So, as you may well know I’m a huge bottomless brunch lover and tend to seek out new places to visit any weekend I have free. The Hard Rock Cafe have just launched a Sunday morning session of live music, American buffet breakfast and endless mimosa/Bloody Mary– I’m there!
I’ve always been a Hard Rock fan, huge American style portions of ribs and burgers are my idea of foodie heaven. But despite dining at Hard Rocks in Amsterdam, Dublin, Ibiza & Orlando, I’ve not been to the London flagship. Scandalous.
Now there’s not many things I’d get up at 10am on a Sunday for but by god this is one of them. I met my bud Samirah for some serious early morning feastin’ and boozin’. Luckily I’d stayed in the night before in preparation so I was fresh as a daisy. By the by, being out the house by 9.30 on a sunny Sunday was actually lush (must do it more often!)
As soon as we sat down we were whisked over a mimosa each. Happy days. The place was buzzing and we had a great table centre stage. We shared our table with other bloggers which was great to chat to some like minded foodies and talk shop.
A few mimosas down (they weren’t shy at topping you up) and the live band started up. Wowzer did they get the crowd going, I was loving singing my heart out a little too much. It did make it quite difficult to chat but who chats when your sinking drinks and boogying in your seat?
Once they’d stopped for a break the first course came out. Fresh warm bagels with all the toppings. I had one half with warm syrupy jam, then the other half with cream cheese.
The atmosphere inside was great, although busy, more drinks seamlessly appeared. I stuck to the fizz while Samirah went for a build your own Bloody Mary. It came with a tub of ingredients you can add yourself; lime, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce and celery stalks. Cool huh!?
Then it was time for the main event. The all American brunch platter of dreams. That’s what I’m gonna call it. It was a sharing kind of deal. Hard for me as I’m a little pig and I was Marvin. We tucked right in.
The super crispy bacon was lovely and salty, dunked in the smoky beans was delish. I grabbed a waffle, a piece of the fried chicken and drenched it in maple syrup. Oh my it was good. I wished there was more, not really enough to go around our group- I should have been cheeky and asked for more!
The chipolata sausages were my favourite, really meaty and cooked well done just how I like them. So again, dunked in the beans was the business- yes I’m classy. Cute button mushrooms were a nice tasty filler too.
Sadly we didn’t get any eggs or pancakes as per the menu so I can’t comment on those- it was so busy I guess it all got a bit much and to be fair, the bottomless fizz more than made up for it. I was content with the platter of dreams, as you can see.
The band wound down with ‘Easy like Sunday Mornin‘ as I supped my last sip. Ahhh talk about a chilled (slightly fuzzy) Sunday. Monday work fear was nowhere to be seen.
We were kindly given tickets to the Hard Rock ‘Vault’ next door so we could have a peek at the rare bits they had manage to collect. My highlight, David Bowie’s guitar– very cool.
We really enjoyed our brunch at The Hard Rock Cafe. Staff are super friendly and don’t leave you dry for a minute. The food was lush- just my kind of thing. With so many bottomless brunches in London this stood out for me, mainly due to the band, they really got the place rockin’.
Defo worth the early rise as I still had the whole day ahead of me in Central London. What’s a girl to do? Endless possibilities. So I went home and took a nap.
I was invited along to The Hard Rock as a guest, however as always, thoughts are my own.