New chef Brad MacDonald, previously of Casa Negra, took over at the start of this year and completely revamped the menu. The new menu offers diners the genuine deep south experience – and the newly launched brunch menu is no different.
Marylebone has been on the whole short of a good brunch for a while. Other options for residents living around the Portman Village include The Grazing Goat on New Quebec Street, but otherwise a walk to Marylebone High Street is required. The arrival of brunch from The Lockhart is certainly a breath of fresh air.
It’s fair to say, though, that brunch at The Lockhart isn’t your standard brunch. The menu offers the brunch classic eggs benedict, but with the option of adding trout roe to the mix, whilst less common findings include shrimp & grits and fried chicken & waffle served with maple syrup.
The sound of fried chicken & waffle was too hard to resist, whilst an eggs benedict was also on the order list, but not before a taste of the infamous ‘1235 donuts’ – homemade donuts that were freshly filled right in front of us that chef Brad and wife Molly also sell on the weekend at Columbia Road Flower Market. What a start to brunch!
And it really only got better from there. A thick and fluffy waffle served with two fried chicken legs and topped with maple syrup tasted quite literally as good as it sounds, whilst the eggs benedict also went down a treat.
If you want brunch in Marylebone, or just generally brunch with a twist, The Lockhart has to be at the top of your list.
22-24 Seymour Place
Nearest Tube: Marble Arch
Phone: 020 3011 5400
Website: The Lockhart