, London

Timmy Green, Victoria, London

An antipodean affair for an antipodean group. Something about New Zealand/ Australian-style brunches really does it for me. The visual feast, the over the top vibe, the (usual) industrial chic of the venues. Oh yeah, and the amazing coffee. Timmy Green in Victoria is all of those things and it brings me back to lazy mornings in Melbourne.

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The Wilson St Pantry, Merchant City, Glasgow

The Wilson St Pantry, Merchant City, Glasgow

I’m a little surprised this industrial-chic brunch venue doesn’t have more reviews and more hurrah. I mean on Zomato, there’s lots of good vibes on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google. Our group of friends enjoyed our visit to The Wilson Street Pantry a lot. The food […]

Misato, Chinatown, London

Misato, Chinatown, London

Dining at Misato brings me back to the days of being a student. But in the best possible way. It’s some sorcery that the restaurant is able to offer food as cheap as it is. In fact, Misato’s been around twenty five years now so […]

Wondertree, Heathrow, London

Wondertree, Heathrow, London

Whenever I have a flight, I make it my mission to arrive super early. I’ve had one instance in which I’ve been burned and since then I’ve vowed never to miss a flight. Wondertree Cafe in Heathrow Airport helped me utilise my time satisfactorily en route to Toronto. The restaurant is also replicated at Gatwick, and is brought to you by the Giraffe cafe chain that’s all around the parts. Spending about £15 I had an iced tea and the Moroccan breakfast. It doesn’t come with toast (much needed) so that was an extra side. The plate had eggs, avocado, cherry tomato, hummus, potato wedges and oil. I mean it all tasted fine, but it was not a meal in itself. It all tasted as it should, minus the potatoes which weren’t warmed. Knowing the background of these guys the food offering should be fair, just make sure to pick the right choices for your appetite.

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The Breakfast Club, Angel

The Breakfast Club, Angel

The Angel branch of The Breakfast Club was the second to open for the chain back in 2007. The name of the game here is American-styled meals that are massive on the portions, and as massive on the calorie count. Rob, Anne and I headed […]

Mr and Mrs Anderson, Hawthorn

Mr and Mrs Anderson, Hawthorn

Hawthorn. Home to Swinburne, the Hawks, Anderson Park and now some top notch brunch at Mr and Mrs Anderson. The cafe is located on the corner of Anderson Road and Tooronga Road, and it makes for a perfect weekend city retreat. Food is vibrant and flavourful, that […]

Re: St Ali, South Melbourne

Re: St Ali, South Melbourne

A good cup of coffee and an interesting menu can always be found at St Ali. Georgina, Jenny and I caught up for a start of week brunch-turned-lunch earlier this week. Jenny went for the reliable but deathly boring toast and spreads and I went for the unexpected and wacky in the Avocado Scotch Egg ($22). This was a shelled avocado with slow cooked egg, cornmeal and rosemary crumb, spring peas, blood orange and pickled fennel salad.

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The dish arrived nice and quick and was a clever and interesting twist on the classic scotch egg. I have a thing for deep fried avocado and it delivered creaminess and crunch that made my tastebuds happy. The egg was good and made good on the visuals but makes for a slightly odd eat. The fennel salad was a good complement, slightly heavy on the lemon juice in the salad. Another interesting meal down for St Ali, always worth popping in for something out of the box.

7.5/10