The interior is simple and welcoming with a hint of pink and old favourites like their infamous margarita slushies are still to be found on the menu. Even the fried chicken has been included in a brunch menu that takes culinary inspiration from all around the world to create exciting and unexpected flavour combinations. From scrambled eggs with a touch of Japan ( served on miso muffins), blintzes
( Russian crepe like pancakes) filled with warm fruit and ricotta to of course a southern classic until now lacking in the London brunch scene and my order on this occasion - fried chicken, waffles and maple syrup. My perfectly fried chicken worked wonderfully with the soft waffles and maple syrup and made it a moorish and surprisingly not too stodgy brunch option while my friend's hock hash with duck egg was fresh and full of flavour.
smoked trout, poached eggs, colcannon cake, massaged kale & lemon
On my continuing search for the best places to brunch in London I stayed local this week and tried a new Aussie brunch spot right by my usual night out venues on Dalston Kingsland road! With a cosy interior and extremely attentive service ( maybe a tad too enthusiastic at times..), Reilly Rocket definitely was at once inviting when me and my friend commenced to sit down for a late sunday brunch. I always do my research before trying a new eating out spot and Reilly Rocket was no exception. After studying the menu online I was rather looking forward to two or three of their options but was left a little disappointed to find that the actual menu was completely different and a little limited when it appeared in front of us.
No cooked sweet options, something that I always love for a brunch and only a few, though still great sounding, savoury dishes. I finally settled for the smoked trout with colcannon cake and kale and of course a flat white ( the true measure to see if a place serves a good cup of coffee) and was not let down by either. Aromatically smoked trout served on a well seasoned and light potato cake was finished off with a side of rather underrated kale - it was fresh, unusual and something I had never tried before. Coffee was excellent too and though in it's limited choices it may not be as versatile as Workshop coffee it is a great addition to the east London brunch scene and a place equally good for a spot of lunch with their many imaginative sounding sandwich options!