Restaurant in Spitalfields
Known for their fabulous brunch offerings, Brother Marcus have widened their culinary offerings and opened a third restaurant in Spitalfields. The menu remains Eastern Mediterranean inspired and includes lunch and dinner.
The interiors are expansive and beautifully decked out with an assortment of plants dotted around and hanging from the ceiling. The heated outdoor terrace with twinkly fairy lights also looked very inviting.
We had a couple of cocktails to start with:
- Pernes Martini (£10) with archers peach schnapps, yeni raki,lemon and star anise
- Kayisi (£10) with steamtailer white rum, apricot brandy, lemon and rosemary syrup
Both were delicious smooth cocktails with the latter a little stronger and the martini offering a lovely little lift of aniseed flavour without overpowering the drink.
For ease of selection, the menu is split into earth/sea/land options. The concept is sharing plates with a suggestion to order 2 to 3 dishes per person. There is also a separate pide bread menu, which are cooked fresh in a roaring bread oven.
We opted for the following dishes, which were all incredible!
- Octopus, shaved fennel, torched orange and chorizo mayo (£12.60)
- Burnt aubergine, tahini, fermented mango and 62 degree egg (£8.80)
- Fried buttermilk spiced chicken,grated gravierra cheese and muhammara (£10.50)
- Pide topped with fat, kombi, chargilled leeks, blushed cherry tomatoes and nigella seeds (£11.20)
Every dish was an absolute triumph with freshness and exciting flavour combinations running through each.
The octopus was delightful with the citrusy pops of the burnt orange and the addition of the chorizo mayo made this dish really sing. The burnt aubergine and it’s creamy rich egg yolk was indulgent to tuck into and very moreish.
We loved the pepper sauce with the perfectly crisp buttermilk chicken. Lastly but certainly not least was the pide, which was a real favourite of the night. The bread is beautifully crisp with a lovely satisfying slight chewiness. The kombi was more creamy and salty which balanced wonderfully with the sweet tomatoes and cooked leeks. Pides are a must addition to your order.
The dishes at Brother Marcus’ new restaurant in Spitalfields are a real hit. The wonderful combinations of ingredients and flavours will have you planning your return trip immediately. It is a really gorgeous spot with delicious dishes and the owners’ passion for flavours are evident.
East London Girl: Brother Marcus
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