Nestled neatly away on the backroads of Liverpool Street Station, the Devonshire Club has opened its doors this summer to all punters. The private member’s club had us as guests a while back for its champagne brunch – and boy, did we have a great time.
We were invited to sample the new brunch menu, created by chef Adam Gray, at their recently launched Number Five restaurant – so naturally, my colleague and I were delighted to spend a Saturday afternoon drinking fizz in the club’s garden.
Allowing you to choose between prosecco and champagne (check price difference), we went for the champers as our bottomless nectar to quench our food. To start with, I had the eggs florentine – a deliciously toasted English with a muffin, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce – while my friend decided on the smoked salmon with lemon, crème Fraiche and dill garnish, which set the mood perfectly for the rest of the brunch.
For main, I ordered the beef short-rib, truffle with macaroni and cheese – which, I have to admit was so intensely devourable, I could come back to just have another go at it. Surprisingly, the mac and cheese went swimming well with the beef. I topped off the meal with my favourite dessert, albeit given a slight twist, the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Devonshire clotted cream.
If you’re in the mood for an afternoon in the sun (ask to sit outside) with a certain charm, ambience, great food and fizz, we highly recommend the Devonshire Club’s summer brunch – go while the sun’s out, hurry.
Devonshire Club, 5 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YD