The Jam Tree – Clapham
As I walk down the cool, casual streets of Clapham in the pouring rain, I can’t wait to get into the cosy, eclectic surroundings of The Jam Tree.
A bottomless brunch that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket is hard to come by, but for just £17.50 you can treat yourself to two hours worth of endless boozy brunching. Maybe not the best start to your day, but definitely the best start to your Saturday night.
The Jam Tree’s brunch menu isn’t huge but offers more than just Egg’s Benedict. Depending on your preference, you can choose from gourmet burgers made with bespoke beef patties, maple glazed bacon and chilli jam, to a 24-hour slow cooked short rib chilli bowl or even a full on Sunday roast. A traditionalist myself, I couldn’t help but to have avocado on toast, with a side of potato hash and halloumi. A heavenly choice as I experienced a mixture of creamy avocado and crunchy sourdough, although slightly hindered by the dreaded moment of cutting into both poached eggs and realising one is a dud. Regardless of one sorry egg, the dish was fresh, spicy and good value for money considering the portion size.
Throughout the brunch, the prosecco kept flowing and as soon as one bottle was empty, the very friendly staff had another in their back pocket. No matter whereabouts in the venue, at your table, the cosy sofas, the bustling bar or outside in what seemed like a winter wonderland covered in fairy lights with heaters for every table, ideal in January, the staff were on hand to make sure your glass was always full.
Whether you are going to the Jam Tree for ‘hair of the dog’, a brunch with family or friends, or to start your Saturday night as you mean to go on, this bottomless brunch is an affordable, enjoyable and worthwhile way to spend a few hours.