Sunday Feasting

Boom Boom Room has always been one of my favourite places in New York.

Nestled at the top of The Standard it boasts the best views of downtown, serves the best cocktails and has a beautiful, well heeled crowd (perfect for people watching/snooping).

I happened to arrive on the same weekend that they launched their Sunday Brunch service. There was nothing for it, we were going to have to spend our Sunday morning worshipping at the alter of brunch, way up in the clouds.

PJ, Yu & I agreed to meet at 12.30.

Yu was running late so we kicked off with a couple of cocktails.

And then got peckish so started without her.

Spinach & poached egg.

Perfect, perfect fries. With bรƒยฉarnaise for dipping.

Wagyu beef steak.

Baby burgers.

Hands down one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Really excellent meat swaddled in a rich brioche. A harmony of flavour & textures that’s hard to find.

Finally Yu arrived and got stuck in too.

To truffle pasta with a poached egg & a side of salad.

Washed down with a few bubbles.

We sat like fat, happy cats & bathed in the sun streaming through the windows.

Chatted about work, love, family and travels.

I heartily recommend the new brunch at Boom Boom if you’re looking for something fancy to do one Sunday. It is quite pricey though, and you have to book.

Phone: 212-645-4646 Email:

Just make sure you take a #selfie in the bathrooms, they’re epic!

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Now, if you’re looking for something a little less fancy but still painfully cool, then you might want to take a trip to Brooklyn.

Williamsburg to be exact.

Here, every weekend you’ll find Smorgasburg. A collection of market stalls and street food vendors, selling everything from furniture, soap, action figures and leather jackets to tacos and brisket.

For now they’re indoors, but from next week they’ll be out on the waterfront.

In my humble opinion, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ are the real winners here. Serving up some of the best BBQ food in NYC. Even the “small” brisket sandwich is generously piled high.

Slathered in bbq sauce, chillies & pickles and shoved into a bun.

Melt in the mouth, slow smoked meat in a rich, tangy sauce.


But don’t fill up too early, there’s lots more to come!

Red Hook Lobster Pound are there knocking up their famous lobster rolls and lobbo mac and cheese.

And there’s more Mexican on offer than you can shake a stick at.

Once you’ve gorged yourselves and can eat no more, take a stroll around and snag yourself some vintage gems.

It runs from 11am to 6pm every weekend. Check the website for details & location stuff.

Most places accept cards but take cash to speed the process along a bit, it also means you can haggle a little more with the stall owners.

After sunset we headed back to Manhattan.

My grin is down to it being my second ever ride on the subway, the first being the way there.

This makes me pretty much a local now, right?!

We spent our last evening by the fire at The Waverly Inn.

A relaxed little pub like spot where pictures aren’t allowed but an evening spent with a bottle of wine and a few nibbles is actively encouraged.

Of course a little vino only makes fairy lights more enchanting.

Thank you for having me, New York.

I loved every second of my stay and will see you again, very soon indeed.

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  • I love how you jump from one foody spot to another- I can’t think of a better way to spend my life than jumping from meal to meal!

    Also that bathroom looks amazing!?


    • Rosie

      There was, thankfully, a little down time between the two meals! But both had to be done, for my last sunday! x

  • jo

    can I ask where you necklace is from in the bathroom selfie please? I <3 it! Lovely to hear about your travels, you are so inspiring

    • Rosie

      It’s a one off I’m afraid, Jo.
      Very special to me, it’s from a designer in Glastonbury. x

  • Mmmm I want eggs and spinach for breakfast now. Your blog always makes me so hungry!! Glad to have you back in LDN. Little London Girl xx

  • I’d love to do the brunch…can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning in NYC.

    Hugs xoxo

  • Another, beyond beautiful post. You look fantastic, and the food…oh my. xxx

    • Rosie

      Thanks Liv! x

  • Sheila

    Brunch with a view, looks absolutely perfect! Thanks for all the great NYC recs!
    xo, Sheila

  • Wow, you’ve just made me really want to jump on a plane and spend the weekend in New York. I’ve heard great things about Williamsburg, but never explore the boroughs just Manhattan – that needs to be rectified right away! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

    FoodNerd x

  • Ellie

    Oh my gosh, What an amazing trip. New York is like a magical playground. I can’t wait to go back. I am without a doubt going to be making my own mini hamburgers tonight xx

  • So beautiful! I love NYC I really need to go back and sample some of these restaurants!

