FOOD & DRINK

The Balcon brings in Le Brunch

The Balcon at Sofitel London St James - Duck Eggs Benedict, Bayonne ham, asparagus

The Balcon restaurant’s new Sunday brunch menu gives diners something to get out of bed for.

Late mornings are part and parcel of Sundays but this is something that Sofitel London St James’ restaurant The Balcon already know, for their new Le Brunch menu caters to these very late-risers and those who manage to make it to a table will be greatly rewarded.

The brunch begins with a slice of brioche stuffed with smoked bacon, egg and cheese – a perfectly filling breakfast combination where not even the crumbs stand a chance.

The Balcon at Sofitel London St James - warm salmon fillet, seaweed, quinoa, citrus salad

You won’t go wrong with any of the main brunch options either. The duck eggs Benedict with Bayonne ham and asparagus is a divine and vibrant way to start the day. The runny eggs do a brilliant job of covering the dish with its goodness but you won’t have any problems mopping it clean with any leftover muffins. The warm salmon fillet, seaweed, quinoa and citrus salad makes for an equally light start.

The Balcon at Sofitel London St James - French toast corque monsieur, raclette cheese, maple glazed bacon

Those preferring a more substantial meal will be spoilt for choice. There’s a breakfast burger with a sausage and black pudding patty, bacon and fried egg in a brioche bun served with chunky chips, or French toast croque monsieur with raclette cheese and maple-glazed bacon. If more meat is in order, the belly-busting jerk-marinated steak with fried egg, barbeque sauce and cornmeal waffles wins hands-down. There are a lot of flavours to work with in the one dish but it kickstarts the palate in no time at all.

The Balcon at Sofitel London St James - Chocolate and ginger soufle tart, milk ice cream

And you might as well finish off with dessert. Try the chocolate and ginger souffle tart with milk ice cream for its decadent flavours, or the raspberry macaron Eton mess which comes with lashings of whipped cream and chunky macaron pieces that will leave you squelching with delight at every spoonful.

Two courses start from £20 per person. The menu is available every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm.
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