The bottomless ones:
Brace and Browns
The original bottomless brunch, and you still have to book at least a month in advance, but it’s definitely worth the admin for how much you get (plus you can sit out on their terrace on sunnier days – lush!)
The deal: 2hr sittings from 10am on Sat & Sun, choose from the Sobriety Brunch (£20 for bottomless brunch with juice & hot drinks), the Classic Brunch (£28.50 for bottomless brunch with bottomless fizz) or the Weekender Brunch (£35 for bottomless brunch, bottomless fizz, hot drinks and a boozy treat to finish).
Spanish Sundays at Pata Negra
Bottomless cava and tapas for 2hrs – you’re already sold, right? Check their website for the latest dates & availability (they’re the last Sunday of the month, every 2 months), but this is one of my faves.
The deal: Unlimited tapas (including tortilla, avocado on toast and chorizo in a tomato sauce) and free-flowing Cava for £22.50.
SoCal Brunch At Steam
Pretend you’re a West Coast cool person with this generous brunch offer just off Whiteladies Rd, every Saturday and Sunday. Check Foozie for the latest availability.
The deal: Bottomless prosecco or Mimosas, a selection of pastries on arrival, and then your main brunch dish (choose from a selection of 7) for £25.
More info: https://www.foozie.co.uk/whats-on/
The White Horse
A cosy pub in Westbury-on-Trym offering some impressive brunch options. Every Saturday from 10am-4pm, and you get a 2hr sitting.
The deal: A few options, depending on how hungry/thirsty you are, go for Brunch & Bubbles (unlimited market table, unlimited fizz &1 hot dish for £20), the Drivers Brunch (unlimited market table, 1 hot dish, juice and tea/coffee for £20) or the mega one (unlimited market table, 1 hot dish, fizz, juice, tea/coffee for £25)
The Boozie Ones
Exciting things happening at The Strawberry Thief in February, we've got @thechocolatebearkitchen launching a Saturday brunch including these lovely beef brisket and poached egg arepas, sharing Wednesdays and we've got details to come about Valentines Day! #bristol #igersbristol #bristol247 #bristolcity #bristollife #bristolfood #bristolbar #glutenfree #belgianbar #freerange #organic #independant #brunch #valentinesday
Not strictly a boozy brunch as it’s not included with the price, but it is a bar boasting over 50 Belgian beers and many local ones to boot.Brunch options are varied and unusual (arepas with beef brisket/roasted aubergine, Belgian waffles and sticky toffee pancakes to name but three) with plenty of vegan options. Served 12-4 on Saturdays, all around the £5 mark.
More info: https://www.strawberrythiefbar.com/menus
Another cocktail-tastic brunch – and this time the spirits include house concoctions such as rhubarb & custard vodka, or raspberry gin (just as good as they sound) – the standard menu consists of Italian nibbles, but they regularly host great themed brunches (the latest ones being a Bowie brunch, followed by a Star Wars one!), so keep your eye to their Facebook or Twitter feeds for the latest news.
And if you want to go for an all-out brunch rave…..
Brunch 808 parties
We didn’t know that we needed brunch raves until Foozie showed us how good they are. There’s one running on most weekends, with themes ranging from 80s music to UK garage, but the food is always great, the cocktails are plentiful, and the atmosphere is brilliant.
More info: https://www.foozie.co.uk/whats-on/
A nice large bistro bar in the centre – it looks exactly like a Manhattan brunch spot, so do it justice by going along for a mid-morning food & drink binge. Every Saturday 10am-4pm, £25pp.
The deal: Your choice of a brunch dish from the menu, plus bottomless Prosecco or Bloody Marys
Some lush meaty dishes to choose from here, including eggs in a spicy chorizo sauce, or a hefty Full English. There’s also Veggie Hash or Eggs Florentine for the meat dodgers. 1st Saturday of the month, £19.95pp.
The deal: Your choice of a brunch dish from the menu, plus bottomless Prosecco, Bucks Fizz or Bloody Marys.
More info: http://cliftonsausage.co.uk/bristol/events/
This one’s actually a lunch, but seeing as many of us struggle to get out of bed before midday on a weekend, this could be the best option for you! Available every Saturday and Sunday, £19.95pp.
