I’ve indulged in my fair share of bottomless brunches across the UK in the past year or so, from Brighton, to Bristol, to London. They’ve swept the UK by storm because lets face it, us Brits love bargains and booze. When bottomless brunches first came onto my radar they were pretty simple, you have an allocated time slot of 2-3 hours, you choose a breakfast/brunch item and you have unlimited prosecco. However now places offer bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, beers, ciders and even Pina Coladas. This is my round up and reviews of the bottomless brunch places i’ve tried out so far.
I tried my first bottomless brunch in April 2016 at The Dog Haus, a pop up at Patterns in Brighton and it was just £15 for a hot dog (an epic one at that) and either bottomless prosecco or Bloody Mary’s. It was a STEAL of a price and the time slot’s were lengthy, but then the wave caught on…
Bad Egg, £35 for 2 hours of bottomless fun. Great for a no frills delicious, quick bottomless brunch.
Bad Egg is a great option for bottomless brunch as it runs on Saturday 10am – 7.30pm and Sun 10am – 5pm; making it perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I’ve visited Bad Egg twice now and it was the first London bottomless brunch that I dived into. The restaurant itself is out on a bit of a limb as the area it’s based in is pretty quiet at the weekends, the people you bump into looking lost outside of Moorgate tube station will 90% be trying to find the spot! If you visit Bad Egg you HAVE to get the Macanchini, crispy mac & cheese balls with chipotle aioli as they are divine! The brunch consists of your choice of Prosecco, Bloody Mary or Mimosa and then 2 choices of dishes, which cover a whole spread of Breakfast and Brunch goodness, from Granola, to Breakfast Tacos, Cheese & Egg Fried Egg Fries, Pork Belly, Chilaquiles, Poached Egg, Pulled Pork on Toast, Cheeseburger Hash and sweet options such as pancakes or fresh toast. Both times i’ve visited Bad Egg the service has been amazing, with drinks being refilled instantly and if you feel like the free flowing Prosecco has hit you a bit hard they’re more than willing to chuck some OJ your way to calm things down a bit.
Villandry, Great Portland Street or St James £40 for 2 hour pour time. Great for a slightly more fancy and food filled bottomless brunch.
Villandry (either Great Portland Street or St James) offer a standard Weekend Brunch menu for £25, to which you can add free flowing Prosecco, Bloody Marys or Bellini’s to for £15, making the bottomless boozy brunch here £40. The Villandry Bottomless Brunch was the priciest one i’ve tried but also the most substantial as it includes a tea.coffee, a pastry, a brunch dish and a cake platter to finish. And the brunch menu is pretty extensive from your classic breakfast’s to waffles, to burgers. When I went I had the Grilled Halloumi Burger with Fries which made the £40 tag worth it! The service was also amazing and it was a really lovely experience as it did feel pretty sophisticated!
Grind, Clerkenwell, Exmouth Market, Covent Garden £13 for bottomless prosecco for 90 minutes + brunch dish. Great for Instagram photos and lots of food.
Grind was somewhere that was never on my radar until one of my uni friends organised a summer get together at the Clerkenwell Grind. As we were a fairly large group we were seated downstairs in a gorgeous pink and teal velvet room alongside a long bar and the room was gorgeous. For a regular bottomless brunch you pay £13 for the bottomless prosecco for 90 minutes +whatever brunch items – so it can be pretty affordable. As we were a large group we went for an option that was £30 each and it was basically a bottomless food affair – with bowls of bacon, sausage, tomatos, mushrooms along the table, plates of giant pancakes, mini acai bowls and plates of sourdough with avo and poached eggs – it was delicious. We had a great time and it was really great value for how much we ate. Although 90 minutes does go pretty speedily, so watch the clock a little to make the most of prosecco o’clock.
Whilst I’ve tried a few bottomless brunches now there are also a few I want to visit, such as:
Neverland £25 for 2 hours for 2 hours.
Neverland is the latest bottomless brunch to hop onto my radar. The urban getaway offers a Bottomless Beach Brunch for £25 every Sunday from 12-2pm and includes a £10 food voucher along with bottomless prosecco, cider and frozen pina coladas. If you’re feeling like going all out you can also book areas which include cabanas, daybeds, beach huts, feasting tables and a private dining room. My friends went to this brunch and I had to bail because I was ill but it looked amazing and I’ve added it to my mental of ‘must visit’ places, so fingers crossed!
Bottomless brunches are still having a moment so if you haven’t tried one out yet you definitely should – especially if you love a bottomless bevvie!