Go eat this now! Brunch, lunch and dinner sorted 🀀

Happy weekend you food fiends! 🀀

I’m going to go short and punchy with my reviews on this one! Frankly I’m more of a visual person when I’m reading reviews so more photos and less text, the better!

If you prefer more text/ explanation let me know – I’ll think about it πŸ€”

Hoppers, St Christopher’s Place (new branch alert!)

What time did I visit? Dinner 🍴 

The enormously popular Hoppers (part of JKS restaurants – BAO, Trishna, XU etc) FINALLY opened the second and more spacious sister restaurant at the tourist trap that is St Christopher’s Place. 

I checked them out on opening day and didn’t even have to queue! They literally sat us down in a few minutes. The irony πŸ˜† 

Don’t panic! They DO take bookings (for 4 and above) so no more long as$ wait outside their premises. 

Must order:

– Hopper (DOH! πŸ˜†) egg or plain, I prefer the egg one. (Yes you can eat it with your hands too and the hopper is actually edible, not just the egg 🍳)

Eat it with their karis (ordered separately) and you’re good to go! 

– Bonemarrow Varuvhaal:

People either hate or love bone marrow. I happen to love ❀️ it! So this dish is a must every single time.

– Mutton rolls : a Sri Lankan staple πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

– Fish Buriani: new at St Christophers place and I loved it. They still owe me the rest I couldn’t take away on the first day πŸ€”

What is this good for? I’d say for all occasions! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ


Strut and Cluck, Commercial Street:

What time did I visit? Brunch 🍳 

What sets them apart? An eclectic Eastern Mediterranean menu- features turkey meat too! (Hence why the turkey in their logo 😁) previously a pop up and now a permanent restaurant. Great for sharing too!

This place has been on my list for a while but I get easily distracted by other places and so the list grows and grows! πŸ“ 

I finally visited Strut and Cluck. Their brunch reminded me a little of Berber and Q (another favourite of mine) 

What did we order? 

*hold my bag*

  1. Jaffa- Tel Aviv Style 
  2. Fried egg on hand- pulled shawarma 
  3. Aubergine, feta and sweet potato bake 

Cost: ££

Berber and Q, Haggerston: 

What time did I visit? Brunch and dinner (separate occasions 🐷)

What are they known for? Their brunch and charcoal/grilled/smoked meat πŸ–Food inspo comes from Middle East, North Africa and across the Ottoman combined with western cooking techniques. 

Anything else? They also have a sister restaurant Shawarma Bar on the ever popular Exmouth Market. I prefer Berber and Q. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Pro tip: turn your visit into a Games Night as they have the games night haven, Draughts London, next door!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

What did we order and loved?

Brunch (note I went for brunch last year πŸ‘€ I know cardinal sin but still relevant so stfu and read up on some food wisdom): 

  • The full Israeli (recommended) pp cost (min. 2 people) 

This yogurt and hazelnut concoction was my fave- not sure they do that now

  • Turkish eggs with poaches eggs 

  • Meats: ordered the Harissa hot wings, hand pulled lamb shawarma and Merguez sausages (can’t remember if they were beef or lamb but still πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ)

​Cost: ££-£££ 
Dinner (visited recently)

What did we order? 

  • Meats: harissa hot wings and 

  • Mezze: Smoked aubergine, tahini, tomato, walnut and burnt lemon πŸ‹ 

Lutong Pinoy, Earls Court: 

What time did I visit? Dinner 

Cuisine: Filipino cuisine 

What did I book for? Their popular Kamayan (this has to be booked in advance as everyone eats the same food and comes spread out on a massive banana leaf) 

Make sure you wash your hands! πŸ€” (recommended to eat with your hands)

The aftermath

Cost: Β£-££ 

Definitely book this and go!! You won’t be disappointed πŸ˜ƒ

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