    Jordan xxx

  • I thought the poached egg shot was food porn-worthy and then I got to the steak… Dat beef! …

  • Well if that isn’t an excuse for me to spend my life savings on a trip to New York, I don’t know what is. Who needs flat deposits and road tax? I’ll live in a box but always be off somewhere spectacular.
    P.s, I love how the sponsored ad when I clicked on today is for burgers. Appropriate! xxx

  • My mum is going to NY with a friend at the end of April – she’s never
    been and was asking me where to go (though I went some years ago) I started to write her a list – I’ve now decided I’m just going to put all of your NY post links into a
    message for her! She’s a big foodie, culture vulture and people person, so I’m sure she’ll thoroughly love your take on NY! I certainly do ๐Ÿ˜‰ ! x


    PS – I’m also now seriously considering having Elevenses.. Am nearly ALWAYS hungry after reading your blog! x

  • The slow pace

    You make me want to go places!!! Now I really, really need to go to NY!!! Last week was Thailand but now… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy weekend!

  • Emily Halliday

    When I get back to the UK, the first thing I am doing is checking out all your recommended food spots, finally I have found someone else who has a love for A LOT OF FOOD!!!

    Ive sort of just started up my blog, and kind of at that stage where I am trying to develop it into something, Is there a particular website you would recommend for me to start building a website, as I really dont know what is best!

    It would be amazing if you could have a little looksie at it and follow me!
    Thank you


  • Rosie, you make me soooo hungry ๐Ÿ™‚
    Please check out my blog today I really think you’d adore this album?? I’d love to know?


  • Those baby burgers need to get in my life! This is going to make the pre-lunchtime struggle even harder. Great NY posts Rosie. x

  • Ellie

    That is such a perfect outfit- you suit it so well. I love all your feminine dresses and you look great in jeans but I think this is my favourite style I’ve seen you in. I wish they still sold that Coat, but I did find a rather lovely suede jacket by Toast…
    Have a good weekend!x

  • Why have I never thought of pairing bรฉarnaise with fries?!??! This discovery might be life-changing! Another wonderful post!!

    Meghan xo

  • this is the best NYC hotspot yet. pinning this!
    How pricey is it?
    although you cant really put a price on that view, woweeee.

    Mollie xoxo

  • As if I wasn’t hungry enough as it is! Great post, makes me want to visit New York even more!

  • You’ll have to come back in the summer when Smorgasburg is by the East River. There’s nothing better than sitting in the grass and eating frozen bananas in the heat. Glad you had a great trip!

  • Danielle Stott

    You have no idea how much these posts have made me want to go back to New York. I was only 17 when I went and wasn’t really into food. Oh how times have changed, there’s literally so many places I want to try! xx

  • I Love your food photography, Rose. Your posts just keep getting better!
    Boom Boom Room is always amazing!

  • all that food has made me sooo hungry! your trip looks absolutely perfect, very jealous!

  • ErinLindseyO

    Next time you pop back over you must try the food hall at the Plaza hotel. Dreamy deliciousness at every turn.

    • joie7994

      Agreed, tea at the plaza is the best!

  • I’m so glad you had fun in NYC, Rosie! That brunch spot looks heavenly!!

    I went to Smorgasburg last year and had a blast..I’m so happy you were able to check it out too. Next time I’ll have to try the lobster mac n cheese!
    Here’s my post from Smorgasburg this past summer:


  • I had my first experience of Aqua at the Shard the other night and the bathrooms there are exactly like the bathroom at Boom Boom Room, as you’re washing your hands, you stare out onto the ant-size people below and feel on top of the world.

    I stood there imagining it was my own bathroom (maybe one day?!)

    Those doughnuts look incredible! Not sure why I always read your blog at lunch time. It always makes me disappointed with my salad!

    Katie <3

  • The first place seems amazing!! I loved the view!!!!

  • I was supposed to wait with my lunch break for another 20 mins.. Aint gonna happen! My stomach is screaming now, ha ha. Not eating anything even close as good as what you had. Well jel but love your N.Y advice can’t wait to go there one day!

  • TheGivingBride

    Although I love the Standard, and NYC, I have to say the best bathroom award goes to The Hancock Building in Chicago. That’s a must do bathroom selfie!

  • Your food pictures are mouthwatering! What camera do you use to take your pictures? They always look beyond fantastic. That view from where you had brunch looks spectacular and that bathroom….I would never want to leave.

  • such an amazing trip, and so much amazing food – you really get to have some treats !

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –
    Vote for my blog here !

  • Victoria Johnson

    I came across your blog thanks to a friend of mine who has her own blog and I must say you have inspired me to start my own blog this summer. I’m studying abroad in London until May and would love for you to do a meet-up or something so I could meet you and get some good pointers on how you lead such a fabulous, classy life! xx

  • Where are you headed now? Back to London?

