Blogger Brunch at All Bar One, Norwich*


In late August, I was lucky enough to be invited by the lovely people at All Bar One Norwich to visit their recently renovated restaurant and try out their brand-new menu! Of course, I couldn't say no! I brought my sister along to share the experience with me, and we headed off for a blogger brunch! Keep reading to find out how we got on:

Food
It was very difficult to choose the dishes that we wanted to try from All Bar One's extensive menu! The cooked breakfast selection had plenty on offer for vegetarians, a real bonus for my veggie sister. We opted for a plate of pancakes to share, a vegetarian full breakfast, and huevos rancheros - all washed down with fresh fruit juices.


The vegetarian breakfast was a mighty plate of poached eggs, toast, veggie sausages, tomatoes, baked beans, and mushroom. Like all of our other dishes, it was presented immaculately and served piping hot. The high quality sausages received a great deal of praise from my sister! As for the huevos rancheros, this was a dish that I'd never tried before, so I was very excited to sample it! The plate comprised of a bowl of scrambled egg, avocado, and mild bean salsa, accompanied by pineapple and habanero ketchup and grilled tortillas. The scrambled egg was light and creamy, seasoned with the perfect amount of coriander. The flavours of the salsa, eggs, and avocado worked together beautifully. The ketchup was also a real hit with me, a unique combination of sweet and savoury flavours. Finally, our pancakes were light and fluffy, and served with a generous helping of fruit - absolutely delicious!

 

Drinks
Now it couldn't be a good brunch without some cocktails, am I right?! My sister and I sipped on mimosas (prosecco and orange juice), as well as All Bar One's special brunch cocktail, which consisted of ciroc vodka, orange liqueur, peach schnapps, marmalade and orange juice. These were thoroughly enjoyable - the flavours were delicate and not at all overpowered by the alcoholic content, which is the sign of a quality cocktail! They were the perfect complement to our brunch. The only disappointment on the drinks front was that they had no soy milk, meaning that we couldn't order any hot drinks, but the rest of the meal more than made up for this.


Setting
The All Bar One team at Norwich have been working hard on renovating their restaurant, and all of  this has definitely paid off! The space is quirky, inviting, and full of personality. There is plenty of space to eat outside on a sunny day, and inside there is ample room to accomodate large parties, so the restaurant would be ideal for birthday gatherings! The whole place was spotless and it had a very light and airy feel. The decor was imaginative, there were some fantastic painted bird cages on the windowsill by our table that I wanted to take home! Each part of the restaurant has individual quirks, but it all ties together very well.


 

Service
My sister and I were very lucky to have the lovely Cherry and Sam looking after us during our visit to All Bar One. Cherry was very friendly, chatty, and welcoming. She made us feel immediately at home and couldn't do enough for us. She checked on us a couple of times to make sure that we were enjoying our food and that everything was to our liking. Sam was behind the bar, and he didn't complain when I asked to photograph him while he was making our cocktails, so he got big blogger brownie points there! Again, All Bar One Norwich came up trumps on the service front!

I'd like to say a massive thanks to All Bar One for inviting me to sample their brunch - I had a truly fantastic time and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend dropping by if you're ever visiting Norwich!

What is your favourite thing to have for brunch? Drop me a comment below and let me know. (Yes, cocktails are an acceptable answer!)

Until next time,

A x


*Disclaimer: The meal detailed here was provided free of charge by All Bar One in exchange for a review.
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