Sunday, 5 August 2018

Bad Egg Bottomless Brunch Review

Growing up, I wasn't a massive breakfast fan, it was something I could take or leave. But as I've grown older and therefore wiser, it's something I've learnt to appreciate. Eating out for breakfast is now common place and not something I've done much of and with the surging popularity of bottomless brunches, it was time for me to try one out for myself. On our family outing to SpiceUp the Exhibition, we booked in to nearby diner, Bad Egg.

You can opt for alcoholic or virgin bottomless brunch costing £35 and £23.50 respectively. Naturally, we all chose the alcoholic option and were able to choose from 3 drinks: Blood Mary, prosecco & mimosas (orange juice & prosecco) and what's more is you can flit between the 3, if you wanted to but can only have one drink at a time. Suffering from a mild hungover, I chose and stuck to the mimosa which was delicious. Charlotte started with a Bloody Mary but found it a little too spicy and so moved onto mimosas, along with Jada and I. Our drinks were topped up regularly by the eagle-eyed waiting staff.
As for food, the brunch menu is made up of 2 sections: lighter & heavier options and you pick 2 dishes off the menu. The menu is pretty varied, with hot and cold dishes and options catering to veggies, vegans, carnivores and those who are gluten free. We all went with one option from both the lighter and heavier to act as a starter and then a main. Charlotte and I had the guacamole and poached egg on sour dough toast whilst Jada had the pork belly & slaw. The poached eggs and guac was delicious, so ideal for my hangover. Can you believe I've made it to 28 without having tried poached eggs?! The guacamole had the interesting addition of sweetcorn. The toast was a bit hard but I loved the starter otherwise.
I was struggling with making a decision for main, it was a toss up between pancakes, french toast and the cheeseburger hash. Eventually all three of us plumped for the latter. It's a mashed up beef burger, no bun, onion, Red Leicester cheese fondue, pickles, mustard and burger sauce, all topped off with a friend egg. Being the fusspot I am, I asked them to hold the mustard and pickles. As with the starter, the mains were served in good time and portion sizes were hearty without being too big, my only gripe was I wish there was less beef and more potato. The burger sauce and cheese fondue were a nice touch and the dish was delicious. I didn't eat the egg - I was all egged out after the poached eggs.

After finishing food, we still had an hour left to chat and of course make the most of the bottomless booze! It seemed everyone else was doing that too as the diner was getting super loud, we were sat by the window and at times it was difficult to hear one another. Not for the fainthearted, Bad Egg grows exceptionally loud with birthday and hen parties-galore. There is only one toilet and there was almost always a line of people waiting to use it. Bad Egg is super busy so booking for the brunch is a must. I really enjoyed my first bottomless brunch experience. The price, service and quality of the food and drink were all excellent.

Bad Egg has given me the bottomless brunch bug and I'm already compiling a list of venues I need to try out! Have you been to Bad Egg, what did you think? What are your must-visit brunch venues?

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