Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

Everyone has a bucket list or some sort of quest where you try all the things you’ve never done before.

Mine is pretty straightforward: take a skydive, travel to Japan, climb Ben Nevis. You understand the idea.

But a peculiar and unusual thing has been marked by just about everyone else in the United Kingdom.

Except for me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have never experienced a bottomless brunch.

Gasp.

In all my 23 years and up to 23 years, I had not yet tried one of the most sought after deals offered by restaurants.

Of course, I’ve had brunch before – many, many, many times. But as an avid brunch goer myself, I missed the funniest meal of all.

So when I saw a wealth of venues and venues in London offering unlimited drinks and tasty food, I knew I had to finally tick this off my list. On top of this, after moving down from Scotland to the big capital, how else was I going to get the full London experience?

Recommended by a friend, I booked a table for two at the Canova Hall cocktail bar and restaurant in Brixton.

The agreement was to go to the bottom for two hours and cost £ 30 per. person and you could buy a main meal on top.

Challenge accepted.

One cool Saturday afternoon, I showed up in Brixton to finally try my first bottomless brunch ever.

When I was referred to my table, I could not quite believe my own eyes.



‘I had to order food fast if I wanted to leave this place alive’

So. Very. Alcohol.

Spread across the table included a bottle of Pink Prosecco, a bottle of sparkling Prosecco, a bowl of Canova Rum Punch and a low-self bubbling cocktail tray.

Would I survive?

With this question in mind, my plus-one had already poured me a whole glass of prosecco and given it to me.

Gulp. I started thinking about my bad liver.

One drink quickly turned into another, before I knew it, I was double-parked with two glasses in my hands.

I had to order food fast if I wanted to leave this place alive.

The waiters were very attentive and friendly and made sure my meal suited my allergies – which was a bonus.



‘Drinks still flowing and Canova rompunch was my favorite drink’

I quickly swallowed a plate full of gnocchi, which made me feel guilty as I did not appreciate the taste or quality enough.

The only thing I worried about was putting myself in my stomach.

Drinks continued to flow, and Canova rompunch was my favorite beverage.

The marriage of flavors between lime, rosemary and rum made the drink taste like wonderful orange squash.

I had to stop myself from lowering the whole bowl – it tasted great.

After an hour I will admit I was intoxicated. Drinks were still flowing and I started to worry – should I set the pace? Am I slowing down? Do I change drinks?



Canova Hall in Brixton was the perfect place to experience my first bottomless brunch

Confused by what I was going to do, I saw across the room a bunch of girls singing Happy Birthday to one of their friends. The space burst with life and power, so I knew I had to match this energy.

‘Pour one more for me’ I said to my friend. She dutifully filled my prosecco flute to the brim.

In that moment, I knew I was missing something from my life in London, and this was it. For my generation, bottomless brunch is a rite of passage.

I quickly became obsessed with taking pictures of my food while posing for the camera with a tip in hand. I had the absolute time of my life.

The dizziness of sitting in a restaurant surrounded by complete strangers while getting drunk was amazing.

Everything was a true sight to behold; the free-flowing Prosecco, mouth-watering portions of plates, the busy waiters who made sure everyone was stuffed and screams from people trying to get the last of their prosecco – it was CRAZY.

This was life changing.

I wanted to get the most out of my dedicated playing time so I kept drinking and drinking.

But alas, all good must have an end.

We were quickly led out of the restaurant at 15.00 on the dot after paying. Looking back, I left at least one glass of pink prosecco in one bottle.

Goodbye is the worst, and this goodbye left a good and true mark on me.

But on the bright side, I survived. I did not stumble across the streets of Brixton surprisingly – but part of me wished I was.

Overall, I could not believe I had not ticked this off on my bucket list before.

I’m now counting the days down to my next bottomless brunch date. Please be soon.

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