Review by Sara Darling
Winter is on its way, so it’s the perfect time to indulge in a hearty halloumi brunch and as many bloody Marys as you can down in 90 minutes, and Las Banderas on Wardour Street is the place to do it.
Taking the humble Cypriot cheese, which is usually the fodder for summer salads and BBQs, the Head Chef at Las Banderas has transformed it into a selection of comfort food delights. No more avocado and rye bread bores! The new brunch kid on the block is halloumi with everything!
For a cheese that you can grill, fry, bake, roast or toast, it has been artfully transformed into a delicious brunch ingredient, and you can tuck into everything including “finger hash” sandwiches, croque crypresea (croque monsieur but with halloumi and pork belly), halloumi fondue with eggs and soldiers, halloumi pitta and a masterful halloumi ice cream with pancakes! No one can claim that it is not a versatile cheese!
You will need a drink to go with this of course, and the super spicy bloody Mary gives some serious kick, whereas the Fig Campari Spritz is a lighter option, and will set you up for your day ahead as much as any espressos!
The pop-up restaurant is created by Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) to showcase the country’s national cheese, and the light and airy restaurant space of Las Banderas adds to the laid back Mediterranean feel.
Coupled with Fig and Campari Spritz (£8) or Harissa Bloody Mary (£8) as bottomless tipples, you can drink as much as you like with one plate for £32.
Pop in and eat up while you can. The finger licking pop up is only available until Sunday 18th November 2018, and is available every day between 11am-4pm.
To make a booking email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02072873773