What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year… If, like me, you’ve binge-watched all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation more times than you can count, you’ll be familiar with the iconic Leslie Knope and this important tradition. Ladies celebrating ladies on February 13th – it really should be a national holiday. And with London heaving with Galentine’s Day ideas, what better way to celebrate than over free-flowing drinks, breakfast food, or Mean Girls?
Want to open your heart to more self-love this Galentine’s Day? Trendy East London hotel One Hundred Shoreditch is hosting an I AM LOVE workshop on Sunday 12 February, hosted by Big Love Movement wellbeing expert Becki Douglas. In the two-hour workshop you’ll learn practical and spiritual ways to reconnect with yourself, exploring rituals of self-love through mindset, breath-work and mindful movement.
Following the workshop, head to brunch on The Rooftop where you’ll enjoy favourites like smashed avocado on sourdough with poached eggs and harissa; and potato rosti with smoked salmon, keta and chives and take in panoramic views from the outdoor terrace. For those who prefer something a little sweeter, the French Toast is a must-try. Amp up your brunch experience with bottomless Prosecco, Water Melon Spritz, or Bloody Marys. Or why not push the boat out and go for bottomless Laurent-Perrier Champagne?
The Palm Springs inspired Rooftop feels like a playful, Californian escape with a pink colour scheme, lush succulents, cacti and panoramic views – the perfect brunch spot to celebrate with your pals.
Where: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
When: Sunday 12th February from 10am-1.30pm
Ladies celebrating ladies.
Launching on 11 February 2023 in celebration of sisterhood and Galentine’s Day, AllBright Mayfair is introducing a gorgeous new brunch menu in partnership with Della Vite Prosecco. This new brunch offering is available throughout spring at their Mayfair Club, home of the global collective for ambitious women, with selected dates available to non members – which means we’ll all get to have a try.
The menu includes a selection of egg dishes as well as Tuna Tartare, Crispy Calamari, AllBright Cobb Salad, Grilled Tiger Prawns and Crab Roll, and Della Vite Prosecco is available by the glass or bottle, starting from £12.50 per glass. They’ve also = collaborated with female-founded eponymous brand Anna + Nina, known for bringing a whimsical aesthetic to every celebration – think coloured elegant glassware and printed napkins as you brunch. To book, email [email protected].
Where: 24-26 Maddox St, London W1S 1PP
When: Every Saturday from 11th February, with select dates available for non-members
Who needs a Valentine when you can spend it with your gals instead? To celebrate this Galentine’s Day, Lilly’s Cafe in Covent Garden is offering the ultimate Galentine’s Indulgent Chocolate Fondue for just £25 for two people from the 10-14th February.
Make all your dessert dreams come true with marshmallows, brownies, strawberries, and churros dipped in heavenly chocolate, and to really treat yourself and your pal, make it boozy for just £8 more. They’re also offering a special Galentine’s drinks menu featuring a Pink Royale as well as a Pink Mood-Boosting Seraphic Latte.
Whether you’re a wine whiz or total novice, Gaucho’s Sour Grapes series is a new monthly event packaging the world of wine into an informal, interactive and accessible evening that bridges the gap between winemaker and wine drinker.
Launching on Galentine’s Day (13th February), the new drinking and dining experience will be hosted at Gaucho Charlotte Street, where you and your friends will be guided through four different glasses of the good stuff by Head Sommelier Marina Diaz. Take tasty trip through the world of tannins, terroir and texture while grazing on a selection of small plates, and by the end you’ll be armed with an arsenal of basic terms and tasting notes tailored to your tastes.
Where: 60A Charlotte St., London W1T 2NU
When: 13th February 6pm-7:30pm
Piano Works are hosting a mega Galentine’s Day bottomless brunch on Wednesday 15th February (so, book the day off work).
Celebrate love with your ride or dies, tuck into the full bottomless brunch menu, order a special Mwah-Tini cocktail tree (six cocktails made up of Chambord, Finlandia Mango, passionfruit, lime juice and sugar syrup), and cheers to your tribe while requesting your favourite songs for the band to play.
Where: 117 Farringdon Rd, Ray St, London EC1R 3BX
When: 15th February
Grab your girlfriends for the hottest ticket in town this Galentine’s Day with an immersive ‘eat what you see’ experience of cult-classic film Mean Girls, in collaboration with Taste Film.
There’ll be screenings on the weekends of 11-12th February and 18-19th February, and as the movie plays, you’ll indulge in a menu of six imaginative dishes and drinks, all cleverly inspired by the film’s favourite moments – from chicken kiev with potato dauphinoise and thyme butter broccoli (is butter a carb?) to an indulgent peanut butter fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream inspired by Regina George’s famous Kalteen bars.
