Bottomless Brunching in London, it’s something I get asked about pretty much on a daily basis. It’s hard to know where to go when there are so many and you don’t want to make the wrong decision. Bottomless Brunching = commitment.
I’ve not done them all but I’ve done a fair few and I’m working my way through the best (and the worst) this glorious city has to offer.
The best: Hotbox
If you read my blog post about brunch at Hotbox you’ll know I’ve already found the winner. Nothing can compare and I challenge any of you to argue it. Read this for details.
Just because I’ve found the best doesn’t mean I’ll stop the search. You’ve got to keep going…
The worst: Bad Egg
I may as well get this bit over with, the bottom of the bottomless, the worst of the lot and the place I don’t recommend and certainly won’t be returning to any time soon… Bag Egg.
Bad in the name, the service and most importantly, the eggs. Don’t serve me over cooked poached eggs, get aggy when I want a refill and make me sit on an uncomfortable chair for 2 hours and expect me to come away happy. Barely even got an apology either, was not impressed.
Good Bloody Mary’s though.
£35 for unlimited Bloody Mary’s, Prosecco & Mimosas plus 3 items off the menu. 2 hours. Moorgate. 5/10.
The cheap one: Cabana
Brasilian basic brunch in Brixton. Read all about it here.
Unlimited Tropical Bellinis & Bloody Maria’s for £14.95. Order a la carte. Brixton & Islington. 2 hours. 7/10.
The one with the dessert: Shackfuyu
Don’t go if you’re only interested in getting pissed. This is one of the more civilised brunches; they weren’t overly keen on me having 2 drinks on the go at once and it’s also only a 1.5 hour sitting. The food though, is insane.
Order the Corn, the Aubergine, the Korean Wings and obviously enjoy London’s most Instagrammed dessert, the Kinako French Toast with Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream. To. Die. For.
£35 for unlimited Prosecco & Pineapple Sake, 2 small dishes, 1 big dish and a dessert for the table. Soho. 1.5 hours. Sunday only. 8/10.
The extravagant one: Flesh & Buns
The best thing about this brunch? Unlimited small plates. That’s the hook here. All the Korean Wings you could dream of. There just isn’t a better offer. You get a cocktail on arrival, unlimited Prosecco OR wine, nibbles, their signature flesh & buns AND a dessert. Plus, there are 2 menus to chose from and the food is insane. It’s got a banging atmosphere, the service is good considering how busy they always are and although it’s one of the more expensive ones, it’s totally worth it.
£39 or £46 for a cocktail on arrival, unlimited Prosecco, white wine, red wine and small hot & cold dishes. Nibbles & dessert for the table AND their signature flesh & buns. Covent Garden. 2 hours. 9/10.
The simple one: Jones & Sons
Simple, tasty brunch dishes and flowing Prosecco. Plus, the great thing about this place is, you can keep ordering meals throughout your 2 hour slot. The catch is you have to wait for everyone at the table to finish their course before ordering the next one but go in a small group or with equally hungry/greedy people and you can really make the most of your money.
£27 for unlimited Prosecco OR Bloody Mary’s OR Bucks Fizz OR Bellinis & unlimited brunch dishes.
The one with a Sunday roast: New Street Grill
The best thing about this place is the Sunday Roast. You can also get a fancy selection of brunch/lunch dishes and it’s all super premium. Bottomless Prosecco and a banging Sunday roast = life.
2 courses for £20, 3 for £25 & unlimited Prosecco for £15. Liverpool Street. 2 hours. 7/10.
I expected this to be incredible and come in a close second to Hotbox. Even though it was pretty amazing it still didn’t come close. It’s got all the right components but the food just doesn’t cut it. Brilliant service and great vibes but the brunch itself needed improvement. Great mac n cheese though, can’t fault that.
£19 for unlimited Prosecco. Order a la carte. Soho. 2 hours. 7.5/10.
I hope I’ve given you some food for thought and that you’ll be sipping on some bubbles by Saturday. Enjoy…