All posts tagged: Brooklyn lounge

Brunch at the Brooklyn Lounge

We were so excited when the The Brooklyn Lounge opened and we checked them out for dinner on their opening weekend. Even better, they also have just started offering weekend brunches from 7-12 with a hangover special after 12. It was a chilly day but it was still nice to get some fresh air outside. The coffee was creamy and served at a good temperature, it was borderline over extracted but they just managed to save it. Our first dish was the pulled pork eggs benedict. The pork had been well seasoned and had a nice tomato flavour, it reminded us of the sliced beef benedict at Typika. Hollandaise, eggs and meat, one of those combinations that just work. The eggs were perfectly poached, though we would have liked the hollandaise to be a little thicker. We also tried the lemon curd and blueberry pancakes, just one of their flavour options. The flavours were sophisticated, we’re big fans of lemon curd and this was that great mix of tart and sweet. The coulis was lovely …

Brooklyn Lounge: New Opening in Claremont

On St Quentins Avenue where Madrid used to be you’ll find the Brooklyn lounge, the newest bar and restaurant in Claremont. They boast a very American menu, and a clientele of bearded, baseball capped hipsters that make you feel like you very well could be in a bar in Brooklyn. The music they were playing was very eclectic, a mix of old school hip hop, modern pop and some bar classics. The service was initially prompt and they were able to accommodate our request for a seat with a back despite being fairly busy. Out first drink to arrive was the Mos Def, it was supposed to be served with bacon but they had unfortunately sold out earlier in the day and hadn’t let us know when we ordered. It’s basically an old fashioned served with maple infused bacon, but without the bacon it was unrecognisable from any other. A good cocktail nonetheless. They forgot to bring our lemon lime and bitters along with it, but when they were alerted to it they fetched it …