Is there anything better than a brunch on a rainy Sunday? We really didn’t think there was until we heard of the bottomless brunch. A trend inspired by New York, Londoners have been accustomed to the brunch as preferred meal option at weekends for some time now and adding a bottomless option is really upping the game to another level.
We decided to check out Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings offering in Clerkenwell and opted for a bottomless bellini (£16) and bloody mary (£15) with the intention of sharing each others but naturally stuck to our own.
The brunch menu has so many interesting options it took a while for us to choose what to have; do we go classic or shall we try one of the slightly more daring choices… After much deliberation and quite possibly a few rounds later we picked a full english and a very interesting crispy potato hash affair with poached duck egg that came with braised beef, HP béarnaise and crispy shallots. Both were devoured within minutes. The table next to us had french toast which immediately gave us food envy so we decided to order a portion of that too to split between us (it is a lazy Sunday after all).
The hours passed away easily as we sat brunching, sipping bottomless cocktails and reading the papers. Bourne and Hollingsworth is relaxed with a wonderfully varied playlist – we especially liked the rock n roll numbers playing in the background. The only downside was that they didn’t have the fire going which on a day like today would have been most welcome.
All photos were taken on our fabulous Panasonic Lumix GX7