Avenue - London´s best American brunch - Jesus Agudo
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Avenue – London´s best American brunch

As most of you know brunch is a New York institution, I recently got invited to Avenue Restaurant & Bar is bringing the all-American brunch to the heart of London’s St James. From bottomless Aperol Spritzes and indulgent ice cream sundaes to buttermilk pancakes and a French Toast Parlour, all accompanied by a live DJ and an upbeat playlist, Avenue has created the ultimate weekend brunch experience.

It is literally an experience!

Located on St. James Street, Avenue offers contemporary American brasserie favourites in a relaxed environment.

With Head Chef Andras Katona at the helm, Avenue’s new brunch menu draws inspiration from the American brunch tradition. New York style egg dishes, burgers and desserts are given a contemporary refinement synonymous with Avenue’s culinary style and paired with expertly made bottomless prosecco, cocktails and fresh juices.

As part of the new brunch experience Avenue will be launching London’s first French Toast Parlour, where guests can indulge in sweet and savoury stacks of French toast with either cinnamon and chocolate sauce or ham and cheese stuffed brioche roll.

Let´s start for the brunch choice; we order a couple of things, beginning with a Coconut Yoghurt with Fresh Fruit Salad, Honey and I was recommended by the manager to try the Egg Royale as it is one of the house specials.

I’ve heard that this place has a particularly good lobster cuisine, i can verify this, and it is served with an elegant touch, i love when restaurants elevate their menus mixing high-end products with a ready to eat dishes, and this is exactly what this menu combines.

I went for the famous Lobster Roll, Mary Rose Sauce with friend Fries, Literally a hot dog made with homemade bunds with the most exquisite lobster favour you can get. My friend went for the Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese, again another typical American dish with a high-end touch.

Other nostalgic and comforting American desserts on the menu include the classic New York Cheesecake, warm and nutty Pecan Pie as well as an array of playful sundaes. Hearty American buttermilk pancakes are served with tart berry compote or bacon and maple syrup.

Brunches at Avenue will also offer a free-flowing Prosecco or Bloody Mary option on Saturdays, while on Sundays, in partnership with Aperol, Avenue will quench the city’s thirst with endless refreshing Spritzes. Alongside punchy cocktails, Avenue will also be serving the quintessential breakfast OJ, revitalising freshly squeezed juices and smoothies all designed to kick-start your weekend.

Avenue’s impressive dining room evokes the glamour of the Manhattan dining scene, transporting guests from central London to the Upper East side. The 112 cover restaurant centres around a spectacular central decanting bar, above which a grand illuminated chandelier glimmers with wine glasses. The beautifully designed décor blends warm, natural designs with bespoke furniture and captivating artwork all accented by the statement lighting, creating the ultimate sophisticated setting for guests to enjoy a buzzy weekend brunch.

I highly recommend you to visit this place; it is definitely the place to be.
For booking get in touch with avenuereservations@dandlondon.com.