Sadly Counter closed down in June 2017. Let’s hope they reopen.
The Kennington brunch revolution continues as new arrival Counter offer all-day brunch until 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. We made it along recently and were impressed by the quality of the food despite a few teething troubles. This is banana stuffed French toast, crispy bacon, and maple syrup. Our waiter told us it couldn’t be served without bacon, although he later conceded it could. Plus the bacon wasn’t really crispy after all. But the French toast was great and definitely New York-style in the sense that it was more of a loaf than a slice: This is buttermilk pancakes, blueberries, creme fraiche and vanilla syrup. Yes we got a bit over-excited and started eating before taking the photos: This is habanero scramble, brioche, pumpkin seeds, spring onions and chilli ketchup. Tasty: Another small gripe: they claim to serve fresh mint tea but actually serve peppermint teabags which is very different. Message to Counter: fresh mint tea is just fresh mint and hot water – you can do it. But we’ll forgive them because the food is so tasty and there was live jazz on a Sunday: For more info on Counter see our original piece here. They serve some of the brunch dishes for breakfast on weekdays. Menus here.