Restaurant Review: The Good Egg, Stoke Newington

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There’s not many places we’d travel for an hour to get to but we’re pleased to say The Good Egg is most definitely one of them.

The Good Egg is a casual neighbourhood spot on Stoke Newington Church Street serving up Middle Eastern dishes with a touch of American influence. The room is light and airy with a scattering of tables and high-chairs overlooking the kitchen counter. On weekends, the queue is inevitable and even during the week this place has everyone’s attention. The Good Egg is an all-day café serving brunch, lunch and dinner and it was our turn to find out what the hype was all about for brunch.

First to arrive was the House Granola. Now we’re not usually ones to rave about granola, but this one was absolutely exceptional. Filled heartily with nuts, seeds, cinnamon, cloves, granola, yogurt, date syrup and topped with beautiful in-season rhubarb. Equally delicious (but less of a surprise as we were practically drooling at just the sound of the dish) was the Bacon & Date Pitta: pitta stuffed with streaked bacon, marbelized egg, date jam and amba mango pickle. The delicious blend of sweet and savoury made this an instant crowd pleaser. And finally, the Shakshuka for the table. Delicious baked eggs in a rich, flavoursome sauce of tomatoes, peppers, preserved lemon yogurt and sumac. We had the option to add some chopped up merguez sausage and took it – we recommend you do the same! We finished every last bit of sauce with the help of the challah roll which soaked up the juices wonderfully.

The only way to complete the brunch was with a batch of fresh mint tea and satisfied belly rubs. Welcome to the good (egg) life!

The Good Egg – 93 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0AS

The Bloggers Breakfast at The Orangery

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This week, we hosted a bloggers breakfast at The Orangery in Kensington Palace Gardens.

The stunning venue – which dates back to the 1700’s – provided the perfect start to the day and was eagerly awaited by a select few hungry bloggers.

The table was all set with The Orangery’s finest china and it wasn’t long before the menu was being poured over and the difficult decisions were being made. Collectively we all went for the classics and dishes were instantly being cooed at when they arrived and it wasn’t long before the cameras were out – busily snapping away before the food went cold!

The table was filled with breakfast dishes from the Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale with chervil hollandaise to the Full English with streaky bacon, field mushroom, vine tomatoes, Cumberland sausage, black pudding and scrambled free-range eggs. But it was the Hot Waffles with caramel apples and cinnamon cream that really got the highest praise. Indulgent? Completely.

And totally worth it.

Breakfast is served from 10 – 12pm. The Orangery is also open for lunch and Afternoon Tea. 

www.orangerykensingtonpalace.co.uk