Booze at breakfast time on Sundays is fast becoming a thing. Bristol has a brilliant offering of bottomless brunches, as Charlie Harding discovered.
Brace & Browns | Sat & Sun | 10-12pm | From £10
Trend setters Brace & Browns are now old hat at this bottomless brunch malarkey, and attract up to 10,000 calls every time they open the books.
The menu frequently changes, and they have expanded their offers to ensure non-drinking diners are as well-looked after as the rest of us.
I visited one Sunday with five friends and had a whale of a time. The staff are top-notch, the dishes were all well cooked and generously portioned, and the bubbles didn’t stop flowing. Stand-out dishes were a mountain of pig cheek balls with aioli and the delicious chocolate pancakes.
Brunchers can book between 10am and 12pm on Saturdays or Sundays, and choose from a sweet and savoury menu. Keep an eye on their social media for the next booking date - prices start at £10.
Pata Negra | Selected Dates | 11-1pm | £22.50
Pata Negra have, unsurprisingly, gone for a Spanish twist on the brunch formula, offering bottomless cava to accompany a selection of six savoury tapas. Think sausage rolls inspired by Menora's mediterranean cuisine and smashed avocado dip - there will be something for anyone. All this can be enjoyed to a backdrop of Latino-inspired music.
Pata Negra already have a solid reputation for an authentically Mediterranean approach to dining, so this is perfect for those of you that would rather kick back and relax on a Sunday morning, and try something new.
The next event will be Sunday 30th October so keep an eye on their social media and events page on the website. Tickets are £22.50 plus booking fee.
Prince Street Social | Sat & Sun | 10-4pm | £28
Prince Street Social are recent additions to the brunch club, serving an unlimited supply of knockout food and drink to enjoy on both Saturdays and Sundays. Offering an impressive six hour window, you have more than enough time to relish their glittering new menu of delights, introducing more boozy choices with the added luxury of Bloody Marys, beers and ales (not forgetting Prosecco, of course). Along with supplying the booze, their polished food menu is full of top-drawer grub which satisfies the tastebuds and helps absorb the bubbles. The staff are engaging, attentive and most helpful in ensuring your glass never stays empty.
Muiño | Sat & Sun |10-2pm | From £15
Oh Muino, how you spoil us all. After impressing us with their first-class Spanish food and wine, they’ve only gone and graced us with a juicy new bottomless brunch menu. Along with offering their utmost expertise on beloved staples with pancakes, smoked salmon and eggs galore, they’re upping the ante with their tasty spin on Mexican Rancheros. For the princely price of £15 you can enjoy unlimited, cooked to order breakfasts, teas, coffees and juices, or you can of course wash it all down with bottomless bubbles for £27.50.
So Cal Brunch @ Steam | Every Weekend | £26.25
Bristols newest beer hall - cum steam punk den - cum pasty house - cum burger restaurant - cum whisky bar have jumped on the brunch train, offering a So Cal themed weekend with booze for patrons.
Offering a two hour window, guests have pastries on arrival to line the stomach then are offered either bottomless prosecco or mimosas. Your main dish is a choice of 7 dishes that vary between topped toast or loaded pancakes.
Steam are sporting a great, large space and some of the best decking in Bristol so book when the sun is shining to take full advantage.
The White Horse | Saturdays | 10-4pm | From £20
The White Horse run their brunch on Saturdays and offer three tiers of boozy brunching to guests. Offering either a hot dish, a market table spread (compromising of Market table, baked honey glazed ham, pastries, local cheeses, artisan bread, fresh fruit, yoghurt, preserves and granola) or a combo of the two with unlimited prosecco.
You have two hours to munch or drink to your hearts content which is plenty of time to start thinking about lunch.
Clifton Sausage | 1st Sat of every month | 10-11.45am | £19.95
New kid on the block is Clifton Sausage with their offering in the bottomless brunch craze. They're keeping it nice and simple, one hot plate that includes a Full English, Eggs Benedict or Veggie Hash and a choice of either bottomless Prosecco, Bucks Fizz or Bloody Mary's.
Bottomless brunch will be served the 1st Saturday of every month and you will have an hour and a half to eat your meal.
Harbour & Browns | Every Weekend | 10-4pm | £27.50
The Brace & Brown team can now be spotted sharpening their bottomless-cum-fine dining skills within the modest space of a shipping container. This fancy new abode is home to some of the best brunching skills in Bristol, offering a variety of tasters, mains and some sweet treats to match (along with an all too generous amount of Prosecco). If you’re lucky with the weather you can enjoy out on their outdoor terrace, a gorgeous sun-trap supplied with plenty of bubbles and unrivalled views of Bristol’s waterfront.
The Ox | Saturdays | 12-2:30pm | £10
Expect another top-drawer move from the masters of meat themselves. Available every Saturday between 12-2.30pm in their Clifton residence, you can enjoy any dish from their heroically good brunch and lunch menu, all of which can be graciously washed down with unlimited Bloody Marys. Sounds pretty good to us. Booking is always recommended, which you can make online or by giving them a call.