Mamounia Lounge, a Middle Eastern restaurant and cocktail bar in Knightsbridge, is launching a new Lebanese and Moroccan Weekend Brunch menu, giving an Arabic take on the Capital’s favourite meal.
Available from May 2019, the new brunch menu is designed to be enjoyed banquet style and includes a selection of delicious mezze plates, salads, tagines, sides and desserts.
Specially created by Head Chef Thamer Darwish, the menu features Middle Eastern takes on brunch classics, such as the Chakshouka (Merguez Sausages, Spicy Peppers & Tomato with Fried Eggs) and the Full Moroccan Breakfast (Batata Harra, Merguez, Turkey Bacon, Poached Eggs, Mushrooms & Baked Butter Beans).
These dishes are served alongside signature plates from the A La Carte menu, including the Lamb Tagine (slow cooked Lamb Shoulder served in a Sweet Sauce topped with Prunes, Pears, Onions & Sultanas) and the Mixed Grill for two (Shish Taouk, Chicken Kafta, Lamb Kafta, Lamb Fatayel, Lamb Cutlets & Merguez Sausages).
The offering has been designed to provide discerning Londoners with a unique brunch, that pays homage to the ingredients, techniques and flavour combinations used in authentic Arabic cooking.
The sharing meze plates and salads include:
- Kadaif Prawns wrapped in Crisp Pastry
- Zaalouk Velvety smoked Aubergine with Tomato Concasse
- Seafood Bourek Pastry with King Prawns, Crab Meat, Scallops & Vermicelli
- Full Moroccan Breakfast Batata Harra, Merguez, Turkey Bacon, Poached Eggs, Mushrooms & Baked Butter Beans
- Mamounia Burger Minced Beef Patty & Turkey Bacon in a Brioche Bun served with Batata Za’atar and Harissa Yoghurt
- Chicken Tagine (GF), Half Chicken marinated in a Lemon, Onion, Olive & Saffron Sauce
- Chakshouka, Merguez Sausages, Spicy Peppers & Tomato with Fried Egg
Whilst, the decadent desserts include:
- Lemon Tart
- Blueberry Cheesecake
Mamounia Lounge’s stylish and cotemporary interior evokes regal Arabic charm, with a rich embellished gold and bronze décor. It provides the perfect backdrop to experience this exotic brunch offering, and with its location moments from Harrods, it is the ideal destination to begin the weekend.
Before or after brunch, guests can head to the bar to enjoy the eclectic cocktail menu, featuring carefully sourced ingredients pairing perfectly with Thamer’s cooking. These range from a selection of Champagne Cocktails, Golden Oasis [Fresh Watermelon and Pineapple shaken with Stoli Orange, Apple Liqueur and Vanilla Essence] to the striking Mamounia Blazer [A choice of flambeed Hennessey XO or Flora De Caña 18yr Rum with caramelised seasonal Berries. Served hot, finished with Orange Zest].
The restaurant also hosts a snug outdoor terrace offering an exciting Shisha Menu that can be enjoyed alongside the restaurant’s cocktails, the perfect way to spend a post brunch afternoon. Using the finest molasses every day, Mamounia Lounge shishas are prepared fresh upon request. Popular Starbuzz flavours and more adventurous alcoholic shisha can be combined with fresh fruit heads including Apple, Lemons and Baby Pineapples.
The weekend brunch menu will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 – 15:00.