You’ve carefully measured out lentils all week, your mouth hasn’t seen a single percentage point of alcohol since the clock struck midnight over a week ago. And what now? A bottomless brunch, that’s what’s now. You KNOW it makes sense. Picture it, you’re tucking into yet another hashbrown and the waiter saunters over, Champagne bottle in-hand, and asks you if you’d like a top-up? Does the pope sh*t in the woods? You bloody bet he does, he may as well be squatting there now, fill it to the brim!
Let’s hope you’ve not got a Eurostar to catch this weekend as you’re not gong to be leaving St Pancras Brasserie by Searcy’s. Their executive chef, Colin Layfield, has created a special menu of the best English ingredients with over 25 dishes on offer to hungry brunchers. The £165 (for two) brunch includes Rainy Lane yoghurt, spiced Williams pear, pomegranate, granola, and (and this is basically the only option, am I right?) Bavette steak fried egg and chips. On the egg-front, they’ve got all the bases, form Benedict to fried covered, and you can wash the whole lot down with the bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé champagne.
The best brunches are the ones that you allow to kid yourself that they’re somehow actually healthy. And so to Bombay Bustle, where they’ve cleverly combined yoga, that ancient of Indian traditions and healthy to the core, and slap-up brunches, that less than ancient of British traditions with negligible health benefits. Less ohm and more omlette in my book. Still, do your time in a weekend yoga class at The Ady Centre -a ‘luxury lifestyle and wellness hub’, before heading to Bombay Bustle for a three-course brunch from Executive Chef, Surender Mohan.
Avaiable every Saturday until Saturday 23rd February
I’m not going to lie, the faintest sniff of a scotch egg and I’m there like an excitable spaniel, bouncing up and down, which would no doubt be the case at Pop Brixton’s Roe as on Saturdays and Sundays their brunch includes a cod and chorizo scotch egg, served with grilled squash, along with menu items like poached eggs with home smoked trout and hollandaise and baked smoked haddock, leek and cheddar gratin with soda bread. Enjoy the shipping container restaurant best with complimentary Bloody Mary or Prosecco.
by CHLOE, the vegan cafe-bar-cum-restaurant (that last bit sounds a bit odd) are no doubt raking it in over old Veganuary, but how about a Full English? Well just so long as there’s no eggs, bacon, sausage or black pudding then by CHLOE have the answer. Their take on the classic is entirely plant based and replaces all the tasty F.E. staples with maple carrot bacon, jack fruit sausage, scrambled tofu, smoky cowboy beans, roasted plum tomatoes and whole shiitake mushrooms, served with a toasted buttered vegan English muffin and house-made beet ketchup, alongside an English breakfast tea or coffee of choice. As if that wasn’t all enough, they’ll even add 50p on top to go to a vegan charity of their choice.
The one thing you need when you’ve just stuffed for your face with bottomless brunch is a lie down in bed. Thankfully Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch do have plenty of rooms, but they’ve arguably got something even better. A cinema. Every Saturday, smash through smashed avo with smoked salmon and deep-fried poached egg on rye, or enjoy hangar steak with truffle mash potato or chicken schnitzel with lime slaw and fried egg, the options go on but most importantly make the most of the 90 minutes of free-flowing Prosecco. And, second most importantly, then head through to the 180 seat private cinema for a blockbuster movie.
Covent Garden’s Cinnamon Bazaar are offering complimentary Champagne (a glass) when diners join them for a Grand Weekend Brunch. The brunch runs through the plentiful dishes of the (Indian) subcontinent from chaats and bazaar plates all the way through to egg dishes, curries and sweet treats.
The free champers runs out on 31st January