  • There’s a bar with a room called The Boomboom Room here in my college town–it’s much less elegant though… Actually, I’d recommend avoiding it at all costs (your version looks like much more fun!).

  • awww i love this! i want to check out smorgasbord. always hearing the best things. glad you had fun on this side of the atlantic! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sepideh

    Looks like you ate your way through parts of NYC! Everything looks incredible

  • Where did you get that amazing shirt?!? So simple, yet so cool.

    Also, it’s 9 am here and I am starving for a burger after seeing those photos!

  • Ellen Keating

    The brunch sounds divine ! Great tips on places to go for the next time I’m in New York Xx Elle

  • I’ve been meaning to check out the Boom Boom Room for awhile and love the idea that they have a Brunch now! The view is incredible. Smorgasbord is the best. A Naturally Ginger staple during the summer!

  • Kathleen Glenn

    Pommes frites & Bรฉarnaise? Prob the best union ever! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hi Rosie – I’ve only recently discovered your blog and have spent the last goodness know how long reading it all. I’ve just finished it and am bang up-to-date now which is a relief on my husband’s part as he doesn’t have to worry about being told to “sssshhhhhh, I’m reading” anymore

  • I am pretty much always left hungry and drooling after your posts!! that food looks soooooooo good! and your last photo is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Looks incredible! My last 2 comments on your previous posts were about the standard and Manhattan brunch so glad to see you’d already dabbled in both ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven’t had brunch up the standard so I’ll have to try this next time I’m there – the food looks amazing!

    Mel x and

  • Your coat is really really nice.

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • lisa robb
  • Those rosรฉ (rosie) bubbles looked delish!! The view and food (too meaty for me, a Pescetarian here) – to die for. You really had an excellent NYC trip!!

    I’ve found through my own blog, that taking all these photos and writing about it afterwards always makes me re-enjoy it so much more and the memories linger longer too! Hmmmm, how satisfying x

  • Courtney

    I’m pretty sure that’s Kevin Spacey in the background of the pic with Yu wiping her mouth and bubbles about to be poured. If it is, that’s cool! Gonna go have brunch now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Danielle Styles

    Love to read your posts about New York City! The food looks amazing!

  • Nothing beats smorgasborg when its outdoors in the summer! I went there every weekend! Also Kim K and Kanye were at the Waverly Inn with Anna Wintour this week! You must have set a trend! X

    Michaela X

  • So many amazing sounding places! Would love to spend a few hours wandering round that market, bet there are some right finds to be had.

  • Oriette

    The New York series this week has inspired a trip sometime soon! Thanks for sharing, Rosie! xx

  • Those french fries look amazing! And that last photo is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Fiorella

    I can’t pick what my favorite meal was. It all looks soooo amazing!!! That’s my favorite part of traveling- you get to experience new cuisines and flavors. Love this post!

  • Tube or Subway Rose?!

  • Kristi Kowalski

    Why are pictures not allowed to be taken at Waverly Place? ๐Ÿ™

  • Beth Schofield โ™”

    that market looks amazing! what an incredible trip! you look fantastic, as always!! x

  • Sabrina

    you literally eat the best food! i’m super jealous!

  • Offonalittleadventure

    Loving your rockier style here. Different from normal but looking gorgeous x

  • Another great post……please keep them coming x

  • Sarah Peach

    Is that Kevin Spacey aka Frank Underwood at the table window at Boom Boom Room? Good for people watching indeed ; )

  • I love your blog! So many great places to write down for when I’m in NY or London! =)

  • Queenie Lee

    All the food and Smorgaburg looks amazing! xxx

  • Taking copious notes – off to NYC on Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This looks amazing I am glad you had such a good time. Your pictures are amazing!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Ah the Boom Boom Room, the place of legends. The food vendors really steal the show though, especially that bbq!

  • Everything looks so decadent. The views looks beautiful, the food looks delicious … Love it all ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maggie A

  • Jo Fisher

    You lead a very beautiful life, and I love that I can join you on your adventures from my little desk at work in grey old England.

    It’s not the same of course, but it’ll do – I’m not sure I’ll ever get to do half of these things!

    Brunch looked heavenly, as did your surroundings ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jo xxx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • Sarah

    Loved all your NYC posts… can’t wait to try some of your recommendations. I was literally salivating like Pavlov’s dogs looking at all of those pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aw I was in New York two weekends ago. Just finished reading all of your NY posts. Great stuff. I was there by myself so haven’t got as many picture of me and the sights as i’d like. Although i am planing a return trip in August. It’s too good not to go again ๐Ÿ™‚ x