I don't go out for brunch often these days, but when a brunch was on the agenda I knew where I wanted to go - The Providores. This antipodean owned restaurant had been on the to-do list for a long while so we trekked into Marylebone High Street one Wednesday mid-morning, hoping we wouldn't have to wait long for a table as my pregnant companion had a need to eat frequently, at short notice.
We nabbed the last available table for 4 and were excited by the tasty sounding menu. Coffees arrived looking good - any place that serves a 'flat white' is ok by me.
Favorite Dish: We ordered the Bacon Fry-up; the Paprika roast potato, caramelised onion, feta & edamame tortilla with tomato and piquillo pepper salsa, Greek yoghurt and rocket; and the French toast stuffed with banana and pecans with grilled smoked streaky bacon and vanilla verjus syrup.
The food was good quality, and the Bacon Fry-up and the Tortilla got the thumbs up, though the boys were disappointed with their French toast which they found way too sweet.
Loved the look and feel of the place and am keen to come back one evening to sample some of their tapas accompanied by some always enjoyable New Zealand wine.
A New Zealand owned (reflected in the excellent wine list) 'tapas' bar serving inspiring Pacific Rim/ European food. Small, welcoming, food is served all day, the menu changing from brunch (variations on a theme of the English breakfast through to water-melon and feta cheese with pumpkin seeds and olive oil)through to wonderful tapas dishes (the mushroom rissotto is fab). White walls, black furniture - clean lines are the theme. If you are lucky, you can grab one of the two tables outside on the street - perfect Sunday brunch location.
Favorite Dish: Aforementioned mushroom rissotto and watermelon/feta salad. (But note the portions are small)