Brunch is everywhere in London these days, with hordes of us joining our pals for a hearty weekend debrief. Forget fighting the hangover though, because going bottomless is the new black. Read on to discover some great spots in the capital for brunching without limits.
Words: Eamonn Crowe
Aqua Kyoto, Soho
What: Brunchers can enjoy unlimited Prosecco or Veuve Clicquot Champagne with this high-end take on a weekend ritual. In-between sips, you can fill up on the likes of prawn tempura with kimchee and garlic sauce, or robata-grilled chicken with spring onion.
When: Saturdays noon until 4pm, Sundays noon until 6.15pm
Where: 30 Argyll Street, W1B 3BR
How much: £49/65 with Prosecco/Champagne, bottomless for 2 hours (3 hours for parties of 8 or more)
Ben’s Canteen, Battersea and Earlsfield
What: Between 4 and 6pm (this one’s for really late risers), you’ll get two hours of non-stop sparkling wine and one item from the Bottomless food menu, which includes a chorizo-stuffed breakfast burrito, as well as sweetcorn and courgette fritters.
When: Saturdays, 4-6pm
Where: 140 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SL and 422 Garratt Lane, SW18 4HW
How much: £25, bottomless for 2 hours
Cantina del Ponte, South Bank
What: This bottomless Prosecco and pasta option (nope, you’re not dreaming) offers an Italian twist on the weekend menu, with pasta dishes including smoked burrata ravioli with tomato sauce, and braised beef ravioli smothered in butter and rosemary.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, midday until 3pm
Where: The Butler’s Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, SE1 2YE
How much: 3 dishes for £15, or 5 for £25, bottomless for 3 hours max
Cinnamon Soho, Soho
What: Spice up your weekend brunch with a trip to this Soho India. For two hours, diners can sip on bottomless Prosecco or Mimosas, all while chowing down on the likes of haddock curry and chicken biryani.
When: Sundays, 11am-5pm
Where: 5 Kingly Street, W1B 5PF
How much: £20, bottomless for 2 hours
What: Indecisive brunch-lovers are covered at Coya, with a choice of bottomless Champagne, Pisco Sours or Pisco Marys (a Peruvian take on the classic). The best bit? On Sundays, there’s an in-house nanny and a magician to keep the kids entertained.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm
Where: 118 Piccadilly, W1J 7NW
How much: £36-46 (depending on choice of main course), bottomless for 2.5 hours max
What: If brunching were an extreme sport, the No Limit Brunch at Firedog would take the gold: a feast of Aegean mezze (including eggs with unsalted cheese and sour-cherry compote) alongside unlimited glasses of Prosecco.
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-4pm
Where: 92 Newman Street, W1T 3EZ
How much: £35, bottomless for 90 minutes
Gaucho, Canary Wharf, Chelsea, City (Broadgate and Chancery Lane), Clerkenwell, South Bank, and St James’s
What: Some of you (ok, us) probably need electrocuting to wake up on a bank holiday, but that’s not what Gaucho is up to: at selected sites, the Argentinian steak brand’s Electro Brunch means limitless drinks and food, including cocktails, lagers and oven-baked chorizo with egg and tomato.
When: Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Where: Various locations (but not all – check above)
How much: £49.95, bottomless for 2 hours
Smokey Tails, Shoreditch
What: At this American-style hangout, brunchers can indulge in bottomless Bloody Marys, Proseccos or Mimosas. Artery-clogging dishes include French toast stacked with fried chicken, bacon and maple syrup.
When: Saturdays 10am-2pm, Sundays midday until 2pm
Where: 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
How much: £30, bottomless for 2 hours
Veneta, St James’s
What: This Italian joint has Sundays sorted. For three hours, guests can enjoy four courses alongside unlimited Prosecco or Venetian red or white wine. With your fizz, expect the likes of goat ragu with fresh pappardelle, and saffron ice cream with rhubarb and blood orange.
When: Sundays 9am-4pm
Where: 3 Norris Street, St James's Market, SW1Y 4SB
How much: £35
For a more complete look at London’s thriving brunch scene, check out our pick of the best weekend brunches in the capital
This article was published 18 April 2017