Le Bab – Brunch But Not As You Know It!
April 20, 2018
A Sunday well spent brings a week of content, so I am going to enjoy my new favourite hobby – brunching! But this time it’s not your usual smashed avocado on sourdough with a poached egg and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds – oh no, it’s bottomless brunch with a middle eastern twist!
Tucked away in Kingly Court alongside Carnaby Street is a little hidden gem called Le Bab. When we walked in, every single table was taken apart from the one reserved for us! It was buzzing and apparently it’s become very busy at the weekend with the weather starting to warm up, so make sure you book a table if you don’t want to be turned away.
Le Bab is quite a small restaurant, but this definitely added to it’s character and I felt like I had discovered somewhere different, rather than a popular large high street restaurant vibe. Once we were sat down the bottomless brunch menu was explained to us – basically order as much food as you want and for an extra £19, drink as many prosecco cocktails as you can in two hours – game on!
Once I was triple parked with an Elderflower Spritz, Raspberry Spritz and a Bloody Mary, our lunch began to arrive. First of all we tried the hummus with pitta which was a type of hummus I hadn’t really tried before – definitely different to my usual tub from Tesco! It was very authentic with lots of texture and flavour and the pitta bread was served warm just the way I like it. That filled a small hole before the main event arrived, which I have to say was very impressive to look at – handmade kebab wraps filled with chargrilled meat, salad, sauce and vegetable crisps. But wait for it, the best bit was the skin on chips which came with cheese fondue – yes you read that right! A delicious pot of warm cheese sauce to dip your chips in – seriously, brunch has never tasted so good! The food was light, fresh but very filling and seemed to go down very nicely with the endless amounts of prosecco from the decanter on our table.
Those that know me will know I can always find room for dessert! There was a gluten free special which had sold out – carrot cake with white chocolate sauce. I definitely need to go back to taste that one, but the lovely manager there – Jo, kindly suggested the white chocolate parfait with a berry coulis which was the perfect light dessert for when you are completely stuffed with little room. (You might notice I was so desperate to try it that I couldn’t even wait to take the picture before trying some!) I wasn’t too greedy and decided to share the dessert and after we had finished, it was nice to just chill there after and carry on sipping our bubbles.
So if brunching is what you do best and you particularly like the boozy bottomless variety, but are bored of avo on toast, then definitely go and check out Le Bab. The food will make your taste buds tingle, the cocktails will get you tipsy and the cute marble tables and rose gold accessories will give your food pics a great back drop. So get snap happy and be ready to hashtag #foodporn #sundayfunday #boozybrunch.
Written by Danielle Françoise Bigaignon