Eco-warriors, rejoice; Motley Bar is here for all your sustainable-brunch needs!
There’s no way to sugar-coat it; London’s food waste problem is astronomical. Thankfully, the clever people behind the new menu at Motley bar have put all their effort into creating an exciting new menu that specialises in making use of cookery’s under-utilised ingredients. Think stalks, leftovers, and wonky veg, with a generous helping of creativity and enthusiasm from the team!
Start your meal with a delicious coffee from Climpson and Sons, or perhaps one of the bar’s signature cocktails. Saturday brunch sessions feature a bottomless DIY mimosa bar, which is guaranteed to get your weekend plans off to a good start! For relaxed, shared experience, order the ‘Big Pan’- a mighty dish of baked eggs, spicy tomatoes, lentils and mushrooms, perfect for two hungry people. If you’d prefer a solo meal, classic egg dishes are offered, or get adventurous and try the ‘Ugly Roasted Vegetable Salad’. Imperfect veg are often thrown away, but this dish is a chance to celebrate their equally-delicious existence. Roasted sweet potato, parsnips and other root veg are served on a bed of spiced broccoli-stalk hummus, and adorned with a dash of smoked paprika. Our personal favourite was the ‘Charred Tenderstem Broccoli’; served on a bed of delicious sweet chilli beluga lentils and finished with tahini labneh, it goes perfectly with a slice of salty, fried halloumi!
Desserts here are by no means an afterthought. The ‘Rejected Fruit Crumble’ is the perfect waste-friendly iteration of this great British classic; tangy, warm red fruits topped with a buttery crumble and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The warm crumble perfectly balances the cold ice cream, which itself provides a sweet foil for these otherwise wasted fruits. The ‘Patisserie Pudding’ is the team’s take on another classic, the bread and butter pudding, this time making use of pastries left over from the hotel’s breakfasts. Uneaten pastries are allowed to set in the mixture overnight before being baked and served, making the resulting pudding extra gooey and lovely! Served in a pool of warm custard, it’s the ultimate in dessert indulgence.
If live music, eclectic surroundings and delicious, responsibly sourced food are your thing, Motley Bar is the perfect place for some weekend indulgence, with a virtuous twist!