What? Smokey Tails, DJ Seth Troxler’s BBQ restaurant at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen now serves up bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday. It’s not just bottomless drinks either, the food is unlimited too.
New? Smokey Tails took up its permanent residency in Hoxton in April 2016 but the brunch only launched this February.
Where? 2-4 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 6NU www.smokeytails.co.uk
On the Menu: The menu is succinct, just three dishes to choose from – Mama T’s pancakes with fruit compote and vanilla cream; indulgent French toast with fried chicken and Cherry Cola gammon and fried eggs.
First Impressions: Whilst the rest of Hoxton Square was relatively quiet, Smokey Tails was not. Every table was full, the drinks were flowing and everyone was in high spirits (most likely because of the free-flowing drinks). If you’re looking for a quiet spot for a leisurely brunch, this is not it but if you’re after somewhere to start the party or to banish the Sunday blues this is it.
The Look: Smokey Tails is stripped back and minimal. It’s filled with simple wooden tables and chairs, wooden banquettes line the wall, globe lights hang down over the tables and big, bold, vibrant art work adorns the walls. There’s a terrace outside with further seating, which was, despite the chill in the air, packed with brunchers.
What We Ate: There could only be one dish for us, the French toast. Not for the faint hearted, it’s a pile of fluffy brioche French toast with a crunchy outside, crispy fried chicken and salty bacon all covered in sticky, sweet maple syrup. We managed to share three plates between two before being defeated and needing a lie down.
What We Drank: We stuck with Prosecco, but you can also have unlimited mimosas, Smokey Tails Bloody Marys or if you’re not drinking then you can have tea, coffee or soft drinks.
Go With: Go with a big group of friends for your birthday or make it the start of a boozy weekend when your pals from out of London come to stay.
Final Word: The only downside was that service was a little slow, for a full restaurant there didn’t seem to be that many serving, perhaps it was our corner table or because we weren’t in a big group so less noticeable but we were waiting quite a while before we were brought our first drink or food. So, whilst they say it is bottomless you might find yourself waiting a while between each drink.
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