The concept of a bottomless brunch is pleasing to me.
As someone who LOVES their food (and drink), the opportunity to stuff my face with unlimited amounts of dishes that I haven’t had to cook, and free-flowing booze to accompany it, is one that should never be turned down. So, when a good friend booked Gaucho’s Electro Brunch for her 30th, I was all in.
Now…I am somewhat ashamed to say that I can’t remember hearing of Gaucho’s brunch before…if I had, I’d forgotten. But it’s something you should definitely remember, because it’s sensational. And well worth a visit.
The table was booked at Gaucho Broadgate for 12pm, and as there were 14 of us, we arrived in stages between 12-12.30. Each booking is for 2 hours – and the first thing I loved was that the clock didn’t start at 12, but when we placed our first order. So the early ones just had water and/or coffee until the stragglers arrived, and we dived in.
The second lovely thing was the “starters” our lovely Waitress Magda brought over, while we browsed the menu and waited for our first drinks to arrive. Mini croissants with delicious peanut butter dulce de leche, smashed avocado on toast with bacon bits and delicious deep fried breaded cheese with caramalised onion dip. All of them were lovely.
The rules of the brunch are quite simple. Both food and drink are unlimited, but you can only order one thing at a time. So, for round one, I went for Steak and Eggs, and a Bloody Mary, because BRUNCH. The steak was, unsurprisingly fantastic. The egg was cooked in oil that was a touch hot, so was a bit frilly, but they were super fresh and had huge, unctuous yolks that coated the steak and made the whole thing moreish. The Bloody Mary was spicy but could have been a little spicier for me, but no complaints really.
Everyone around the table was trying different dishes at different times, and throwing opinions around, which led to us ordering everything on the menu at least twice. After my steak and eggs, I tried the Beans on Toast, which were spiced up with some Chorizo and were lovely, and the Oven Baked Chorizo Sausage (which was like a mini full English, served in a pan). I wanted the Eggs Florentine too, but probably got a little too distracted by Domaine Chandon….oops!
There wasn’t a thing on the menu that we didn’t like – and the staff were ridiculously accommodating. One of our party (BEN!) is both coeliac and fussy, so was limited as to what he could/would order. He doesn’t eat eggs, so decided to go with, errrrm Steak. Over, and over again. In fact, at the last count, he had ELEVEN STEAKS. At one point the kitchen just sent him out a wooden board with 4 on, so they could keep up.
And that kind of sums up our experience, really. Every staff member we encountered was brilliant, we were looked after so well, and the food was all excellent. At just £49.50 per head, it’s also exceptional value. And of course, the venue is gorgeous, and the DJ was the icing on the cake.
I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Gaucho’s Electro Brunch. And ask for Magda. She rocks. <3