Brawn, Columbia Road

On my rare weekends in London, my Sunday mornings are most often spent on Columbia Road wandering through the colourful flower market and spending far too much in the addictive boutique shops.

It was only recently that I discovered the perfect place to lunch after a morning of shopping. Brawn is a cool, independent restaurant on the corner of Columbia Road and Ravenscroft Street. This understated and hip establishment serves up a seasonal British menu, “honest and simple (food) with a respect for tradition”. Using local producers and suppliers as much as possible, their menu changes daily as the ingredients do.

For Sunday lunch the menu is set and priced at £28 per person. We started with a selection of piggy treats (salami and meaty scotch eggs) and continued with a light, fresh beetroot salad, a more substantial pork belly with cassoulet beans and to finish, homemade vanilla pannacotta. It wasn’t the most refined meal I’ve ever eaten but it certainly felt wholesome and comforting to combat the winter chill.

Brawn is a humble and happy place for Sunday morning flower fanatics, like me.

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