Cocktails and crepes? Let’s talk the new brunch menu that Clough Club launched just over a month ago. The setting for the perfect brunch is Clough Club’s patio which is surrounded by enough greenery to make it an urban oasis. The patio is cozy and quaint while the food is delicious (yes, I can attest to it!) I was recently invited to try out the new brunch and here’s a look at what is being offered:
Disclosure: All food and drinks in this review are complimentary. Opinions are my own.
Clough Club Brunch Menu
On the menu are sweet and savoury crepes including Fried Chicken, Brisket, Fruit & Hazelnut, and Cannoli. More traditional brunch items are also offered like The Hangover Burger, Eggs Benny, Fried Chicken & Waffles, and Bacon Cheese Dog. Sweet crepes are $9; savoury are $12 – $143; and the other entrees are $10 – $16. The brunch menu is available online.
Starting off with the cocktails, some of the brunch offerings including Mimosa, Caesar, and Radler.
For the Caesar, Clough Club uses their own house-made tomato juice. I quite enjoyed the skewer of bacon, bocconcini and cherry tomato.
There was also the citrus Radler (part beer part juice) which had a cute grapefruit garnish.
We tried a few sweet and savoury crepes including the Brisket, Fried Chicken, Cannoli and Banana Hazelnut. Starting with the crepe texture, I thought the chef nailed it with its light, bouncy, supple texture and delicious “eggy” taste.
The Fried Chicken crepe with spinach, onion, bourbon maple syrup and hot sauce had my heart with deliciously crispy chicken pieces. The hot sauce in both savoury crepes we tried had a nice tangy flavour and added a bit of heat to the dishes. In the case of the Fried Chicken crepe, the hot sauce complimented the bourbon maple syrup which had a nice alcohol taste to it.
The Brisket crepe was also good and had caramelized onion, cheddar, kale, a sunny egg, and hot sauce.
Moving on to the sweet crepes, I found it delightful that they weren’t too sweet while the presentation was nice. The Cannoli crepe was the lighter of the two we tried featuring ricotta, honey sweetened creme, and blueberries and strawberries. In particular, I found the creme to be very fresh, fluffy and light.
The Strawberry and Hazlenut had some wonderfully tasty nutty and fruity flavours. It also had a light Nutella spread which automatically makes it a winner.
One of the signature brunch items is The Hangover Burger which had a juicy beef chuck patty, American cheese, fried egg, lettuce, tomato between a sweet brioche bun. It’s a hearty burger that doesn’t disappoint and the sauce was particularly tasty. Good to satisfy your burger craving or to help cure a hangover.
The Bacon Cheese Dog was just OK in my opinion. Double smoked bacon, pickled onion, American cheese, with a sunny egg. It’s a solid hot dog though nothing too memorable but I did like the egg on top.
And for Fried Chicken and Waffle enthusiasts, Clough Club’s version is pretty good. The buttermilk fried chicken was wonderfully crispy on the outside and juicy and tender. Too bad I had to share this item with others as I would have gladly devoured it on my own. The waffle was average but it was really the chicken that was the highlight. Served with an egg on top and bourbon maple syrup and hot sauce on the side. The dish is good on its own but certainly the syrup and hot sauce combination can elevate the flavours if you wish.
Now the surprising part of the brunch was how good the tater tots were! I highly recommend them. They came out piping hot, super crispy, golden on the outside and tender on the inside.
Overall Impression of Clough Club’s Brunch
Clough Club delivers a mouthwatering selection of brunch items at reasonable prices and portions. My recommendations are the Fried Chicken savoury crepe, Fruit and Hazelnut sweet crepe, The Hangover Burger, and tater tots. If you’re looking for a new brunch spot, Clough Club would be worthy of trying. Rating: 4.5/5