My favourite meal of the day!

There’s nothing quite like eggs and pancakes and bottomless cocktails to start the day off right.

A couple of weeks ago I met the lovely Jess and Caroline at the launch party for Caroline’s new blog: The Girl With The Sunshine Tattoo.

Jess spent ages raving about this amazing breakfast she’d had at Bourne & Hollingsworth, and the photos looked so amazing that Caroline and I quickly decided we needed to try it for ourselves.

Just, y’know, for scientific testing reasons.

Then she told us that they did bottomless bellinis and Bloody Marys as well and that was it.


We booked ourselves an early reservation for Sunday and off we trotted!

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Tucked away down a quiet street in Farringdon, Bourne & Hollingsworth sits between a green and leafy garden park and a children’s play park.

It’s quiet and clean and provides a perfect backdrop for a nice Sunday brunch.

Inside, the main dining area is all white wood and old-timey furnishings. Comfy chairs with floral cushions, bamboo ceiling fans and lots of lush greenery everywhere. It’s like a mix between a beautiful conservatory and an old stately home!

Fun fact: they have a piano as a reception table. FOR REAL.

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We started with bottomless cocktails.

£15 for 90 minutes worth of unlimited top-ups. BARGAIN.

Caroline and I went for bellinis, and Jess chose the medium-spiced Bloody Mary.

I’m not the biggest fan of Bloody Mary’s (tomato juice? ew) but I did try a sip of this and it was actually bloody good! I might even order it next time. (Except not really because prosecco.)

For food, we all chose the Huevos Benedictos. I enjoyed that they tried to Spanish-ify the name.

Smashed avocado spread on toasted english muffins, topped with soft poached eggs, sticky grilled chorizo, spicy pico de gallo and incredibly creamy and amazing béarnaise sauce. (I like adjectives. Gimme all the adjectives.)

It was amazing. Seriously. A. May. Zing.

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Sigh. It’s making me hungry again.

You’d think we would have had enough at that point but LOL NOPE.

We still had 40 minutes of our 90 minute slot left to go. So we got a dessert to share. In the form of drop scones smothered in butter and clotted cream and berries and drizzled with honey.

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Look at that oozy melted butter…

Unnecessary but totally worth it.

Everything at Bourne & Hollingsworth was pretty much perfect.

The waiters are super friendly, really efficient and very easy on the eyes. The food was (obviously) divine. Even the prices weren’t as scary as I thought they were going to be!

We paid £27 each for our mains, unlimited drinks and a shared dessert.

Not bad considering we each had about 7 cocktails!

(I got home at midday and Gary laughed at me cos I was drunk and then I had to go take a nap…)

So yeah. Highly recommended. Perfect for girly brunches, group parties and even dates!

Just make sure you book well in advance, cos we booked one week before and, even then, the only table we could get was at 10am and in the (very nice) bar area.

You have been warned!


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  • Wow that food looks absolutely AMAZING! Gimme! Will make a note of this place for the next time I’m visiting London x

  • OHHHH BRUNCH. All the food envy for this post. Maybe next time give a little #foodporn warning as I’m about 2 minutes away from googling my nearest all day brunch! Would be lovely to meet you one day, Katy!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

  • This has made me SO HUNGRY! Those little benedictos look so good! A few people have recommended the brunch there and this has confirmed – added to the list. And totes bellinis. Prosecco always and forever (unless there’s gin…)xx

  • Oh wow! What an amazing brunch :) I love the idea of bottomless cocktails!! I’m also super hungry from reading this now!
    Miss Pond | Manchester Based Lifestyle Blog

  • Your food looks amazing, especially the drop scones! And that’s such a great deal for bottomless cocktails!!

  • ninegrandstudent

    I dread to think what I’d be like drinking with brunch – though it sounds like a lovely lazy morning! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • This looks AMAZING! I’m gonna have to try it sometime. Could be a good alternative to Granger & co!

    Anne-Sophie xx

  • This looks just wonderful! Definitely agree that brunch is the best thing. Those drop scones look amazing and I love the decor of this place! Plus, the cocktails sound really yummy.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • This food seems to be so delicious! The pancakes are great! It’s a lovely place :)


  • I drooled over your Instagram snaps of this and now I’m drooling some more! Consider this place added to the extensive list!:D


  • Oh my gosh those drop scones!!! xx

  • Georgia

    The pancakes look amazing! And the bottomless cocktails sound awesome :) xx
    Chasing Belle

  • When you were posting to instagram this weekend I was so jealous. And I still am! x

  • It looks sooo yummy, I’m so jealous! There are far too many good brunch places in London they need to send some to Exeter for when I go back to uni xxx

    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

  • Omg Katy this has made me sooo hungry!! It looks so pretty and the food looks amazing : ) I need to move to London. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Ahhh yes I enjoyed brunch here too – the interior is so cool isn’t it!

    Krissie x –

  • Tania Pryer

    It looks so summery and that food looks totally lush! It’s made me hungry looking at it!! Tania xx

  • Oooo I love the sound of this place, it’s super close to where I live too so that’s nice and handy! £15 for unlimited drinks in the City is unheard of (and amazing) so need to get on that! AND LOVE what they are doing with the eggs benedict chorizo avocado concoction – tip of the hat! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Mmmmm fooooooooooooooood =]

  • Stefanie Meier

    that food looks scrumptious. lovely photos and lovely blog x

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin’

  • Oh how grand!! I want to goooo! :)
    Tara x

  • Everything looks sooooo delicious! I’ve literally just eaten and yet reading this is making me hungry all over again haha. And £15 for 90 minutes of cocktails is an amazing deal, I’m not surprised you were drunk! I can’t say I blame you for taking advantage, I would have done exactly the same :) xx


  • so when we going?

  • OH MY! I am desperately seeking out pancakes (with lots of butter) right now :) Definitely adding this to my list of places to pop into when I visit again
    Beautyosaurus Lex

  • What a good find, I NEED a visit. Those pancakes look out of the world!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  • Sophie LovesFood

    Such a good find, added to my list! Those pancakes look awesome.

    Sophie Loves Food | Recipes & Reviews

  • Vaida Tamošauskaitė

    such a cute place!
    and the food looks way too good. def on the list!