I was a bit of a late starter when it came to jumping on the brunch craze. It was only a year ago that I sampled my first egg florentine, avocado was rarely on my shopping list and the thought of having a 'late breakfast' never really appealed to me - probably because I've always been early to rise on a morning and can't stand waiting to have something to eat. A year on and now brunch is one of my favourite meals of the day, I long for the weekends and really look forward meeting up and having brunch with friends.
The Ox Club situated inside an old textile mill in Headrow House Leeds is the renowned locally for its brunches. The Ox club defines itself as a 'contemporary solid fuel grill restaurant showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce' and serves everything from brunch time classics such as 'avo' and egg to offbeat culinary treats such as the Cauliflower Shawarma which is a grilled flatbread with buttered ral al hanout eggs, pomegranate, pinenuts and yogurt and Korean Fried Chicken with kimchi, rice, pickled cucumber and crispy hen egg. If you're one for 'Instagrammable decors', this contemporary dining space features white washed brick walls and lush green plants in cute little hanging baskets.
Last week I was invited to the Ox Club to sample their brunch menu with a few other local bloggers. We were treated to various dishes on the menu and it was an absolute treat. I loved the variety of dishes on the menu such as scrambled egg on toast for those looking for a more breakfast style brunch to 'bubble and squeak' for those looking for some more hearty for lunch. For vegetarians like myself there's plenty to choose from and it's not just eggs and toast. The cauliflower shawarma had so much texture and it's such a decent sized portion and the avocado and eggs that I had featured a full sized avocado, it was very filling. Other vegetarian options include coconut french toast and ricotta pancakes, neither of which I was able to try that morning, so I will definitely have to go back and sample them another day.
I can definitely see why the Ox Club is one of the Leeds hotspots for brunch. Not only does the beautiful decor, but it has a pretty amazing menu too and most importantly it is decently priced with filling portion sizes. Would I go again? Yes, in a heart beat.
Have you been to the Ox Club before?