A great way to treat your family on a Friday afternoon is to take them for a scrumptious brunch with the perfect view. Links restaurant at the Royal Golf Club can provide this, with their newly revamped Friday Brunch; it’s the ideal choice to please the entire family. FACT’s Pallavi Ramesh went to experience the new brunch menu and here’s verdict…
Links is all about quality food and an unforgettable experience, with unrivalled service and hospitality. Being a fan of their original buffet style brunch, I was curious to know how the big change would be. The A La Carte Brunch concept is taking over, with chefs exploring the art of cuisine with complexity and panache, serving classic and innovative dishes, brought to the table fresh, piping hot and in accordance to the diner’s tastes.
Executive Chef Paul Gindra pays a visit to the table to highlight the delights his new brunch brings. “The Friday Brunch at Links has always been very popular, we wanted to offer guests something new by moving away from the buffet and offering an A La Carte menu,” he says.
Links, located on the mezzanine floor of the club, is a large restaurant with a lounge space open to all visitors to the Royal Golf Club. The restaurant also features a cocktail bar where you can relax with your favourite beverage; there’s an outdoor terrace to enjoy the cooler season, and floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views across the golf course. Make sure to book your table facing the beautiful views, to make the most of your time there.
The Brunch menu is filled with traditional and unique breakfast, brunch and lunch items allowing guests to indulge in an expansive dining experience. If you’re in the mood for breakfast, we highly recommend you to try the Poached Eggs with Egg Muffins and Bacon or the classic French Toast. Sausage lovers simply must indulge in the Grilled Sausages, their taste and texture being out of this world. Cleanse your palate with the fruity Blueberry Flapjacks drenched in maple syrup, topped with Chantilly cream; a real treat for those with a sweet tooth.
The cold offerings come from the Mezze Buffet, where you can choose from a selection of marinated vegetables, dips, garden leaves and breads. From On the Table, what’s more delicious than the Baked Oysters topped with garlic butter and breadcrumbs; it had the perfect balance of texture and taste. The Deep-fried Sushi with avocado, cucumber and crab salad was a twist we just couldn’t get enough of.
Now, onto the mains! There is a huge selection of meat and fish dishes on offer and the small portion sizes of the brunch enables you to try all the dishes on the menu, something I was very appreciative of. The Poached Hamour with zucchini skin and leek ragu is perfect for those who love nonspicy dishes, and the Pecking Duck Wraps get full marks from me for the tenderness of the duck. The Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Beetroot Puree is a meat lovers go-to dish and you can request that the chef cook your meat exactly how you like it.
The House Favourites section certainly found a new fan in me as it served up some of the most delicious snacks I’ve tasted. You cannot go wrong with the Tempura Prawns, dip them in soy sauce and feel the flavours of this dish enhance with each bite. The Chicken Pankora was another firm favourite with its crispy wings and spiced honey dip.
Finally, my favourite part of a meal; the desserts. The Carrot Cake was first on the list and it didn’t disappoint! Light and creamy, it made for the perfect sweet treat. The Chococlate Eclair was enough to put any chocolate lover in their own idea of heaven, packed with a rich chocolate filling and light, fluffy cream. For those who are calorie counting, the Fruit Custard Tart is packed with strawberries and berries allowing you to keep trim whilst indulging a little. For the coffee lovers, the Espresso Panna Cotta is a must try and for those who want something different and tasty, make sure to add the Cheesecake and Creme Brûlée to your list.
Unbelievably, this is just a small selection on offer at the Links A La Carte Brunch but we can firmly say that whatever you choose to indulge in, you’ll enjoy every single bite.
GO: The Links A La Carte Brunch is available every Friday with unlimited soft drinks and unlimited selected alcoholic drinks at BD27 net per person, from 12 noon to 3.30pm. Call 1775 0777 for bookings and more information.