Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week…
Daniel: So many birthdays, so little time. That’s probably what the Queen thinks too, celebrating twice a year with all those people. It also happens when people have milestone birthdays and in this case, it was the second celebration for a friend’s 30th at Drake & Morgan at King’s Cross. I’m really enjoying exploring this collection of bars and restaurants (you can read about my brunch at The Folly here) – a very distinctive vibe that fits in to the new King’s Cross area so well. Plus, £25 for a bottle of really good Prosecco and Happy Birthday to you Emma!
Vicky: Sundays are great days for… boozy brunches! This time, I visited Ho Modern Vietnamese (previously House of Ho) for their unlimited goodness. With the most wonderful waiter to nurse me through my hangover and drip feed me bubbly, these guys delighted us with vast amount of food and genuinely bottomless bubbles. Of course a review is forthcoming. As always, we’d hope that other boozy bunchers would forgive us when we go brunching without them!
Sanj: I started the week off right with a spendy City lunch with a work contact at Jason Atherton’s City Social, which has its own private entrance at the base of Tower 42. The service was a little slow but I eventually enjoyed tucking into a perfectly cooked piece of cod – a simple core ingredient made exciting by spicy ponzu, bok choi, squid, miso aioli and seaweed. It’s a gorgeous classy setting, and I’m a sucker for views of the London skyline which are exceptional from the 24th floor. Next time I think I’ll try the slightly more relaxed bar area.
Andrew: So. Much. Meat. I’ve never been happier. A few of the Bunch dropped by Hawksmoor Knightsbridge for the Ultimate Meal which is a six course menu of the Hawksmoor top hits. It was spectacular in both quantity and quality with special shout outs for the shortrib nuggets, the beautiful rib eye, and of course the sticky toffee pudding. I was still full the next day and for £70 it was great value for a Hawksmoor meal.
Grant: After the ridiculous meal the night before, I was looking for something a little lighter for lunch. I stopped by the Shepherds Market on Baker Street for some street food, and I grabbed a Finest Fayre scotch egg (haggis). It came with a great salad with a spicy dressing, and it really hit the spot! Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great, so I brought it back to the office to enjoy.
Yee Gan: Tonight, my sister made a classic insalate tricolore with mozzarella from the Parma Ham & Mozzarella Stand at Borough Market. You can read about my favourite cheeses at Borough Market here.
Vicky: A bunch of us triedout fishmonger/ restaurant Prawn on the Lawn in Islington. These guys served up some uber fresh seafood and Grant was determined to try all (two) cocktails that came with oysters shooters. Halfway through ordering we decided we needed some chips (they don’t really serve hot food here) so we ended the evening at Bird with some spicy fries, wings and ice cream donut sandwiches.
Reviews from the week…
How about following in Yee Gan’s footsteps to try the steamed buns at Bao – he gave it a five-star rating this week! And did you catch Grant finding a new favourite Mexican restaurant at Molé Taco Bar?
Have you got any food and drink highlights to share from the last 7 days? Or maybe you’ve tried out one of our favourites too? Let us know in the comments below! Who knows, the Bunch might just check out your suggestions for a future review…