|Taken from Raoul's website|
After a (very) long train journey back from the Alps on Saturday night I needed this exact fix again to feel...well... normal again...and on this occasion my uni friend Mr Jones was my tummy filling partner in crime and as Raoul's was always our 'go to place' for us for brunch we thought we'd go back down memory lane.
|Taken from restaurants.livebookings.net|
Being Mothering Sunday it was very busy, however we were warmly greeted and seated after a mere minutes wait, and the waiter took our drinks order straight away.
Portuguese influenced, the brunch menu reflects this serving a few dishes with chorizo etc and also classics such as, eggs Benedict, crumpets with blueberry butter and a huge 'full English'. This touch on the Portuguese lifestyle also flows slightly throughout the main lunch menu, however it mainly focus' on good hearty homely meals.
Mr Jones had eggs Benedict with ham on a toasted muffin Fearing the ham may be a little fatty when ordering, he was pleased to find it was not and the eggs were perfectly oozy and the added bonus of a grilled tomato was also perfectly done = a satisfied tummy no 1.
I decided to go for the frittata of chorizo, spring onion and parmesan served with buttered granary toast. Not my usual choice for brunch as I am a smoked salmon scrambled eggs fiend, I was pleasantly surprised...crispy on top and not over cooked one bit, the chorizo was outstanding, again not too much fat running through it, therefore making it really enjoyable to eat (I am told they use Iberico pork chorizo). The spring onion gave a nice sharpness to cut through the meat and the parmesan was not too punchy so's not to take over the other flavours. Deliciously more-ish I finished this dish rather too quickly and would definitely try this again back home.
It's been almost 2 years since my last visit here at the sister restaurant and I'm not sure why, the food is as remembered, delicious and the atmosphere is always buzzy. Well worth a trip to full your hungry tum.