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Orton’s Brasserie brunch

Ahhh brunch! That delicious time of day when you can eat a meal between breakfast and lunch and not feel guilty about it. But just because you can't go out to eat, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a perfectly presented, piping hot meal delivered straight to you door. We review brunch from this new restaurant.

My social life may have gone down the pan during lockdown, but it’s definitely not stopped my expanding waistline so why would I turn down this tempting brunch taster?

The ever so considerate team at Orton’s Brasserie, Leicester’s newest restaurant, recently decided that instead of delaying their opening, they’ll just give us a taste of their menu in the form of a delicious and tasty brunch box.

Located in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, Orton’s Brasserie (obvs named after the city’s famous playwright, Joe Orton) offers freshly prepared food, delivered straight to your door.

The menu includes everything from The Brunchwich – fresh brioche buns, toasted bagels or english breakfast muffins, filled with a variety of tasty fillings – think sausage patties, smashed avo, bacon, egg, plant-based sausage…the list goes on.

The food has been created by head chef, Justin Akpa – whose name you may remember from the street-food inspired takeaway Plukd – he’s spent time working in Bibendum and The Ivy so definitely knows his way round a kitchen.

A massive brunch fan, I went all out and ordered the Big Veggie Joe – a classic brunch dish served with a plant-based pattie, sunny-side egg, bubble and squeak, baked beans, over roasted cherry vine tomatoes and a breakfast mushroom topped with herb butter.

Mr Muddy went straight for The Big Joe. It came with all the above as well as dry cured streaky bacon and two signature sausage patties.

The food arrived fresh and warm in two separate foil boxes, placed in brown and we wasted no time (after taking pics of course) to get stuck in.

My veggie box was a real treat and I really enjoyed the mushroom and pattie but would have preferred some veggie sausages to tuck into instead – they’re always a prerequisite when I go for brunch! Meanwhile, Mr Muddy polished his off and mentioned several times how delicious the bubble and squeak was.

We also ordered a mimosa and a purple smoothie but we ended up with two mimosas. It wasn’t all bad – we could have ended up with two purple smoothies which would have really raised Mr Muddy’s eyebrows.

The mimosa’s simply had to be mixed and they even included some orange garnish to finish it off.

I’d like to try the DeTox Box. A creamy yogurt bowl with honey and topped with crunchy granola accompanied by fresh seasonal fruit, delicately sliced avocado, hand mixed nuts & dried fruit and a perfectly boiled egg. YUM!

Just waiting to get an official opening date for the restaurant so we can try out more food but even though you can’t eat out, it’s definitely worth eating in and supporting local of course! 😉

Prices start at just £4 for an egg brunchwich and the Big Joe Box is £10.95. The delivery service is available within 20 minutes’ drive time of the Cultural Quarter Brasserie to ensure food arrives piping hot and perfectly presented or you can pop by, order and pick up from Orton Square.

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