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Edmundo Lounge offers a brunch menu featuring seven variations of eggs benedict, or “lounge eggs.”
Edmundo Lounge offers a brunch menu featuring seven variations of eggs benedict, or “lounge eggs.” (Kyle Alvarez/Stars and Stripes)

The U.K.-born Lounges takes a very different approach to the chain restaurant business.

Each location has its own feel, with decor and a menu that tries to fit in with its surroundings.

I found Edmundo Lounge in Bury St. Edmonds, close to RAF Mildenhall, while looking for the relatively few brunch options in the area.

The restaurant describes itself as eccentric and “potty,” which is British slang for slightly nuts.  

The wooden double doors at the entrance open to rows of chandeliers and a warm, low light that sets the tone for the establishment. The workers were friendly and jovial upon arrival, adding to my initial positive impressions.

In my opinion, the standard of any good brunch is the eggs benedict, or as Edmundo calls them, “lounge eggs.”

With several options to choose from, I selected the red pepper and chorizo variety. It isn’t your typical eggs benedict, but the spice of the chorizo went well with the creamy hollandaise sauce. The poached egg was cooked perfectly for my taste, with a runny center, and it was all served with the peppers and chorizo on a crunchy English muffin.

I enjoyed my meal and so did my wife, who chose the spinach variation. Our daughter had the pancakes with banana topping and raspberry jam, which she devoured.

We then gave dessert a try and enjoyed a fudge brownie sundae with fried churros — a staple dessert back at my home in Miami.

The menu offers a wide range of foods with gluten-free and vegan options, if eggs benedict isn’t your style. They also have sandwiches, paninis, salads, burgers, hot dogs, tapas and an assortment of main dishes with chicken, steaks and pastas.

If you’re a U.S. service member stationed here, visiting some family or friends, or coming through for work, this is a solid choice among the restaurants in Bury’s central area.

Edmundo Lounge in Bury St. Edmunds is one of a chain of restaurants all over the U.K. The interior design of each restaurant is customized to resonate with the neighboring community.
Edmundo Lounge in Bury St. Edmunds is one of a chain of restaurants all over the U.K. The interior design of each restaurant is customized to resonate with the neighboring community. (Kyle Alvarez/Stars and Stripes)
Edmundo Lounge in Bury St. Edmunds is customized to match the community.
Edmundo Lounge in Bury St. Edmunds is customized to match the community. (Kyle Alvarez/Stars and Stripes)

Address: 28 Cornhill, Bury St. Edmonds, IP33 1DY

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to midnight.

Prices: Brunch ranges from 2.60 pounds for toast and jam to 12.50 pounds for a large breakfast. A steak dinner tops out at 17 pounds.

Information: thelounges.co.uk/edmundo; Phone 01284-700-166.

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