You know when I wrote about not writing until Christmas or NY, well I think I lied or was a little misleading. Just when I thought I’d lost all motivation I had brunch at Seco Lounge in Royal William Yard. A brunch so good I went back two Sundays in a row.
Seco Lounge is a fantastic bustling restaurant, serving food from 10am up until night fall and have a huge community of avid visitors within the local area. In fact, Seco Lounge offer the only brunch available in RWY apart from Bistro Pierre, which is much less affordable as far as I’m concerned. Their menu is extensive, offering tapas, burgers and light bites but, they are most popular for their evening pub quiz every Monday evening and their delicious brunch offerings.
In terms of brunch I usually always go for a veggie option. I’m not vegetarian by any means but, when it comes to brunch the veggie alternatives are getting so much better! Of course I want halloumi instead of a slice of bacon, I mean is that even really a fair question these days?
Usually I’m a poached egg or avo on toast kind of girl but, the veggie breakfast sounded so good I couldn’t turn it down. The dish included sweetcorn and cheddar fritters, two hash browns, baked beans, roasted peppers and spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, a slice of toast and one fried egg. I’m not a lover of tomatoes however, so I opted to swap them off and pay extra for some halloumi. Whereas, my partner chose the big traditional breakfast.
The veggie breakfast was everything I was expecting. Fresh and warming on a cold autumn day but not heavy. I left feeling full and extremely satisfied, not greasy. The customer service was great too. Quick, calm and friendly. No rushing around, no queuing even though the restaurant was almost full and everything felt organised.
Something I forgot to mention about Seco Lounge is their fantastic chilled out approach, which is why I think the restaurant has been so enormously successful in RWY. They’re dog friendly, have a lovely team of staff and the decor feels cosy. In fact, the atmosphere is very similar to the Cosy Club which I’m excited to be visiting in November, as our first Plymouth branch of the chain has recently opened.
Head down to Seco Lounge at Royal William Yard if you’re ever in the Plymouth area or even passing through on your way to Cornwall. I bet you won’t regret it.