Monday, 8 October 2012

Sams Brasserie, Chiswick.

On Saturday I took my friend Dr John (we call him Dr John because he isn't a 'real' doctor...he's just a Phd doctor) to Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick for brunch to celebrate his birthday/becoming an old man. I've been hearing good things about Sam's for a while now, so I was looking forward to trying out their brunch (you all know how I love my brunch!). 

Sam's is trendy and modern and full of all sorts of people; lots of families going for lunch, as well as businessmen, couples and friends catching up for a gossip over pancakes and burgers.

We started with juices and smoothies. Dr J had the carrot juice (it had a couple of extra ingredients too, but I can't remember what they were), while I had the strawberry and raspberry smoothie. Both were absolutely delicious and the perfect start to a very unhealthy brunch, and two very large Gregory's!

John had the Salmon & Smoked Haddock Kedgeree with Poached Eggs. Although filling, it hit the spot, and the poached eggs weren't overcooked and tough, but instead deliciously soft and runny.

I went for the most unhealthy option on the menu, naturally. French toast covered in lashings of chocolate sauce and layers of bananas, and finished off with a dusting of icing sugar. I also got fries and mayo on the side...just for that wee bit of savoury taste to counteract the sweetness of the sticky goodness in front of me. Needless to say the french toast was ah-mazing. A taste sensation that filled my tummy and left me wanting another plate of the sweet stuff. I don't think it beats the sweet french toast at The Providores, but it comes in at a very close second!

Despite wanting another plate of the sweet french toast, we decided to be really naughty and try a dessert instead (no, we don't stick to normal 'brunch' rules), so we opted for the Apple and Blackberry crumble with custard and an extra scoop of ice-cream. Now, I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to crumble. It is my favourite dessert, ever. And this crumble was just a little bit perfect. The fruit was moist, warm and tasted incredibly fresh, and the crumble was crumbly but crispy in all the right ways.

We left Sam's feeling content, full and laughing uncontrollably at the latest gossip, and I can't wait to go back to try out the pancakes! After brunch we headed to Mayfair and had a stroll in the sunshine before browsing in Harrods and battling through tourists. I ended the day in some club with a group of friends, where people were break dancing? It was all very strange. Sam's is the only part of the day I'll be reliving, that's for sure.

What did you all do this weekend? Have any of you been to Sam's Brasserie?

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  1. That food looks soooo good!!!!

  2. Oh that crumble...I need some crumble in my life soon!

  3. Yum, suddenly have an urge for smoothies!
    Erica xo

  4. Thx for sending me your link on bbloggers chat! This looks sooooo nice. I wish it was in Belgium. I'm following now! Hope you visit my blog too.

    1. No worries :) ah, maybe you'll have to contact them and suggest they open up in Belgium! ;)

      C x

  5. Well, now I'm just hungry!
    Those smoothies and the French toast look delicious!

  6. Nothing wrong with a PhD doctor.....


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