I probably don’t need to preface this post by telling you how much I enjoy brunch – because if you’ve read ANY of my previous brunch posts, you’ll already know…
The combination of a long, leisurely meal with friends, some of my favourite dishes and the fact that it’s socially acceptable to drink cocktails with your breakfast treats, ticks all of the right boxes for me.
This weekend we went in search of the buffet brunch at Brandywine Estate Restaurant. It’s the kind of brunch who’s reputation precedes it and my parents were in town, so we booked a big table with friends and settled in for the afternoon.
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The buffet features a ginormous selection of brunch treats. Prime rib, charcuterie boards, soups, salads, breakfast favourites, desserts and all the sides.
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
I like to start with my ‘breakfast plate’ (plate #1) with some eggs, bacon and smoked salmon. I firmly believe that a good brunch should always contain breakfast items. Otherwise it is simply just ‘lunch’.
The great thing about a buffet though is that you’re not limited to just the one dish. So I quickly moved onto plate #2, where I tackled the charcuterie board and the salads, some more smoked salmon, a little cheese and some shrimp (for good measure).
Plate #1 was demolished before I had a chance to take a picture – bad food blogger!
Not losing sight of the main course, I was sure to save enough space for plate #3 of which the roast prime rib of beef was the star! All the veggies and the trimmings accompanied it and there was so much to choose from!
In case you’re wondering, we washed all this food down with the $20 bottles of Minuty on special.
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After all that food I only had space for a coffee – but the rest of the table moved onto the dessert specials. Lemon meringue pie, crème caramel and a crème brûlée crepe dish were busily finished off.
Post-lunch there was just enough time for a quick game of pétanque on their custom-built court before it was time to dash to the ferry!
Next weekend’s brunch (Sunday 17th March) will be even more special as it is Brandywine Estate’s Annual Pig Roast. Reservations are essential. All your brunch favourites will be there, with the addition of the pig!
Book your table now!
Brandywine Estate Restaurant is located on Tortola. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 5 pm to 11 pm and Friday – Sunday from 12 pm to 11 pm. You can find more information on their Facebook page here.
Contact +1 (284) 495 2301 for reservations or email them at email@example.com