6 new must-try brunch dishes and drinks at Maray, Allerton Road
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Maray on Allerton Road is launching a brand new weekend brunch menu today (19 May) mixing light, indulgent and classic dishes.
The launch brings a double treat for Liverpool foodies as the popular restaurant – which also serves up lunch, dinner, cocktails and wine each day of the week – has extended its brunch service to Fridays, with the dishes also now also being served until 4pm on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays.
To celebrate, we’ve taken a sneak peek at the new menu to bring you six must-try dishes and drinks.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Maray’s take on the classic American-style chicken and waffles combo will beat any bout of midday hunger with a flavour-packed punch.
Two free range chicken thighs come marinated in buttermilk and smoked paprika. They’re accompanied by a 62 degrees egg – poached to perfection over two hours with a runny yolk and soft white; maple syrup, hollandaise and toasted brioche.
A touch of the restaurant’s house hot sauce will spice up the dish as its mystery recipe includes no less than 11 types of chilli, smoked paprika and smoked garlic.
It’s only right that a hearty brunch should be washed down with a drink that’s equally as equipped to make your taste buds tingle.
The Bloody Maray will kick your day into action as vodka and tomato juice are combined with the restaurant’s unique house spice mix as well as lemon, horseradish and a garnish of pickles and rosemary.
We have it on good authority that this twist on the popular Bloody Mary is a top way to tackle a hangover too!
Said to be one of Maray’s all-time favourite traditional breakfast dishes, this one’s a brunch menu hit for us too.
Two hen’s eggs are baked in a rich spiced tomato sauce and served with the super cool accompaniment of feta cheese, mint and yoghurt for this classic vegetarian dish.
There’s nothing better than a cool cocktail to quench your thirst on a summer’s day, and this non-alcoholic concoction will be just the tonic.
Culinary masterminds at Maray have mixed Fever Tree Mediterranean with homemade red grapefruit sorbet and mint, and the result is refreshing.
Avocado & Tomato
This crowd-pleasing brunch dish is vegan friendly and filled with flavour.
The ever popular light avocado is brought to life with garlic, lime and chilli, and served on toasted sourdough with slow roasted tomato.
An addition of za’atar – a Middle Eastern herb blended with sesame seeds, salt and sumac – brings an extra mouth-watering kick to the plate.
Combining seasonal fruity flavours with everyone’s favourite fizz, this cocktail is a real treat to partner your brunch.
Pink grapefruit, rhubarb, maraschino and prosecco are all in the mix to make up this dreamy drink.
For more information about Maray’s brunch menu, which is served from 10am until 1pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10am until 4pm on Sundays and bank holiday Mondays, visit www.maray.co.uk.