I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t enjoy a good brunch session. There are so many great brunches out there at the moment so I’m tasking myself to work through them, for research purposes, of course! So one sunny Saturday I took it upon myself to go and try the bottomless bunch from Las Banderas in Soho.
I don’t think you can get closer to the heart of the Soho than you can in Wardour Street; it’s filled with more places to dine, drink and dance than you can possibly fit into any trip to London! That’s where Las Banderas is situated so it makes a great starting point for any fun day out.
We kicked off our visit with choosing our first bottomless bevvy, as we had a 90-minute session, for which we chose traditional red wine Sangria. I’m a huge Sangria fan and it’s been a while since I’ve had any so how could I say no to that! As there was two of us on the table, we were left with the jug of Sangria to top up our glasses as we pleased.
You could also choose from the Banderas Bloody Mary, White Sangria, Cava, orange juice with bits or a hot drink. The Cava seemed very popular with the tables around us.
As part of the bottomless brunch, you can pick one of the brunch meals and to be honest, I could have eaten anything off the menu and been happy!
But in the end, I picked the Jamon Spaceman Sandwich meal which was made up of a Rustico Jamon Iberico ciabatta, a hearty portion Bravas potatoes and a side salad. It was just so good! The ciabatta was lined with Manchego cheese, garlic and tomato which complimented the Rustico Jamon Iberico so well. The Bravas potatoes were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and were served with just a sprinkle of salt which was all they need. The salad dressing was really tasty too!
Mike went in for something a little sweet in the shape of the Sweet Iberico Sensation. These are American-style pancakes, topped with Jamon Iberico, maple syrup, strawberries and sugar-coated walnuts. He was shocked at just how well all of the sweet and savoury on the plate went together. It’s also been requested that the next time we have pancakes with strawberries, which we do some weekends, to have walnuts with it too so I best put them on my shopping list!
After we had finished eating we were offered another choice of drinks. If we had wanted to stick with the traditional red wine Sangria we could, but I really liked that we were able to swap drinks as I’ve not has this at a bottomless brunch before. We did end up swapping to a cheeky kind of Sangria that our waitress offered and it was Cava Sangria that was so good. That second jug took us to the end of our session, and we left, back out into the sunshine with full bellies and feeling slightly merry.
The service we experienced was great, the restaurant was quikry cool and I’ve ready got a booking to return with a friend, so that says it all really!
Las Banderas’ Bottomless Brunch costs £32 and you can book a 90 minute sitting any time from 11am–4pm, Monday to Sunday. 68-70 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TB