REVIEW: Breakfast at Newington Table
Written by: Sophie Taylor
To kick off our recent North Four Newington Green takeover, we had breakfast at the laid-back, Parisian-esque Newington Table. It was a particularly frosty November morning, so helping myself to a copy of Caffeine magazine I ordered a hot oat milk latte. They don’t do soya milk, which seems to have become a regular in cafes recently. A little research and asking around points to the depressing reality that it’s probably because soya milk isn’t the most ethical of drinks to source. Or they’d just run out. Regardless of which nut, bean or grain had it’s teats ethically or non-ethically juiced for my drinking pleasure, this oat milk latte was creamy and strong. Which is handy eh. That’s just how I like my caffeine.
We decide to order the Table staple; Turkish eggs. Anyone who dislikes coriander knows the revulsion is real. It’s like that time you thought bath bubbles would taste of white chocolate mousse. And you were WRONG. If you suffer from the hereditary condition known as coriander haterz you know it tastes like someone shaved soap onto your tongue and shoved a perfume stick up your nose. However, the coriander hiding within these Turkish eggs wasn’t strong enough to fight the moreish flavour party going on in this dish: a delectable mix of rich olive oil toasted pumpkin seeds and spinach strands, chickpeas and garlic. The eggs themselves are poached to juicy perfection, no mean feat, without the usual tang of vinegar.
Chomping away to the slacker pop strums of Mac de Marco, we look out onto the dogs frolicking on the green outside via MacBook-tapping silhouettes. From the languishing light wood sharing tables to the plugs and wires dangling sloth-like from the ceiling, Newington Table has an ultimately relaxed ethos, perfect for a stretched out breakfast or lunch meeting.
Newington Table shifts from breakfast hall to lunch menu to dinner restaurant with ease. The lunch menu changes daily, but usually offers a fresh salad and homemade quiche amongst other treats.
The staff are as easy going as their decor and happy to let you spend unequivocal periods of time staring at their menus and mags. We’ll be back with obligatory laptop and a day to fill, Parisian toy dog in tow.
Newington Table, 20 Newington Green N16 9PU
0208 617 1930
Breakfast available Monday – Sunday 8am – 5pm
Dinner menu Monday – Sunday 5pm – late.
Photos by Mike Barry.
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