September 23, 2014 Breakfast, City Centre, Closed 1 Comment

Exterior

Exterior

Taking over where Baguette Express recently closed on Rose Street, Brunch has emerged ploughing a very similar furrow. I popped in for a breakfast visit.

The set-up is much as before. I was in the mood for a breakfast roll. They offer a three item roll for £2.50, so that sounded fine to me. I opted for bacon (x2) and haggis.

Roll

Roll

The counter man grabbed a mix of part cooked items (the bacon) and items to cook from raw (the haggis) from their display counter. I’m not sure this really inspired confidence that this was going to be a culinary extravaganza. The nearby part-cooked sausages looked particularly sad.

A brown roll was filled with the prepared items, with brown sauce added as per my usual requirement.

I ate as I walked and it was decent enough. The roll was a touch on the bready side, but the filling was substantial enough to balance that out.

We’ve had a little burst of new places of this type, such as Laura’s Kitchen and LK. Collectively, they don’t represent an upgrade on the businesses that previously occupied their premises. I fear they will struggle if they don’t develop quickly into more distinctly compelling offerings.

So overall, Brunch does the job, but has a good bit of room for improvement. They have an opportunity to do so, over coming weeks and months, so I hope they grasp that chance.

Scores
Blythe scores Brunch
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 12/20

I ate: haggis and bacon roll

I wore: action footwear

Total bill: £2.50

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Written by BKR