One fine Saturday afternoon, Faith and I found ourselves looking for a way to spend a couple of hours. Initially heading for a couple of quiet pints in the pub, we of course ended up ACTUALLY wandering through Earlsfield to stumble upon Bloody Bens and partake in a casual bottomless brunch.
Despite being completely impromptu and is being the only ones in the place doing so, this was an excellent brunch.
Let’s cut to the chase and talk first about what, what we all actually care about; the level of wine in our glasses.
Bloody Ben’s took an unconventional approach and actually just brought us fully topped up glasses rather than walking around with bottles- this may have been because it was only me and Faith but I liked it! Service was excellent, with fresh glasses being brought to us really quickly as soon as they saw through the window we were near empty, and even though we were mismatched in speed (Faith letting the team down there) we were always brought a glass each- none of this “everyone at the table must have finished their glass” which was cool.
Additionally, although we mostly stuck to prosecco, Bloody Bens offers bloody Marys as a part of the bottomless offer, which we both agreed are amongst the best we have ever had- seriously, these are BANGIN’.
Food-wise, the menu is packed with classics and a couple of more interesting options, from your classic eggs or avo on toast, to sweetcorn fritters or a Buddha bowl. I opted for the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon which were really tasty- simple food of course, but the quality of the eggs and salmon came through and it was just the right size. Faith opted for the fried chicken benedict which was cooked perfectly and packed with flavour- definitely give this a go if you head there.
Bloody Ben’s was an impromptu find that turned out to be a fantastic spot for a lazy brunch- with flawless and friendly service, a super cute interior, and excellent food, there’s really not much more you can ask for a Saturday afternoon.
422 Garratt Ln, Earlsfield, London SW18 4HW