A bottomless birthday bash
At the beginning of April it was my friend Freya’s 22nd birthday, so to celebrate she suggested the idea of a bottomless brunch! Safe to say that went down pretty well every one, so on a very sunny Saturday morning, I headed down to London to meet the girls for a boozy bottomless brunch! We went to Tanner & Co. in Bermondsey, a stone’s throw away from London Bridge station.
Tanner & Co
The restaurant had a really chilled vibe inside, with modern, trendy decor and converted pommel horses for benches! There were five of us and we sat at a booth which was all set out for us, featuring cute little glass bottles of orange juice, cups for tea or coffee and of course, glasses for prosecco. We also had a croissant each and a little jar of granola and yoghurt.
We had the table from 12pm until 2:30pm but you can only order drink for two hours. You can drink as much as you want – or can! – in that two hour slot. Choose from prosecco, wine, bloody marys or cider. Once you’ve ordered your poison of choice, it’s time to pick your food. The table is already set with a croissant and a little jar of granola and yoghurt to get you started so it’s just brunch left to order! There are around six choices on the menu from brunch classics to burgers.
Emma went for the bacon and brie burger, which just sounds like a dream, right? This wasn’t your classic brunch but the bacon kept it *almost* suitable to be labelled brunch? I guess they serve this all day and sometimes eggs benedict just won’t cut it at 4pm! The burger was juicy and cooked well. It came with a little bucket of chips.
I ordered the buttermilk chicken waffles with maple syrup and I have to say I was slightly disappointed by this. The waffle was really tasty and was crispy on the outside and slightly soft in the middle. The buttermilk chicken was also good, crispy on the outside and tender inside. It went surprisingly well with the maple syrup. However, the coleslaw mix that was on top wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever eaten – it was a weird flavour that left a bit of a funny taste in my mouth. I think it was a mustard mix with carrot, onion and beetroot but it wasn’t the best match with the sweetness of the chicken and maple syrup. They definitely need to describe this dish a bit better on the menu!
Tasha and Anna had the spinach and potato hash with a poached egg. Now this is good brunch and I wish I’d chosen this! It was served with a hollandaise sauce, streaky bacon and was everything you wanted from a proper good hearty brunch. Freya had the avocado and poached eggs on toast with chilli. You can’t go wrong with this can you?
The brunch also includes a little dessert. This was a little bit of a strange one too – the choice was either a salted caramel angel delight or a rice pudding. I think the general consensus was that we would have preferred fruit or something – the two choices were a little too sweet and my rice pudding was cold and a bit stodgy. It looked cute though!
We had such a good afternoon – the prosecco was well and truly flowing and we ended up having a bottle each – oops! The brunch costs £40 per person, which considering London prices isn’t too bad. The food at Tanner & Co didn’t blow me away but it was a fun experience and you can’t go wrong with a good brunch! Just pace yourself on the prosecco and don’t fall asleep on the train home…
To view the menu and book a table visit www.tannerandco.co.uk.
Have you ever done a bottomless brunch? Do you have any recommendations for me?