I pass the South Place Hotel quite regularly on my way to and from work. They have an intimate rooftop bar which I’ve visited a few times before but little did I know about their brunch! (yes.. my new obsession). The City area during the weekend is the definition of ghost town – this didn’t stop South Place from buzzing though. I arrived at 12PM when the atmosphere was very chilled as you’d expect from a hotel – by 2PM it was full of boozy gatherings. The interior is very sophisticated, modern and the restaurant is full of natural light.
I took my baby sister with me because if anyone likes to drink more than I do – it’s her! (#exposed).
They offer 2 courses at £22.50 and 3 courses at £27.50 with £15 extra for bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis or plain Prosecco. They also have an A La Carte menu to choose from. We went for 2 courses, obviously with the alcohol pouring. I thought their portions were very filling! So filling that I wouldn’t be able to handle more than 2-courses.
The menu looks pretty simple at first glance but the courses are very well made with lots of flavours. I ordered the Devon Red chicken pie, as suggested by the waiter and I’d very much recommend it. I was pleasantly surprised as I normally don’t like pies. Lift that puffy pie and you’ll find the chicken drenched in creme and tasty vegetables, yummy. My sister really liked her mushroom mac and cheese.
I’m always very tough to win over when it comes to desserts and as much as I really enjoyed the rest, this wasn’t an exception. Perhaps it was a one off but the waffle was slightly dry. Their food however was very good, one of the best I’ve had of British cuisine. I’d therefore reccomend to go for starter/main rather than main/dessert.
Overall I enjoyed South Place – the staff are real gems. I’ll return very soon, especially for their secret garden.
I will tell you more about that soon ; ) x