I adore a good Sunday brunch, however unlike in the States it seems this meal is a bit harder to find in London. Last week, after Wolfgang Puck spent the week at 45 Park Lane for his Spago pop-up I was invited to CUT to try a selection of his dishes for brunch with some fellow bloggers. CUT in the 45 Park Lane hotel is Wolfgang Puck’s first restaurant in Europe, and growing up in L.A with a handful of his restaurants, I have been a foodie-fan of his for a long while.
I hadn’t been to CUT for a long time, and only for dinner. It’s one of those special occasion restaurants for us, and pretty much our favorite steak place in London, however I never thought to go for brunch. The restaurant was super buzzy with a live music, a singer/guitarist (who happen to be named Elvis) crooning Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber. It’s a relaxed, while formal at the same time, family environment with lovely welcoming staff.
There was everything you could possibly want for brunch on the menu. Avo toast, you got it! Homemade pasta with truffle, it’s there too. We began with a delicious basket of fresh made croissants and pastries which (although summer is right around the corner) I couldn’t resist. I ordered the lobster cobb salad because honestly I think it’s impossible to find a good cobb salad in London, and I have now found my go-to one. It was absolutely delish! A girlfriend ordered the famous buttermilk pancakes which also looked scrumptious.
In need of a cocktail? CUT offers handcrafted champagne cocktails and bespoke bloody Marys which are made before your eyes from a trolley.
We ended with a selection of desserts including a delicious chocolate brownie creation and a large cheery made out of sorbet. Again, I showed zero restraint at digging in, and am so happy I did.
If you don’t have time for a full sit-down meal at CUT, then make sure to check out the library bar on the first floor. It’s one of my favorite secret spots. They have an amazing selection of light bites (the sliders are to die for) and the cocktails are fantastic.