House Ad Food & Drink1

Brunch with a special touch at WOODKraft

All Areas > Food & Drink > Review

Author: Thomas Hadfield, Posted: Thursday, 31st January 2019, 09:00

WOODKraft Breakfast WOODKraft Breakfast

WOODKraft is the latest venture from 2015 MasterChef champion Simon Wood, following the success of his first restaurant, WOOD Manchester.

Located on Regent Street just a few doors down from the Everyman Theatre, the artisan eatery offers a brunch and lunch menu, as well as a special Sunday menu.

Inside the layout is clean and simple – there is seating upstairs and in the basement below – and on the ground floor the bay window looking out onto the street is ideal for sipping a coffee and watching the world go by.

Looking at the menu, I was spoilt for choice. It was about half ten in the morning, prime brunch time, and despite the range of different dishes on offer – including a selection of pancakes which really caught my eye – I went for the ‘WOODKraft Breakfast’.

I was presented with a really lovely looking plate, with crispy streaky bacon, a plump Old Spot sausage, two perfectly fried eggs, sourdough toast, a pot of baked beans, a grilled tomato and a mushroom.

With a fresh orange juice to wash it all down, it’s fair to say the breakfast hit the spot. Everything was perfectly cooked to just how I like it – I was asked how I’d like my eggs done beforehand and if I had any dietary requirements.

Little touches like having the baked beans in a small bowl rather than straight on the plate, or the butter wrapped up in a brown paper package rather than your standard foil, really made it feel like time and care had gone into preparing the meal.

WOODKraft operates a casual, order at the counter service, with table service available on request. The staff were friendly and accommodating, and even understood that I was trying to say “lovely, thanks”, when they came around to check my food was OK and I had my mouth full, only able to muster a thumbs up as a way of communicating.

The friendly, inclusive atmosphere at WOODKraft, coupled with the delicious food makes for a great dining experience, whether you’ve gone for brunch, lunch, a Sunday roast, or even just a coffee and a cake.

Read our interview with Head Chef Simon Wood here.

Copyright © 2019 The Local Answer Limited.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Local Answer Limited and thelocalanswer.co.uk with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

House Ad Food & Drink2
House Ad Food & Drink3

© 2019 The Local Answer Limited - Registered in England and Wales - Company No. 06929408
Unit H, Churchill Industrial Estate, Churchill Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 7EG - VAT Registration No. 975613000

Privacy Policy