Clanbrassil House is a cosy and simple spot.
I sat on a stool at a high table, there’s about four or five at the front and then some more seating at the back. I kind of felt like I was sitting in a little restaurant down a cobbled street in the south of France or Italy, it’s got that chilled yet elegant feel to it.
The sun was shining through the large windows at the front (ideal for people watching), there were fairy lights along the bricked walls, the people beside me were nattering over a bottle of wine – It was just so pleasantly peaceful.
It was a big change from the hustle and bustle of my usual brunch spots.
The menu takes a step away from the conventional brunch dishes and offers intriguing combinations and flavours.
There’s around five main dishes to choose from along with some snacks for the table and sides. I could tell straight away by looking at the menu that this gourmet brunch would be like no other.
Myself and my mates decided to go all out and to order a few things from the menu to share, a kind of large tapas, if you will. It’s my favourite way to eat because you get a taste of everything and you really get a feel for the quality of the restaurant as a whole.
We began our meal with a toast.
Rhubarb bellinis for all!
Prosecco and rhubarb are two of my favourite things so put them together and it’s a good day.
We started off with something small but satisfying – Olives and Iberico ham croquettes.
I’m not a fan of olives myself but my friend said they were some of the best she’d had. I cut into my croquette and saw gooey cheese run – That is epitome of happiness on a plate.
Crunchy and crispy with a soft, creamy centre – This was a winner for me.