Sundays are made for brunching… especially cold “spring shower” Sundays when the weather doesn’t know what to do.
Steve and I headed over to the new Queen Street Dining complex in central Exeter and stopped off at KuPP. This Scandinavian inspired restaurant caters for all. From breakfast through to lunch and then into the evening with their extensive cocktail and dinner menu. We were drawn to their bottomless brunch deal. £30 per person with an unlimited smorgasbord of scandi delights with beer and cocktails aplenty. This deal is only available on a Sunday between the hours of 12pm and 5pm and is a perfect way to spend the best part of your afternoon. Gather your friends and family to enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited Smorgasbord refills alongside bottomless Czech Pilsner Krusovice dispensed direct from the showcased silver tanks. Or a choice of deliciously herbal & spice infused Aquavit cocktails or Bloody Mary.
Steve and I were dining alone but for those of you with children, a child eats free for every paying adult which really does make the deal worthwhile.
The Fiske Bord was a cornucopia of smoked fish, prawn skagan, potato salad, roasted beetroot and pickled vegetables. Whilst the Veggie Bord packed a flavour punch with wild mushroom and taragan tart, oven baked quinoa, kale and butternut bites, Västerbotten cheese, danish blue cheese, roasted beetroot to name but a few.
For the meat eaters amongst you there is plenty of choice. The KuPP Bord is brimming with speciality meat balls, potted rabbit, chorizo sausage roll and all the trimmings. The Smokin Roast Bord is KuPP’s take on a Sunday roast. Smoked fore rib of beef, chive buttered smoked onion, honey smoked beetroot, roasted new potatoes & butternut squash, lingonberry jam & red wine gravy.
Drinks and Bords ordered we settled down in our cute little booth. The view from the window is perfect to do a spot of people watching. One of the many things I like about KuPP is the feeling of space and calm. The large windows, soft lighting and cosy seating all add to the ambience you would expect from a Scandinavian inspired eatery.Linie Aquavit. A traditional potato based caraway spirit that created a subtle herbal taste that was so refreshing served over crushed ice. Steve opted for the Czech pilsner that was served ice cold in a chilled glass.
The food followed not long after. The Fiske and Veggie Bords complimented each other beautifully. Both Steve and I commented how the flavours were so fresh and I have to add that the home cured beetroot gravadlax was an absolute treat to eat. I honestly couldn’t fault any of the flavours and I adore the communal dining feel of having platters to pick and share with friends and loved ones. We shared 3 Bords between the two of us which was more than enough but of course you could certainly eat more. Despite being a massive foodie I can’t gorge myself. It’s just not in my nature. I like to savour my food and the flavours. I left feeling pleasantly full but not bursting. However to take full advantage of the bottomless brunch vibe you will want to go super hungry and be prepared not to eat for the rest of the day! Steve managed 3 beers while I had 1 cocktail. I then asked for a juice alternative which our lovely waitress kindly obliged.
I can’t fault my brunch at KuPP. The service from the moment we walked in was attentive but not OTT and our waitress was lovely. She made sure that our drinks were always topped up when they needed to be and that our Bords never became empty before asking if we would like more.
The food was well presented, well cooked and delicious. I would highly recommend a visit for brunch at KuPP. Go hungry is my only advice to you.
Disclaimer: I was asked to review my experience at KuPP. I was not paid for my review and as always all views are my own.