Booze The Weekend Away: Best New Bottomless Brunches
Bottomless: unless you’re buying a boat or you’re a colorectal surgeon, one of the sweetest words to hear. The endless possibility of a brunch with unlimited alcohol. Free-flowing bubbles to accompany a delicious meal, Aprol Spritzes like spritz is about to be banned. Bottomless is sweet to the ear and even more so to the mouth. So without further ado (because unlike everything else on this page, my time is not bottomless) are our fave new bottomless brunches.
What: Hop to it
Galvin HOP, the little sister to Galvin La Chapelle, is a great low-key bistro with an incredible pedigree. As part of the Galvin Group, Galvin HOP knows exactly how to create a winning menu. And it looks like they might have done it again with their new brunch, with classics like eggs benedict, but also including some new delights, like Flat Iron steak with Béarnaise sauce and French fries or Sunday roasts. And for an extra £15 enjoy unlimited Prosecco, Bloody Mary or Pilsner Urquel.
The new brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am – 4pm
Where: 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY
Smith & Wollensky
London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)
What: Make no mis-steak
Pop across the pond to experience an all-American brunch. Except The Pond isn’t The Atlantic but The Thames. Smith & Wollensky, serve premium steak but you don’t have to be a MAGA-hatted, red-blooded American to appreciate their new bottomless brunch. Designed by head chef Tom Cook, the new menu offers both an a la carte option as well as a three-course set menu and, of course, copious amounts of Prosecco.
Launches Sunday 23rd September
Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
What: White map...
If carte blanche sort of means ‘do what you want’ (rather than white map) then the new brunch at Hackney’s Carte Blanche really is an invitation to indulge. Which is always what I want. The restaurant, a French and American crossover, is launching their bottomless weekend brunch promising to either cure or cause a hangover. Expect US comfort food (mac’n’cheese, tacos, the works) and alcohol of course.
London Shuffle Club
What: Get a shuffle on
No, we’re not onboard a transatlantic ocean liner, but instead we’re in Shoreditch (where else?) where this boat borne game has somehow transferred to a popular bar and restaurant. And they do bottomless brunches, as you know because we’ve already done four of these. The brunch at London Shuffle Club, Shuffle Brunch, includes two hours of bottomless beer, prosecco and pizza. So shuffle over East next time you’re in town.
Where: 4 Ebor St, Shoreditch, E1 6AW
What: A-Z of brunching
Bottomless brunch at Islington’s Alphabet is as easy as A,B,C, although by the time you get to X,Y,Z you may be slurring your letters thanks to bottomless cocktails. The Upper Street joint serves a pretty mean breakfast, including their Mediterranean inspired full-English (yes, this is possible: think merguez sausages or harissa eggs with mushroom, tomato and asparagus), but the real kicker is the range of cocktails on offer. The bottomless option gives you unlimited cocktails, prosecco and hard juices with cocktails including Breakfast Club, an orange marmalade, gin-spiked cocktail or the Allo Allo, a croissant infused (so many questions), vodka-laced drink.
Launches 22nd September
Where: 56 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NY
They’re known for their raucous nights, but now they are venturing into the weekend mornings with a New York inspired boozy brunch. Grab a seat at the bar and get ready for two hours of bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Prosecco. To eat, there are sharing dishes of zucchini, ricotta and mint frittatas, eggplant and tomato ragu with feta and truffled egg toast and it’s all served to the sound of a cracking playlist and plenty of Spuntino charm.
Where: 61 Rupert Street, Soho, W1D 7PW