Bored of eggs and bellinis? These 11 quirky spots will shake up your weekend brunch

Written by Leah Sinclair

Take a walk on the wild side and ditch your traditional brunch spots for these quirky and immersive experiences.

Indulging in a good brunch can honestly be the highlight of my weekend. There’s nothing like rolling out of bed on a Saturday or Sunday, heading to my favourite brunch spots and sipping on bubbly mimosas while gorging on eggs and catching up with friends.

Admittedly though, it can get a little repetitive going to the same places with the same atmosphere and dishes, and for 2022, I’ve decided to venture out of my comfort zone – and immersive, themed brunches are on my agenda.

There’s always an opportunity to visit Japandi-designed restaurants and eat our way through pancakes and egg florentine – but it’s not every day that you get to do that while dressed up like Beyoncé and singing along to Crazy In Love while downing bellinis. 

Nor do you get to frequently attend a Matrix-inspired brunch that leaves you feeling like Neo while enjoying your fruit parfait or singing along to ABBA at a Mamma Mia-themed brunch.

What I’m trying to say is there are a variety of brunches out there that go beyond the traditional ones we’re used to – and if you’re looking to amp up your brunch experiences, we’ve curated our list of ones to attend for a fully immersive and enjoyable experience.

  • Pride Brunch at The London Edition

    Pride brunch at The London Edition

    Celebrate Pride in London this weekend with The London Edition’s annual fundraiser brunch in support of The Albert Kennedy Trust and Switchboard.

    This year’s colourful affair welcomes Drag Race superstars Symone and Gigi Goode alongside the LA-based collective The House of Avalon to the Berners Tavern where they’ll treat guests to a very special performance.

    With two sittings at 11.30am and 2.30pm, the brunch experience offers diners a mouthwatering three course menu and free-flowing cocktails. If that wasn’t enough to get you in the party spirit, there’ll be live music, special guest appearances and a charity raffle with snazzy donations from the likes of Daniel Fletcher, Bimini Bon Boulash and Anastasia Beverley Hills.

    Dates: 2 July

    Cost: £45pp (dry) £65pp (wet)

    Address: Berners Tavern, 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP


  • The Gospel Brunch at Amazing Grace

    Quirky themed brunches: The Gospel Brunch at Amazing Grace

    Enjoy the angelic sounds of a live gospel choir at the first Gospel Brunch kicking off at Amazing Grace this January.

    Londoners will be able to hear a host of Motown classics at the Amazing Grace church while enjoying a range of brunch dishes especially curated by the legendary Mr Bao, featuring the delicious bacon bao with plum sauce and an open smoked salmon bao.

    Dates: 17 July

    Cost: £10pp

    Address: Amazing Grace, St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY


  • The Matrix Brunch at Hijingo

    Quirky themed brunches: The Matrix Brunch at Hijingo

    Is it real? Is it a simulation? And when the night is this good, does it even matter?

    These are the questions you’ll be asking yourself at this Matrix-themed brunch at Hijingo.

    The multi-sensory bingo experience is opening its doors and uploading players into their very own simulation, inspired by The Matrix Resurrections, where players will be given the opportunity to enjoy three amazing Matrix-themed games of bingo, whilst helping The Hijingo Oracle find the ultimate winner (‘The One’).

    Price: £45pp

    Address: 90 Worship St, London EC2A 2BA


  • Beyoncé Brunch

    Enjoy non-stop Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé hits while sipping on bottomless cocktails and a two-course meal at this Beyoncé-themed brunch which is sure to get you on your feet and shaking a leg or two.

    Price: £65.00

    Dates: 16 July

    Address: 90 Worship St, London EC2A 2BA


  • Ballie Ballerson brunch

    Jumping into a ball pit sounds like a fun way to spend the weekend – and why not do it while enjoying two hours of pornstar martinis, fizz and pizza?

    Head down to Ballie Ballerson for a brunch filled with bottomless food and drinks, good music and lots of balls to dive into. 

    Price: From £30pp

    Address: 97-113 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS


  • West End Musical Brunch

    Bring out the star in you while singing along to some theatre classics at The West End Musical Brunch. The bottomless brunch experience is perfect for theatre lovers and will have you singing along to Grease Lightnin’ while enjoying a two-course meal and bottomless prosecco, selected cocktails, soft drinks.

    Price: £65pp

    Address: Secret locations in Central London


  • Little Nan’s Boozy Bottomless Brunch

    There’s nothing more cosy and comforting than feeling like you’re at your nan’s house – and this little bar literally does just that with a boozy brunch twist.

    Venture to Little Nan’s and enjoy delicious sharing platters displayed on vintage three-tier cake stands while enjoying teapots of buck fizz or bloody Marys.

    Price: from £20

    Address: London SE8 4BZ


  • The 90s Brunch

    It’s time to dust off your Walkman and take a trip down memory lane at this 90s-themed brunch.

    Enjoy one hour of bottomless cocktails, two courses and classic 90s tracks that’ll make you feel like you’re back in the good old days. Oh, and there’s the chance to rollerskate and engage in an intense lip-sync battle too.

    Price: From £44.99pp

    Address: Secret location in London


  • Mamma Mia Bottomless Brunch

    Fancy singing along to some ABBA? Then this Mamma Mia-themed brunch is for you.

    Taking place at Blame Gloria at both their Clapham and Covent Garden locations, you can indulge in a mouthwateringly good brunch menu while transforming into the ultimate dancing queen.

    Price: From £35pp

    Address: Covent Garden 20 Bedford St, London WC2E 9HP; Clapham 89-91 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HW


  • It’s Britney Brunch at Tonight Josephine Clapham

    Brunches aren’t just for the daytime – and this boozy Friday night brunch at Tonight Josephine proves it.

    Enjoy some of Britney Spears’ biggest hits, while drinking gallons of bubbles and showing off your knowledge on the princess of pop during their trivia quiz.

    Price: From £35pp

    Address: 111 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8UL


  • The Greatest Brunch

    Quirky themed brunches: The Greatest Brunch

    The Greatest Showman fans are going to love this brunch, which is inspired by the hit film. Join the circus and a cast of West End singers and circus acts in a secret location, while singalong to the brilliant soundtrack and enjoying a two-course brunch and bottomless prosecco, cocktails and soft drinks.

    Price: From £65pp

    Address: Secret location in Central London


Images: Getty; Amazing Grace; Hijingo

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