Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bruncheon at The Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race!

What ho!

You've heard of the Boat Race? Okay, but have you heard of the Goat Race?

After last year's triumphant debut run, Spitalfields City Farm is once again racing two feisty goats (one named Oxford, one named Cambridge!) to raise much-needed cash for the farm. And The Bruncheon Club is delighted to announce that we will be popping up at the race!

Easter Saturday 3rd April 2010 - the same day as the Boat Race!

Spitalfields City Farm
(not Hackney City Farm!), Buxton Street, E1 5AR. Just off Brick Lane.

We have planned a special one-off goat-themed bruncheon menu, which will be...

- Oxford home-made lemonade vs Cambridge sparkling elderflower!
- Alphonso ManGO-AT (by which we mean mango) salad
- GOAT cheese and leek rarebit on home-made soda bread with farm-grown salad and home-made tomato chutney!
- Apple crumble cake with GOAT milk vanilla ice-cream!!
- Tea or Coffee with optional milk of the cow or GOAT

There will be two bumper sittings for 18 people - one at 1pm and one at 3pm.

The price is £20 per person with proceeds going to the much-deserving farm.

You can reserve seats at the 1pm sitting by emailing us ( We will be taking payment in advance by bank transfer.

Seats at the 3pm sitting will only be available on the day. We'll be taking bookings and payment in person from 2.30pm (when the doors officially open).

Bookings are first-come first-served, and no booking is confirmed until we have received payment. Thanks!

Really hope to see you there!

BC x

Last year's loser!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The week in brunch

Another super BC on Saturday, with special guests Horton Jupiter and girlfriend Rachel - the forces behind London's original home restaurant The Secret Ingredient.

One of our other stellar guests was returning for his second BC, generously bringing us a cut of steak that he'd told us about on his first visit. Thanks Simon! The cut is called the onglet - we'd show you a picture if we hadn't eaten it so damn fast! We did take these photos though...


Stacking 'em up

The art of listening

Resonance FM, London's arts radio station, sent an intrepid reporter to the last Bruncheon Club. The result is a 15-minute chinwag in the BC kitchen complete with authentic dishwashing, pan frying, guest-arriving hubbub. Real fans would listen through to the end.

Hackney Citizens

Gregg wrote an article on home restaurants for the latest issue of The Hackney Citizen.

The article features an interview with Uyen of the wonderful Fernandez and Leluu. Maya recently made a visit to Fernandez and Leluu which was utterly delightful (barring the, er, 'tipsiness' of her friend towards the end of the night).

Friday, 5 March 2010

"The best I've ever tasted..."

One of our knockout guests from the last BC has written about us on her blog 'Nanny and Kitty'. Nanny and Kitty are two friends who live too far apart and use the blog to keep in touch. Ah!
Read about Nanny's visit to BC here.

Bruncheon and on and on

Saturday saw another splendid BC come and go. We finally remembered to take photos of the new menu. And here they are:

Egg in your face

Sunny delight

Still a superfood?

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bruncheon's back!

Saturday saw the triumphant return of The Bruncheon Club. Along with new chairs, we spruced things up with a whole new menu. It consisted of... gently scrambled eggs on home-baked soda bread with a rocket salad; grilled pink grapefruit with brown sugar; blueberry pancake stack with maple syrup, tea/coffee and bucks fizz! Yuuuuuuum!

Maybe it was the champagne, but all the guests were particularly sparkly. It goes down as one of our favourite BCs ever.

We got up early to bake two loaves of soda bread using this recipe from fellow Hackney blogger The Redundancy Cookbook. It was bread easy!

Saturday was also the first outing for the tea set we got for Christmas from Maya's sister. (Thanks sis!) It's pictured here with our friendly lounge giraffe in the background.

For your sitting pleasure...

Upon awaking from BC's little winter hibernation, we realised we were a couple of chairs down. So we cycled down to Bethnal Green and discovered a second-hand furniture wonderland under the railway arches. We picked up a pair of these adorable chairs and cycled them home.

In order to seem indifferent when haggling over the price of the chairs, we played it cool and went for a cuppa at a cafe in a neighbouring arch. What we found was a delightful mixture of hairdressers-cum-gallery-cum-vintage clothes shop-cum-cafe, 10 Gales. Our pot of tea for two came with two Custard Creams and two Malted Milks! Score! And our ice cool bargaining bagged us a third off the price of the chairs.