BRUNCH AT BOURNE & HOLLINGSWORTH

Brunch.

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.

Done. DECIDED.

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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JUST LOOK AT IT!

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!

BOURNE & HOLLINGSWORTH

42 Northampton Road
London
EC1R 0HU