I’ve just got back from a trip to Barcelona and Madrid, and of course had to sample the brunches on offer! It’s a bold claim but I think I may have experienced the best brunch in the world (ever) at Cecconi’s, the Italian restaurant at Soho House Barcelona.
I’ve visited Cecconi’s in London at The Ned (obviously) and had a great time. As expected from the Soho House group, the spot in Barcelona is just as fab as the London venues if not better due to its location on a palm tree lined road and of course the gorgeous weather! The restaurant itself is as beautiful as the food itself, with a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere, similar to most of the Soho House restaurants.
On Sundays they put on a brunch buffet, called the Sunday Feast. It’s €40 for unlimited brunch for two hours, plus a mimosa or bellini. And seriously, it’s amazing and definitely worth the price! This isn’t just any old brunch buffet and it has literally anything you could think of – never ending brunch options, and it’s all delicious.
A seafood station includes options such as tuna tartare, oysters (yes, really!) and several varieties of prawns. As a huge seafood lover this was my idea of heaven!
The buffet also features the usual brunch dishes like avocado toast, eggs benedict, alongside a huge selection of breads, meats, cheese and salads. My personal favourite was the Burrata salad with huge chunks of gorgeous cheese, avocado and heritage tomatoes.
If you’re feeling more in the mood for a Sunday roast, you’re catered for too here. There’s a selection of different meats including suckling pig, rib eye steak and salmon, alongside the usual tasty roast vegetables (some amazing roast potatoes!) Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s a pizza station too.
Finishing off the brunch feast is a huge dessert station with pretty much all of my favourites – cheesecake, tiramisu, cupcakes, profiteroles…..it goes on. I limited myself to cheesecake and some of the gorgeous fresh fruit, but given more time could have easily worked through all of these!
Desserts for days
Needless to say we were pretty full after two hours spent here. Everything was absolutely delicious as you’d expect from Soho House and there’s truly something for everybody (especially die hard brunch lovers like me!) If you’re visiting Barcelona on a Sunday, this is an absolute must!
Excitingly, I’ve discovered that Millie’s Lounge at The Ned run this same Sunday Feast in London, so I will definitely be heading there soon to experience this again!
Our other brunch in Barcelona was at Brunch & Cake, a couple of family run cafes that have become Insta-famous thanks to their colourfully presented dishes. You’ll need to wait about 30 minutes for a table but it’s worth it! I went for their take on Eggs Benedict – which consisted of eggs on a charcoal bun stuffed with lobster, and a huge colourful prawn salad (and a mimosa, obv). My boyfriend chose the Chicken Super Sandwich which came served with an actual syringe full of guacamole to inject into the sandwich! Literally the dream.
Lobster Eggs Benedict (wow)
Chicken Super Sandwich WITH A SYRINGE OF GUAC PEOPLE
Another must-try spot for a weekend visit!
If you’re planning a trip to Barca anytime soon, my hotel reco goes to the Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya. We booked a suite on the 21st floor and the views of the city are unbelievable!
Spanish Sunset from the 21st floor
Book your trip now and of course keep posted to see if the London Sunday Feast matches up!
Perfect for: the most unbelievable Sunday brunch in Barca
Soho House Barcelona is at Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli, 4, 08002 Barcelona
Brunch & Cake is at Carrer d’Enric Granados, 19, 08007 Barcelona, Spain