The number of brunch spots in London seems to have grown exponentially over the last few years. There’s now a beautifully decorated restaurant on almost every corner offering eggs every way and bottomless prosecco. Brunching is the go-to weekend activity of Londoners all across the city.
So what do you have to do to stand out in the sea of brunch spots littering the city these days?
The answer – offer something different!
And that’s exactly what Las Banderas has done.
Las Banderas is an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant with locations in Soho, Farringdon and the City. Last week I visited their Soho branch in Wardour Street to try their new bottomless brunch option.
Bottomless brunch at Las Banderas is just £32 per person and includes one dish and free-flowing Bloody Mary’s, Sangria and Cava.
Some of the dishes include:
- Spanish albondigas (meatballs) with patatas bravas and a fried egg
- Pancakes with Jamon Iberico, maple syrup, strawberries and sugar-coated walnuts
- Ciabatta topped with Halloumi fingers and guacamole sauce, scrambled egg & salad
My Verdict of Las Banderas
I turned up to Las Banderas on a Saturday morning extremely hungry and somewhat hungover. I have to admit, I was slightly worried that like many bottomless brunches the focus would be on the drinks more than the food itself. Fortunately, I was very wrong!
When the dishes were brought out I was pleasantly surprised at the absolutely massive portions of food on each plate. And when I took my first bite, I was equally pleased with how flavoursome and tasty everything was. My guest and I shared the meatballs and the halloumi dishes, both of which I would happily order again – particularly the halloumi. The patatas bravas (potatoes) which came with the meatballs were also delicious.
To drink we started with coffee then opted for the sangria which was lovely and served in huge glasses filled to the brim. The staff were very attentive and ready to fill up the drinks whenever we needed.
The restaurant itself was fairly small but very authentic. The walls were lined with shoulders of Iberica ham, large bottles of olive oil and wine, and jars or spices, giving the whole place the feel of a traditional tapas restaurant.
I would highly recommend visiting Las Banderas for their unique tapas bottomless brunch!
Visit Las Banderas
Soho Address: 68-70 Wardour St, London W1F 0TB
Brunch Times: Seven days a week from 11am until 4pm
Website: Las Banderas.