The Cookbook Cafe has quite the rep when it comes to weekend brunches. Located in the Intercontinental Park Lane the restaurant uses mainly British ingredients to create a huge spread on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, including the all important Sunday roast.
We went along one Sunday to see just how much we could eat and how it fared up to other brunches. There’s a huge amount of food on offer, everything you could want and more. The breakfast and starter table serves up fresh waffles, poached eggs and omelettes, we skipped these as we’re not that hardcore…
Instead we headed straight for the cold starters table and feasted on Scottish smoked salmon, tiger prawns, Sashimi of tuna and salmon, salad, cous cous and fresh bread. Then it was on to the mains with 5 different options, for us it was all about the beef and lamb roast served carvery style with huge homemade Yorkshire puddings, crunchy roast potatoes with fluffy middles, a selection of veg and thick gravy.
The dessert table is the final stop, ladened with a whole selection of goodies – don’t miss the mini lemon meringues and raspberry creme brulee. The brunch comes with unlimited Crémant, three types of Bellini, soft drinks and tea and coffee to end. At £55 per person it’s not cheap but it’s pretty good value given all of the food and drink that’s included, the quality and the setting. Take the in-laws it’ll impress them no end.
1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 3QY