The deal: Bellini on arrival, choice of starter, choice of main, choice of dessert and unlimited prosecco – £29.95pp.
Fancy more like this? Check out Shonette’s guides on her blog A Life Less Organised.
The Bristol Porridge Project Has Just Opened
Bristol’s first porridge bar opens
The Bristol Porridge Project has opened its doors this week offering Bristolians a range of awesome porridge served with sensational coffee.
You’ll find this small and cute place situated just behind Colston Hall on Lodge street.
Inside you’ll find the cheerful owner Adam who has set this place up very much as a place to go for porridge rather than a traditional cafe.
That’s not to say they’ve snipped on the coffee however, with careful selection taking place from the ‘Welsh Coffee’ company. Take it from me, as a bit of a coffee snob the Americano I took away was absolutely top notch.
Porridge is cooked in a bain marie (basically a water bath), whilst freshly rolled oats are used for every batch from this machine.
There are a selection of cakes available (all freshly made in store). Whilst the porridge itself is made with water and available with the following toppings:
Almonds, cashews, crunch oats and maple syrups
Dark chocolate, banana, maple syrup
Cherry compote, roasted coconut flakes, white chocolate
Apple sauce, walnuts & cinnamon
Honey nut granola, banana, maple syrup
Caramel, grapes, apple, almond
Dates, cacao nibs, cranberries, hazenults, cinnamon, fresh apple
The Bristol Porridge Project are also not against bespoke requests.
All and all this is a great addition to Bristol and the next time you’re after a quick breakfast fix on the way to work this should be at the top of your list.
Opening hours: Tues – Fri 7-4, Sat 8-4
Bristol Porridge Project Address: 16 Trenchard St, Bristol BS1 5AN
Bristol Porridge Project Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bristolporridgeproject/
11 Bristol Breakfasts That Will Start Any Day The Right Way
The best Bristol breakfasts
Seeking out the ultimate Full English? This has to be your first stop – the breakfast is huge and you won’t find finer ingredients; you can even stroll over to the meat counter to choose your sausages!
A small but lively cafe – there’s just one large table for everyone to sit around, but the food is first class; make sure you try the cheese scones or the custard tarts while you’re waiting for your poached eggs.
3. No.12 Easton
— Sophie's Scran (@sophiesscran) October 24, 2015
Still arguably Bristol’s best bacon sanger, make no mistake, but they’re got plenty of other lush breakfast options up for grabs too.
If you need to load up for the day, the breakfasts here come piled high. My favourites are the bubble & squeak or the pancakes, but you’re spoilt for choice.
Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the harbour, and to make things even better, the food here is brilliant – but don’t take my word for it, they are also the winner of Best Breakfast at the 2016 Bristol Good Food Awards, and deservedly so.
6. Bakers & Co
A Bristol brunch institution – whether you opt for one of their amazing cakes, or go flashy and order the huevos rancheros or hefty Bakers Breakfast.
— digitombs (@digitombs) February 21, 2016
Where better to breakfast than in a warm and cosy bakery, right? Choose from pastries, cakes and some chunkier dishes, including the smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs.
Chilled, sophisticated and their chorizo hash is ON POINT. One to bring your weekend papers and make a morning of it.
— Wriggle Bristol (@Wriggle_Bristol) September 20, 2016
Whether you opt for a stack of pancakes or a bowl of granola, you won’t come away disappointed. They also do great milkshakes, and are home to Bristol’s teeniest, cutest dog (Hi Tinka!)
10. Spicer & Cole
With 3 branches around Bristol, you’re never far away from an egg, bacon and aioli bap, and that my friends is a joyful, joyful thing.
I have spent more hungover mornings on their sunny deck tucking into a Brewfast than I’d care to imagine. Top notch coffee too.
…and a bonus mention for George’s on East St in Bedminster, mainly because you can get a big Full English with chips AND hash browns for under a fiver, and you can’t go wrong with double potato for breakfast in my book. And no Bristol breakfast list is complete without a greasy spoon.
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