Monday 28 September 2020 1:12 pm

City's COYA takes brunch to a whole new level

City hotspot COYA is hoping to introduce some more life to weekends in the Square Mile with a new brunch offering – with three hours of free-flowing Veuve Clicquot the heart of the party.

The ‘Warrior Brunch’ sees guests treated to ceviches, canapes, and a host of hearty mains alongside what can only be described as a comically large dessert platter.

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Peruvian dancers  will also entertain guests throughout the bottomless brunch, which – should champagne not tickle your fancy – also offers a cracking range of cocktails, including a pisco sour.

City A.M.’s visit to the first brunch offering, which will run every Saturday for the foreseeable future, was enjoyably bonkers: the very definition of ‘extra,’ with superb service matched by really excellent food. 

Particular highlights include a glorious atun chifa, a yellowfin tuna with soy, sesame seeds and shrimp cracker – tingly rather than spicy, the tuna shines through and brings a touch of the exotic to the Throgmorton Street venue. 

A main of bife de ancho – a ribeye steak served on a still-smoking charcoal platter alongside aji limo – also hit the spot. As for the dessert platter, imagine the most luxuriant assemblage of chocolate, fruit and everything in between, then double it. 

In a Covid-world, as escapism goes – it’s hard to beat.

Book here. The Oro brunch experience is £120 per person. Angel Court, Throgmorton St, EC2N 2AT