Last summer I visited a restaurant in Borough Market that has remained at the top of my ‘must return’ list (you can read my previous write-up here). But the months flew by and I realised I hadn’t been back yet when I was invited back to try out their new brunch menu. I literally couldn’t wait!
The food and hospitality was superb during my last visit and I’m pleased to say that it was still equally great. I headed there for brunch on Sunday morning at 10am and by 1pm I eventually heaved myself up from the table, full of fantastic food. You know a brunch is pretty epic when it lasts for three hours!
So you might be asking, what on earth did we eat for brunch to last that long? I think the question should be, what didn’t we eat?!
Pulia Taralli & Olives
Mix Frisella Platter
Selection of Panzerotti & Rustici
Pulia Croissant with Capocollo and Scamorza
Pulia Salumi with Focaccia and Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Spinach & Mozzarella Omelette
Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs
Pulia Burrata with Figs and Fig Marmalade
Crostata with Apricot and Strawberry Jam
Lemon Custard and Amarena Pasticciotti served with Mandarin Olive Oil
Chocolate and Hazelnut Pasticciotti served with cream
As you can see, there was a LOT of food! And all of it was just as amazing as I remembered. And I’m telling you, the burrata there is the best you’ll have in London, if not anywhere. It’s truly beautiful! And on that note, we were treated to a demonstration from expert cheesemaker Dominico who had been flown over from Puglia. It was incredible to see nodino (like little ‘knots’ of mozzarella) and burrata being made (and getting to taste them straight away, both warm and chilled) – the man must have hands of steel, as he was shaping the cheese in boiling hot water.
There was also plenty of fresh coffee, orange juice and even Prosecco!
I really hope the brunch menu will be a big success. Brunch is such a big thing in London at the moment (I know Tim and I go for brunch most weekends at our favourite local restaurants), so offering people staple brunch dishes that they know and love (eggs, salmon etc) alongside some authentic Italian dishes that they might never have tried, is a brilliant move. For me, the burrata with figs and fig marmalade on toast is the perfect brunch dish!
Tim and I actually did go back again over Easter and we were greeted with the same lovely Italian hospitality. The brunch menu wasn’t anywhere near as big as everything listed above, but hopefully some more of the items I had during the blogger brunch will be making an appearance soon!
To book, check out their website here. Please do go and visit, and experience the hospitality for yourself! I can promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
I was invited to brunch at Pulia but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.