It’s been some time since the last cousin meat up – yes meat up! Finally, all our diaries matched up and we hit Laaaandon town to eat plenty of food and have a good gossip and laugh.
I love a good wander around Shoreditch, I’ll never know what you’ll find around the next corner…
After a slight miscommunication issue, we met up with the other half of the cousins in Soho instead of Shoreditch (don’t ask) and headed on our search for delicious treats. Which of course meant we landed outside Jackson and Rye, London a restaurant that has been on our cousin must eat list since the place opened up.
In true cousin form, a round of chocolate milkshakes was the first order of the day alongside with an order of Spiced Popcorn with Old Bay seasoning while we poured over the Sunday Brunch menu.
There are moments that just shows that we are related, such moments when there is Mac n Cheese on the menu. We all ask at the same time whether we could share some of the Truffled Mac & Cheese with light truffle & Parmesan sauce with a crispy kale topping. The answer – Hell ya!! Garlicky, creamy and intense earthy note from the truffle. Polished off in record time.
For my main, I went for the awesome sounding Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich with spicy cabbage slaw, cos lettuce & chipotle mayonnaise. Some of the most tender chicken in such a crisp batter sent from the angels above. Such crunch is what dreams are made of, paired with the warming heat from the mayo and freshness from the slaw made for a great Sunday Brunch meal.
Some of the crispiest sweet potato fries ever.
Most people would be full at this point but us cousins have a pudding stomach that will always have room for a sweet treat. My cousin went for the Melting Chocolate Sundae – milk ice cream, chocolate brownie with butterscotch sauce. Warm butterscotch sauce poured over the chocolate shell to expose the treasures underneath.
My other two cousins went for the Peanut Butter Cookies with grape jelly, milk ice cream & chocolate sauce as if there was anything with peanut butter on the menu then my cousin was going to order it!
I went for the brilliant sounding Toasted Marshmallows with blood orange sorbet & chocolate sauce. I loved the sorbet, packed a real freshness from the sorbet as helped cut through the sweetness of the charred marshmallows and the rich chocolate sauce. Such a delicious dessert, sweet but actually quite light after the main courses. That sorbet was dreamy.
We had such a lovely time as ever and even though the place was busy for a Bank Holiday Sunday, they weren’t pushy for us to finish up so we had a nice long time catching up and laughing and then laughing some more. Any suggestions for our next cousin meat up?
Jackson + Rye
30 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8EB
Tel: 020 3597 5153
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