The best part of the weekend is brunch and as you definitely know, I’m always looking for new places to try. If somewhere has a bottomless option then it’s even more appealing. I’ve heard great things about 100 Wardour Street for a while now – it’s part of the D&D chain which also includes some of my favourite spots like Aster, Avenue and Bluebird. So, my bestie Matt and I booked in for their brunch offering and couldn’t wait to try it!
100 Wardour Street is located in Soho and they run brunch on a Saturday from 11am until 5pm. We booked in for the last sitting at 3.45pm and as soon as I arrived I loved it. The venue is gorgeous and chic, and by late afternoon the brunch is in full swing with a DJ pumping out some great tunes (similar vibes to Aster). It’s definitely a place to dress up – I saw some gorgeous outfits!
The brunch menu is £27 for two courses and £32 for three, with the option to add unlimited prosecco for 2 hours for an additional £20. There’s also the chance to add the interesting-sounding Pornstar Spritz cocktail (bottomless, obv) for £30, but we were happy with prosecco and they started pouring straight away!
The menu is pretty extensive and first up were our starters. Matt went for avocado and feta on toast with a poached egg, whilst I went for Egg El Ranchero. The portions were big (I was pretty full after only the first course!) and were delicious too. My eggs were served in a tomato sauce with chorizo, kidney beans and guacamole – definitely recommend this dish.
Crushed Avocado & Feta Toast, Egg El Ranchero
For the main course we both went for fish – I opted for the Mackerel with olive and artichoke tapenade and Matt chose the Sea Bream with orzo, olives and red onion. Both were tasty but I had slight food envy of the Sea Bream as it looked amazing!
Grilled Cornish Mackerel, Cajun Sweet Potato Chips
The staff at 100 Wardour Street definitely didn’t hold back on the prosecco and we were constantly topped up. A nice touch was that the waiter let us know 10 minutes before we were due our last top up – so we could make sure our glasses were empty in preparation.
There is a two hour sitting time at 100, but in order to keep the table (and the top-ups) for a little bit longer we asked if there was any way we could have a dessert and they were kind enough to agree. We had a Vanilla Creme Brûlée between us which is one of my favourite desserts and it didn’t disappoint (I was pretty tipsy by this point too so it was a welcome treat)
Vanilla Creme Brûlée, Lemon Shortbread (and two full glasses)
The bar was filling up by the time we left at 6ish and the lovely staff made it clear that we were welcome to stay for drinks in the bar or downstairs club, but we decided to head to some of our other favourite bars in Soho and get started on the cocktails!
Central Bar at 100 Wardour Street
I loved the brunch at 100 Wardour Street and it’s definitely up there with my favourite D&D venues. The food is great and the vibes are just a bit cooler than in somewhere like Avenue because of the DJ and the super stylish crowds having drinks around the bar. Their Saturday Brunch is getting more and more popular, so make sure to book in advance.
Special mention to the lovely Spuntino on Rupert Street where we ended our night a few hours later – a New York style cocktail bar with really cool old-school music (stuff from Oasis to TLC!) and the most amazing Lobster Mac’n’Cheese EVER. Definitely one of my go-to bars in Soho now.
Perfect for: classy Saturday brunch with lots of choice of great food, and music to get you in a weekend party mood!
100 Wardour Street is at 100 Wardour Street (obv) Soho, London, W1F 0TN.