I feel there is no better time than a sunday morning to be sharing a decadent brunch post. What is the weekend after all without a hearty brunch?!
Quite possibly whilst you are reading this you are still in bed, having a slow day with the papers or maybe recovering from last nights frivolities. Well, whichever it is, sit back and relax whilst I dish out some of the good stuff.
I have long been meaning to pop up a review of Ottolenghi’s Nopi in Soho. It is one of my absolute favourite brekkie eateries in central London, so when the lovely girls from M&S suggested breakfast I brought along my camera, eager to share a few snaps with you all.
The restaurant has such a beautiful interior space, smart and sleek yet completely laid back.
If you follow me on Instagram, you also might have seen my obligatory bathroom selfie (in my fave new vintage leather trench coat,) I couldn’t resist… the trippy mirrors were just too tempting.
The restaurant has an amazing array of dishes on the menu from the more creative and unusual black rice porridge. (You can find a similar recipe of mine based in this dish here) and the smokey shakshouka, to any kind of eggers you could possibly want, poached, scrambled or fried. It had been a while since my last visit, I was egg-static to be back!
Basically the whole reason for the meeting, (aside from a justifiable excuse to have a chin wag about food and finally meet) was to get the inside scoop on M&S new range for next year and discuss some rather exciting future possibilities. Let me say now, if you haven’t seen their new adventures in imagination adverts, you want to check them out. In fact, I am such a big fan (this is foodporn at its best) that I have popped it into the post below.
On with the food…
Usually I am a big fan of the black rice porridge, but this time I went a bit more mainstream this time and plumped for the poached eggs and smoked salmon with an obligatory half of an avocado. How they get it out the shell so cleanly is something I am yet to master! The lovely Jo went for the sautéed mushrooms towered high of thick cut sourdough with a poached egg perched on top.
Just look at those beautiful cracked yolks below. Bright golden orange, rich and oozy. Of course they were cooked to perfection. Not a hard yolk in sight.
If you are planning a little brunch, or in fact lunch, date in the west end anytime soon, I would definitely recommend you check out Nopi. It is the embodiment of creative, colourful yet uncomplicated food. (Exactly the things I celebrate in my own dishes) The quality of their ingredients is boldly apparent and their staff are all polite and completely welcoming. The only snag is that it might make you want to re-interior your own house after a visit.Gilded edged table, classic white tiling and rustic wooden counters… its a dream for a food photographer!
Jumper : Mulberry, similar here
As I mentioned before, here is their little adventure in food for you to peruse…. I have no words…It speaks for itself