London's Best Bottomless Brunches To Give Your Sundays Meaning Again
The Debrief: Because poached eggs taste better with a shit load of prosecco
If it’s Sunday and you’re not out there brunching then you need to take a good long look at yourself. As satisfying as it may be to wake up, not hungover and willing to rustle up some grub yourself, that’s admittedly not always the most reliable way to make weekend brunch plans. Namely, because that probably won't involve prosecco.
And while a plain old Full English might not always be your cup of tea, all around London (and the rest of the UK), restaurants are falling over themselves to follow in the footsteps of NYC-style brunches, pouring all you can drink prosecco and fancy pants eggs down our necks under the misapprehension that we won’t hit it too hard because: Sunday. Sorry guys, we’re made of sterner stuff and we’ll mainline that free (not free, but kind of feels it) fizz for our allotted two hours before crying into our keyboards on Monday morning. Here’s where you need to try before they start seeing sense.
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Best Bottomless Brunches in North London
Dead Dolls House
Throw an extra super reasonable £15 towards your panko crumb fish burger brunch and with it you’ll be offered a bottomless serving of bloody marys or mimosas for two hours. Traditional brunch options of avocado and eggs on toast and elaborately topped pancakes are on offer too.
The Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
The Colonel Fawcett
Break up your hungover Sunday afternoon trawl through Camden and make a quick (two-hour) pit stop at The Colonel Fawcett for a brunch you won’t regret. For just £25 all in, you’ll have a choice of unlimited bloody marys and mimosas, and anything you fancy from the bunch menu. We think you’re going to want to give the Full English a go…
The Colonel Fawcett, 1 Randolph Street, Camden, London, NW1 0SS
Drink, Shop, Do
If you like to surround your Sunday with the illusion of productivity, make your way over to Drink, Shop, Do. While keeping the food offerings simple, and the drinks as straightforward as you’d like them, spend a low-key two hours playing their selection of board games, eating bottomless bagels and sipping on unlimited bloody marys or prosecco. All for £25 per person.
Drink, Shop, Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DX
Best Bottomless Brunches in East London
Sunday morning pizza is always a good thing, and no need to chow down on last night’s congealing slice either, for between 11 am – 9 pm East London newcomers Pizza Buzz will serve you up an hour and a half slot of pizza, free-flowing bubbles and music for £29.95. Watch as their talented pizzaiolas hand stretch, top and woodfire your choice of 12in pizza using an endless variety of toppings. Oh, and the prosecco is on tap, so basically we’re never leaving.
Pizza Buzz, Alphabeta Building, 2 Worship St, London EC2A 2AH
From waffles with fried chicken to a hearty plate of smoked haddock kedgeree, the brunch offering at The Vincent is enough to please the least complimentary group of fussy eaters. Make the occasion a bottomless one for an extra £17 and spend your 90-minute sitting swigging prosecco or the house Hugo cocktail and pretend Monday isn’t a thing that’s happening.
The Vincent, 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1FN
Best Bottomless Brunches in Central London
Percy & Founders
This stylish, bright Fitzrovia dining room has definite Sunday vibes. And for good reason. For the non-princely sum of £18 you can drink yourself silly with unlimited proseccos to accompany your choice of brunch dishes. We’d go for the chorizo & cherry tomato baked eggs, although the vanilla French toast is a close second.
Percy & Founders, 1 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF
Asia de Cuba
If you’re celebrating or just keen to really swank it up, then run, don’t walk, to the Latin/Asian fusion delight that is Asia de Cuba. Situated within the lovely St Martins Lane Hotel, get started by customising your own Bloody Mary at the designated station before settling in for some phenomenal shrimp churros, ceviche, Cuban sandwiches and oh so much more in the appetiser platter before selecting a main. Finish off with chocolate chilli and caramel doughnuts to share and leave £48 poorer and drunker.
Asia De Cuba, 45 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4HX
Union Street Café
Gordon Ramsay Group’s Southwark-based Union Street Cafe is another excellent choice for all your Sunday brunching needs. Their Mangia & Bevi Sunday menu is an Italian food lovers’ delight. An extra £20 will give you two hours of free-flowing prosecco to wash down your aubergine risotto.
Union Street Cafe, 47-51 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BS
Best Bottomless Brunches in South London
Anyone who’s taken a train through Balham will have spotted Exhibit all the way from the tracks, and if you were waiting for a reason to go in, you’ve got one. You have the option of making either your Sunday Roast (with unlimited roast potatoes and Yorkshires) or brunch bottomless for an extra £20. You’ll be ridiculously full by the end of it so if you can’t make it home, crawl downstairs to their on-site cinema to let your food (and booze) go down.
The Exhibit, 12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG
Bored of the usual brunch offerings? Mr Bao has what you need. We’re talking all of the yummy Taiwanese steamed bun goodness – slow braised pork and teriyaki mushroom – alongside their regular menu. The bottomless booze component comes in cocktail form. Rum fans should go for the ‘Whit Night in Taipei’, and if you’re feeling brave, try the ‘Bloody “Hell” Mary’, £16 and £17 respectively for a bottomless hour of beverages.
Mr Bao, 293 Rye Lane, Peckham, SE15 4UA
Whoever decided to make brunch a three-course affair, introduce DIY Bellini’s to the equation and throw in a dose of karaoke is someone we desperately want to be friends with. This is precisely what’s on over at Bunga Bunga every Saturday. Your weekend starts right here. For £44 per person.
Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, Londo, SW11 3BA
Best Bottomless Brunches in West London
Every weekend Megan’s offers an hour and a half of bottomless prosecco, bloody mary’s or Pimms from 2 pm right through until 6 pm if you’re not much of an early riser. It’s £17 on top of your bill when and only available when you order a main meal, but you won’t need much persuading when you take a look at the menu. If it’s not the baked eggs and sweet potato toast, we’re going for the grilled halloumi with three of their house salads.
Megan’s, 571 Kings Road, Fulham, SW6 2EB
Main image: The Vincent
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