Good news for all bleary eyed, hungover and donning their darkest shades, Saturday mornings are looking now looking much better! Surry Hills tapas bar and watering hole The Carrington is now serving breakfast from 9AM – 1PM on weekends. Whether you’re punching on from last night’s party or simply a brunch enthusiast, the Spanish influenced menu provides something for all.
The coffee is lovely and comes with a cute baby churro on the side but let’s not kid ourselves, the real stars of the drink menu are the cocktails. For those chasing the hair of the dog, the Bloody Mary here is a real kicker. Served in an old mackerel tin, the flavours are bold and fresh, an icy tomato concoction laced with a peppery zing of tabasco.
The menu doesn’t disappoint either, with plenty of unique options offering Latin twists on traditional breakfast classics, like the smoked paprika eggs Benedict or the Spanish baked eggs. With the promise of a fried duck egg, we simply couldn’t pass up on the morcilla and potato hash. Crumbled and fried a crisp, golden brown, the egg rests gingerly atop a mound of flavoursome fried potato hash, salty morcilla (Spanish black pudding) and green beans. Cooked perfectly, a rich orange yolk runs free upon dissection, the salty creaminess of the duck egg adds an extra dimension to the base of blood sausage and vegetables. A hearty, satisfying meal enough to cure any ails from the night before.
For those who are more dessert inclined, the torrijas are your man. This breakfast bread pudding is the Spanish version of French toast, here served with grilled bananas and churros ice-cream. Two pieces of pillowy soft bread are drizzled generously with syrup, soaking up the sweetness and the fast melting ice-cream. Cinnamon, caramel and vanilla flavours all come into play and before you know it, you’ll be wiping your plate clean with the last remaining corner of fried bread. Pure decadence.
Breakfast at The Carrington
Sat & Sun 9am–1pm
565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
02 9360 4714