This weekend just gone, Stew and I enjoyed a two course brunch with bottomless prosecco at Kensington Place in Notting Hill. As he would be leaving me for 10 days on Sunday, to go to San Francisco with work (jealous much?!), this was the perfect way to spend our last day together.
We had a leisurely morning, before making our way across to West London for 12.30pm – weekend brunch begins at midday at Kensington Place. Once seated at this beautiful brasserie, we perused the menu which consists of a range of classic breakfast dishes including eggs Benedict and waffles, plus lunch favourites such as flat iron steak and soft shell crab. If you choose to go with a two or three course menu, you can also add bottomless prosecco or Bloody Mary’s for an additional £15.
The fish shaped logo of Kensington Place is reflected in the many quality fish and seafood dishes on the menu, and throughout the decor of the restaurant. Even down to the fish shaped water jug on each table – a great touch!
For starters I picked the crispy chilli squid, whilst Stew opted for the Kensington Place prawn cocktail. Prawn cocktail is a dish that screams 70’s, dodgy cocktail glasses with too much marinade and terribly cooked prawns. Kensington Place have decided to revamp this retro favourite, and they couldn’t have done a better job if they tried! Served on a beautiful charcoal coloured plate, the delicate, pretty colours of the pink prawns and shrimps, the green avocado and cucumber, and the red cherry tomatoes are visually stunning. The sauce is tasty but doesn’t overpower the dish, allowing the fresh ingredients to cut through. Overall, this was our favourite dish we tried, it’s fresh, light, perfectly cooked and styled. Delicious!
For our main course, we both chose the same dish. Not something we ever normally do as we prefer to get two different dishes to try a bit of both. However, the soft shell crab burger was a dish we couldn’t pass upon. With the waiters agreement, we went ahead and both ordered it.
Served in a seeded bun, with green salad leaves, guacamole and chilli jam, the soft shell crab is perfectly accompanied with the other flavours in this dish. It all works together perfectly. The crab itself is a hefty portion – great value for money. Be warned, it does get a little messy to eat. We attempted to pick it up but it might be better to use a knife and fork. Alongside the burger, comes triple cooked chips which were great to dip into avocado salsa and chilli jam. So yummy!