Within weeks of its opening, Tom&Serg already seemed to have everyone talking. So we decided that it’s high time we drive up there and review it to see what the hype is all about. Let’s just say we weren’t disappointed! If you’re planning to head to Tom&Serg be sure it’s for breakfast. Their breakfast menu is one of our favorites. When we walked in on a late Friday morning we weren’t surprised to see the entire restaurant busy and packed with people. We had to wait for a good ten minutes before we were seated on the upper floor.
Tom&Serg had a very rustic feel to it. The decor was simple; nothing too fancy or chic and the staff seemed to manage the busy crowd at the same time being really friendly and prompt. We started off by ordering drinks. There were four of us so we ordered a Flat White, Cappuccino, Orange Juice and Tom&Serg Old Fashioned Salted Caramel Milkshake. The Cappuccino and Flat White were just perfect and the Milkshake was to die for! Although we felt the orange juice was a bit too tart.
For breakfast we ordered the Bircher Muesli which was a generous portion of muesli served with stewed rhubarb, spiced maple, good for you seeds and they also provide a tiny bottle of milk along with it.
We also ordered the poached eggs on toast with veal bacon, crushed avocado, kidney beans and tomato salsa. We’ve never tried a dish like this anywhere before. It was absolutely delicious! The veal bacon with kidney beans, salsa and eggs really went well together.
Lastly we tried out the “Baghdad Scramble” with spicy lamb sausage, minted labneh, cauliflower florets, pine nuts, raisins, hummus and paratha. We loved the spicy lamb sausage; the flavor just bursts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more.
We loved the atmosphere of this place. From the decor to the interiors everything was simple yet trendy. Tom&Serg is definitely not just for a one time visit. Be it breakfast, lunch or just a simple cup of coffee – this place won’t disappoint. Although do keep in mind finding this place might seem a little difficult since it’s hidden in Al Quoz. We got there via GPS and highly recommend you doing the same. Be rest assured, once you get there, you won’t hesitate to come back 🙂
Flat White – Dhs16
Cappuccino – Dhs16
Orange Juice – Dhs20
Salted Caramel Milkshake – Dhs24
Bircher Muesli – Dhs32
Poached eggs w/ veal bacon – Dhs43
Poached eggs w/ smoked salmon – Dhs45
Baghdad scramble – Dhs45
Total – Dhs241
Food – 3.5/5
Ambience – 2.5/5
Service – 3.5/5
Value – 3/5