Brunch at Peter Gordon’s Providores
“Marylebone is certainly a nice place to be on a weekend morning – especially if the sun’s out – with its beautiful shop fronts and stylish eateries, it feels very civilised. Making it even better is The Providores, a restaurant run by New Zealand-born top chef, Peter Gordon,” Rachel Hosie writes in a review for the Independent.
“You walk through their relaxed sister restaurant, the Tapa Room, on the ground floor before going upstairs to the more formal Providores – with white tablecloths, flowers on the tables and big windows letting in lots of light, it makes for a sophisticated brunch setting.
“The brunch menu features a diverse range of dishes, from the traditional (panic not, avo on toast is an option) to the Middle Eastern-inspired.
“My friend went for the grilled chorizo with sweet potato miso hash, a soft-boiled egg, garlic labne (Greek yoghurt), and star anise cashew nut praline (£11.50), which she loved – the flavours were unusual and it was really filling.
“I went for the miso-baked aubergine with pinenuts, dates, feta, crispy buckwheat and tahini yoghurt (£12). It was more of a salad really, but an interesting one, with lots of different textures thanks to the cheese, dates and buckwheat.
“Fortunately, we had room for brunch pudding … trendy Crosstown doughnuts.”
The Providores and Tapa Room, which opened in 2001, is co-owned by Gordon and Michael McGrath.
Original article by Rachel Hosie, The Independent, June 9, 2017.