After perhaps maybe an hours sleep post all night movie marathon my friend Rob arrived to join Joanna and myself for a days adventuring in London but with what I can only describe as a sleep hangover brunch was most definitely required before I would be able to function properly and we headed to Westfield Stratford in search of something to eat and decided to check out Bumpkin.
Bumpkin is a small chain of London restaurants who offer a taste of seasonal Britain working with local farmers in order to use the best, sustainable and ethically sourced British ingredients. The Westfield branch certainly has a welcoming homely feel to it despite its size (it’s spread out over two floors and also has a large outdoor terrace which was absolutely rammed with people that scorching Sunday lunchtime). We were seated in a quiet upstairs section to peruse the menu. Being Sunday there was a roast on the menu and when that happens there really isn’t any other choice is there?
This was one of the biggest roast dinners I have ever had and I barely made a dent in it despite my hunger! They even offer you extra roast potatoes if you have room. I did find the half onion on the side a bit of a random addition but it certainly didn’t detract from the meal. Everything from the chicken to the veggies to the yorkshire was cooked to my liking and there was just the right amount of gravy too – I hate a stingy portion of gravy!
I really couldn’t fault this meal at all apart from the fact that we didn’t have time for puddings but that was totally our fault and not the restaurants. I’ll definitely have to return to try some of the other delicious looking items on the menu.
105 – 106 The Street
Westfield Shopping Centre