With the Christmas madness over, it’s time to indulge in lazy Sunday mornings and the particular delight of a long, leisurely brunch. From Sunday January 11, Knightsbridge’s cosy yet chic Bar Boulud beckons, with its launch of a Sunday brunch menu (from £39 per person, inclusive of an aperitif, available between 11am and 3.30pm).
Diners can kick off with a sparkling Buck’s Fizz or a house Bloody Mary while deciding on a main course. On offer will be classics such as lemon sole on the bone with brown butter, lemon and capersand, drawing on American chef Dean Yasharian’s homeland, roasted prawns with garlic, parsley and white-corn grits. Representing eponymous chef Daniel Boulud’s French roots is saucisses boudin noir et blanc, served here with mashed potato and apple. Those who yearn for the simpler things can opt for a Brunchy Burger or those beloved cheese melts graced by a fried fresh farm egg – the Croque Madame (pictured). It may be brunch, but pudding pushes temptation: from trifle and brownies to gaufres served with salted caramel and vanilla Chantilly.
And let’s not forget the wines – after all, one of the pleasures of brunch is respectably drinking at such an early hour – the list of which by the glass is impressive and reason alone to visit. Choose from a 2008 Paul Chapelle et ses Filles, Mersault for a white or a full-bodied Barossa Valley red such as Yalumba. These reflect exactly what Bar Boulud does best – quality in small quantities.