Brunching like a king

Brunching like a king

We tried out the sumptuous Sunday brunch at InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel 

We made our way up to Hyde park which in itself was a treat. It was a bright, fresh morning and the rain was holding off, the blossom was gleaming in the sunshine and there was a warm optimistic buzz to central London.

Taking a six-year-old and an eight-year-old up to London on a Sunday morning was a high-risk strategy, tubes were busy and weather unpredictable, but the incentive of a limitless brunch was enough to spur us all on.

I had explained a brunch was to feature fruit (not met with an amazing response) but interest was garnered when I told them about the possibility of eggs, bacon and maybe even pancakes!

Yet this wasn’t the half of it….

We were warmly welcomed and seated at our table which was in handy proximity to the opulent and stunning displays of food, which included breakfast/ brunch/ lunch and dinner, as far as we could work out.

We were soon treated to bloody Mary’s and a selection from the seafood and salad table.

Beautifully fresh and presented, there were smoked salmon rolls, smoked mackerel, king prawn mayonnaise served on open shells and a salad bar stretching from olive, lettuce and feta salads  to pomegranate, duck and watercress.

The sitting was pleasantly busy and when popular dishes ran out, they were replaced immediately by the excellent staff.

This sumptuous brunch focuses on the highest quality British produce, and has been created by executive chef, Lalit Kumar.

There are various live cooking stations and the kids were in their element watching a waffle and omelette being made at the same time.

After finishing the starter section of salads, fish and cheeses and chutneys, our eyes were caught by the signature Sunday roast which was a choice of Gloucestershire beef wellington or Kentish roast chicken.

We opted for the beef wellington, which was served with potatoes and herb jus. It was sublime, and the condiments of various mustard types and horseradish, brought out the flavours perfectly, and the beef was pink and tender.

Had we had room there were tables of homemade sweet treats and cakes to end the brunch, all of this whilst we were steadily quaffing on prosecco, and apple juices for the children.

Having finished, we walked around the park, full and delighted with our feast. The kids announced that after having reservations, they actually ‘LOVED BRUNCH’!

I’m now slightly concerned that poached egg on toast isn’t going to quite cut it…

There are various options for brunch. You can go for £69 per guest for limitless food, or upgrade it to £79 a head which included a glass of champagne, or bloody mary. 

For the fully indulgent experience you can go for 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco or bloody mary which is £89 a head. 

(£35 for children under 11, under 5 eat free)