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Brunch at The AC Lounge Kingston

February 16, 2022

In a bid to make up for time lost during several weeks of "No Movement Sundays" in Jamaica last year, several restaurants are offering Sunday Brunch deals. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the deals and have a possibly once-in-a-lifetime foodgasmic experience. While some may offer reasonable packages others might be a bit pricier. It's up to you to decide which best suits your budget. However, I do believe that it is okay to splurge a little in some instances. One such restaurant is the AC Lounge Kingston. My friend celebrated her birthday earlier this year and wanted to try brunch at this restaurant. The AC Lounge Kingston is on the ground floor of the AC Hotel on Lady Musgrave Road. The restaurant has a classy but casual atmosphere. It is a great spot for chilling with friends.

Brunch

Brunch at the AC Lounge Kingston starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are necessary and the cost for the brunch package is US$50 for adults and US$25 for children under 12 years. The package consists of three courses the appetizer, main course and dessert. You also get unlimited tea, coffee, juice, soda and mimosa. On the day we went the available flavours of mimosa were raspberry, peach, watermelon and mango. The one I enjoyed the most was the raspberry flavoured.

The brunch menu contains a mixture of Jamaican and international options. There were not many options available, however, it is understandable for brunch. There were four of us in our group, I was the first to arrive and had to wait on the rest of my party. When they arrived it was some minutes past one. There weren't a lot of customers so we got the first pick of the seating and chose a booth. After a few minutes of getting settled and taking photos, our first server approached us. We had several servers which is a plus in my book. The server advised us how to view the menu. The menu is accessible after scanning the available QR code. In the meantime, we ordered our first round of mimosas.

Let's Eat

Two of us got the codfish fritters with scotch bonnet aioli and avocado salsa for starters. The fritters were a bit on the salty side but luckily I had my mimosa to wash it down. The portion sizes were also disappointing. The remaining two went with the fruit plate. They got pineapple slices, some watermelon and what we presumed were cantaloupe slices.  While everyone else chose fried chicken and pancakes for the main course I went for the barbequed chicken quesadillas, which came with a side of fries. I thought it was good, they went a little overboard with the tomatoes but it wasn't bad. Finally, I got the ice cream sundae for dessert, which was amazing. My friends on the other hand had bread pudding.

By the time we were halfway through brunch the place was a buzz. It was not packed but there were more people around. There was also a deejay who dropped a wide selection of hits ranging from R&B music to Afrobeats. The deejay played for the duration of brunch. We spent the remainder of the time chatting laughing, eating and sipping mimosas.

Conclusion

Brunch at the AC Lounge Kingston was certainly a unique experience. It is on the pricier end, so it might not be the ideal brunch spot if you are on a budget. The overall service was excellent and the vibe was great.

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