Brunch with the girls is one of my most treasured activities. When we were at university it happened all the time, most Saturdays or Sundays without fail. Now we are all spread over the expanse that is London, it’s surprisingly difficult to gather us all together at once. But we managed to unite most of us for a bottomless brunch a little while ago at the Bourne and Hollingsworth buildings. We booked well in advance, which you have to do – especially for larger parties, and on arrival we settled in to our table in the conservatory part of the restaurant.
The menu has all the brunch favourites: you can build you own cooked breakfast, choose poached eggs with any accompaniment (benny, florentine, royale etc) or indulge in pancakes, drop scones or homemade granola.
We went to town with the ordering, and on my strict blogger instructions I think almost all of us had a different dish. These are the drop scones with caramelised banana and mixed nuts:
The crispy potato hash with poached eggs, curried cauliflower and broccoli:
The huevos benedictos were a no-brainer for me, with all my favourite things – avocado, chorizo, poached egg and hollandaise sauce – all on one plate:
And the full English was a sight for sore eyes too:
All of this delicious food comes with the options of bottomless bellinis (£18) or Bloody Marys (£17) which really, if you think about it long and hard (although I have to say we didn’t – we were sold at ‘bottomless’), isn’t a bad deal at all. Our waitress was charming and kept coming back to top up our glasses from the magic enamel jug.
And if you’ve read this blog for long enough, you’ll know that I’m a sucker for stylish bathrooms. And what is snazzier than having a bath for a sink?!
All in all, B&H is the place to spend your weekend mornings, ideally surrounded by your best girl friends, all getting a little giggly on bellinis. A short while ago, I wrote a post on my favourite spots for brunch in London. Well, it may need a little re-jigging because this place has shot straight to the top of my list. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out. Book a table now to cheer up those January blues!