Ever since Pick More Daisies closed down in Crouch End, I’ve always ventured further afield for brunch. That is until now; now that Monkey Nuts has been discovered. Don’t get me wrong, I have been to Monkey Nuts a few times before. But it has always been for drinks in their cosy sofa bar area.
Monkey Nuts has a big glass fronted entrance which makes the restaurant feel very light and airy. There is the dining area at the front of the restaurant and another towards the back. Even though we were seated just by the entrance, we didn’t feel the draft of the door and the outside air.
Sunday brunch consisted of tea and eggs on toast. Toasted triangles of granary bread topped with softly scrambled eggs and individual butter portions on the side. The tea was served by the mug. The Teapigs chocolate tea was a good choice.
The cousins decided to go for a savoury and a sweet option. Both equally satisfying and all the portions were of a big size. The Grilled Chicken Macho Nacho Burger was made up of chargrilled chicken, nachos, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, onions, lettuce, jalapenos and tomato sauce. A steak knife was definitely needed to tackle into this big burger. The side of french fries was good too.
The French Toast were soft, fluffy, thick bread slices lightly fried with cinnamon. They were topped with the healthy option of apples, berries and greek yoghurt.
The staff and service were great. We received service with a smile. There was a fantastic range of music playing in the background, from current tracks to some older ones. It was the type of music that definitely added to the relaxed Sunday atmosphere.
Monkey Nuts now seems to be a new local favourite, especially for a weekend brunch.
Monkey Nuts, 2 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8TDRating: