Village East

1/4

Rating: Eggs Royal

 

London brunch review – Village East. Let’s face it – summer is over! Greyness, drizzle, wind, cold… Oh, how much do we love London! Every summer I kind of hope that it never ends… well, at least the two weeks of it we get here in the capital. BUT – there was one good thing about June, July and August passing by so quickly. A way too long period of time without a great eatery south of the Thames is over now. Folks, Village East is back! And here I am – there on the first weekend, even before the official opening. Yes, I was keen ;)

 

All looks the same from the outside, but as soon as you enter you step into a new world. All the white is gone, replaced by the industrial chic which is so London in 2013. Iron and dark wood give the restaurant a mystical touch. Though I tell you what – this is exactly the cosy atmosphere you want to hang out in on a grey Sunday like this.

 

Within seconds the super-friendly waitress is on our side to hand over the menus and fill the glasses with still water. We also get recommendations for the Sunday Roast and other dishes (to be honest, they all sound quite tempting), but hey, we are here for brunch!

 

No matter what, the Bloody Mary (called Village Mary) is ordered within seconds. You also have the option of going for a Beetroot or Cucumber Mary – both interesting in colour when I see them at our neighbours’ table, but this time I go for the classic. And it’s awesome! Refreshing, tasty, spicy – the perfect companionship for every single egg medley on the menu. And there are plenty! I really have to point out that I love the option of choosing either a small or a big portion of a lot of dishes. Therefore it is easy to eat your way through the deliciousness of Village East without putting too much strain on either your stomach or your wallet.

 

We order small portions of the Eggs Royal and Eggs Florentine, accompanied by bacon and field mushrooms. In addition to that we also get the “Sweetcorn and courgette fritters with red pepper salsa and sour cream”. And a portion of fries. Sorry, they just had to be there.

There was no need for salt and pepper, except the fritters could use a bit more seasoning. The salsas, especially the red pepper one, are delightful though, for this reason we quickly forget about this small downturn. Have a look at our eggs in the pictures – perfectly boiled and therefore smooth and gooey in texture. Halleluja!

 

During all this time the waitress doesn’t stop smiling and giving us the feeling of definitely one of the better services in London. So, I ask for the menu again, because the “Sweet tooth” section was still in my head…  When the “Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla cream” arrives sharing is hard work. The spoons are fighting… who will get the last bite?

 

Do you also fancy experiencing all of this on Bermondsey Street? Then I encourage you to go for brunch, London!

 

 

 

Cappuccino: ........................................................................................£2,50

Village Mary: .......................................................................................£8,00

Village Breakfast (2 eggs, free range pork sausage, streaky bacon

field mushroom, slow roast tomato, toast): ....................................£10,50

 

 

Village East, 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

Open: Mon to Thurs – noon to 11.30pm, Friday – noon to 1.30am,

            Saturday – 9am to 1.30am, Sunday – 9am t0 11pm
Phone: 020 7357 6082
Email:
info@villageeast.co.uk

www.villageeast.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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