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Images: 100 Wardour Street
Bottomless prosecco brunches might just be the antidote we all need for the seemingly bottomless Brexit fiasco ruling our lives right now.
Nestled in the heart of Soho, 100 Wardour Street is conveniently named so that even after a few proseccos, it’s easy to book your Uber!
The elegant venue is currently running a series of live music, Jukebox Brunches where each Saturday, a different visiting band rotates around the tables taking requests for both classics and modern pop favourites. The mix of live music and bottomless prosecco creates a setting in which strangers from different tables find themselves raucously joining in together to the chorus of Lionel Ritchie’s ‘All Night Long’.
It’s an all-inclusive brunch (£30 for 2 courses, £35 for 3, and an additional £20 for bottomless Prosecco) with a lively twist, perfect for a gathering of your slightly more extroverted friends.
The glass-roofed entrance to the venue is awash with light, with pretty seating areas covered in foliage. Past the coat check and the well-stocked bar, the natural light fades to a moodier, more dimly lit space that feels stylish and relaxed. It’s a great place to sit in pairs or groups, sharing stories from the week gone by in a non-rushed atmosphere.
Starters included English breakfast classics such as crushed avocado on toasted sourdough with roasted cherry tomatoes and feta cheese, an extravagant version of the apparently mortgage-destroying Millennial favourite.
We also tried the eggs royale with smoked salmon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce flowing over delicious grilled brioche. From the outset, our waiter was very attendant to even the slightest drop in levels of prosecco in our glasses, so by the end of the first course we might have already gotten our monies worth in wine.
Punctuating our sips of bubbly, mains included roasted cod loin with baby new potatoes, peas and smoked pancetta bacon, and my choice: fresh linguini pasta, cep and chestnut mushroom Bolognese with parmesan.
Approaching our table, the band played Motown classics transporting us beyond our Soho settings for a fun experience not usually had in London. Despite already feeling like brunch had turned into full blown lunch, we found room for desert with crepes with chocolate sauce and Chantilly cream, as well as chocolate lava cake with roasted banana ice cream.
Scanning the room, the other tables seemed just as joyful, relaxed and satisfied as we did. In the fun of it all, the sound of a few prosecco flutes slipping tipsily from people’s hands to break on the floor could be heard around us, quickly replaced for more free-flowing wine.
If you want to catch this enjoyable variation on Saturday brunch, you’d better act quick though because it only runs until the end of March. Upcoming events include:
Sat 16 & 23 March: ‘Barberpop’ – featuring big party hits performed unplugged by the band with their beatboxing skills and acoustic guitars
Sat 30 March: – ‘Acoustik’ a young and modern band with a fast growing reputation and global performances, who put their own innovative spin on popular songs.
For more information, visit 100wardourst.com / Address: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TN / Telephone: 020 7314 4000