Big statement here: I’ve found a new favourite brunch spot.
Chop Bloc in Chelmsford is a beautifully industrial restaurant in Chelmsford, serving different cuts of steak, alongside delicious mac n’ cheese, chunky chips and other sumptuous sides.
It’s warm and cosy with an industrial feel, with exposed brick walls, wooden tables and retro industrial lighting. The staff are friendly, the soft acoustic music relaxing and the atmosphere cool and trendy.
It’s the perfect place for a breakfast date!
James and I chose comfy seats near the corner, so we were tucked away but able to people watch outside watching people Christmas shopping and ducking in and out of the rain.
We ordered an apple juice and a pineapple juice each, and set about checking out the newly updated Chop Bloc brunch menu. I’ve only ever been out for breakfast a couple of times, and both times it’s been for pancakes so I fancied a change. I finally settled on the Brunch Brioche and James ordered the Chop Bloc Breakfast.
Big statement here, but…
This is the BEST breakfast I have ever, ever had!
The brioche bun was flaky and sweet, with pork and herb sausages, crispy bacon and a fried egg. The sausages were the best sausages I’ve had, juicy and succulent with a lovely crunchy skin. The bacon was crispy and crunchy, and the fried egg perfectly cooked. I really hate runny eggs, especially when it makes other food soggy, so I was delighted to be given the choice to choose how I wanted my egg when I ordered it.
The brunch brioche also came with two home made hash browns which were so blummin’ delicious. They were crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside, making a perfect addition to the brunch brioche.
James went for the hearty Chop Bloc Breakfast, consisting of two eggs any style, bacon, sausages, baked beans, grilled mushrooms, tomato, home made hash browns and toast.
Again the sausages, bacon and home made hash browns were a big hit with James, and he particularly liked being able to choose how you have your eggs; he ordered one scrambled and one poached and enjoyed them both – yay! I know that fried breakfasts aren’t his go-to breakfasts but this one seems to have shone through and it was the best he’d ever had – double yay!
We cleared our plates and both agreed it was super delicious and filling, but we had room for a little something more… I mean we were being greedy but isn’t that what Saturday mornings are all about?
We both ordered a milkshake each. Vanilla for James and peanut butter for me.
The milkshakes were thick and creamy, served with a generous serving of whipped cream and sprinkled with chocolate. James loved the vanilla one and said the flavour was sweet but subtle. The peanut butter milkshake was sweet and very peanutty – just how they should be!
Chop Bloc’s brand spanking new Brunch menu launched on October 28th, serving up brunch dishes with a twist. The brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday’s from 10am to 1pm. The dishes start at just £7 and there are lots to choose from, including a chorizo breakfast bowl, smoked beef hash and steak and eggs! For those who fancy something a little sweeter, there are super-sweet homemade buttermilk blueberry pancakes and brioche french toast.
The staff were lovely, the atmosphere relaxing and the decor trendy – I can’t wait to visit Chop Bloc again to try out the French Toast with fresh berries and maple syrup, it sounds incredible!