Brunch in SW London: Bistro Union

Bistro Union Clapham review - Nicole Canning

As much as we love gelato, the Scoops also love a good breakfast. And being pursuers of the finest brunch-eries within walking distance to our homes, we thought it would be a good idea to show off our favourites on the TheTwoScoops. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be letting you know where we found the best breakfasts in South West London.

Sometimes, you just need a fry up. You need sausages and eggs and a big greasy round of black pudding. Buttery toast and a generous serving of baked beans is the only thing your heart desires at about 11 o’clock on a Saturday morning.

I had one of those mornings last week, and Bistro Union came to my rescue.

Tucked away from the bustling Clapham High Street, this little place is nestled into the quaint and refined Abbeville Road. With an old school British charm, the menu is full of traditional dishes like Roast Quail, Mustard Cress, Hazelnuts and Aioli and Cumberland Toad in the Hole with Guinness Onions but it was the brunch menu that took our fancy.

Bistro Union CLapham - Nicole Canning

A full English fry up, with coffee and orange juice for a weekend-friendly price of £12 had the whole table opting for hearty breakfasts at lunchtime.

We could have made this a Boozy Fry; for £2 extra, we could have had ourselves a Bloody Mary or Red Snapper. Next time Bistro Union, next time…

And what better way to serve up the fry, than in an actual frying pan? Pictures were taken and Instagrams uploaded, as this was one quirky way to make your guilt-laden fry up a little less of a shameful indulgence.

We tucked into pigs-in-blankets, spicy black pudding, homemade baked beans, fried mushroom and tomatoes and the thickest doorstop granary bread I’ve ever had. Delicious.

With empty frying pans and full tummies, we left Bistro Union with the thought that having a fry this good so close to home can only mean one thing – I’m going to need get to the gym more often.

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