Brunch is so much more than a meal. It is the ideal gathering with friends or family, it is an outing you spend your whole week dreaming of and, more importantly, it is a feast where you can fill your boots for excellent prices (usually)! Brunch isn't just eggs and waffles anymore; it's the music and entertainment, the free-flowing bubbles or cocktails (in most cases) and the ever innovating menus that experiment with different flavours and dishes of all cuisines that come with the experience.
Brunch can be causal, or it can be formal; it's however you make it! From waffles topped with duck to Mediterannean classics, brunch is evolving and is the new event everyone needs to be at! Here are some cities and their best spots that are dishing up flavours, style and sophistication at brunch-time!
London is home to thousands of restaurants independent and big-name chains. With cuisines of all sorts, many restaurants are jumping onto the brunch trend and adding their own twist.
Duck & Waffle
Make your way up to the 40th floor of London's Heron Tower in Bishopsgate and enjoy both views and delicious food. Although it is a 24-hour restaurant, brunch is only served between 8am and 4:30 pm, but, good news… the brunch menu takes place 7 days a week! Diners can enjoy their signature dish of; a waffle topped with a duck leg and a fried egg served with a pot of mustard maple syrup to drizzle over the weird but wonderful mix! If this doesn't sound like something you would enjoy, pick from one of their many egg dishes or sea bass.
Fancy going bottomless? Well, for £25 more, enjoy free-flowing Bloody Marys, Bellinis, Mimosas or Kir Royales on top of your delicious duck dishes!
If you're a bruncher who loves to snap a pic whilst your wining and dining, then Sketch is for you. One of the city's most instagrammable places, Sketch is a gorgeous and quirky restaurant that features different rooms in which guests dine. From the pink palace 'The Gallery' to the 'Lecture Room' that gives sunset vibes.
If you're after a slightly more luxurious affair, then Sketch's afternoon tea is just for you. Relax and unwind in a beautiful space and atmosphere in which a trio of strings will play classical music as you dine. An exquisite array of sweet and savoury treats; delicate cucumber slices atop soft white bread too, miniature, melt-in-the-mouth blackcurrant meringue kisses or colourful Battenburg slices. Pair the mini delicacies with an assortment of handpicked teas, sparkling wines or Sketch's signature cocktails. This high-tea is unlimited, meaning you can request as much as you would like. The classic afternoon tea will set you back £59 per person, with the champagne afternoon tea priced at £73 per person.
Known as the millionaire's playground, you know brunch will be good here. In fact, better than good. You know it's going to be phenomenal and come at an even higher price than the average brunch! Bring big bucks when attending a brunch in Dubai.
Bubbalicious has been rated as one of Dubai's trendiest, liveliest and most interactive brunches. This brunch spot comprises three restaurants and live entertainment set in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort. This is the brunch of all brunches so, we recommend that you come on an empty stomach if you attend. Hot counters line this location with cuisines and dishes from all over the world; roasts, salmon en croûte and eggs Benedict. The centre of the room is occupied by an insane amount of seafood, including a live oyster shucking station and an array of sushi and sashimi.
This vast buffet is every brunch-goers dream! Every brunch they've ever dreamed of, in one classy location! However, you can't just rock up on any old day and expect this sort of catering. The Bubbalicious brunch takes place every Friday only, between 1 pm and 4 pm, so get their sharpish! Pricing for the 'Bubbly' package will set you back AED 620 - £125, the 'sparkling' package AED 520 - £105 and, the 'No-Alcohol' package AED 420 - £85. So yes, this is pricey, but it is Dubai, after all!
Nobu Dubai is one of the 50 fabulous and luxurious Nobu Japanese restaurants. A celebrity hotspot and phenomenal Japanese restaurant, this is definitely worth a visit no matter the time of the day. Recently, Nobu has launched its Friday brunch concept, meaning guests can enjoy the complete Nobu culinary experience, featuring Nobu's best-selling dishes and cocktails from just AED 555 per person - £112. The average guest spends AED 2,000 for the same menu, usually in Nobu, so, despite it being a relatively expensive brunch, it is so worth the value!
Nobu's brunch takes palace between 12 pm and 3 pm every Friday with guests feasting on unlimited starters, including; Nobu's signature yellowtail jalapeño and salmon new style and Nobu's world-famous sushi and rolls. Alongside the endless starters, guests can sip on Nobu's signature cocktails. After filling up on sushi rolls, guests can select one of the seven main dishes like; Wagyu Steak or Black Cod Miso. To finish, an extensive selection of sweets are presented, such as mochi, cheesecake or fruit platters. This brunch is classy, luxurious and extraordinary.
Home to the rich and famous, you'd think this city had some brilliant brunch hotspots, right? Well, they do! The city of angels is filled with several trendy and thriving brunch hotspots. Here are two known faves!
Located in Mid-City LA, République, a cafe, bakery, bar, and more formal dining area, offers a French-inspired menu created daily. It is one of the city's more iconic and famous locations. Despite serving up delectable dishes for lunch and dinner, this spot treats brunch as an equally important meal. In the cafe and bakery, you can indulge in all of the dream brunch dishes such as; waffles, brioche french toast, lobster omelette, BLT Benedict, and many more phenomenal dishes to fill and warm your belly.
Next up is All Day Baby. A hip and trendy diner and bar on Sunset Boulevard, LA. Dishing up dishes of all sorts and catering to every meal of the day, ADB has an unreal menu. Brunch dishes include; plate-size hotcakes, waffles, various egg dishes, and much more.