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The Brunch Co – Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

The Brunch Co – Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

Date: Monday 1st July 2019.
Time: 15:00
Venue: The Brunch Co. Leigh-On-Sea, Essex.


The BC Bun with Sweet Potato Wedges
Beet N’ Avo with Grilled Halloumi
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Pear
Pornstar Martini
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini


While scrolling through the local establishments on Instagram we landed on the colourful and fresh-looking page of The Brunch Co situated in Leigh-On-Sea just down the road from our office and decided to see what they had to offer for a late lunch. As a food and drink marketing and PR agency we can’t resist a good Instagram feed. On first appearances, the eatery itself is very modern with black painted shop front with minimalistic signage and had a feel of Shoreditch about it.


When we entered, we were told that the kitchen will be shutting in 15minutes and quickly ordered one meal each and a salad to share, along with one porn star martini and a salted caramel espresso martini. We originally decided to sit indoors by the bar/ counter. As the drinks were being made the member of staff making the drinks came over to inform us that she had just used the last of the Vodka on the Porn Star Martini and asked if I minded having my espresso martini made with rum instead, I of course said that was fine. The drinks arrived and were both delicious and Instagram worthy they could easily hold their own in a cocktail bar.

Once the drinks had arrived my colleague asked if we could move outside as the air con inside was too cold for her and the sun was shining so was an easy decision. We asked the waitress if we could move outside now that some tables had become free, you could tell she felt a bit under pressure as it was close to closing as she asked us to wait a minute while she cleared the tables. After she cleared the tables we moved outside, the lady was very pleasant for the rest of our visit.

The Meal

Our meals arrived about ten minutes after ordering and were very well presented. I had opted for the BC Bun which contained hash brown, bacon, merguez sausage, grilled halloumi, smoked paprika, mayo, and a beautifully runny fried egg all within a toasted brioche bun. The dish came with home-made sweet potato fries. Personally, I would have said were more like wedges but either way they were cooked perfectly; with a slight char on the outside that caramelised the sugars in the potato and brought a smoky undertone. The BC Bun was cooked well. The smoked paprika mayonnaise was delicious with a hint of heat and there was a good snap to the sausage as you bit into it. My only gripe is that there was meant to be a serving of homemade coleslaw; with the dish which was missing.

The Beet n’ Avo looked very colourful, fresh and inviting. The dish was served with beetroot humous circling a slice of fresh sourdough toast topped with smashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, lime, cucumber, fresh mint and balsamic glaze; along with this my colleague opted to add grilled halloumi. The meal itself was excellent; admittedly an easy dish to prepare but none the less was very nice. The cheese can be overcooked, and often is; but this was perfect. Very enjoyable

The salad contained roasted sweet potato, pear, chilli, mixed leaved and balsamic glaze. Again, simple to prepare but well cooked. If there were any criticism it would be that the sweet potato for this dish would have been much better balanced if it were cubed rather than three large wedges. Other than that, it was very nice and the balsamic glaze was generous.

Three words to describe this meal – fresh, colourful, modern.

Would you recommend to a friend? – Yes, we both would. The meal was well priced and the food was good quality. We both enjoyed the cocktails and we walked away full. All in all, a good experience.

Service 7/10
Venue 6.5/10
Value for money 8/10
Quality of produce 8/10
Presentation 8.5/10
Taste 8/10
Wait time 8/10

Overall score 8/10

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