Sunday, 27 April 2014

Gail's Kitchen

Weekend brunch

Gail's Kitchen is one of those places that serves quality food but doesn't seem to get a lot of attention by bloggers or the press. Located inside a trendy hotel near Tottenham Court Road with a Michelin Bib Gourmand rating, it serves modern European cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, having been impressed from my first visit over dinner, I returned for the brunch menu for a lazy weekend treat.

smoked mackerel rarebit on toast with poached egg

The brunch menu is completely different to the "tapas" format dinner menu, with a selection of classic brunch items as well as some with a modern twist. my scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on toasted croissant was nothing creative or fancy, but oh my it was great, the croissant was baked to perfection, not overly crispy or oily and I could really taste the quality within the salmon and eggs thanks to the well sourced ingredients from the kitchen.

scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on toasted croissant
Grilled back bacon

Rosewater panna cotta with apricot and pistachio was a well executed and clever dessert, the panna cotta was well made and that hint of rosewater offered a great refreshing after taste, the apricot and pistachio offered a fruity note and contrast of textures and all in all a very impressive dessert. The restaurant's trademark cookies & milk were freshly baked and had the perfect balance of softness and crunchiness.
cookies & milk
rosewater panna cotta with apricot and pistachio

I really enjoyed the brunch at Gail's Kitchen, like my dinner visit, it was beyond my expectations. the stylish and casual setting also lifted up the whole experience. The service was excellent with great understanding of the menu and superb communication skills. Having been informed there was a new head chef and some new dishes on offer, I would certainly return in the near future.

Food 6

Service 7
Ambience 5
Value 6

£22 per head with a soft drink

13 Bayley St, London WC1B 3HD

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