Hattie Lloyd 08/10/22

Brother Marcus Borough

Brother Marcus Borough | A Mediterranean Brunch Spot… in South London

Brother Marcus is making Frère Jacques look like a right slugabed.

After gathering a cult following in Balham, Angel and Spitalfields, the brunch spot-turned-Eastern-Mediterranean eatery has put down roots in Borough.

You’ll find Brother Marcus Borough, specifically, in the new Borough Yards development, which has transformed a patch of disused land with railway arches that were just crying out to be filled with something artisanal. And they’ve played on the right side of the tracks by bringing in a load of top-shelf restaurant talent to fill them – including another Barrafina and Parrillan, and their brand new sherry bar Bar Daskal. And now Brother Marcus has become part of the family, too.

The interiors bear the signature hallmarks of a Brother Marcus eatery: an overhead pergola is festooned with fairy lights, cascading greenery and rattan pendant shades. Wishbone chairs and glossy marble tables keep the place feeling sleek for dinner, while light floods in through floor-to-ceiling windows the rest of the day.

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Brother Marcus built its following as one of London’s best brunch spots, and that’s still a big draw here: you can pick from classics like the kefir fried chicken with potato rosti; the ‘Marcus Breakfast’ elevating the Full English with Merguez sausage, fattoush salad and a side of fluffy toasted pita; and of course their sweet potato & feta fritters, stacked with avo, turmeric yoghurt and a poached egg. And yes, there’s still the option to go bottomless.

New for Brother Marcus Borough, however, is the installation of a robata grill, which allows for some big, flame-kissed dishes on the lunch and dinner menu too. There’s BBQ pork skewers with labneh & hazelnut dukkha; grilled mackerel tacos with red peppers & harissa mayo; and crispy aubergine drizzled with grape molasses. And if you can’t pick? They’re offering an omakase service where they’ll curate a special menu tailored to your tastes (and it’ll only set you back £36.50).

That Eastern Med influence runs through the drinks and desserts, too, with baklava sandwiches with pistachio ice cream and a cellar full of Greek wines and spritzes on the menu.

Ding dang dong.


NOTE: Brother Marcus Borough is open for breakfast & lunch daily, plus dinner Tues-Sat. You can find out more, and make a booking, HERE.

Brother Marcus Borough | 1 Dirty Lane, London SE1 9PA

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Brother Marcus Borough

1 Dirty Lane, Borough Yards, Borough, SE1 9PA

7.0 | Good