The current trend for bottomless brunches is really something I can get on board with…I mean…all you can drink bubbles for the duration of your meal all for a very reasonable price is a genius idea. If you haven’t already I’d highly recommend checking out Bottomless Bookings, a fantastic new website from my friend Gary Berry and basically a one stop shop for finding brilliant bottomless deals in the UK.
Today’s everlasting booze-fest would be taking place in the super glamourous Quaglino’s, an utterly gorgeous art deco icon that was refurbished in 2014. I’d visited a few times when I was younger but this was the first time I’d been since the revamp…and I was really impressed with the gorgeous sweeping staircase and the vast, ballroom-like interior.
And we had a good reason to be at a gorgeous restaurant supping prosecco. We were celebrating the pending nuptials of my best friend Anna. This was kind of a pre-hen, sort of a tamer brunch affair with Anna, her sister, their mum, groom’s mum and his sister. Don’t worry I’m planning an outrageous hen do too…I wouldn’t let her off this lightly.
And here’s Anna’s younger sister Hazel, my fellow bridesmaid. And since Anna and I have been friends since the age of five, I’ve know Hazel for most of her life. Aren’t they two gorgeous sisters? Actually this is my third time as a bridesmaid, and if you’ve heard the old expression, it’s fortunate that I’ve already been a bride 🙂
The Q Brunch menu is available on Saturdays with two courses for £22, three courses for £27 and then £15 for bottomless prosecco during the meal…winning.
A few of us ordered the same thing but choices around the table was eggs benedict, eggs florentine and London-cured smoked salmon but there are also some hearty sandwich options. As we enjoyed our starters, the waiters definitely didn’t scrimp on the bubbles and our glasses were consistently filled…and I mean they really were.
Nearly everyone around the table ordered sea bream with crushed potatoes as their main course…
For the sake of the blog 😉 I had something different, a beautifully cooked tuna with caponata. While the food was excellent, I have to say the dishes were quite light and I had to ask for an extra bread basket…the bubbles were already going to my head. But there are more meaty options to line your stomach with.
Spying the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream on the menu, we put thoughts of tight fitting wedding outfits aside…plus extending the meal meant more bubbles…and we ordered one to try. Ooozing deliciously with molten chocolate we had no regrets for adding this to our order and I really enjoyed the gorgeous ice cream too.
The six of us loved Quaglino’s and it was the perfect place for a refined (sort of!) hen party…I’m really looking forward to the proper hen do and the big day itself in six weeks time.
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