Withtheir recently launched brunch menu themed around the flavours and variety of Southeast Asian cuisines we were up and out of bed prompt last Sunday to head down and check it out….
For those who’ve not frequented the Spice Market this is the sister restaurant of the iconic Spice Market in New York’s Meatpacking District and has a very distinct decor. Some say it is a mix between the ethnic authentic old world feel of Spice Market NY and the contemporary architecture of the new building on Leicester Square. We talk more of the jellyfish shaped lighting in the ceiling that look like they are swimming overhead.
The new menu features a selection of your usual brunch dishes only with a twist, take the Pork belly eggs Benedict with green chilli and yuzu Hollandaise for example. We however went for the Spice Market Set Brunch and a refreshing passion chilli homemade soda, tangy and with a kick. The brunch kicked off with the fresh and light Mango Parfait, Lemongrass Yogurt and Housemade Granola followed by the Kaya Brioche Toast and Soft Boiled Egg with soy. It’s fair to say we’ll be having soy in our boiled eggs from now on.
We weren’t sure what to expect with the Thai Short Rib Cheeseburger but we were impressed that’s for sure. None greasy and packed with meatiness. The final course has you fooled, just when you are so full you think Pandan Waffle, Coconut Cream and Salted Caramel is the last thing you could ever want you’ll find the dish is actually ultra light and easy to dig into.
Four courses for £19? Brunch = JOB DONE.
Spice Market, Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QF