Sea Containers restaurant, located in Mondrian London on the South Bank, is now offering weekend brunch. Culinary director and award winning chef Seamus Mullen (of Tertulia in New York) has devised the new menu to include a blend of his signature light and healthy plates as well as heartier options. Known for his inventive flavours and emphasis on real, whole foods, Seamus launched Sea Containers in October 2014 in Mondrian London.
Sea Containers features an open kitchen, visible wood-fire oven, central “diner” bar and a restaurant space designed by Tom Dixon with floor-to-ceiling windows to complement its central location on the river Thames. There is outdoor seating for the summer months – overlooking the river – and the restaurant’s windows are fully retractable. The ‘farm to table’ movement is integral to the Sea Containers kitchen and its menu; produce is carefully sourced from organic farmers and Fair Trade cooperatives from around the UK and the Continent.
Ryan Chetiyawardana, creator of the Dandelyan botanical cocktail bar at Mondrian London, has devised a brunch cocktail menu including a Bloody Mary which we ordered immediately.
The brunch menu is split into three main sections, ‘From Our Bakery’, ‘For The Table’, and ‘Mains’, We ordered from the mains a Full Farmer’s breakfast (Two fried eggs, Cumberland sausage, wilted greens, roasted fingerling potatoes) and a Sea Containers burger (6oz patty, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, mustard, ketchup, thrice cooked chips). The burger was perfectly cooked – tender and juicy and extremely tasty. The farmer’s breakfast was one of the best we’ve had in recent times, the sausage was meaty and delicious, the wilted greens a nice touch and the eggs fried just the way we like them. Mains done we moved our attention to coffees and desserts. Upon recommendation we ordered the Flourless Chocolate and Chilli cake, intensely rich and chocolatey and the interesting sounding Pistachio and Cherry Tart, which was an exquisite surprise and the flavours worked beautifully together to create a crumbly yet moist dessert.
Brunch at Sea Containers was exactly what we hoped, delicious food and drink with a beautiful backdrop and great background music to boot – chilled out disco.
The brunch menu will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.