London and our love affair with the bottomless brunch
It’s not wrong to be thinking about a Bloody Mary at your laptop, is it?
There is something for us event caterers so satisfying about waking up at the weekend and realising (unless you work in our wedding catering ops team) that you don’t have to go to work today. It is pure bliss.
It’s even better when you remember you’re meeting friends for a bottomless brunch. Screw the long lines at the Breakfast Club (although we kind of think it’s worth the wait), London has outbursts everywhere of people getting in on the act.
These boozy brunches have been described as ‘a Londoner’s right of passage’ and we totally agree with that.
So where is there to go?
Here are our five favourites:
This restaurant tests the conventions of ham in eggs benedict and uses smoked pork belly instead. If that’s not tempting enough, they also serve truffle eggs on toast.
So why shop around?!
Depending on your choice, prices start from £6, or you can go full whammy with a bottomless option for £25
Flesh and Buns, near Covent Garden
This one throws the eggs out of the window entirely with unlimited Japanese plates. We recommend the Cheddar kimchi arancini and the Matcha marshmallow at the end.
Served with a choice of Bloody Mary or Prosecco, but only on Sundays @ £39
Bourne & Hollingworth, Clerkenwell
New to the brunch crowd, these buildings are well worth a visit. We love their bottomless cocktails and creative kitchen as well as the huevos benedictos (chorizo, avocado, béarnaise sauce and pico de gallo). We also recommend the crispy potato hash with a poached hen’s egg, braised beef, HP béarnaise and crispy shallots.
Opt for a Bloody Mary (refillable) for £15 or seasonal Bellinis (also refillable) at £16 each
Mews of Mayfair, Mayfair
This restaurant is perfect for when you fancy a slice of the good life without the hefty price tag. The staff here love to trick their customers by throwing a few wild cards into your brunch such as pea and borage soup with poached egg and Sussex organic ricotta or smoked salmon macaroni and cheese.
£15 per person + VAT for bottomless Bellinis, Mimosas and Bloody Marys
So thank you New York for another trend which has stuck to our London landscape. Please send us more like this.