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RESTAURANT REVIEW: MUSTARD, BROOK GREEN

Lazy Sundays are perfect for late breakfasts… or should that be an early lunch? If you can’t decide, opt for a place with a flexible menu, like Mustard in Brook Green, where brunch is served from 9am-5pm on weekends. The Resident checks it out  

What could be better when you roll out of bed late on a Sunday morning, wanting to eat, but not sure if you still want breakfast or are more in a lunch sort of mood, and find the perfect place for both bang on your doorstep?

The opening of the Mustard restaurant on Shepherd’s Bush Road, has given the lucky residents of Brook Green the perfect place to eat. Open for business from breakfast to dinner, in typical brasserie style, it caters for those who just want a quick bite right up to those looking for a venue for a party of 10 or more.

When we visited at lunchtime on a Sunday, the place was buzzing and the locals there looked very pleased with their new neighbourhood eatery. And so they should; this clever new spot from the team behind the revamped Joe Allen’s in Covent Garden, is decorated in beautiful shades of green and blue with lovely comfy mustard banquettes giving the whole place a really cheery feel.

The menu offers all day breakfasts (hurrah!) and classic brassiere fare like steak frites, burgers and fish cakes. 1pm on a Sunday is a tricky time and despite being ravenous, we decide to skip the very appetising looking breakfasts and go straight for the lunch options. But not before a couple of cheeky cocktails – perfect for discussing what happened the night before.

A couple of cheeky cocktails are perfect for discussing what happened the night before

My burger was cooked to perfection and I particularly loved the moreish red onion jam that accompanied it, while my friend’s steak frites was exemplary – cooked medium rare just as he wanted it, firm and juicy and served with perfectly cooked chips.

Of course we didn’t need dessert. Who ever does? But encouraged by our friendly waitress, we pushed the boat out, opting for the orange and almond cake and a delightfully retro damson trifle. While the cake was lovely, it was the trifle that was the real hit – creamy, tangy and packing a real sherry punch.

I’m so pleased the food was just as good as the décor as Mustard really is a great new spot. Next time we’ll be back for their legendary breakfasts….

98-100 Shepherd’s Bush Road, Brook Green W6 7PD; mustardrestaurants.co.uk

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