Discreetly nestled away behind the semi-opaque glass fronting of St Martin’s Lane Hotel, Asia de Cuba is perhaps one of the lesser known brunch spots located smack bang in the centre of town.
With boozy brunch at £35 a head, their well-priced bottomless menu is actually very fair for the quality, service and volume (of food and drink) received. Attentive and enthusiastic, the staff are a pleasure to interact with, engaging with guests and actively seeking to refill glasses, rather than having to be prompted as with so many other boozy brunch spots. Go for one of their meticulously made Bloody Marys, which are made-to-order by an expert craftsman.
The food itself is no run-of-the-mill avocado-and-flat-white brunch menu. Taking inspiration from both Latin America and Asia, there’s cuban toast (beautifully crispy brioche with almonds and guava), duck confit (with Thai chilli, orange and brown rice) and even their take on an Eggs Benedict, complete with pulled pork and chipotle sauce.
45 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4HX