I’ve been meaning to check out BunnyChow ever since they opened and were splashed over more blogs than I could count. Somehow it’s taken an embarrassingly long time to get there – they’ve been open 6 months which the server was only to kind to point out when I mentioned this 😉 – but with my new mission to save money rather than spend it I finally took the opportunity to visit on Tuesday evening when I met up with my friends Michael and Victoria for dinner.
So what is a bunny chow you might be asking? It’s a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry, or in the case of here, lots of other delicious fillings. They’ve won an award and had a tonne of column inches dedicated to their innovative full English bunny; sausage, bacon, mushrooms, beans, tomato black pudding and a fried egg which is available all day long. Can you say yum?
The menu itself is small with only five options including that famous breakfast bunny. Unusually for me I went for the vegetarian option which was blooming amazing; cauliflower, chickpea, potatp and paneer cheese in a spicy sauce topped with mango chutney and poppadoms.
I hardly ever go for vegetarian options but this was incredible. Extremely flavourful without being too spicy with a great texture combination between the hard potato and soft cheese. The hardest part is figuring how to eat it – there is no right or wrong way – I started out by spooning out the filling but soon gave up and just picked the whole thing up and started munching!
Portion size looks small but it’s deceptively filling and the best part? Super cheap! A bunnychow costs just £5 (£4 for the breakfast bunny) and drinks start from as little as a quid. I opted for a fresh green mamba; Peppermint & Earl Grey tea with a splash of lemon juice.
Really refreshing and would make an excellent cocktail which they will actually quite happily do as you can add a spirit for just an extra £2! Where else in London can you get a freshly made cocktail for just £4?!
Service was speedy; they take your name at time of ordering then call it out when ready and this place totally heads straight to my number one spot for cheap eats in Central London. I’m sure this is just the first of many, many visits!