"Breakfast all day and local brews for beer nerds"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
The first time we visited Brew we were sceptical – you would be about somewhere that uses the term ‘brinner’. (It means having breakfast foods at dinnertime in case you’re wondering.) But we were pleasantly surprised to find a delightful little café with appetising dishes that fused flavours from around the world, and a terrace looking out onto Clapham’s busy Northcote Road.
We were hoping to try Brew’s new ‘Hellfire pizzas’ at their newest branch in Putney, however despite what their website’s all-day menu suggests it’s only available in the evening. Our chance to scoff a pizza with curried monkfish and pickle was dashed.
Instead we ordered smoked bacon and potato croquettes, although they lacked the smoky bacon-ness. A chorizo hash was more of a stew, with layers of potato, sliced red onion and chorizo which had lurking beneath two soft-yolked eggs with hollandaise.
Smoky bacon Boston baked beans were again a tad on the bland side, but we did like the soft shell crab burger, which had a nice meaty hunk of crab fried in crispy batter and stuffed in a glazed brioche with sweet apricot chutney.
Beer nerds might want to check out their super-local Balham Black and Battersea Brownstone brews, and there are health-conscious smoothies made with spinach and spirulina. With its attractive décor and bright, large terrace filled with plants it seems to be a hit with the local ladies who lunch, who were out in force during our visit.
Leila reviewed Brew on Tue 31 Mar 2015