Fancy a restaurant-style brunch but can’t be bothered to leave the warmth of your bed? Then EatFirst has got just the solution for you with its Berlin brünch
Words: Bethan Andrews
To celebrate the launch of weekend delivery, London’s fastest growing online-only restaurant EatFirst, has joined forces with London pop up Berlin brünch. EatFirst’s Head Chef Benn Hodges and brünch founder Noemi Dulischewski have created a unique menu, perfect for you London foodies planning on spending a lazy weekend at home. Especially perfect for this British summer weather, and a good rainy day fun activity!
The collaboration, bringing healthy German breakfast and lunch options alongside EatFirst’s inaugural brunch menu is unbelievably scrummy, and the options are endless – while still being reasonably priced. Created from a simple passion for bread, brunch, booze and Berlin, brünch is the first and only Berlin pop-up that brings the Berlin experience to London, and is about bringing people together to enjoy each other’s company over a long, lazy Berlin-style brunch. It certainly worked for us, it was a perfect excuse for my boyfriend and I to enjoy a rare lazy Saturday morning.
With this new way to order and eat brunch, Londoners are able to choose from a vibrant choice of vegetarian, meat and savoury dishes, served alongside artisan breads, Bloody Marys and fresh juices. There are plenty of choices that push you outside your brunch comfort zone – a beef ragout took me hugely by surprise in its tastiness.
There are plenty of choices that push you outside your brunch comfort zone – from beef ragout to almond butter smothered on sourdough with sliced banana, thick churned quark, amaranth and chia granola topped with organic honey and thyme
We started with a freshly made almond butter smothered on a thick slice of sourdough with sliced banana, thick churned quark, amaranth and chia granola topped with organic honey and thyme. Sounds pretty good, right? It certainly was, and again, something that I wouldn’t necessarily think to have when faced with the offering of my favourite Eggs Benedict.
We also sampled a rich tomato cassoulet with fresh quark curd, 12-hour roast braised beef topped with a Flock & Herd sausage. Served with two Cracklebean eggs – for baking or poaching, fresh salted butter and a sourdough boule – it was absolutely to die for. It was so simple to pop in the oven for 10 minutes, and tasted as though it had come fresh from a chef’s kitchen.
Having ordered an Asparagus Frittata too, we decided to leave this for our mid-afternoon snacking which was a welcome addition to our lazy Saturday afternoon. I don’t even have a sweet tooth, but the special sour cherry Rote Grütze topped with lashings of vanilla custard and sliced fruit was simply divine and the perfect way to end the indulgent breakfast in bed experience.
But most importantly, ordering could not be easier. You simply visit eatfirst.com or download the app, choose your meal and pick a 30-minute delivery slot up to six days in advance. Then, let the delivery team whisk your brunch straight to your doorstep anywhere in zones 1, 2 and 3 from 11.30am on Saturday or Sunday throughout May, June and July 2016. To optimise freshness and quality, meals are delivered chilled, in oven-safe packaging with clear instructions to easily finish off the meal preparation in the oven or microwave.