So the latest craze to sweep London is bottomless brunching, who doesn’t love a good glass of bubbles whilst eating their brunch? Well most normal people but in London it is totally acceptable to drink whilst brunching and in Bad Egg’s case it is more like drinking LOTS of bubbles whilst brunching. I’ve been to a bottomless afternoon tea (which is amazing I might add) but this was bottomless brunching totally new to me.
I have been to Bad Egg twice now so I will share what all the fuss is about.
Bottomless brunch at Bad Egg #1 – August
It was my friends birthday so she got a whole group of girls together to celebrate at Bad Egg. The atmosphere is great, it’s busy, it’s loud and everyone is having a good time. Our waiter was energetic, funny and was always taking the piss out of one of us but most importantly was always there to top up our drinks.
You choose three small tapas like dishes to come out separately as part of their bottomless brunch, the selection was quite varied so it was tricky to choose.
Firstly I went for the poached egg with avocado on sour dough toast. This was my favourite dish of the day, the egg was poached egg perfection, it went all gooey and runny when I cut into it, there is nothing worse than cutting into a poached egg and finding it all dry. The sour dough toast was also really delicious.
Dish number 2 was breakfast tacos, it was 2 corn tortillas with scrambled egg, guacamole and salsa. Again, a good choice and more filling that I expected. The guacamole was so good and the scrambled egg was perfectly runny.
When they say it is a bottomless brunch they really aren’t lying, in between and during our food our waiter was constantly topping up our drinks, we never had to ask him to come over and top up. We were a group of around 12 girls and he was flawless!
The third dish came out after some time and I chose a more dessert option as it was the last one. I went for a pancake with bacon and maple syrup. It was fairly basic and not a dish I would choose again but still yum. My friend opted for the blueberry jam and vanilla cream pancake and I was instantly jealous.
Our waiter continued to serve us drinks until our two hours was up and even refilled our glasses one more time to enjoy our last glass of prosecco outside which he didn’t need to do but he did.
The cost was £32.50 each plus tip which I thought was really reasonable considering just how much prosecco we drunk. If you want a fun brunch with a big group Bad Egg is definitely the place to do that. A great birthday celebration.
Bottomless brunch #2 November
After having such a great time at Bad Egg in August I went back to celebrate another friends birthday recently. A few things had changed, first of all the price had gone up to £35. I understand they have become popular since they opened and have hiked the price up a bit which is fair enough but what I didn’t realise until we got there was that they had changed the bubbles from prosecco to Frizzante, a drink I had never heard of. When the waiter came around the started pouring the drink we all noticed that first of all it was out of a jug (not a bottle) and it was completely flat, no bubbles at all and the taste was pretty awful. We then asked the waiter what the deal was and he said they had recently changed to this drink, when we expressed our unhappiness about not fizzy bubbles he very promptly spoke to his manager who said they had some bottles of prosecco left which we could have which was an absolute life saver! But do be aware, the Bad Egg bottomless brunch is now a drink called Frizzante.
Onto the glorious food! The menu had changed slightly since my last visit and there and I was looking forward to trying some of their new dishes. I had to order the poached egg with avocado again because it was so good last time and this time did not disappoint either. Just look at all the gooey egg goodness.
Dish 1 and 2 came out together this time, I am presuming it was because we had a later booking and they wanted to get the food out. The second dish I went for and was without doubt my favourite – the macanchini balls. I adore arancini and macaroni cheese so this was pretty much my dream dish. So this is crispy mac and cheese balls with chipotle aioli sauce. It was really quite filling and so cheesy and a great spin on two yummy dishes!
It was hard to chose the final dish because I knew by this stage that after a few bubbles you need something to soak up all the alcohol so I went for the Nduja Cheese & Fried Egg Fries for something a little different. It was posh chips and cheese with a fried egg thrown on top so nothing special but just what I needed after a few too many glasses of the bubbles.
Like the previous visit the waiter was always on top of making sure everyone had their drinks filled and always checked in to make sure everything was OK. One diner was gluten and dairy free and they made sure that her dietary requirements were looked after and she was able to tuck in to dishes without too much hassle.
I would definitely recommend Bad Egg but as you can imagine I was a little baffled as to why they increased the price but replaced the lovely prosecco with frizzante but it is still a fun thing to do, especially in a big group.
Have you been to a bottomless brunch?
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