A couple of weeks ago I visited Filmore & Union for Sunday Brunch between my Barre Technique class and a massage.
I’d noseyed at the menu online and had a feeling that I’d end up ordering pancakes and a juice or a smoothie. When I arrived and was seated, I considered the cooked breakfast but decided that I didn’t want to be too full for my massage and opted for the blueberry and banana hemp protein pancakes with greek yoghurt, banana, berries and maple syrup instead.
The majority of the Filmore & Union menu is gluten free so you don’t have to try to figure out what they might be able to substitute/find that there’s limited options available which is great. I chose the super antioxidant smoothie to enjoy alongside the pancakes and help me hydrate following the sweaty exercise class.
The staff were really friendly when taking my order and as I was sat on one of the bar-like tables, I had a number of newspapers nearby. I decided to flick through the Independent on Sunday and read leisurely until my pancakes arrived.
When the pancake appeared it immediately looked delicious and after a quick snap, I tucked in. I had a single thick pancake which was wonderfully light and fluffy in texture. The maple syrup balanced out the acidity of the fresh berries whilst the Greek yoghurt added an extra source of sustenance.
I’m usually a quick eater but I tried to take my time and saviour the flavours with smaller mouthfuls. After I’d finished my pancake, I retrieved the newspaper and allowed my food to rest whilst I drank the rest of my smoothie.
I found Filmore & Union to be a perfect Sunday Brunch setting with a relaxed vibe, really friendly staff that are happy to leave you to it so you can settle into your day and tasty, fulfilling yet healthy food to set you up for the day.
Filmore & Union, 8 Cross Arcade, Victoria Quarter, LS1 6AZ