A few weekends ago, I was invited along to review weekend brunch at Counter Vauxhall. Despite being a Londoner, I had never actually been to Vauxhall before, so it was nice to explore the area.
I had the table booked for 11 and went along with my mum, as she loves to review restaurants with me. We had quite a busy day planned reviewing a few things together, so definitely needed a lovely breakfast to keep us going.
Located on the Victoria line, Counter Vauxhall is located below the arches, opposite Vauxhall tube station. It's in a prime location, which is trendy and a good place to be if you're in business.
We was greeted by the restaurant manager, who was very friendly and welcoming. We had a little chat about our journey to Vauxhall, before being seated in a private and quiet area at the back of the restaurant.
50 S Lambeth Pl, London SW8 1SP
I was kindly given a tour of the restaurant by the manager, which was an awesome opportunity for more and rather exclusive photos. I soon leatned that Counted Vauxhall is the LONGEST restaurant in London. Who would've known! The restaurant stretches far back and actually has a separate dining area for evening dinner and drinks, tucked away right at the back.
It was explained to us that it would be great for us to review the Bottomless Weekend Brunch; consisting of a main breakfast or main, with a starter or side. Not to mention, as much prosecco as we wanted!
Whilst I'm not a big drinker anyway, we had 1 glass of prosecco each, to wash everything down. It honestly did feel a bit strange to be drinking alcohol before lunch time!
We both went for the fried breakfast, feeling completely famished after over an hour's journey to East from South within 20 minutes of ordering our breakfasts, they arrived looking very delicious. You could instantly tell it was all going to taste nice. I absolutely love crispy bacon, and this is exactly what the breakfast delivered. The scrambled egg was to die for too; not too dry, but not too runny. Just right! I loved that the beans arrived in a separate bowl too.
Both me and my mum decided to order a dessert as part of the bottomless brunch. It would have been so stupid of us not to and the menu was far too tempting!
I went for the baked cheesecake with walnuts and a light sauce. Cheesecake is my favourite sweet treat, so I do like to try them out in different places. This one was light and fluffy and definitely not too sickly. The walnuts really complimented the dessert overall.
My mum went for the complete opposite and ordered the pear and almond tart. The pears were soft and easy to eat, whilst the pastry was fresh and crisp. It came with a custard type sauce which once poured over the tart; left the tart in a puddle of goodness.
Counter Vauxhall is a superb little place to visit for weekend brunch if you're in the area or don't mind travelling South of the river.
The place was bustling, but the restaurant remains spacious and appealing. The service we received from the manager and the waiters was outstanding. It was so nice to talk to the manager about the area in general and learn more about Vauxhall Counter.
Our visit overall felt more personal and inviting (with excellent food!) and that is exactly why I would recommend this as a place you need to add your to-do list.
Disclaimer: Complimentary meal in exchange for an honest review on my blog.