Okay, I get it – bottomless brunch in Shoreditch isn’t hard to come by. But with more and more restaurants putting out creative and delicious brunch offerings, your basic avo toast probably isn’t going to blow up the Shoreditch brunch scene.
Thankfully, Brindisa are putting their own stamp on the bottomless brunch trend, with a Spanish twist. This month, they’ve launched a brand new brunch menu, and it’s all about their star dish – paella. With bottomless drinks, of course.
*complimentary review meal*
I was invited along to Brindisa Shoreditch by the awesome Nicola (aka East London Girl) for a sneaky lil try of the paella brunch before its launch. It was my first time eating there, and I was pretty happy that we were sat outside – the retractable roof and heaters make it a great space for all weathers, and although the skies were grey, the colourful décor brought a touch of Spain to Shoreditch.
But what about the bottomless brunch itself?
From the drinks menu, you can choose from classic red sangria, cava sangria, wine or beer. Shockingly, I’d never tried cava sangria before but this one blew me away a little. Much lighter than your standard sangria with a subtle fruity flavour, it really hit the spot and complemented the rich paella. It’s a good job this brunch is bottomless, because one glass of this stuff definitely isn’t enough.
(If cava really isn’t your thing though, I tried both the classic sangria and the red wine, and both are very pleasing too!)
The paella brunch is served in the classic Spanish way – one big pan, shared amongst the table. There are two options to choose from: the Classic Seafood Paella with prawns, squid and mussels; or the Vegetarian Paella, with artichokes, kale and saffron.
I was super impressed with the Seafood Paella – the sofrito was perfectly seasoned rich and hearty, and the bomba rice the perfect consistency – just a little bit of bite, but soft enough to flow with the rest of the dish. The prawns are served shell-on (which was easily removed), and these were nicely cooked with a good texture.
As well as the paella, you also get a selection of tapas to nibble on before the main event. The pan de coca with tomato was absolutely wonderful – rich, sweet tomatoes with a generous helping of rock salt to balance the flavours, served on crisp, crunchy bread. I’m drooling a little bit right now just thinking about it, tbh.
The Brindisa Shoreditch Bottomless Brunch costs £35pp, for paella, tapas and bottomless drinks for 90 minutes. You need a minimum of two people, and it’s available on Saturdays from 12-4pm. Find out more and book your table on Brindisa’s website!
Looking for more Spanish food in London? Find out what we thought about brunch at Las Banderas.