Tuesday, 20 October 2015

New Zealand Food at Tapa Room


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I had New Zealand food at Tapa Room. What is New Zealand food, I hear you think. Well, if it is created by Kiwi chef Peter Gordon, who owns Tapa Room and Providores, it is in one word delicious.

Tapa Room might make you think that you'll be served food in small portions, but tapa is actually a type of tapestry, one of which is on display on the back wall in the restaurant.


I decided to go early in the morning, hoping to dodge the queue as you can't reserve. I guess many more people had the same idea. It didn't take long at all and soon I was sat at a table, albeit outside.


There was so much to choose from the brunch menu, and my neighbour was trying to tempt me into ordering the grilled chorizo with sweet potato and miso hash, which comes with a soft boiled egg, garlic labne and star anise cashew nut praline. However my eye fell on a sweet sounding French toast. It might sound a bit mundane, but I promise you that it was the loveliest French toast I had ever had, ever.

New Zealand Food at Tapa Room

The toast was slightly crispy on the outside, but still fluffy on the inside. The slices of fried bread were stuffed with pecan nuts and mashed up bananas, doused with a sticky vanilla and verjus syrup and served with three slices of grilled bacon.

That mashed up banana and pecan combo was just amazing, so amazing that I am still dreaming about it four days later.

I finished my breakfast with a flat white, of course. The only way to drink your coffee in New Zealand, right?

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8 comments:

  1. The food looks lush! I never thought about New Zealand food before, but it's defo something I will try now!

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    1. You should also try the NZ wines, they are something else as well.

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  2. I've been to Providores a couple of times and loved it! After reading your post I need to go back and try this breakfast/brunch at Tapas Rooms - Looks amazing. R

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    1. I think I will have to go back as well as there were so many yummy things on that brunch menu.

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  3. Ooh, what a fab find! I loved a trip to New Zealand some years ago and have never had NZ food in the UK. Will definitely bear this in mind next time I'm nearby. Thanks!

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    1. You will love this place. It is a bit of NZ fusion though, but the food is really amazing.

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  4. You're right, it's the only way to drink coffee in NZ 😉

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