With everything now ordered to shut at 10pm, it's not as easy to have a hedonistic evening out as it once was. But perhaps this is for the best. After all, it forces you to devote more time – and funds – to having hedonistic days out. Doing what exactly? Well, here are the best bottomless brunches in London:
A bottomless brunch at the award-winning Japanese restaurant ROKA is referred to as a han setto brunch. Expect ten dishes – including sushi, gyoza and edamame – to start, a single dish of your choice from the robata grill (the Japanese cuisine ROKA is principally known for) and an entire dessert platter. The booze – predictably – flows freely too, but only if you want it to.
£59pp with red, white & rose wine throughout your meal and a bellini on arrival
4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, E14 5FW
71 Aldwych, WC2B 4HN
Based in Bankside, we recommend OXBO for 90 minutes of inebriated gluttony. With four courses straddling the breakfast and lunch boundary, you might want to forgo dinner once this is over. The hardest part, however, occurs at the open kitchen – how are we supposed to choose between eggs royale and pancakes?
£49pp with unlimited prosecco and red & white wine
2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0UG
Located at the South Place Hotel, South Place Chop House is an excellent destination for those who wish to consume both breakfast, lunch and dessert items in one sitting. The eggs are Burford Brown and the fish finger sandwich is a Posh Fish Finger Sandwich, which obviously impresses us – and maybe you too.
£22.50pp for two courses
£27.50pp for three courses
£18 for bottomless bubbles, bellinis and mimosas when you order two or more courses
3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
The weekend brunch at Hakkasan starts with an aperitif cocktail (we tend to choose the Lychee Martini) and – whatever drinks are selected from that point – ends in contentment. Anticipate a crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nuts and shallots, seven variations of dim sum, a – prawn or beef – main, the necessary sides and the infamous Jivara bomb for dessert. There is, of course, also a vegetarian option.
£50pp with an aperitif cocktail
£55pp with an aperitif cocktail, half a bottle of wine and a digestif cocktail
£62pp with an aperitif cocktail, half a bottle of champagne and a digestif cocktail
8 Hanway Place, W1T 1HD
If the prospect of attempting to neck as much alcohol as possible during brunch does not sound very appealing, Barboun and Piper-Heidsieck have a solution. After enjoying food at Barboun (think Levantine loveliness featuring eggs, flatbreads and salads), head to the TAVLA lounge on Saturdays for ‘Post Brunch Bubbles’. Here, flutes of Piper-Heidsieck champagne and champagne-based cocktails exist in abundance – this way, you can savour them.
£33pp for 90 minutes of unlimited Piper-Heidsieck champagne and nibbles
61-67 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HU
The weekend brunch at Bad Egg promises two hours of bottomless fun – and it’s actually quite good! There’s acai and avocado options if you’re trying to be healthy, and a range of others if you’re not.
£35pp for two courses with two hours of Prosecco, Mimosa and Bloody Mary
£23.50pp for two courses with two hours of unlimited soft drinks
1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 9AW
Alcoholic drinks flow freely – for a price – on Saturday afternoons at the mighty Indian restaurant Brigadiers. The perfect accompaniment to their notorious feast of a set menu, perhaps.
£20pp for two hours of unlimited Camden Hells lager, guava Bellini and Bloody Mary
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
As if being at The Standard wasn’t pleasurable enough, Sundays at Double Standard feature an option whereby prosecco and Bloody Mary become bottomless. Now you only have to decide what to order for food.
£20pp for unlimited Bloody Mary and Prosecco
10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG
Like booze and buns? Then the bottomless brunch at Flesh & Buns is evidently the one for you – deciding what flesh to get in your bun is never not difficult though.
£39pp for three small dishes and two buns with unlimited Prosecco, red wine, white wine or lager
41 Earlham St, WC2H 9LX
32 Berners Street, W1T 3LR
Most people in Peckham like Mr Bao – eat there and you’ll understand why. Their brunch menu offers a Taiwanese twist on the classics – think a full Taiwanese breakfast and bao benedict – and bottomless cocktails, so that’s also understandably popular.
£18pp for one hour of bottomless cocktails
293 Rye Lane, SE15 4UA