After trying out lots of fancy brunch places, such as Dalloway Terrace and Granger & Co (which are also amazing in their own right, I should add), I felt myself wanting something a bit more affordable. Cue Three Eight Four – a small restaurant and cocktail bar serving cheap brunch in Brixton, just a few minutes from the tube and train stations.
The brunch menu at Three Eight Four is a no-frills kind of menu that covers all the basics: smashed avocado on sourdough – check, American pancakes – check, and French toast – check! Pretty much all the things you might hope for from brunch and then some. And the best thing? Nothing on the menu costs over £8, and you can even get a full bottomless brunch, including two hours of free-flowing prosecco and any food item from the brunch menu, for just £25. Pretty good, right?
Even though Three Eight Four is super affordable, it also feels super trendy with its “unfinished look” walls and exposed light bulbs – I think they’re going for that industrial feel! All that, and the fact that this is quite a tiny restaurant, means that it’s good to book – you don’t want to go all the way here and find out that they can’t fit you in!
Me and my brunch companion Pam didn’t go for the bottomless brunch in the end, but we did order a glass of prosecco each – it *was* a sunny Saturday morning after all (do I need any other reason..?)! The prosecco came in these round glasses which always remind me of this scene in Marie Antoinette – does anyone know what these are actually called? Because I think I need them in my life…
Pam went for the Huevos Rotos, consisting of fried potato, torn eggs with Serrano ham & chimichurri marinated steak. I asked her for feedback and she said she would definitely recommend the dish – she even mentioned that she’d love to try and recreate these potatoes for a Sunday roast dinner! Also, this was actually the most expensive dish on the menu, and it was still only £8. Pretty good value, right?
I opted for the smashed avocado on sourdough bread because I’m boring, but to be honest – no regrets! It was covered with rocket and sunflower seeds, and especially the latter was such a great addition: I loved the flavour and the little crunchiness the seeds provided! It was something a bit different in an otherwise very basic brunch staple dish, and I really enjoyed the little twist!
I also ordered a fried egg on top, which cost me £2 extra, so altogether I paid a total of £7.50 for the whole dish!
Overall we both really loved the brunch at Three Eight Four – it was tasty, well priced and the service was quick and super friendly. The best thing for me? It’s only a 10 minute walk from my house, so I’ll definitely be coming back here!
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