The prevalence of Bottomless Brunches in London has escalated from a trend into an epidemic in recent months. An excuse for lazy Sunday sessions and extended business meetings, the Bottomless Brunch offers an economical opportunity to dine and drink without worrying too much about the bar bill stacking up. But why limit the treat to a midday meeting with Bloody Marys or Prosecco? Venues around the capital are now cashing in on the Bottomless trend by offering their own twists on the ever-popular idea. I've searched far and wide (well, across our fair Capital) and here's my pick of the best:
Award-winning One Canada Square in Canary Wharf offers the ultimate Friday and Saturday night engagement - a late night DJ, a delicious two course dinner and most-importantly - free-flowing drinks for just £45 per person. 'After Dark' invites weekend night owls to enjoy two beautifully-crafted courses alongside a bottomless supply of ETM red, white or rosé wine, beer, or Prosecco. Glasses are be kept constantly topped-up and a DJ plays until the early hours. A real weekend treat.
For those who think the City reserves late nights for weekdays, think again. On Saturdays from 6pm The Botanist Broadgate Circle offers bottomless Bellinis for diners and live music lovers. For £45 you can enjoy a two course meal, live music, and endless glasses of Venice's favourite aperitif, right in the heart of the City. What's not to love?
Champagne at Lunch
"There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne", or so said Bette Davis. And I'm inclined to agree with her. So when then moment hits you, be thankful for 28°-50° in Marylebone Lane (there's a branch in Mayfair's Maddox Street too) where for a mere £20 you can secure a freeflowing supply of Taittinger to go with your lunch. With mains including the incredible southern style barbecue pulled pork sandwich, this is a treat I urge you to experience!
Aussie eatery Dickie Fitz in the heart of Fitzrovia serves up healthy brunches such as spiced halloumi or smoked haddock alongside an endless flow of sparkling wine from down under. It's £25 to go bottomless and well worth it if you fancy a laidback weekend brunch with an antipodean atmosphere. The service with a smile takes some beating too.
Asia De Cuba in the St Martin's Hotel has long been renowned for its phenomenal food, and now the high end venue offers a bottomless option for diners from 12-4pm Friday through to Saturday. Complement your Cuban cuisine with cocktails with unlimited Bloody Marys, Mojitos, Mimosas or Bellinis for £48 per person. It's not cheap, and there's a two hour limit, but the decadent three-course indulgence will be an event you'll never forget. Unless you have just one too many Mojitos, that is...
There are so many more takes and twists on the bottomless brand, but these are the five I'd most recommend for anyone visiting our beautiful city, or looking for something a bit different when they think they've seen it all!