Discovering a new brunch place near to your house is always exciting. We’ve lived near to Wandsworth Town station for just under a year, and whilst we always turn left out of the station to walk home, we’ve never really turned right to see what’s further up Old York Road.
The other evening after a long day of work, we decided to go for a drink on the unknown side of Old York Road and came across Konnigans. The drinks, nibbles and atmosphere were a winner, so we headed back at the weekend to try out their brunch offering.
We were greeted pretty quickly and asked if we had a booking, which we didn’t. We were then shown to the table right next to the doorway, which was incidentally what I imagined to be the worst table in the house. It was uncomfortable and chilly and when I complained about my uncomfy seat (a small bench suspended in a wall), we weren’t offered another table, they just bought over a chair – no offer of another table. This new chair plonked me in the walkway. Frustratingly lots of other couples without reservations came in after us and they all got seated elsewhere – meaning that there must have been better tables. Perhaps they just decided that we were too good looking to move away from the window?! LOL, or not.
Anyways, luckily for us, this is where the grumbles ended. Despite this, the service was very good – attentive and friendly. The menu has a large array, and luckily for me, they did gluten-free bread so I was able to have my old favourite – Eggs Benny! Overall, I’d give it a thumbs up – it was super tasty and full on yolk porn! The bacon was cooked well and not too fatty. My only gripe is that they served it with fries – this is always a no no for me, I’d much rather have hash browns or some other breakfast-y type of potato.
The boy had a beef and horse radish sandwich on ciabatta and didn’t get a photo of it before eating….honestly, you would think that he had only just started going out with a blogger. But I have been informed that it was good, but could do with more horse radish.
We were full after this, but on the bar when you walk in, they have an awesome selection of cakes including Red Velvet and Salted Caramel. Any of them would go well with a cup of coffee on a cold afternoon (whether they’re gluten free, I’m not sure but lack of sign would suggest they’re not).
Since visiting, I did tweet them and mentioned the bad seating and they have offered me a little treat next time I stop by, so this does get them more brownie points. Overall, I would recommend. Everything else about this place was good, and I would totally return. And if you go, let me know how the pancakes are…I want to live vicariously through you!