I do enjoy going out for a good traditional Sunday Lunch, but I like finding places that serve a Sunday lunch with flair. If you are looking for a Sunday lunch with style and a delicious twist, do try Etc… in Penarth. Etc… is a modern restaurant and cocktail bar with a menu that has global influences. You will find flavours from Japan, India, South Africa, Thailand, Italy as well as modern British Cuisine. The atmosphere at Etc… is as vibrant and lively as its menu!
Sunday lunch is popular at Etc… There is an extensive choice of creative cocktails and mocktails followed by a Sunday lunch menu and that has some traditional elements but is inspired by world flavours. For starters, Mr A had Quack, duck and mango spring rolls with regional dips.
I had Holy Smoke – grilled paprika king prawn in lemon butter, Nasturtium Blue Pepe and whisky smoke.
Both dishes were beautifully prepared. The king prawn was succulent and sweet. The whisky smoke made a pretty effect when served but the dish is not overpowered by whisky flavour. The lemon butter sauce was quite decadent…you may wish to ask for some bread to mop it up! The spring rolls were full of flavour and accompanied by 3 very tasty sauces – tamarind, sweet chilli and yoghurt sauce.
For mains, Mr A opted for “Dad’s Cooked Dinner” which consisted of slow roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables. The beef was so tender that you could cut it with a spoon! Mr A would certainly order this tasty dish again.
I chose “Over reacting Salmon” – wild crispy pan-fried salmon with powdered beetroot and spinach, 24-carat gold leaf served on a bed of salad. This was a nice piece of salmon and was beautifully cooked and presented but the salad did need a vinaigrette. The chef missed a trick by not creating a unique one for this dish. They will bring you oil and vinegar if you ask. If you are not a fan of beef or salmon, there is also lamb with red current and port, traditional chicken and a vegetarian option to choose from.
If you are looking for a Sunday lunch that is a bit different but very tasty, friendly and efficient service and a really vibrant atmosphere then do book Sunday lunch at Etc… 2 course costs £18.99, 3 costs £22.95 and children eat for £9.99.
Etc… is also offering some special menus during the holiday season. Check out their Taster Tuesday at £36.99 per person which includes a glass of sparkling wine with rose petals, a selection of starters, main course and dessert. If you just want to pop in for a drink, enjoy a signature cocktail and choose from a selection of small plates. Of course, they are also open for lunch or dinner and have an exciting a la carte menu. Do call in advance because with its unique menu and lively vibe, Etc… is a popular spot!
Etc… is located at 1 Royal Buildings, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 3EB. Click here to check out their website.
We were invited to Etc… and as such all food was complimentary.