Searcys at The Gherkin has seen the other brunches around and told them all to hold its glass as it raises the stakes and the level, quite literally, by serving up a brunch on the 40th level of The Gherkin which not only has buckets of Dom Pérignon but also gives you a chance to win a genuine diamond worth £1000. Fancy.
Taking place every Sunday throughout December until the 23rd, the brunch will be head in the Iris Bar, right at the top of The Gherkin, giving you 360° panoramic views across London…Instagram at the ready. To eat you’ll find a four-course feast of artisan breads and pastries, followed by smorgasbords of homemade ricotta, heritage tomatoes and toasted pumpkin seeds or smoked salmon, super-seeded bread, pesto, spring onions and soured cream. Main courses include eggs Benedict and bavette steak with red wine sauce and for pudding, chocolate ganache tart with malt ice-cream and Guinness gel. As brunches go that’s pretty impressive to begin with, before the added carats.
How to get your hands on the diamond? Just finish your glass of Champagne, because at the bottom of every glass of Dome Pérignon Vintage Blanc 2009 lies a sparkling stone, one of which will be the real deal. A real diamond worth £1000 and just in time for Christmas too. Imagine that, each Sunday one person will wake up just going for brunch and by the end of it they will be the owner of a sparkling diamond, what an end to the year.
The Diamond Brunch takes place on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December at Iris Bar, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP