I’d read a good review of TripKitchen in the Evening Standard, so when a friend who lives in East London and I met for brunch last weekend, this was the spot we picked. Located in a converted railway arch beside Regent’s Canal and moments from Haggerston station, TripKitchen forms part of TripSpace, a cultural space providing progressive activities for social engagement and contemporary performance.
As you would imagine for an archway, the restaurant is spacious and filled with light; a perfect brunch location on a cold winter’s day. The food is Turkish-Cypriot inspired, and there were many variations of eggs, Turkish toast and things like date butter on the menu. My friend went for the Turkish Breakfast with a side of fried potatoes, which came with a delicious garlic and herb mayonnaise:
I decided to build my own breakfast, and went for buttered Turkish toast, roasted tomatoes, avocado and feta:
It might not look like much, but it was the perfect combination: salty cheese, sweet, juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado. And the bread was fantastic.
The chef hails from one of my favourite London restaurants, Kopapa, and the lunch and dinner menus look delicious, so I suggest you make the journey to Haggerston before it gets too busy!
C and I then spent the afternoon wandering around London Fields and Broadway Market, and even made a quick trip to Hackney City Farm to see these donkeys:
Yes, they’re in there somewhere. If you had been there, you would have heard them. They were loud.
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