Little Venice is one of my very favourite places in London. I absolutely love how pretty it is, and it’s a great spot to venture to on a weekend for a walk, coffee or in my case (obviously) bottomless brunch. One of my absolute besties Helen is about to go away for work for two months, so we wanted to have a girly day together before being torn apart. We settled on brunch by the canalside at Beany Green.
Beany Green is part of the Daisy Green Collection, which has a few Australian-inspired spots around London now – the newest being Timmy Green in the Nova development at Victoria. I heard rumours that it was ‘the best’ bottomless brunch in London – a massively bold claim, but of course I had to try it!
It’s a cool spot with casual, chilled vibes – definitely very different to the style conscious crowd at 100 Wardour Street but still totally fab. The laidback decor features deckchairs outside for passers by to sit and chill with coffee or drinks, and inside features colourful artwork and exposed pipes.
The brunch menu is £39.50 for a cold dish, a hot dish and bottomless prosecco or mimosas for a max of two hours. We went for mimosas and weren’t disappointed. Rather than topping up your glasses, Beany Green provide you with a bottle of prosecco and when it’s empty they bring a new one – my fave way of doing things. They also brought us a jug of really fresh orange juice for DIY mimosas.
Mimosa starter kit
The food is quite simply unreal. It absolutely might be the best brunch I’ve had so far in London and as you know by now, I’ve visited a LOT of brunch spots in the 3 years I’ve lived here. There’s a selection of around 8 hot dishes to choose from, ranging from your standard poached eggs and avocado on toast to the full Bondi breakfast.
Helen went for the Shakshouka, served with charcoal bread – shakshouka is a favourite of mine since the amazing version I had at Florentine recently, and this one looked delicious! The charcoal bread (it’s actually black) makes the food stand out from dishes you’ve had elsewhere. I was absolutely spoilt for choice but eventually chose the Broccoli and Corn Fritters – these were totally amazing and included a poached egg INSIDE an avocado. My life was made. Definitely one of the tastiest brunch time meals I’ve had, including during my time in actual Australia.
Broccoli and Corn Fritters
If we thought it couldn’t get better it definitely did with the arrival of our cold item. There’s a choice between granola, porridge and the ‘famous’ Banana Bread Sandwich. We both went for the latter, because it sounded delicious and it was! As a huge fan of banana bread anyway (I buy it from the lovely Birdhouse on the road next to my flat on the regular) this was possibly the nicest thing I’ve ever eaten (for now). Two slices of banana bread covered in mascarpone, fresh berries, almonds and honey. I mean, look at it, seriously.
- Banana Bread Sandwich
We ate a LOT and for the price it’s one of the best bargain brunches I’ve had – in London two course brunch with bottomless bubbles is often over £40 and the food is typically much smaller – and not as tasty.
Our booking was for 1.30pm (definitely book in advance because it gets busy!) and the prosecco lasted us longer than two hours so we made a real afternoon of it. After it dried up, we ended up chatting over cups of tea (standard Northerners) until 6pm when Beany Green closed and at no point were we pressured to leave the table – it was the perfect place for a girly catch up and never ending chats.
If you’re planning to visit anywhere for brunch in the next few weeks you need to make it Beany Green – for the banana bread if nothing else! We’ve both been craving it ever since.
Perfect for: Australian-style eats, afternoon catch ups, bottomless brunch in picturesque Little Venice.
Find Beany Green at Unit 6C, Sheldon Square, London, W2 6EZ.