Clutch Chicken, Bethnal Green, London
We had the pleasure of trying Clutch's own Boozy Brunch. For only £25 you can choose a dish from their brunch menu and enjoy free flows of Bloody Marys, Proseccos or Mimosas! I think this is a very reasonable price of unlimited booze and brunch given that I have had some places charge £22 for just unlimited booze and you'd have to fork out another £12 - £15 for their mains.
Their Bloody Mary was my favourite drink out of the three! It was everything you'd want in one and more! Sesame seeds garnished the rim of the glass, adding a nice crunch against this thicker cocktail. A whole birds-eye chilli in the drink definitely added a spicy kick with every sip.
I felt that the Mimosa and Prosecco was quite average and did not taste particularly different compared to others else where.
The prosecco was supposed to have pomegranate in it but we couldn't taste much of it. A stronger pomegranate taste would have been better!
For our brunch dishes, we chose the Burrito and Wishbone Waffles (below). The Burrito was quite indulgent - rich and creamy cheese, egg and chicken always make for a very filling and indulgent dish.
I felt like the dish could have done with some flavours to cut through the monotony of cheese, egg and chicken. Perhaps a spicy kick would have done the trick. The fries were under-salted but of course this is easily remedied. I personally wouldn't order this again.
The Wishbone Waffles were topped with fried chicken fillets, turkey bacon and maple syrup. The chicken was fried well and tender such that juice was oozing out when I cut into it.
There was just enough maple syrup to contrast the rest of the dish. The waffles, however, were just pancakes but made in a waffle maker. It was not crispy or crunchy but more soft and unstructured like a pancake. I personally liked that it was like this because, don't scream, I don't really like waffles and much prefer pancakes.
The Banty Banana Bread was french toasted banana bread, salted caramel, yoghurt and topped with berry compote. It was warm, moist and had nice gentle flavours cascading through it. Perfect for a cold and rainy day as it was when we were at Clutch! AND who can ignore that beautiful sugary ornament?
A picture of the quirky interior with vintage lamps and old Singer sewing machine as tables! What a brilliant and creative idea!
4 Ravenscroft Street, London E2 7QG Tel: 0207 729 4402
Opening Hours: Brunch: Sat 11am-2pm; Sun 10am-1pm
Lunch: Fri 12pm-3pm
Dinner: Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm; Fri 6pm-10:30pm; Sat 2pm-10:30pm; Sun 12pm-8pm
Sunday Roast: From 12pm
Closed on bank holiday Mondays