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Le Pain Quotidien, Victoria, London

Le Pain Quotidien, Victoria, London

Brunch is such an impressive time of day in eating life these days. That makes it hard to decide what to have. Sweet, savoury, wet, dry, cold, hot? Fear not, the brunch platter at chain Le Pain Quotidien give you everything and more.

Eska, Karlín, Prague

Eska, Karlín, Prague

It’s often very worthwhile making a trek across the city for a good meal. That was the case for my brunch over at Eska. The store is a grand two storeys, and there’s plenty of seating despite my concerns when I first walked in. It’s […]

Pix Pintxos, Soho, London

Pix Pintxos, Soho, London

If it’s look good, then it’s worth a stab. I first came across pintxos back in the madness of Naked for Satan, and it hasn’t appeared at all since then. Pintxos or pinchos are Spanish for “spike” and refer to little bites on sticks. It traditionally forms an appetiser and often accompanied with wine, being bites on bread. Pix offer a pick-three option as part of Mealfix, and I ran down the corner to pick my selections. All the options looked fantastic, and I went with the: searrano ham & quail egg, marinated fig & goat’s cheese and the ham & bechamel croquettes. My favourite was the fried and melty croquette, with oodles of flowing cheese. My own qualm is that you do need quite a few bites to be full and at a normal £2.25-3.25 per bite it doesn’t necessarily come cheap. Perfect for a boozy work afternoon though. It’s like a sushi train but with tapas.

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Smith & Deli, Fitzroy

Smith & Deli, Fitzroy

Whilst I remain still mostly undecided on how I rate the vegan but pretending to be meat fare of sister restaurant Smith & Daughters, I was keen to give Smith & Deli a try for an early morning savoury bite with a social difference. The […]