Brunch seems to be increasingly popular in London, with many eateries now serving a separate brunch menu on weekends for those that want a little treat for lazy mornings/afternoons.
Caravan, located in Exmouth Market, has always been on my list of places to visit and on the lead up to Christmas I invited a friend along to see what I was missing.
Breakfast to me, is mundane and rarely is exciting but Caravan’s menu instantly changed my mind, with an extensive yet inventive menu. If you’re anything like me, you’ll struggle to narrow down your choice to just one dish.
Ranging from Mexican inspired dishes, to American and even British there’s many different options regardless of your preferences. For me, it’s always about trying something new.
Never having Welsh rarebit before, I decided to try something new and opted to add the extra smoked salmon.
On first glance, I was a little unimpressed especially compared to other dishes flying around the room. However, upon first bite I was sold. The delicious oily smoked salmon and the perfectly cooked poached egg, oozed its glimmering yellow yolk over the strong, nutty cheese and was finished with a subtle sweetness from the onion jam. How could I have been so wrong?
In fact, I loved brunch so much I went back the following week to sample more of the menu.
Upon my next visit I decided to try the ham hock hash which arrived served with a poached egg, peas and coated with a mustard hollandaise.
The ham was deliciously salty and was of a good quality rather than the cheaper cuts sometimes found. The mustard hollandaise was buttery but still had a strong taste of mustard without being too overpowering for the rest of the flavours on the dish, and the poached egg was again, cooked to perfection.
Caravan is a popular brunch option on weekends and it seems I’m not the only that thinks so, with tables consistently full, you will most likely have to wait for a seat. The prices are however on the higher end with dishes costing on average around £8 but it’s the added extras costing around £3 that bump up the price of the bill. Regardless, it’s THE brunch place of choice and I can’t wait to try everything else on the menu.
(P.S. I’m not a coffee fan but I’ve heard their coffee is also pretty good).
– Caravan, Exmouth Market