Well Street Kitchen – Hackney Wick, London

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Back in April Jade, Laura and I woke up fresh and early on a Sunday morning (for once!) and decided to go for brunch. We had tried to go to Dishroom the previous day but breakfast there stops at 12 noon. We thought we had plenty of time to head over on the Sunday but had to reevaluate again when sat outside Laura’s place in the car waiting at 11.30am. One morning we will make it there all together! So instead we headed to Well Street Kitchen in Hackney Wick on a friend’s recommendation.

Hackney Wick Brunch

The menu wasn’t too big but we wanted to try everything on it, so it took us quite a while to decide what to have. The waiter came and asked for our order 3 times before we were ready to make a final decision!

Hackney Wick Brunch

Hackney Wick Brunch

We enjoyed some Virgin Marys and coffees while we waited for our food.

Hackney Wick Brunch

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Hackney Wick Brunch

After a quick debate on the realness of the flowers on the table, our food arrived.Hackney Wick Brunch

Laura and Jade went for the hash brown stack with chorizo, smoked aubergine, breaded poached egg and mint and yoghurt sauce.

Hackney Wick Brunch

Credit to Laura for the egg shot!

I went for smashed avocado, roasted tomatoes, feta, poached eggs on toast with a side order of chorizo. Everything was delicious!

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Hackney Wick Brunch

We stayed for quite a while enjoying some uninterrupted girl time and then headed over to Westfield for a spot of Sunday retail therapy.

Hackney Wick Brunch

 

A bloody good brunch

After Zurich I stayed in London for the weekend. On Saturday Mike and I headed over to Shoreditch to meet up with friends at Penkul and Banks for brunch that included unlimited processco and bloody marys – best brunch idea ever!

I lost count of how many prossecos and bloody mary's we had.

 

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A bloody good brunch

It was the first time I had seen everyone since getting my camera for my birthday, Laura decided to test it out for me…

A bloody good brunch

We had some good conversations about beards whilst having lots of bubbly top ups.

Beards.

I lost count of how many prossecos and bloody mary’s we had!

I am still getting used to being a ‘blogger’ and totally forgot to take a picture of any of the food, so you will just have to take my word for it that it was good! As were the bottomless drinks – which left a certain someone slightly tipsy, mentioning no names… Laura!!

Rawlins took a little fancy to the lady serving us and decided to write a note leaving his number and left it with our bill. We didn’t realise her friends were sat on the table next to us and when they heard about it they read the note and decided Rawlo needed to rewrite it and insisted a smiley face was added!

Champagne cycles.

Lots of input for the note!

Lots of input for the note!

Rawlo and his note!

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A bloody good brunch

After the bar closed at Penkul we moved on to a few pubs, the boys wanted to watch the football so Laura and I headed elsewhere to escape and have a coffee.

A bloody good brunch

Rat and I have birthdays that are close so we always do something joint to celebrate (the more celebrations the better!) and this year decided to go to Clutch for dinner. We met up with some more friends on the way and headed over to Hackney. Clutch is located in what looks like the middle of a housing estate, so feels quite strange sat outside a yellow building on fake grass drinking cocktails. Apparently Mary J Blige had been in earlier for lunch and the guys that had been before raved about it so I was excited to try the food. Of course more cocktails and bloody marys were needed first!

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A bloody good brunch A bloody good brunch A bloody good brunch A bloody good brunch

A bloody good brunch

A bloody good brunch A bloody good brunch

It didn’t disappoint, so much so I took two food photos then gave up to prioritise eating!

Lemon and parmesan chicken goujons.

Lemon and parmesan chicken goujons.

A bloody good brunch

Brunch in Westbourne

Brunch in Westbourne.

After a long lazy lie-in, Mike and I got up and walked into Westbourne for breakfast. We decided to walk through the Chine so I could practise taking pictures for this blog malarkey.

'Casual' stroll mode.

‘Casual’ stroll mode.

Brunch in Westbourne.

Throwing a few maple tree seed helicopters was essential pre brunch activities…

Finding suitable helicopters.

Finding suitable helicopters.

Launch pad.

Launch pad.

We are very lucky where we live (in the ‘Treehouse’!) and Alum Chine is right on our doorstep. When you walk down into the Chine you are below road level and all you can hear are birds and all you can see are trees, it really is beautiful! Despite moving in to the flat in March we hadn’t walked this way through the Chine yet, only going the other way towards the beach. We learnt that Robert Louis Stevenson used to live overlooking the chine…. In good company!

Brunch in Westbourne. Brunch in Westbourne.

Alum Chine bridge,

Alum Chine bridge,

After walking the wrong way and delighting in the fact that if we walk through the Chine we are only a stones throw away from the Living Room (amazing breakfasts) we headed to Le Petit Prince – a family-run patisserie bakery and cafe on Seamoor Road in Westbourne.

Le Petit Prince.

Le Petit Prince.

Brunch in Westbourne. Brunch in Westbourne. Brunch in Westbourne.

You can tell what has been popular!

You can tell what has been popular!

It’s quite small inside and is always full but luckily some people left just as we arrived so we pounced in the empty table.

Mike and I couldn’t decide from the menu so got two different orders and shared half each. We went for ‘The Hungry Fox’ (Westbourne glory sausage, shropshire blue cheese, lime pickled onions and romaine lettuce) and ‘The Prince’s Tale Continued…’ (sweet chilli, sesame and lime crayfish tails with lime and avacado, thai mayo and lettuce leaves). They were both delicious! I can’t recommend the place strongly enough, the drinks were very tasty as well. I had lime and lemonade that disappeared quickly and Mike enjoyed his coffee so much so that we bought a bag of whole coffee beans to take home. A good excuse to test the coffee grinder my Mum & Dad got me for my birthday!

The menu at Le Petit Prince & some cheese straws whilst deciding what to have.

The menu at Le Petit Prince & some cheese straws whilst deciding what to have.

Brunch in Westbourne. Brunch in Westbourne.

Mike mid coffee.

Mike mid coffee.

Enjoying the fresh lime and lemonade.

Enjoying the fresh lime and lemonade.

Brunch in Westbourne.

It’s always good to go nearer the end of lunchtime, the last couple of times we have gone at this time, we have been given fresh cakes and bread to take home.

Freebies.

Freebies.

Important Saturday scores check.

Important Saturday scores check.

Westbourne Arcade.

Westbourne Arcade.

We meandered through Westbourne back towards home and then headed to John Lewis to buy a light for our Living Room. Both our families were kind enough to give us money towards a light for a moving-in present. Now it will probably sit in its box waiting to be out up for three months like the kitchen light!