What can you tell us about Brunswick House?
Open for nearly 10 years in Vauxhall, this is one of two Jackson Boxer restaurants in London. It's housed in a beautiful building and inside is one of the best looking restaurants in town. But alas, it's not one you can visit in lockdown (although we hope they make good use of their outside space soon).
The restaurant has been both a local favourite and much loved by critics, with an ever-changing menu led by the seasons. And, as with Boxer's other restaurant Orasay in Notting Hill, it's delivering a menu that is aiming to get as close to that Brunswick House experience in your home as possible.
So how does it work?
The menu is split into sandwiches (we'll get to that later) and small/large plates. It's a finish-at-home affair, so we'd recommend ordering for delivery in the afternoon ready for the evening's dinner.
The smaller dishes generally don't require re-heating, but there are instructions on how to dress/plate just before serving (we'll cover some of that below). The larger dishes do need a spell in the oven (or the pasta will need to be cooked), but no more than 15 minutes for anything.
We did like the sheet which explained how to finish off every dish on the menu. Each of the dish instructions were short and well explained - simple enough for anyone to follow, including us.
And what did you have?
We worked our way through a fair chunk of the menu (admittedly across a couple of days). Here's what we had:
And what about dessert?
At the time of writing, there was a yuzu, orange and grapefruit cake (£6) or a lemon and meringue tart (£6). And then there was this:
And what if I'm terrible with choice?
There are a number of set menus too - all for two people. There's a picnic (£30) which will be very handy now that we can all meet up in parks, a vegetarian feast (£40) and feasts based around the ribs (£40) or the lamb shank (£49).
You mentioned something about sandwiches?
There are three sandwiches - all ready to eat without any prep - which all look quite incredible (but which are available during the week only). All £9, at the time of writing, they include "Fried Chicken Thigh, Bacon, Comté & Burnt Chilli Mayo", "Fried Haddock, Pickled Cucumber, Sriracha & Tartare Sauce" and "Smoked Mozzarella, Caponata & Salsa Verde". They look great.
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How about drinks?
The restaurant and bar get as much acclaim for the drinks as the food - and this focus continues to the home menu. There are a number of cocktails on offer, all delivered in pouches and again supplied with instructions on how to serve (over ice, from the fridge etc). All are around £12 for two cocktails and include a Blood Orange Negronis, Walnut Old Fashioned and even a frozen margarita and daiquiri.
The wine list is priced between £14 and £34 and you'll find some great options in that range. If not - you can always order in a pouch of their keg wine.
If that wasn't enough, they're also selling fresh produce for delivery including various cheeses and ice cream sandwiches from Happy Endings.
Jackson Boxer had a relatively early start on the delivery scene with Orasay in Notting Hill. Following that with Brunswick House, he's delivering a menu which stands out as being quite unique in the food delivery scene.
More about Brunswick House
Where is it? 30 Wandsworth Rd, Vauxhall, London SW8 2LG
How to order: On their website
Delivery range: Tuesday, Wednesday (and all pre-orders up to noon Thursday) 5 miles radius. Orders placed on Friday to Sunday 2.5 miles..
Also see: Orasay at Home delivery (for west London)
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @brunswick_house.
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