24th July 2015
Overtaking the homely Sunday roast as the sacred weekend meal, brunch is the perfect breakfast and lunch combo. Whether it’s the highlight of a lazy weekend, the ultimate indulgence after a night out, or the perfect time to catch up with friends, you can’t beat enjoying it in the sunshine here at the Mailbox with a canalside view for extra measure. Here’s our guide to where to kick start your morning with brunch this weekend:
Gas Street Social
The ultimate alternative brunch destination, Gas Street Social prides itself on its recently launched bottomless brunch that gives diners unlimited fizz for two hours with any brunch item. After a night out with your friends, The Social Breakfast is the essential sharing meal to refuel. From juicy sausages to unlimited toast, this Full English has the works for up to five people. Breaking from tradition is the Wagyu Beef Burger with all the trimmings and served with a choice of potato or salad. Wash the feast down with a Boasting Mary, a unique twist on a Bloody Mary, featuring a special Mary mix, vodka, tomato juice and lemon. Gas Street Social does not do brunch by halves.
Enjoy Brunch in the sun on Côte’s relaxing outdoor terrace. It offers a wide range of lighter breakfasts from traditional smoked salmon and scrambled eggs to a freshly baked croissant with butter and a selection of jams. For an alternative to a Full English, try its French Breakfast of scrambled egg, tasty streaky bacon and mushrooms all on toasted brioche. Finally, Eggs Benedict is the ultimate classic brunch dish that can be devoured with Côte’s homemade hollandaise sauce.
How do you like your eggs at brunch? Café Rouge has it covered, offering Oeufs cooked to your preference with optional extras of crispy speck ham or bacon. Also available is the Pain Perdu Brioche, a classic egg dipped brioche with a varied choice of toppings including crème fraîche and honey or fresh fruit compote and caramelised peach. For the ultimate sweet French fancy, the Chouquettes are top of the list, comprised of freshly baked choux pastry balls, coated in sugar all ready to dip away in crème fraîche or chocolate sauce. Refresh afterwards with your favourite fruit juice, or the Rouge Mimosa; Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne with fresh orange juice for something stronger.
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