Oblix (situated on the 32nd Floor of The Shard), continues to impress with the introduction of it’s decadent new “classics with a twist” brunch menu. The humble classic brunch has been given a luxurious twist allowing brunching Londoners, foodies and travellers to while away hours dining on delicious standout food whilst enjoying the stunning views of the city.
We went along to check out said brunch and of course the divine views, the latter of which have been delighting guests since it opened few years ago and gaining accolades in the process including The Evening Standard’s Most Visited Restaurant & Bar in 2014.
Standards are set and Oblix continuously refreshes and reviews its menus to keep it fresh. The brunch is no exception. It’s a set menu of three courses at a very reasonable £62p/p including a glass of champagne on arrival. Taking inspiration from the breadth of ingredients from Oblix’s open kitchen, the brunch menu offers both an array of deli counter favourites alongside at-table service.
For starters, guests can choose some seriously divine new dishes served from the deli counter, including black cod fishcakes with lemon gel, truffled devilled eggs, Parma ham & artichoke bruschetta as well as a tempting meat, fish and salad selection. You can also, go back for seconds (or thirds) so come hungry.
We’re not going to lie we went back for seconds and was tempted to go again had we not ordered the main course steak with hen egg and hash brown which was deliciously juicy and all the more perfect with the truffled mac and cheese and chips sides we ordered in addition.
Other impressive mains included lobster & king crab omelette, or English muffin, served eggs royale; with smoked salmon & caviar. We hear the grilled sourdough, scrambled duck eggs & smoked duck ham is already a firm favourite as well as the tempting chorizo tortilla with quail eggs, sauerkraut and saffron hollandaise.
If this isn’t enough, aside from the tempting choice of side dishes we ordered there’s also a chorizo hash which will satiate any hunger pangs.
For those with a sweet tooth, dessert at Oblix is the final hurrah and one that is not to be missed! We piled our plate with pretty much everything; homemade tiramisu, sweet potato pie, flourless chocolate cakes, delicate passion fruit chop, and ice cream amongst other delicious pieces of heaven.
The brunch starts with a glass of champagne followed by 3 courses and a side and the selection is unbelievably good, a mini food haven that induces a maxi food coma (totally worth it). So, if you’re celebrating an occasion or just spending time with loved ones, Oblix caters to all cravings with its beautifully curated dining experience against a perfect backdrop of the London skyline, with live acoustic music sessions (between 1pm and 3pm), brunch at Oblix is now our favourite way to spend the weekend…!