We kicked things off with cocktails, I went for the Blood Orange Margarita, which was actually a lot sweeter than I was expecting, I would have preferred it to be a bit sharper. J chose Connection, which was along the lines of the super strength cocktails he prefers such as an Old Fashioned.
#cocktails to start of #BloodOrangeMargarita and #Connection #cognac – the perfect way to start #Sunday #lunch @fourtoeight #coventgarden , with a warm welcome from #Gino #GM, #Leo's #brother , who remembers us from our last #bloggers visit & great service from waitress #Monica . Thank you Amy @TastyComms @feedingfranklin for organising our lunch.
For starters we chose from the small plates. J picked the crab scotch egg which was enormous! It came looking very dramatic on a red pepper sauce against a black plate. We really enjoyed the spiciness of the sauce against the sweetness of the crab. My starter was Tuscan sausage with cannellini beans and an egg; unfortunately, I found the sausage to be a bit too salty for my taste.
For mains we both chose big cuts of meat, I picked the rib eye which was very flavoursome and J chose the veal entrecote which was a veal chop. You need to order sides with these, we opted for heritage tomato salad and fries (you have to with steak it’s the law!). We were very full after these, it would be nice to have some lighter options on the big plates for brunch, such as chicken or fish.
But not enough to stop us having dessert and dessert cocktails, I had the tiramisu martini, which was a dreamy combination of all my favourite things in a glass, and J had a classic espresso martini.
For actual desserts, I chose the dulche de leche cheesecake which was very light, and looked as pretty as a picture with its topping of amaretti biscuits and edible flowers. J had the cannulo (singular of cannoli!) with black figs, chocolate and pistachios.
Brunch here took us straight back to holidaying in Sicily! Head over and check out their new brunch menu.
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Also, for all those fellow sufferers out there like J (though today he took tablets to enable us to try the new brunch menu), they have a gluten-free menu, which has a great selection of dishes.