Townsend at Whitechapel Gallery launches new breakfast service

Townsend at Whitechapel Gallery is set to branch out, introducing a special breakfast service at the restaurant. Launching tomorrow, Saturday 29 August, Townsend Breakfast will be a weekend affair featuring seasonally inspired takes on English breakfast classics.

Continuing the restaurant’s focus on creatively constructed dishes, made using the best British seasonal produce, Townsend’s breakfast menu will initially feature five dishes created by Head Chef, Joe Fox.

Taking pride of place is the Townsend breakfast bun, this packs in a Paddock Farm sausage patty, hash brown, fried duck egg topped with Townsend’s house-made brown sauce and served on a soft white roll.

Also on the menu is Treacle cured salmon, soft boiled egg, sour cream on soda bread; Potato cake, Fried hen’s egg with buttered girolles, chili and sage; and Eggy bread with potted brown shrimp and spinach. On the lighter end of the breakfast spectrum, there’s a dish of poached summer berries, yoghurt and toasted oats.

Whitechapel Gallery is now also open to the public, their main exhibit, Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium is accessible from 11am. Townsend is named for Charles Harrison Townsend, the architect of the grade II listed gallery.