5 Alternative Bottomless Brunches For When Eggs Benedict Just Won’t Cut It

Forget the full English and look instead to these restaurants serving breakfast from Spain, India, Japan and Turkey.

5 Alternative Bottomless Brunches For When Eggs Benedict Just Won't Cut It

by Jess Commons |
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Eggs Benedict, full Englishes and smashed avocado are nice and all but really, why limit yourself to the breakfast offerings of just one country when there's plenty of brunches to be had from around the world, right on your doorstop?

In the past few years, we've embraced brunching culture in a big way. You can't walk through Clapham on the Saturday without strolling past hoards of made-up girls sipping prosecco and poking at poached eggs. At 11AM. That's just the way we do things now.

But, evolve we must and, here at The Debrief, we're ready to take the brunch trend international. Here's a few fun places that are doing much more than eggs benedict for your hungover Saturday mornings.

Strut & Cluck Mediterranean Brunch, London


Kebab for breakfast? Kind of. New Shoreditch restaurant Strut & Cluck in London has just launched a new brunch menu inspired by the food of the Eastern Mediterranean. These include Turkish poached eggs with garlic infused yoghurt, fried egg on hand pulled shwarma, and the Tel Aviv breakfast which has (deep breath) two eggs, chopped salad, feta with honey, sesame and sumac, labneh and pita and bread. And whipped butter. Booze is also on offer. Obvs. Prices start from £5.50.

Brunch @ Strut & Cluck, 151-153 Commercial St, Shoreditch, London E1 6BJ. Weekends and bank holidays 11AM-3PM

Hot Dog Brunch at The Dog Haus Brighton

This is technically not an international brunch. Rather it is an inspired novelty brunch. That involves hot dogs. Yeah. You like that don't you? Get yourself a brunch hot dog (black pudding, bacon and scrambled eggs or avocado) AND bottomless Bloody Marys or prosecco all for £17.

Brunch @ The Dog Haus, Patterns, Brighton, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL. Satrudays and Sundays 12-3:30PM, refills until 4PM

Indian Brunch at Thali Cafe Bristol

Thali does yummy Indian street food and Bristol natives will know there's now five cafes to choose from in the area. For their brunches, Thali boast everything from Uttapam, a rice pancake topped with tomato, red onion and coconut, a Sri Lankan Omelette (spicy and coriander-y) and Aloo Parantha, a flatbread stuffed with yoghurt and hot lime pickle. Don't forget your glass of chai. Prices start from £5.

Brunch @ Thali Cafe, Bristol. Various locations and various times. Visit their website for more info.

Spanish Brunch at Lunya, Liverpool & Manchester

Because Lincolnshire sausages are boring, why not switch them out for morcilla, chorizo, and butifarra? These Spanish restaurants have got Full Englishes with Spanish twists or you can go all out and go hog wild with tortillas, baked eggs flamenco, and grilled* lomo y queso*. Prices start from £1.95.

Brunch @ Lunya, Manchester and Liverpool. Check website for times and locations.

Yoshoku Japanese Brunch at Shackfuyu, London

Another bottomless brunch. Hurrah! This Western take on Japanese brunch is pretty out there in terms of breakfast food but totally worth it. Enjoy green tea waffles with smoked bacon and black seasme butter, chicken tsukune and quail egg, fried crab omlette with oyster sauce and chilli chicken ramen (sure) to name but a few dishes. £29 gets you three dishes and unlimited pineapple sake. I'm game.

Brunch @ Shackfuyu. 14a Old Compton St, London W1D 4TJ Sundays

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