Last weekend James & I went for brunch, with a difference.
What makes The Piano Works‘ brunch different to the rest, is that it is accompanied by a live band! The band is made up of a drummer, bassist, guitarist, saxophone player, and 2 pianists, who take it in turns to play songs. What songs they play, is up to you!
On the tables you’ll find napkins with a song request form printed on top. You can request any song you’d like to hear the band play live and they’ll try they damn hardest to. Once you’ve filled in the napkin, just hand it to your waiter who will take it over to the stage. You can also give the band a tip should you so wish. James & I are both big fans of live music, we did meet at a gig after all, so this was a perfect brunch date for us. In front of the band is plenty of dance floor space, which I suspect gets more use in the evenings, though there was a big brunch party who were all dancing by their chairs at 2pm on a Sunday.
As this was brunch there is of course there is food to talk about! They certainly haven’t lost their focus, as our brunch was actually really tasty. I was worried that the food maybe wouldn’t be as good as the music was the real attraction of this place. Of course, I went for the scrambled egg and salmon, with added avocado. The scrambled egg had the perfect level of saltiness, and the avocado was wonderfully seasoned. They also give a very generous helping of salmon, possibly even a bit too much. James went for the classic English Breakfast, veggie style. It was ‘truly A-game’ and ‘jolly good’, according to the man himself. Brunch at The Paino Works comes with the added option of bottomless prosecco or bloody Mary’s for 2 hours at £20 per person on Saturday’s and £15 on Sunday’s. The waiters are very attentive, so you’ll never end up with an empty glass! Be sure to sign up to their emails for a free £10 voucher!
* I was invited for brunch for free through Love Pop Ups – London, but rest assured, all words and opinions are my own 🙂