Picture the scene: it was moving day. We were hot, bothered, bloody starving, and (as ever) completely desperate for anything alcoholic. So naturally it was our new neighbours BrewDog Brighton to the rescue, with their exciting new BrewDog Brunch menu! The bar just so happened to be launching said menu (which boasts only organic, free range dairy produce and ethically sourced meat) that very day, so I was excited to be amongst the first to sample it.
BrewDog Brunch Menu
I’d heard a lot of excellent things about BrewDog – namely the amazing hot wings, quirky decor & fantastic beer options – but I hadn’t actually visited myself, and my expectations were decidedly high. I’m not normally a beer drinker, even I was impressed by the incredible range of brews available. The drinks menu takes up almost an entire wall, so it’s clear that this is their main focus. I just hoped that their food offerings lived up to the same hype!
We settled on a long wooden table in the centre of the venue, and made our choices from the new menu – I so almost went with Chicken & Waffles, but the brioche bun on the ‘Cluck Norris’ burger (southern fried chicken, avocado, red onion, Cajun mayo & coriander) won me over, along with a side of fries and a pint of ‘Devon Red’ cider. Yum!
Overall, I was pretty impressed. The fries were perfectly seasoned and wonderfully moreish, and the chicken was a delicious combination of crisp & succulent. I stole some of my friend’s blue cheese sauce for dipping, and it was INCREDIBLE. Unfortunately the Cajun mayo didn’t really do it for me – I wanted a big punch of spice and flavour, which didn’t come through. Nevertheless, it was still an excellent burger, and I was happy to slather it in that beautiful blue cheese sauce! The Devon Red cider was the perfect accompaniment (and was suitably strong too – moving sofas and unpacking boxes was a lot more enjoyable afterwards!).
Way too happy about my burger!
I’ve been told that the burgers have since been removed from the brunch menu, and I can understand why. They took some time to arrive (not that we minded, as we were enjoying our drinks), but condensing the menu was probably a sensible idea. Topping my wish list for next time are the Chicken & Waffles and Shakshuka baked eggs, which are unsurprisingly best sellers. If you’d like to try out a BrewDog Brunch for yourself (and I highly recommend that you do!), it will be served from 11-4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Special shout-out to the BrewDog toilet fairies for helping a girl out!
Have you visited BrewDog for food or drinks? What should I try next time? Let me know in the comments!