The bottomless brunch concept has become so embedded in London culture over the past year that one struggles to remember a time that getting drunk before midday wasn’t the norm at the weekend.
With Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas flowing like water across the capital it is fair to say that the city has truly embraced the idea of pairing breakfast foods with booze.
Eggs Benedict with unlimited prosecco? Sure! A full English with a full bodied claret? Why not!
So to celebrate the explosion of this new-age city dining staple we thought we’d give you a run-down of the best London has to offer, from live music in Farringdon to Israeli classics in Southwark, build-your-own Bellini kits in Battersea and “frunch” in Moorgate, we have it all covered.
The Liquid Brunch at Hotbox is in a league of its own from a taste perspective, with all elements refined to the point of perfection. With five bloody mary’s on offer, a tasty tea and coffee menu and varied food options to pick from you’ll walk away from this one feeling more contented than drunk – there’s no hiding behind the liquor here.
In Israel they have a name for the bottomless brunch – they simply call it brunch. Home to a veritable cuisine brunch at Bala Baya is all about small plates rolling on and off the table until your heart and stomach is content. If you head down on Sunday you can indulge in their Bottomless Sunday Feast Menu, with a Shank Deluxe taking centre stage as a great roast lamb alternative.
Our full review can be found here.
What better way to kick off a day of celebration than with bottomless prosecco, bloody marys and live music at Piano Works! With a table secured at one of London’s premiere music venues you can kick back and induldge in good food and plenty of bubbles as pianists take song requests. They even throw in the services of a temporary tattoo and glitter artist.
The Aeronaut is the gem of Acton, and its bottomless brunch pays fitting tribute to the venue and what it’s all about. With THREE hours of unlimited bloody mary’s, mimosas or Laines Beer on offer you and your pals can indulge in all the bar has to offer, with their brunch platter a novelty sharing dish for bigger groups.
If you’re looking for a more raucous affair, the Jam Tree in Clapham is undoubtedly the place to go. Offering the usually bill of fare with unlimited booze their Cowboy Breakfast is the one to look out for on the food side – it’s laden with sticky baby back ribs, mountains of pulled pork, Boston baked beans and potato hash in a nod to our American cousins.
Although there’s an unstoppable tide of restaurants serving unadventurous brunch blueprints across the capital, The Frog’s offering manages to stand out. Although all the eggy favourites are included, you will undoubtedly be pulled to the options that are slightly more left field, with a kimchi baked egg; buttermilk pancakes with maple bacon; and an ox cheek hash among the standout favourites.
Our full review can be found here.
Bunga Bunga will never be far from people’s lips when looking for bottomless brunch recommendations in London, and we feel it’s only fair to give the south London staple a nod in this run-down. Based a stone’s throw from the Thames the restaurant’s “Party Brunch” is something that has to be experienced to be believed, with two hours of “do it yourself” Bellini kits and a three course brunch.
A far classier affair, bottomless brunch at the Villandry offers delicious brunch dishes, freshly made pastries from the bakery and a mini cake platter in their lush surrounds, with Champagne available as an add on for those who like to, politely, up the ante.
There’s no better place in town to find good eggs than at Bad Egg, and they’re weekend menu kicks off on a Friday with Frunch for those who want to kick-start the festivities early. With unlimited drinks and a choice of one smaller and one bigger plate you will be well fed and watered. The cheeseburger hash is a tempting option, with all the parts of our cheeseburger except the bun
smashed with crispy potato & a fried egg.
Foxlow has good breakfast foods in their DNA, and their brunch menu offers several lip-smacking options that will whet your appetite for a big feed. Ham hock hash browns and fried chicken waffles are among the best food picks, with plenty of bloody mary’s on hand to wash it all down.