Close to Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, there is a brasserie that turned out to be a particularly good spot for brunch, especially on a Sunday when the area is thriving with its market stalls.
Just a few steps away from Liverpool Street Underground and Train Station is Eastway Brasserie. It's part of the luxurious Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel but has its own entrance from the street and greets you with stylish interiors.
There's a long bar from which an array of enticing cocktails are served and I noticed the "Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys" offer was especially popular with diners. It involves having an endless supply of either Blood Marys or a limitless choice of three types of Mimosas (Grand Marnier and orange; mango puree and pineapple juice; or Cointreau and cranberry juice) while you dine for £15 per person.
Quite the bargain when the other delicious cocktails for sale start at £12 each, like the Red Passion with Vodka, Cointreau, strawberries and passion fruit, or the delicious Gin Royale or Aperol Gin Spritz at £13 each.
I've digressed into drink when what a brunch is all about is the food, particularly if you are looking for something to cure a hangover.
Styled on the New York brasseries in the Big Apple's East Village, the American flavour also comes through on the menu, which ranges from a mix of traditional classics from either side of the pond and Europe to the more avant garde.
On the traditional side of things, there's a Full English Breakfast (£13), a Smoked Salmon Board (£12) - a platter of Loch Fyne smokes salmon served with creme fraiche, avocado, lemon and a fresh bagel - or an Eastway Omelette (£11) with Cheddar cheese, bacon, red onion, tomato, parsley and roast potatoes.
The more adventurous may want to try the chorizo hash, which comes with soughdough bread and has two large friend eggs on top of a plentiful mix of chunks of the Spanish sausage with sautéed new potatoes and onions. It was delicious.
The eggs benedict also had a twist. Called Spitalditch Benedict (£13), it combines the eggs with barbecue pulled pork that is piled high on English muffins along with a creamy hollandaise sauce. There's also a sriracha hot sauce to complement it and it's too good to leave any on the plate.
Just as tantalising is the Smashed Avocado and Salmon (£12) which has smoked salmon with lime, crushed avocado and poached eggs on grilled sourdough bread.
For those wanting heavy carbs for a hangover, the brunch menu also offers an Eastway Hamburger (£16) with bacon, Cheddar cheese, red onion and gherkin; a Crab Club Sandwich (£12) with bacon, avocado and fries; or a Steak Sandwich (£14) complete with caramelized onions and blue cheese sauce.
Continental options meanwhile include a Croque Madame (£13), Pumpkin Pappardelle (£13) with wild mushrooms, ricotta and pumpkin sauce, or Baked Eggs With Spicey Beans (£9) that features cannellini beans cooked in a rustic spicy tomato sauce.
Brunch is available from 10am to 2pm at weekends and there are also breakfast dishes that include Pancakes, Waffles or French Toast (£8 each) that come with a choice of streaky bacon or maple syrup and berries. There's also the fluffy Ricotta and Blueberry Pancakes available (£12).
It was refreshing to see a wealth of vegetarian and gluten-free options on the menu too and the open kitchen, where you can view chefs busy making up brunch adds to the chilled out vibe in the room.
The eatery is relaxed but also has a buzzing atmosphere that reflects the surrounding hipster area of Spitalfields. Whats-more, the staff are friendly and efficient, plus eager and quick to please too. They certainly were speedy at keeping everyone's Mimosas topped up.
40 Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN