Sunday Brunch and Sunshine at Madison London
April 14, 2017
If you live in London and you’ve never ever been to Madison at One New Change, St. Pauls, it’s an absolute must. Probably my favourite roof top terrace in London, Madison benefits from one of the most stunning views you’re likely to find in the capital.
With a buzzy vibe, a beach club look and a stylish clientele, take the lift up to the sixth floor of One New Change and you’ll be amazed by what you find. On a hot day, Madison is a complete sun trap. The perfect place to sink a nice cold glass of wine and take in the breathtaking view of St. Pauls Cathedral which looks almost so close you could touch it. But on a not-so-hot day in London, Madison still sizzles on the weekends with their fabulous brunch menu.
With two cocktail bars, an indoor restaurant and of course the terrace, you could spend a whole day here easily. Their Sunday Brunch menu is available inside in the restaurant, so on a nice day, make sure you arrive early to enjoy one of their cocktails outside. You can’t go wrong with their classic Bloody Mary (£11.50) – a smooth combo of Ketel One Vodka and special homemade Bloody Mary mix with a razor sharp kick.
With a menu made of up starters, salads, roasts and brunch, plus dogs, burgers, wraps, sides and desserts, you won’t struggle to find something you’ll like. We ordered a range of starters ahead of our brunch menu and were really impressed by the beautiful presentation. The Sautéed Foie Gras was as smooth as butter with a really good strong flavour, topped with crushed pistachio nuts. Complimented by a campari and blood orange gel and served with gingerbread and pistachio nuts, the ginger with the orange and foie gras together was just beautiful.
Our other starters included the Scallops baked in the Shell – fleshy and fresh, served with crispy bacon strips and a smoked carrot puree which was just divine. And the Smoked Heritage Beetroot and Robiola with a sweet beetroot ketchup, crunchy pecan nuts and sprouting lentils is actually one of the most beautiful dishes I’ve ever seen! I’m not even a fan of vegetables! Worth ordering just to look at!
Onto brunch and we ordered some classic brunch style dishes to go with our bottle of 2015 Gavi (£32). We were pleased to see a good old Full English breakfast on the list (£15). All the usual suspects, but with a chorizo twist on the baked beans and toasted brioche instead of plain bread – delicious. A favourite of mine is Black Pudding, and for £11, it’s served with a hash brown, wild mushrooms and a perfectly fried duck egg with a bright yellow yolk. There’s also a choice of Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale and Eggs Florentine and a range of potato bread baps including Smoked Salmon, Sausage and Mushroom. The Sticky Toffee and Raisin Pudding was a stand out dessert from the list and tasted just as we’d hoped with roasted pecan nuts and custard.
What’s great about Madison brunch is not only their cool, chilled out vibe and the option of the outdoor terrace to relax on afterwards, but also their live music offerings (on Sunday afternoons) and DJ line-ups in the evenings, plus of course, the menu isn’t just limited to brunch which gives it a wider appeal (they even do roasts.) A hot spot in summer and packed out in winter too thanks to their toasty outdoor heaters, Madison’s new brunch menu makes it the perfect place to gather together friends and family on a Sunday afternoon, indulge in some cocktails and enjoy some of their delicious food.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield