During our time in Australia, we enjoyed many fantastic brunches. From Melbourne to Byron Bay and back again, it’s a leisurely treat that the Aussies indulge in much better than we do in England, and these two Brits miss it!
We both found ourself at a loose end this morning, so thought we would head to The Tack Room in Newmarket in a bid to find a Brunch spot that could satisfy us.
The Tack Room opened last year as part of Palace House Newmarket, The National Heritage centre for horse racing and sporting art. We’ve been a fans of The Pantry in Newmarket since it opened a few years ago, so when we heard that it was the same team behind The Tack Room we knew we were in for a treat.
Stepping in to the courtyard was like stepping back in time, with the majestic Frankel bronze framed by the restored stable block. Sadly, we didn’t have time to properly explore all the museum had to offer as we were hungry and Hannah had to zip off to pick up Mama Rowls for an afternoon of Birthday fun.
The Tack Room gets its name from the original use of the building when Bruce Hobbs occupied it in the 1980’s. With views into the Rothschild Yard and The King’s Yard as well as racing tack, photos and memorabilia on the walls it is a fantastic homage to the home of horse racing.
We might have been looking for an Aussie Brunch, but we didn’t have the hot hot sun to accompany it. We picked a cosy table over looking the courtyard, and had a little daydream about how lovely it will be to sit out in the beautiful King’s Yard once summer arrives.
According to their menu, The Tack Room serves “traditional British food with a twist” using the very best that East Anglia and in particular Suffolk has to offer. The menu was small but perfectly formed, packed with lots of tasty sounding treats at very reasonable prices.
We ordered some hot drinks to warm our cold noses while we poured over the menu. I had a delicious fresh mint tea, but far more impressive was Hannah’s latte. Melbourne is famed for its coffee culture, and Hannah declared her latte a very close second to the coffees she had on our travels. High praise indeed. Well done Tack Room!
Hannah opted for a classic Eggs Benedict, and I went for Halloumi with poached egg, wild mushroom and beans. They even had gluten free toast, excellent!
The Tack Room serves Brunch, Lunch and Supper and also a lovely range of cakes if you are just in need of light refreshment. There is a bakery on site too which might be worth a nosey.
It seems we may have found our perfect new brunch spot, and we will definitely be back to try out their other menus. It also has great potential for an evening date location, so if anyone fancies giving it a try with one of us then… wink!
Clarke and Rowls