Brunch like a king: The places turning breakfast into big business
From free-flowing fizz to a decadent chef's table, these spots are turning brunch into the trendiest table in town. Here's what you need to know...
Best for beats... Gaucho
For cool beats, melodic rhythms and dishes ranging from steak and eggs to Choripan sandwich and Gaucho benedict, brunch at Gaucho on St Andrew Square is served every Saturday, 11am-4pm. Enjoy unlimited food and four drinks from £39.95pp. To book, Tel: 0131 278 3410 or visit gauchorestaurants.com/restaurants/edinburgh/
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Best for party vibes... Radisson Collection
The luxe Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh also has a new monthly brunch on the last Sunday of the month, 1-4pm. With live music, a Bloody Mary, Bellini and fizz station and an indulgent three course brunch featuring a chef’s table brimming with seasonal produce such as Scottish shellfish, salads, continental charcuterie and brunch classics, it costs £25 per person, plus £15 for the optional drinks package. To book, Tel: 0131 220 6666 or visit radissoncollection.com/en/royalmile-hotel-edinburgh.
Best for bubbles... Rabble
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, want to treat someone or just fancy a spot of early indulgence, kick-start you day in style a Boozy Brunch at Rabble. For just £20 per person, you can have your pick of any breakfast with tea/ coffee, accompanied by either two brunch cocktails, two pints of tank beer or a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne. To book, Tel: 0131 622 7800 or visit rabbleedinburgh.co.uk.
Best for Bloody Marys... Chop House
We're firm believers that brunch and cocktails go hand-in-hand and it seems that our good friends at Chop House agree. Every weekend Chop House serves up a delicious breakfast from 10am-12pm and they'll even treat you to a complimentary Bloody Mary if you pre-book your table. Whether you fancy eggs benedict, avocado on toast or the full butchers breakfast, head to the Chop House. It's really rather special.
Best for friends and family... The Birnam Brasserie at Gleneagles
With live music and a decadent menu brimming with everything from eggs Benedict and moules marinière to steak ‘n’ egg pommes frites, Gleneagles has brunch down to a fine art. There's also a jaw-dropping self-serve Cold Bar stacked with shellfish, seafood, cheese, charcuterie and salads. Best of all, alongside the cold bar is a bar-bar where you can help yourself to mimosas and bloody marys. Available on the first Sunday of every month in The Birnam Brasserie. It costs £50 per person, plus £50 for the additional drinks package. To book, Tel: 01764 694270 or visit gleneagles.com/dine-drink/birnam-brasserie