Now that January (also known as ‘Vegauary’ or ‘Dry January’) is over, celebrations have ramped back up to full throttle. The burgeoning brunch scene is only too happy to help revellers look for a way to blow off steam at the weekend. Vada Magazine rounds up three absolutely fabulous brunches that should appeal to the LGBT community.
Mean Girls themed brunch
The Mean Girls themed brunch started in New York, and landed in London at the beginning of February (which we wrote about). After selling out within hours, further dates and venues have been added across the UK.
- 17th February – London (Cargo, Shoreditch)
- 10th March – Birmingham (secret location)
- 17th March – Manchester (secret location)
Brunch runs from 12-5pm at all locations, and guests are encouraged to dress accordingly, as on Saturdays “we wear pink” (although we encourage the wearing of pink on Wednesdays too).
The ticket includes a brunch main and dessert, and an hour of bottomless prosecco from 12pm – 1pm. There will also be exclusive drinks, such as the Glen Coco and Carb-less Butter cocktails. When the barman shouts ‘that’s so…’ guests should be ready to shout back ‘fetch!’ – first to do so grabs a free shot. Guests will have the chance to win Spring Fling King or Queen, which awards guests with 2 free cocktails of their choice.
Free condoms will be on offer, but heed the warning “don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant, and die”. Friends or colleagues caused annoyance that week? Vent anger in the ‘Burn Book’ that will be circling on the day.
Booking tickets is essential otherwise “you can’t sit with us”! Tickets cost £35 and are available from joshuawalkerpr.com.
For a taste of what to expect, here’s the video from the first event at the beginning of February.
Clueless themed brunch
Londoners are invited to throw themselves back into the 90’s with a Clueless-themed brunch. This brunch will ensure a day of shopping, gossip and bad driving with Clueless themed games, cocktails and brunch food whilst the famous, cult classic plays in the background.
The Cluless-themed brunch is on 3rd March from 12-5pm. Guests are encouraged to hit the mall and wear their most chic outfits – with the best outfit winning a bottle of bubbles for their table (so don’t come as a ‘Pippi Longstocking’).
Tickets cost £35, with the price including a brunch entrée and dessert, and an hour of bottomless prosecco from 12pm – 1pm. There will be Clueless-themed drinks, such as ‘the Luke Perry’ and ‘Dionne’ cocktails. Be warned – some games might involve balls flying at your face – so check with your plastic surgeon first.
Tickets can be booked at joshuawalkerpr.com.
Drag brunch at 100 Wardour St
Dubbed as “Fizz, wigs, eggs and legs”, the drag brunch at 100 Wardour St presents a “fabulous brunch, darling!” in the heart of Soho.
Hosts for the afternoon are Coco Vadose, Marsha Mallow, Merecedez Bends and the inimitable Bunny Galore – all providing a spectacular, unforgettable afternoon. Think drag bingo, live DJs, and more crazy drag queen antics than you can shake your wig at. With drag hostesses, drag DJs, dance-troupe, and special guests, Fabulous Brunch, Darling promises to be the biggest and best drag brunch in London.
The brunch includes 3 courses (with dishes such as hash brown with nduja, eggs benedict with lemon hollandaise, and brioche French toast), and of course 2 hours of bottomless fizz. The show will begin at 12pm and we’ll party drag brunch style all the way through til 5pm.