Brother Marcus

Brother Marcus was a recent great little find of mine about 200 yards from my London office along Camden Passage. So one evening I went along with a friend to try out their food – their Instagram account was appetising enough!

The concept, as is the trend these days is for small plates.  The menu has a nice balance of vegetarian, fish and meat based dishes, along with a few tempting desserts and a good selection of cocktails to be had!

The small but varied menu makes it difficult not to over-order as all the dishes sound delicious. In the end we settled for the freshly baked Lagana Bread with Hazelnut Dukkah and Olive Oil to nibble on while we waited for our main dishes.  From the vegetarian section we went for the Fried Feta with Honey and Sesame, Chargrilled Aubergine with Mint, Chilli, Lemon Zest Tahini and Pomegranate and Sweet Potato and Courgette Croquettes with Chilli Jam and Whipped Feta (yes the cheese influence is strong!!)

We couldn’t agree on any fish dishes so went straight for the meat in the form of Cracked Pork Belly with Metaxa and Date Glaze with Apple Labneh and Walnuts and a tower of Fried Buttermilk Spiced Chicken, grated Graviera Cheese and Muhammara.

Of course, even though we were pretty full we still managed to have space for dessert! The Honey Bombs with Cinnamon Syrup and Sesame had caught my eye earlier, so they were a must along with the Almond Pannacotta, Strawberries, Sumac and Mint Syrup, both dessert reasonably light and a tasty finish to great meal.