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The Vincent, Hackney

From the guys behind Sebright Arms on Hackney Road comes The Vincent.

There’s one thing guaranteed to kick our weekend off to a perfect start and that is without a doubt, bottomless brunch. It’s fair to say London has its fair share of restaurants providing this, but at newly opened The Vincent they are offering one of our favourite summer drinks of all time – the Hugo. We first discovered Hugo’s back on a trip to the Dolomites, where it originates, but if you’re not yet familiar with this glorious tipple, it’s a delicious blend of gin, prosecco, elderflower and mint, served over plenty of ice. YUM! There’s also the option of straight up prosecco, either of which will set you back £17 and you can fill your boots for 90 minutes.

There’s plenty of outdoor seating if the sun’s shining, whilst inside there are so many plants scattered around that it creates an almost greenhouse effect – so much so that we saw a butterfly fluttering about! Maybe she’d had one too many Hugo’s.

The menu is the perfect balance between naughty and nice. We went for the Vegeree, a hearty but healthy bowl of spiced sweet potato, halloumi, candied and golden beetroot fritters, with lightly curried rice, a soft boiled egg, fresh herbs and a mango salsa. Whilst meat-eaters will love the pork hash, slow cooked for 12 hours and served with fried potatoes, peppers, chorizo and onions. These guys are also big on waffles, dishing up both sweet (berries & cream) and savoury (fried chicken and bacon). See what we mean about naughty and nice? There really is something for everyone here.

We’re not going to lie, the fresh cakes and pastries displayed on the counter were too much of a temptation – we succumbed to a slice of the polenta cake with an expertly made cortado with oat milk on the side.

Brunch is available on both Saturday (10-3) & Sunday (until 5pm!).


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