Drinks-wise, embrace your inner “cool mom” and knock back a Pineapple Whiskey Cocktail and Strawberry Daiquiri as you watch the iconic scenes play out.
Where: 1 Ropemaker St, Barbican, London EC2Y 9HT
When: 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th February
For the entire month of February, Brasserie of Light has launched a special menu of 111SKIN X Perrier-Jouët Champagne cocktails, encouraging all visitors to enjoy a month of self-love. When you order a cocktail from the menu, you’ll also receive a complimentary 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond face or eye mask to treat yourself with when you get home.
Mouth-watering cocktails include the ‘Black Diamond’, a deep cut of lavender and charcoal infused Beefeater Gin, Cointreau, lemon, lavender, topped off with Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé Champagne and paired with a Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask; and the ‘Celestial’ – a luxurious blend of gooseberry infused Plymouth Gin, lychee, Lillet Blanc & Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne, paired with a complimentary Celestial Black Diamond lifting and firming face mask.
The perfect spot to treat you and your gals to something deliciously glamorous alongside a mouth-watering menu of British and internationally inspired dishes.
Where: 400 Oxford St, Duke St, London W1A 1AB
When: 1st-28th February
Who needs a Valentine when you can spend it with your gals instead?
Ever go to brunch at 10am and arrive home at 2am the next day? Yeah… that’s what happened to me the last time I brunched at Dirty Martini.
The stylish cocktail spot puts on one hell of a bottomless brunch for a girl’s day out. For £37.50 per person, you’ll get tasty sharing plates perched inside their signature Brunch Birdcages, paired with an incredible range of bottomless drinks. From G&Ts, prosecco and beer to, of course, a selection of epic martinis – the only option is to guzzle each delicious one down as fast as you can so that you can move on to the next.
Where: Multiple Locations
When: Every day at various times
Get your girls together and let your hair down at Rake’s Scandal Brunch. Enjoy a selection of flavourful brunch dishes from the three dish set-menu (only £20), and add bottomless prosecco or cocktails for £35.
If you want to get properly scandalous, add bottomless champagne for £89. One of the best value brunches around for celebrating with your girlfriends.
Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
When: Saturdays from 12pm-5pm
Grab your gals and get shuffling at Shuffle Brunch at London Shuffle Club – perfect for groups of friends looking for something a little different.
Spend the day soaking up a seriously good bottomless brunch, and when London Shuffle Club says ‘bottomless’ – they really mean it. Your brunch will include a 55-minute game of shuffleboard, 2 hours of unlimited sourdough pizza made fresh by the Club’s pizza chefs, plus bottomless prosecco or beer.
Competitive, fast-paced and fun – heckling and laughing whilst stuffing your face with pizza is actively encouraged.
Where: 4 Ebor St, London E1 6AW
When: Saturday from 12–2pm or 2.30-4.30pm, Sundays from 12-2pm
Want the perfect pizza get-together with the girls? Celebrate your favourite women over bottomless slices of indulgent pizza for as little as £16 all-in at Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza.
Then raise a glass (or two) of the new Galentine’s cocktail special, the Love Spritz, to help wash it all down.
City views and champagne… The Shangri-La The Shard is obviously the best place to go all out this Galentine’s Day.
Treat yourself and the gang to a sky-high brunch experience like no other in their Sky Lounge. Tuck in to a selection of savoury Asian-inspired dishes such as dumplings and maki rolls and accompany the lot with 90 minutes of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne. Follow up with a decadent dessert platter for the ultimate indulgent bottomless brunch.
For a classy Sunday affair, mums, daughters, sisters and girlfriends can come together and enjoy the brand-new bottomless brunch at The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. Just a short stroll away from Oxford Street, it makes a great pit stop after a morning of shopping.
Combining the delights of breakfast with a good ol’ fashioned Sunday Lunch, this brunch of all brunches is set to live music (think 50s, 60s and 70s classics, along with current hits), and of course, bottomless bubbles. For £48 per person, menu highlights include The Sir Winston Treat (a nod to the hotel’s namesake) with poached eggs, lobster hollandaise and smoked salmon on a toasted English muffin; The Rump of Hereford Beef with Heritage carrots, Yorkshire pudding and crispy roast potatoes; and French Toast served with mascarpone, coffee and cream. Add two hours of bottomless bubbles for £35 per person and you’ve got the perfect Galentine’s day out.