If you’ve ever been to a bottomless brunch, you’ll know it’s a typically boozy affair with more cheap prosecco than you can shake a stick at. From all you can eat sushi and you guessed it, prosecco to tapas on tap, there are many iterations of this much loved weekend pursuit.
As someone who knows a thing or two about making a decent brunch (Social Pantry Cafe and Crane’s Kitchen I’m looking at you), I wanted to share some of my favourite dishes so you can host your own bottomless brunch. Forget overpriced small plates and sugary cocktails, my bottomless brunch is indulgent, delicious and a hell of a lot more fun.
First things first: the menu. If you’re planning to host friends for a bottomless brunch, you should prep as much in advance as possible. This will give you more time with your guests on the day and more time to enjoy the experience – win win. I’d suggest two dishes maximum – one sweet and one savoury – that you can easily put together, even after a few glasses of bubbly.
My Chorizo Brunch Burger as featured on Sheerluxe is perfect to make in advance. On the day, you’ll only need to cook the patties and you can create an assembly station for your guests to build their own burger. For the veggies, I love a good shakshuka and Ottolenghi’s version always goes down a storm. It’s a classic for a reason!
For the sweet dish, a heaped stack of pancakes never fails to delight hungry guests. You can make your batter and cook the pancakes before guests arrive – simply warm through in the oven before serving on a beautiful plate. Again, you can create an assembly station with a few simple toppings for the ultimate bottomless sweet treat. My Sweet Potato Pancakes are one of my favourite weekend brunch dishes – why not try something different? Or for an even simpler dish, bake a couple of loaves of Banana Bread the day before and serve with espresso butter. It’s banana bread but not as you know it, trust me.
Now for the booze, bottomless brunch isn’t complete without some seriously delicious drinks. I love cocktail king Ryan Chetiyawardana’s book Good Things To Drink for incredible incredible cocktails you can make in big batches. Perfect for thirsty guests.
For anyone not drinking, freshly squeezed orange juice always hits the spot. If you can get your hands on some, blood oranges are totally delicious and look amazing as a glass garnish,
What are your bottomless brunch must-haves? If you’re planning your own bottomless brunch, I’d love to see what you make. Be sure to tag me on Instagram and I’ll regram my faves!