One of my favourite things to do at the weekend is to go for a lovely long brunch filled with hearty delicious food, good friends and strong cocktails. I could't think of meeting anywhere better than a bustling and lively Dean Street Townhouse on a Sunday.
A beautifully impressive georgian townhouse with 39 bedrooms, it is a boutique hotel as well as a hot spot for brunch. The dramatic interior full of rich reds, greens, dark woods and an impressively long and luxurious bar really show off the room's style in all its grandeur. The art on the walls showcases emerging British artists as well as well knowns like Tracey Emin and Peter Blake.
We were shown to our table and fortunate enough to be seated in fantastic comfy arm chairs right by the window.
A beautiful display of bloody mary's sits on the bar tempting you as you enter the restaurant as well as a selection of larger than life muffins, freshly baked croissants and pressed juices.
To start we ordered some cocktails, I tested the Soho Mule, a concoction of Finlandia, lime, house-made ginger syrup, soda. A refreshing and interesting aperitif; warm in flavour, spicy and not too sweet.
My husband ordered a great looking "Old Fashioned" which was a bit too strong for me but I could appreciate it's bold flavours.
There were lots of lovely options on the breakfast and brunch menus, the kedgeree and grilled Manx kippers seemed like appealing choices but I ended up ordering the ham hock hash with duck egg as did two of my group. This came served with a choice of toast, wholegrain or sourdough.
The ham hock hash was the heartiest brunch dish I've ever had, with great big pieces of juicy ham and deliciously salty crispy potato. All topped off with a perfectly runny fried duck egg.
As this dish was so filling, I refrained from ordering additional plates but instead looked at ordering another cocktail.
Dean Street Townhouse is somewhere I already look forward to re-visiting in the very near future. If you are in the Soho area it could be a great choice for an afternoon tea on an occasion such as Mother's Day, a Sunday roast with friends or a midweek dinner with colleagues. There is also a private dining room called the snug which cosily seats upto 14 persons and could be perfect for an intimate birthday celebration.
Dean Street Townhouse
69-71 Dean Street,
Tel. 020 7434 1775