What’s that? 17°C and patchy sun? Sounds like the era of the brunch is back!
With so many options across the city, and so much potential for a blurry disaster, here are some tips to aid your survival
(who knows, you may even remember it this time)
“Brunch” is a lie!
It’s not really a brunch at all – most places allow you to book your start time up until 3pm. So book a bit later, line your stomach with a hearty breakfast and you’re good to go
…But the brunch part is still important
Browse the menus and read some reviews before you book. Some places try to get away with serving a small plate as your main. Don’t get ripped off – if you’re paying £30 you may as well get a decent meal out of it.
Quality over quantity
This goes for drink too – choose somewhere that’s serving quality beverages rather than cheap booze. The quality of the drink can actually have quite a big impact on how it makes you feel. And – you guessed it – the cheaper it is, the worse the outcome. You could even go “dry” and have some delicious mocktails instead!
Catch some shade
Sitting in the sun may seem like a bright idea (and is great for a pic or two), but unlimited drinks in the sun for 2 hours is a recipe for disaster. If half your table are in the sun, rotate seats every now and then.
Water for the table
Mums have been trying to tell us for years: have a glass of water in between every drink. Hydration is the key to success – get a pitcher for the table. This way you’ll actually have fun, and not end up in a taxi home with a headache at 5pm.