A modern Eastern Mediterranean restaurant serving sharing plates and pioneering brunch dishes, made with quality produce sourced from the UK and Eastern Med. Our doors open first thing for signature breakfast plates like the Step Sister with sweet potato, courgette and feta fritters, avocado and spinach, kale, turmeric yoghurt and a poached egg, and the Brother Special with beetroot cured salmon, scrambled eggs with honey and sesame glazed tenderstem broccoli on toast. To go, there are freshly-squeezed juices, smoothies, coffee and Eastern Med-inspired pastries. As the day progresses, a sharing menu reflects our travels throughout the sun-soaked fields of Crete and the cities of the Eastern Med, with dishes including kefalotyri saganaki encrusted with seeds, and grilled pork sheftaliés, made with spiced pork mince wrapped in caul fat. A large bread oven at the back of the restaurant fills the space with the aroma of freshly-baked Turkish pide breads, while for those on the clock, there will be a dedicated salad counter featuring huge bowls filled with crunchy salads, ready to take away with falafel-stuffed wraps and pitas. As evening draws in, the lights are lowered and diners encouraged to linger over slow-cooked shared dishes and glasses of natural wine at candlelit tables.
To drink, there’s a concise but considered wine list of bottles from around the world with a focus on minimum intervention producers, whilst classic cocktails are riffed on with unusual spirits and flavours such as resinous Greek mastiha and anise-heavy rakı – commonly found on tables around the Eastern Med. At weekends, brunch-lovers can take their pick from ouzo-spiked Bloody Marys and carefully cold-brewed coffees.
Indoors, Brother Marcus is lined with banquette seating as well as larger tables for groups, and features flagstone flooring and natural wicker lampshades. Outside, there’s a pergola-covered courtyard with hanging plants, festoon lighting and heaters for chilly days. An outdoors counter serves fresh coffees, in-house pastries and salads to go throughout the day, whilst during the evening it transforms into a sleek bar serving cocktails to the outdoor seating under the pergola.