Jason Hartley’s Lovefood has put down roots. The pop-up concept has opened a permanent restaurant in the Jordaan and expanded its menu beyond a monthly brunch.
For anyone who was a fan of Jason Hartley’s eggs Blackstone (poached eggs with smoked bacon), Yancakes (an American-style start to the day) or The Beast (an artery-narrowing take on an English breakfast), make a note of Koggestraat 1.
No longer a monthly pop-up brunch concept – booking for which had become the online equivalent of a fist fight – Lovefood now has its own address and will be turning out light bites and dinner (Thur-Sat and a roast on Sunday) and brunch every weekend.
The bites menu features a mix of English pub snacks (Scotch eggs, pork scratchings), American classics (buffalo wings) and Arabian dips. For dinner, ‘cherished dishes from different cultures’ are grouped into three-course meals (around €35). Based on seasonal ingredients, these currently range from French sole meunière and American steak tartare, to Moroccan tagine and Cajun cat fish.
Lovefood has also enlisted the help of some of Amsterdam’s finest: Andrew Nicholls of the wonderful Vesper developed the cocktail list, and Two for Joy roasts the coffee beans.
I can vouch for the brunch. Despite the recent addition of Little Collins, Fraiche and G&T’s to Amsterdam’s brunch scene, Lovefood is still the best. A review of Lovefood’s dinner to follow.
Thur-Fri 18.00-00.00; Sat 11.00-00.00; Sun 11.00-22.00
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