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London's best bottomless brunches

Abigail McCann   May 4, 2023

Our definitive guide to the ultimate Essex girl day out - the boozy brunch
Cocktail spread

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What better way to let your hair down after a week of hard work than with a glass, or bottle, of fizz. City Girl Online has compiled the ultimate list of bottomless brunches all within walking distance of Liverpool Street station, because the commute doesn’t always have to be to the office.

Best for live entertainment: Ginger’s Big Drag Bottomless Brunch

Ginger Phlappage and co

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Sashay your way down to the best drag brunch in London’s east end. Taking the spot of the best live entertainment Ginger’s Big Drag Bottomless Brunch, held at Balls Brothers just eight minutes’ walk, or stagger, from Liverpool Street.

 

Hosted by celebrity drag queen Ginger Phlappage the event promises an afternoon of games, challenges, quizzes and a range of performances from Ginger’s sassy squad of queens. The queen’s lip sync for their lives, all set to your favourite cheesy pop hits, accompanied by free-flowing prosecco.

 

A regular within the show is queen Luna Cortez (@lunacortezofficial) who promises an exciting performance from beginning to end, “It’s high-energy, high-performance value and baby you are in for a show. We turn performances and looks,” she says.
 

Food and drinks:

The food offered is not your typical brunch food, with one main course and one dessert. Mains on offer include burgers or avocado on toast, with the option of cheesecake or chocolate pot.

90 minutes of prosecco.

 

Price:

Ranges from £45-£49.50 depending on the time slot selected. Must be booked in advance, book here.

Best for variety: The Cocktail Club Shoreditch

pornstar martinis

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Bottomless cocktails = a good sing song, we don’t make the rules. The Cocktail Club can satisfy the need for a boogie with its wide selection of musical brunches.

 

The Dirty Disco brunch is when rave meets brunch, described as “glitterbox meets trash-glam meet cosmic cowboy” on the website, it’s not for the faint of heart. The London Cocktail Club brunches are a must for cocktail lovers, with a choice of Pornstars and Brambles available, as well as the usual unlimited prosecco. Also forget the avo toast, cause this lively afternoon provides a selection of street food bites to accompany the free-flowing booze and live house & disco DJ.

For a nostalgia filled afternoon, consider one of the TCC’s pop extravaganzas. Whether it be the Pop of the Tops, see what they did there, or the 00s Brunch, Drop it Like It’s Hot to all your fave hits. The food varies from street food to brunch food, depending on what you pick, but all with the option of 2hr bottomless cocktails and fizz, so as Gwen Stefani would say "What You Waiting For?"

 

Food and drinks:

Each event offers different food options, ranging from street foods to brunch classics. All served with 2 hrs of bottomless prosecco and cocktails.

 

Price:

Ranges from £35 - £49, depending on the event. Must be booked in advance, book here.

Best for big groups: Hijingo

people at Hijingo

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Every Saturday and Sunday Hijingo offers an adrenaline fuelled, strobe-lit brunch perfect for larger groups. Whether for a birthday bash or just a fun friend’s day out, this is a brunch like no other. This multi-sensory bingo not only gives you a futuristic taste of Tokyo, but you could be leaving with a multitude of prizes including a £1000 jackpot.

 

Food and drinks:

Not as much bang for your buck, this brunch offers only one dish, but with the usual bottomless prosecco, or bottomless beer for those more pint-inclined.

 

Price:

£45 for 2hrs of bingo, book here.

Best for value: Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini birdcage

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With the Bishopgate branch only a stone’s throw from the station, Dirty Martini is a staple in the bottomless brunch circuit. Although it lacks on the entertainment front, this bottomless brunch offers a very instagrammable birdcage of sharers, alongside a plethora of cocktails starting at only £30. You bring the vibes to this lunch with a lack of entertainment like the others, but with a great bunch of friends you can still get a boozy brunch bargain worth the journey.

 

Kendal Jenkinson, who recently spent a friend's birthday celebrations at the brunch, says, “The brunch was a real laugh, with good vibes.” Despite all the fun, Jenkinson did note that for those with allergies this may not be the most inclusive venue. “One of our friend's mushroom allergy had been catered for, by removing the plate that contained mushrooms, but she was not offered an alternative and was one dish down until we complained and the staff did correct it.” So, this is something to take into account when choosing your boozy brunch.

 

Food and drinks:

The birdcage sharers cater to many dietary needs and provide a nice smorgasbord to soak up the back-to-back martinis on offer. The reason it’s the best value for money is the drinks on offer with the branch’s signature martinis or G&T’s on offer alongside the fizz and beer options.

 

Price:

From £30 (on off-peak days) to £37.50, book here.

Best For the Girlies:  Tonight Josephine

Tonight Josephine brunch

Image courtesy of @tonightjosephine on Instagram

Arguably saving the best until last, Tonight Josephine is the ultimate girly night out. We know you’ve seen those iconic pink toilets emblazoned with brash 00s mugshots, the Paris Hilton one is our fave, that’s hot. So its only right the venue offers a 00s inspired musical brunch, as well as a drag queen infiltrated bingo brunch. Of all the brunches this is by far the best for pics, so if you’re looking for an update for the grid, Tonight Josephine should be your first stop.

 

Food and drinks:

One brunch food option, accompanied by the usual option fizz and beer – but with the addition of spritz cocktails this time.

 

Price:

£45 and must be booked in advance, book here.

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