I recently headed to Farmer Browns for brunch to try and recover from the Boy’s birthday party. I’ll admit it was a tall order, but they did well!!
I had the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon which were very tasty. I’m not usually a fan of mint, but I thought the minted hollandaise worked. The sun-dried tomatoes, again, were an unusual touch, but they married well with the salmon, eggs and sauce.
A small bit of advice would be to ask for less toast when you go – I tend to eat everything on my plate, and did on this occasion, but four doorstep slices of lovely toasted homemade bread was probably a little too much.
My (less hungover) dining companions had the full Irish and the Eggs Benedict with ham and they were all similarly impressed.
Our only criticism was the service – everyone was lovely but slightly scatty. We got the wrong tea. They didn’t have enough sugar bowls so ours got nicked. And we waited for the bill for 20 minutes before giving up and paying at the till.
Ultimately, the food is good, the portions are generous – so if you aren’t in a rush, Farmer Brown’s is worth a try!