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All Day Dining Sees A Facelift At Spike + Earl
January 11, 2018
There are key barometers to monitor if you want to discover the next area where house prices are about to skyrocket. If they start selling sourdough at your local bakery and soy latte at your neighbouring coffee shops, then you might be able to hit the jackpot. At Spike + Earl, both sourdough and soy latte are very much in evidence as well as an upwardly mobile crowd of millennials with their trophy dogs and entrepreneurs on their MacBooks designing the latest apps.
Spike + Earl is very much a multi-functional venue for drinks, dining, work and play and opens daily from 8 am till late. We went along for a weekend brunch to discover why Camberwell continues to be a trend-setting destination of choice for Londoners. They serve a flexible, concise brunch menu, whereby my guest chose their pot roasted mushrooms with an added poached egg and I went for their lunch offering with their signature Dutch Crunch sandwiches.
The mushrooms stood out from the typical breakfast offerings with a strong tasting creamy tarragon sauce, which gave the dish a lingering lemon and anise taste. You can’t go wrong with the addition of perfectly timed poached egg yolk soaking desirably into crunchy sourdough bread.
There are 4 types of San Francisco style sourdough buns available: Roast carrot, fish finger, buttermilk chicken and sticky Korean beef. I went for the more exotic sounding latter version with very well-spiced strands of beef along with crispy noodles and salsa criolla, lettuce andketjap tomatoes. This was well-matched with a portion of jerk cauliflower side. Cauliflower is rarely high on anyone’s dream food wish list, but with the addition of jerk spices, coriander buttermilk and pickled onions, this was a version worthy of getting a starring role as a main course dish.
They offer a well-curated list of cocktails, wines and beers. We went for the classics of a bloody mary and a bellini, but well worth trying is their old spike martini as they use their weekly roast espresso along with vodka and Kahlua. Also in keeping with their ethos of working with small, local, independent producers, you can try some fantastic beers like the Peckham pilsner.
They have also recently worked with local street food traders for special supper club pop-up evenings, so do check out their social media channels and websites on their latest events.
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