UNTITLED BAR: A DIFFERENT BRUNCH EXPERIENCE
Very different. Japanese flavours kinda different. The girls and I (Zsanett) have been invited to try their brunch the other week, and we decided not to look at the menu or photos of the place to give us the element of surprise. I knew it would be good since I've already heard the place belongs to Tony Conigliaro, the man behind Soho's Bar Termini (one of my favourite bars) and Islington's 69 Colebrooke Row. So once we received the invite, I was intrigued to see what his new place has to offer. Untitled Bar is located in Hoxton, East London.
Very cool space, I have to say. I loved the minimalistic interior, that was based on Andy Warhol's famous Silver Factory in New York, which was decorated with tin foil and acted as a haven for artists and creatives in the '60s. I loved the giant concrete table as you walk in, with magazines spread throughout the middle of it and the walls filled with art work from up-and-coming local artists.
I realise Tony and this place is famous for their mind blowing cocktails, but it wasn't what we were there for, so I won't be able to give you an insight on that. What you need to know is that you'll find 12 cocktails on the menu that are most probably works of art. Simple as that. ;)
See what I meant with the giant concrete table? such a nice work space, you can really spread your work on it. Me liky. And I really really loved the nude art pieces. Such an amazing touch.
Now after seeing the design of the bar, I wasn't all that surprised to see what was on the "day food" menu. Something out of the ordinary of course-for us Londoners at least. All very reasonably priced and delicious. We ended up trying the 'grilled avocado with tamari soy, sesame and miso buttered toast', 'shiitake scrambled eggs with mushroom buttered toast' and the 'katsu sandwich with beef, pickle and bulldog sauce with morning beer'. Morning beer you say? Hells yes! Good call. ;)
Then we ended our meal sharing a green tea and a rice muffin. You can really taste the bitterness of the green tea in the muffin, which makes it interesting, but if you are more of a traditional kinda person, you'll prefer the rice muffin.
All in all, we recommend it, but having more of a traditional palate regarding breakfast/brunch, we would rather go in the afternoon just in time for some cocktail and food pairing time. ;)