(BASICALLY LIVERPOOL STREET)
‘Imagine a fusion of cool beats, melodic tunes and bassy rhythms whilst you feast your way throughout our new brunch menu, with dishes including steak & eggs, chivito sandwich and the introduction of our blend your own juice station.’
So on Saturday I went to Gaucho’s with my friend to review their bottomless boozy brunch. I’ve been to Gauchos a few times and the food has always been amazing so when I was made aware they did a brunch I was so excited to see what it was all about.
The brunch came to £49.95 each which is quite on the expensive side compared to other brunches I’ve been to. I think one of the reasons being is not only is it bottomless alcohol but it’s bottomless food too so you can really get your money’s worth by ordering literally everything off the menu!
The brunch is served 11am-4pm.
To be honest, I’m so confused about brunches in general and their dress codes because they range from super dressy to completely casual so it’s literally however you feel on the day. Because it’s day time you can pretty much get away with anything. I chose, denim shorts as it was SO HOT outside and a cute white vest!
My first impressions were omg, the decor is just so gorgeous! All bright and airy, mirrored everything and had a very expensive and classy feel to the venue. I was then thinking…wait a sec..where is the restaurant, I’m confused?! Fronted with a bar and a bar alone I was super confused we had found the right place. Then magically a lift appears and you go underground to the restaurant, it felt like I was in a spaceship!
We had the cutest round booth table in the middle of the restaurant which was perfect for our little day date because we had a lovely view of the chef cooking. I also loved the fact it was quite intimate so you can enjoy your own private conversations without anyone overhearing!
The atmosphere was very relaxed and chilled with some funky electro music playing in the background.
So for bottomless drinks, you have a choice of Aperol Spritz, Bloody Mary, Lager & Sparkling wine. Although it was bottomless, you can’t have another drink until your glass is finished, so it’s very different to the other brunches I have been to where they top up your glass as you go. To be honest the staff were pretty attentive in dealing with our refills so it wasn’t really an issue.
Ok, so I was super confused about the brunch, but once I realised it all made sense, basically there’s 12 dishes to choose from which range from Avocado on toast, banana pancakes & bacon sandwiches which are all bite sized portions so the idea is you can try as many dishes as you can fit in within the space of your two hour sitting. The rule is you order one at a time (don’t worry you don’t have to finish each one). I think we gave it a good go and ordered 7 of the 12 dishes!
Gauchos is known for its steak so you can’t go to a steak restaurant without sampling it so even though I’m misses part time veggie, I just had to see what it was like and I didn’t regret it one bit, the steak for both of us, was absolutely divine. They even made us some peppercorn sauce on request to accompany it, which was also perfect. This dish was so good we actually both ordered it twice each!
To be honest, I probably wouldn’t advise going if you’re a veggie as almost every dish includes meat. Although there were some vegetarian options you probably wouldn’t feel as satisfied than if you were a meat eater. I think if you’re a meat lover, this brunch is definitely the one for you!
Full brunch menu is here..GAUCHO MENU.
I always mention how the staff make you feel in restaurants as I think it has a huge impact on your experience, two of the staff in particular made us feel so welcome because they were just so friendly, attentive and they couldn’t do enough for us (even letting us charge our phones!). Big thanks to Millie & Moni, you made us feel super special and we can’t thank you enough for looking after us!
I would definitely return for dinner but probably not the brunch as I think the dishes were all too similar with not much variety for vegetarians.