I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday than drinking my body weight in Prosecco and eating some good food, but with there being so many competitively priced locations in London, which one should you choose?
Bad Egg in Shoreditch will cost you £35 for two courses and two hours of bottomless Prosecco, Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas – which in the grand scheme of things is pretty good value although there are a few cheaper bottomless brunches around. After getting lost on what should have been a 5 minute walk from the station, the girls and I turned up 15 minutes late gasping for a cold glass of fizz. When we weren’t immediately greeted with this, I was slightly disappointed.
We took our seats and had booze on our minds (we had already lost 20mins of bottomless) so quickly tracked down the Prosecco. One tip for you, it’s hot and loud in Bad Egg and I mean LOUD. You’ll need to speak up when talking to your waiter or waitress and if like us you’re in a big group, there’s no chance of a conversation with someone on the opposite end of the table. For me this isn’t exactly a bad thing, it’s just something to be aware of.
Having finished my first drink within 5 minutes and finally quenching my thirst for fizz, I was now looking for a refill. Now I appreciate it was a busy bank holiday and your server is also looking after other tables, but I like to make the most of my money (don’t we all?) so had to seek out our waitress and ask for a top up. This happened a few times throughout our meal.
It took me a while to decide what to order as the menu was amazing! I went for Eggs Benedict – ham hock, poached eggs, bacon hollandaise on a toasted muffin to start. It was egg-cellent (yes I had to get that in there). I love slicing my knife into eggs and having the yolk burst out and these poached eggs did not disappoint! The thick ham and muffin mopped it all up nicely – it was a brilliant appetiser.
For my second course I went for pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. I know what you’re thinking, basic right? There were a lot of other dishes I wanted to choose but having a very sweet tooth, I needed something to satisfy it and this did just the trick. Better than your average pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, the generous portion didn’t stop me from polishing it off. I also tried my friends pancakes with jam and vanilla cream and that was also amazing, simple but sweet.
Bad Egg is a trendy brunch venue with great food and atmosphere. The top up service could have been better, although my friends may argue I just need to slow down! Despite this, I would recommend going and will be returning myself to try more of the food.