As you know I love my brunches and this weekend I found another gem in London that will definitely become a regular I think! Let me introduce you to ‘The Providores & Tapa Room’ in Marylebone :)
‘The Providores’ had been on my list-to-go-to for a while because it’s run by co-owners Peter Gordon
and Michael McGrath. Peter Gordon is a well-known New Zealand, but UK based, chef that is known for his electic style of cuisine, called Fusion
. Back in NZ I loved his Auckand restaurants Dine
and in London I am a big fan of his funky fusion restaurant Kopapa
in Soho. So it’s fair to say I had pretty high expectations of the Providores. I’d been told by friends to either show up and wait for a table in the Tapa Room downstairs (as it was bound to be busy!) or make a booking for upstairs, which is a slightly more formal setting. In the end I went for a booking upstairs as I was probably going to be hungry and not wanting to wait hehe. Once we received the menu we were spoiled for choice; so many delicious options to choose from! So over a pot of fresh mint tea we pondered….
In the end I chose the Changa Turkish Eggs (£6.50), a bowl of two perfectly poached eggs, silky yoghurt, and hot chilli butter served with slices of granary bread. When it arrived I was definitely not disappointed, how tasty does this look?!!
You might think yoghurt and eggs, what a strange combination but that’s fusion cooking for you and trust me the two flavours (especially with the added chilli butter) complement each other perfectly. This dish was unbelievably incredible!
My friend had the grilled chorizo with sweet potato and miso has, with a soft boiled egg, garlic labne and star anise cashew nut pralin (£9.50) which was also super delicious! Next time I think I might have to try the French toast stuffed with banana and pecans with grilled smoky bacon and vanilla verjus syrup….doesn’t that just sound scrumptious?
The service at the Providores & Tapa room is friendly and efficient and they apparently serve a great cup of coffee, using beans from the Monmouth Coffee company which is well known for their flavoursome blend. Brunch at the Providores is definitely worth every penny because the food is excellent and so unlike what you might cook up at home!
The Providores and Tapa Room
109 Marylebone High Street
W1U 4RX, London
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7935 6175
And yes it’s that time of the week again!
Happy Hump Day everyone :) xoxo Roz