It’s fair to say that last Saturday evening there was a fair amount of alcohol consumed. You see, it was Mr Geek’s birthday last week and I organised a little surprise dinner with a group of our buddies at Hutchesons and there was a whole lot of drinks and meat consumed by our table (think 5 tomahawk steaks – basically half a cow).
After a fun night there is only one way to recover – by arranging to meet of them again the following morning at Yelp Brunch club in Riverhill….woohoo!! BRUNCH!!!
The vibe in Riverhill is very cool: think dark purple walls, reclaimed wood bar, cool music and packed tables full of fellow brunchers laughing and eating delicious food. It almost felt like we were brunching in Brooklyn! A word of warning though – it’s pretty small and so unless you have a booking, be prepared to wait because it is extremely busy.
The staff were super friendly and very helpful. I would say the only slight negative might be that we did have to wait quite a long time for our drinks to arrive.
The brunch menu is really exciting. It is packed with Egg options, Butties, Porridge, waffles (although they had no waffles in – awww man!) and most intriguingly a breakfast naan?!?
I ordered the Hebridean Eggs, this consisted of a piece of toast topped with 2 slices of black pudding and finished with 2 poached eggs. I asked for my sauce on the side to try to save a few calories.
The food arrived quickly and was amazing. The toast was slightly greasy but remained crunchy, the black pudding was generous and cooked just the way I like it (is there anything worse that burnt black pudding?) the eggs – once burst – gushed runny egg yolk over the dish and the sauce was buttery but remained light….it was the perfect brunch dish!
After sitting looking at trays of cakes for an hour there is no way I could leave without trying something so my buddy Roz and I decided to split a Billionaire Shortbread.
This was such a decadent treat – thick coconut biscuit base, lashings of think creamy carmel and topped with dark rich chocolate. I am really pleased we decided to split it because if I have eaten the whole thing I probably would have fallen into a sugar coma.
For this including 3 tasty lattes my bill was £18 which I was perfectly happy with and thought it was good value for money.
This is a venue I seriously recommend and is well worth trying if you are lucky enough to snag a table.