Published on March 9th, 2015 | by Gavin0
Rum Kitchen Brunch Menu, Notting Hill
I feel like a protective parent over The Rum Kitchen having attended the launch of their first site in Notting Hill back in 2012 and also reviewing the highly successful second branch in Kingly Court, my ears prick up when I hear news about the Caribbean culinary experts. Notting Hill has just launched a new brunch menu; so with the offer of jerk sausage with my Bloody Mary, I didn’t need much persuading to take a trip.
I arrive dead on 11am and we’re the first through the door. The place hasn’t changed a bit since my last visit nearly two years ago, retaining the relaxed approach that sits perfectly with a brunch service. We’re given time to chat and shake away the cobwebs from Friday night before looking at the menu that contains just five items at present (with more expected soon).
Despite labouring over whether to choose the Jerk McMuffin, the thought of missing jerk sausage, spicy beans, and callaloo in the Full Jamaican is almost criminal. My decision is vindicated when the waitress informs me there is an option to add pulled pork too (I could have kissed her).
When my plate arrives along with 2 poached eggs and thick cut bacon, which is more akin to a slice of gammon, I rub my hands with glee. It’s impressive that everything manages to fit on the plate, and it is a tasty spin on the traditional full English. The three types of pork are just what I need, the spicy beans are tasty and the callaloo is a tropical alternative to your typical greens. However at £14 (including pulled pork), it isn’t what I’d call good value especially if you add a hash brown which will cost another £2!
My companion goes for the Jerk McMuffin (£7) with jerk sausage, fried egg, and chilli jam. Her reaction tells me that I wouldn’t have been disappointed if I had gone for this option instead. Unique relishes have long been the secret ingredient in some of the top burgers around and the chilli jam in this muffin gives it that something extra; just that hint of sweetness to balance the savoury.
Out of curiosity (read greed), we also try the poached eggs with smashed avocado (£8). Although not much to it and not as flavoursome as our other dishes, it’s one for the health conscious or for those trying to balance out the binge session to end all binge sessions from the previous evening.
Brunch has become so popular nowadays that your options are endless. Rum Kitchen may not offer the biggest or exciting menu available, but to satisfy the mid-morning munchies in a laid-back environment, look no further.
The brunch menu is available daily from 11am until 4pm, Notting Hill branch only.
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