With a name that sounds like an 80s gym and a mission to bring us the freshest, finest seafood in London, it was impossible to not be excited at the launch of the new Sunday Brunch menu at this nautical themed Dalston restaurant.
Mussel Men is small but perfectly formed. The decor is kept simple overall - rustic tables, white tiles and exposed wooden beam ceilings - but include added quirky details; a fishing net on the wall, the occasional anchor, and a sea-scape wall mural. Plus the fact that staff were dressed as Dalston pirates.
Due to some speedy spying work, we nabbed the 50% off deal at the launch weekend which always means you can order double and not feel too guilty. The brunch menu included the extravagant lobster tail scrambled eggs on sourdough (pictured), bacon and avocado pancakes or waffles, and a wide selection of shellfish, to name but a few. Drinks included bottomless mimosas or bloody marys - unlimited for the table being priced at a reasonable £15.
This restaurant is a great little find and lacks the pretentious vibe often found in many 'hip' Dalston venues. Food-wise Mussel Men has lots of other great offers including Mega Lobster Tuesdays (1st Tuesday of each month, with lobster and live music all night); Surf & Turf Wednesdays (3rd Wednesday of each month, with surf and turf and live music all night); plus Sunday Seafood Roasts with live jazz (from 7pm-9pm). It also boasts a courtyard out back which promises to be a real summer destination.