I realise this is a little bit late at the end of the long Easter weekend, but hey, I was enjoying having bottomless brunch! It’s one of my favourite things to do when I want to catch up with friends. If you don’t know what bottomless brunch is, it’s where you get a choice of alcoholic or soft drink with your brunch, (usually prosecco or cocktails for the alcoholic choice), and they refill you every time your glass gets low within a two-hour time slot. The price depends on the restaurant – sometimes they charge the bottomless drinks separate to food; sometimes it’s just one inclusive cost. Most places in London charge between £30-£60, and normally unless the food is out of this world, I wouldn’t want to spend more than £60. For me it’s a treat every now and then, and I really love finding new places to try. So here are my top recommendations in London, and I will probably add to this as I find new ones 🙂
The Eastway Brasserie at the Andaz Hotel by Liverpool Street Station was a new find (courtesy of my friend Jade) and they’ve only just started doing the bottomless brunch menu. It’s quite a unique style of menu where you share about five starters between your group, which includes vegetarian options; and then you each choose a main. Food cost is approx. £28 per person, and you can choose anything from their beautiful pastries and cakes as well, included in that cost. Bottomless prosecco or cocktails are another £18 per person and you can have as much tea and coffee as you like. I was so impressed with the food, it was really delicious and they had some unique starters, such as: sweetcorn fritters, avocado with houmous, fruit salad with quinoa, heirloom tomatoes. and my favourite – arancini with nduja.
I had the vegetarian Full English as my main and had a couple of pastries and cakes afterwards – I just had to after seeing their beautiful displays!
Everything was so wonderfully presented, the food was delicious, the service was great and they really took the time to explain everything to us and ask for our feedback, as we were the first people to trial the new menu. They didn’t rush us at all and I really enjoyed the whole experience, and would highly recommend it.
Sea Containers at the Mondrian Hotel is a bit more of an upscale option, but it’s got a really nice relaxed atmosphere and the service is great. It would be a brilliant place to bring family or friends who perhaps don’t live in London, as it overlooks the Thames and the decor is glamourous and very Instagram-worthy.
The food is priced separately to drinks, and the bottomless options are an additional £18 per person. My favourite meal there is the Egg Sammy with fried egg, bacon, Jack cheese, and avocado in a brioche bun; with a side of mac and cheese (it’s one of the best mac and cheese that I’ve had in a restaurant). Am I making you feel hungry yet? 😉
And if the bottomless booze wasn’t enough for you, the Mondrian has some really nice cocktail bars as well. I’ve only been to Dandelyan which has lovely botanical cocktails by the Thames; but I’ve heard the Rumpus Room is fab too.
Bad Egg in Moorgate is a bit more of an affordable option, as food and bottomless drink is £35 per person all included. It’s quite a small space and is very popular and quite busy, so I wouldn’t say it’s as relaxing an experience as at Eastway Brasserie or Sea Containers; but it’s got a fun and buzzing atmosphere. I’ve been a few times and have always enjoyed the food and the staff are very friendly.
You choose two options from the menu – my favourites that I’ve had every time I’ve been are the cheeseburger hash and pancakes with jam and vanilla cream.
An honourable mention also goes to Bourne & Hollingsworth in Clerkenwell, which is another very Instagram-able option with it’s beautiful plant-filled interior. The food is really nice and bottomless drinks cost between £18-£25 on top of food.