Opened just over one year ago in April 2015 on The Broadway, Stanmore, Pecking Order specialises in rotissiere chicken, burgers and cocktails. It is set up as a chilled out bar-come-dining area with a casual vibe - fitting that TGIF feeling.
Now, the owners have just launched their spring menu and hope to add to their current clientele by trying out a brunch menu, on Saturdays and Sundays for now.
My friend, Juliane, and I sampled their bank holiday special all-day brunch, which had two set menus to choose from, standard (£15pp) and premium (£25pp) and opted for the standard menu to see what was on offer for that price tag - which saved a fair few pennies from the a la carte menu.
Our brunch began in one of the best ways possible – with bubbles.
We were given a glass of dry, sparkling Prosecco along with four bitesize crackers. They were labelled as Belllinis on the menu which caused slight confusion, we definitely weren't served with a cocktail nor was it a Russian style pancake - a 'blini' - either way, these nibbles paired up beautifully with our bubbles, with a kick of strong cheese to whet our appetites.
Being vegetarian, I had two choices from the set menu and opted for eggs florentine. I could barely fault the yolk consistency within the poached eggs, each accompanied by an English muffin, spinach and Hollandaise sauce.
I was left feeling satisfied but luckily still with room for dessert.
Juliane opted for the chicken and waffle to test Pecking Order's claim of specialising in chicken. She loved the 'original' flavour combination of the sweet Belgium waffle, paired with buttermilk fried chicken, and served with a poached egg on top.
Although she thought the bacon was a bit of a let down, both our mains amounted to truly good value for money amongst the three-part meal.
With a choice of two desserts on the standard set menu, we had to sample each of the sweet courses - which both of us enjoyed.
The chocolate brownie was served warm and oozed chocolate, complimented by vanilla ice cream. You can't fault a warm, gooey chocolate dessert!
The apple pie was a rather unusual version of this traditional dessert, looking more like a bagel, with delicate hints of cinnamon and a good balance of batter and apple, topped off with Chantilly cream. Juliane commented that it was a good conclusion to an enjoyable meal.
Overall, at just £15 per person for the standard menu, including a delicious glass of Prosecco, Pecking Order's brunch shouldn't be missed as it is great value for money. A sophisticated weekend treat at a very reasonable price.
getwestlondon gives Pecking Order's brunch four out of five stars.
Pecking Order, Buckingham Parade, The Broadway, Stanmore, HA7 4EB. See website for more information or call 0208 9303 977