So after a long afternoon in town the day before and then a bottle of prosecco at home after, there is only thing to cure how I was feeling in the morning, and that’s Sunday Brunch. The lack of sleep and that dull headache, along with a four legged friend in the house were enough to push me over the edge in the direction of B&Q in Cannonmills and Cross & Corner.
Cross & Corner has been in Cannonmills since 2013 and has become a regular spot for those looking for brunch and they also offer a great selection of food for lunch and dinner. We had a look at their Christmas Menu offering and to quote Mr Edinburger “Can we not come in and have Christmas here before we head back to N.Ireland?”. They even are considerate enough to offer a 2 mains and a bottle of house wine for £25 every Thursday evening. We thought it was fantastic value and have made a mental note to return and take them up on the offer. The inside of Cross & Corner is a random mix and match of furniture which suits it. It looks like they’ve tried to think about what goes without over thinking it.
The brunch menu is a fantastic range of offerings. From a full cooked breakfast to brioche toast, scrambled eggs and salmon, there’s something for everyone and is even vegetarian friendly! My choice was simple given the headache I had and Mr E ordered the same to save any food envy, the full cooked breakfast, a latte for him and Earl Grey for me.
The attention to detail at Cross & Corner is fantastic, from the simple slice of lemon with my Earl Grey to our knives and forks coming in a tankard. This attention follows through to their food. The full cooked breakfast was excellent. It tasted very fresh and the quality of the ingredients was evident. Everyone knows that a sausage can make or break a breakfast, in this case it was a winner. It had a lovely spiciness to it and I was delighted there was two on my plate. The bacon was crispy without being burnt and was some of the best streaky bacon we’ve had. I’m not a black pudding fan and have been trying to like it for so long now. I keep trying it and not loving it but on this occasion I thought it was great. It was crispy on the outside and cooked well on the inside. No greasy taste or greasy looking, I’m guessing it was grilled. Mr E was not enamored by this revelation. A special mention must also go to our poached eggs. If ordering the full breakfast you can have the eggs scrambled, poached or fried. We both opted for poached as it’s not something I normally do at home. The yolks in the eggs were bright orange and tasted very fresh.
I could actually go on and on about our breakfasts they were that good! I’m so glad we needed mouse traps otherwise we wouldn’t have discovered what a gem Cross & Corner really is. The service was great, checking in every now and again but nothing too much. We were left to mull over my headache and what possessed me to drink the prosecco, we still don’t know! If you’re in the area, stop in and we hope you won’t be disappointed!
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