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A super Sunday brunch fit for a king…

Why I love Henry’s Kitchen, East Molesey

by Alex Riley

Since opening in 2014, Henry’s Kitchen has become well-established within the strip of cafes and restaurants that line the river end of Bridge Road. We headed that way on a Sunday October morning and managed to grab the last available pavement table to sample their brunch menu and enjoy the welcome autumn sunshine.

The menu has a broad and varied selection of choices. There wasn’t only a nod to Henry VIII in the items on offer (ham and cheese sandwich fried in egg), some of his wives also make an appearance, with Catherine’s Breakfast (smashed avocado, sweet potato fries, scrambled eggs and cream cheese with a toasted muffin), Jane’s Breakfast (mushrooms, smashed avocado, poached eggs, grilled tomato and toast) and Anne’s Breakfast (sweet potato fries, chorizo, scrambled eggs and toast), all providing an interesting alternative to the more traditional fare. There’s plenty of vegan and vegetarian options to choose from too, and the pancakes making their way to a neighbouring table looked well worth a try

on our next visit.

However, we opted for a Catherine’s Breakfast and Eggs Benedict. The sweet potato fries were excellent, just the right seasoning. The hollandaise on the perfectly cooked eggs was good too, with just the right amount of acidity. In addition, the fresh fruit cocktails and smoothies are well worth a try – ginger, kiwi and carrot juice was fresh and tasty with a good hit of fresh root ginger. Brunch for two with coffee and juice came to £30. The service was friendly and attentive.

Henry’s is open throughout the day, seven days a week (check their website for opening times) and serves traditional British and Mediterranean dishes as well as European cuisine. Henry’s is also a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and committed to their role as part of the local community, ethical sourcing of produce and their environmental impact.


Henry’s Kitchen, 9 Bridge Road

East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9HA | 020 8783 1020

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