Spring has finally sprung and you know what that means? It's time to do lunch. Let's ditch our hibernation mode organising a brunch date with girlfriends. With hopefully warmer weather on the horizon, we called on our friends at DesignMyNight for the low-down on the best brunch spots out there. From boozy breakfasts in a Miami Vice-themed haunt to Tel Aviv-inspired dishes in Soho; this isn't just a list on where to find the best eggs and avocado, it's an excuse to buy a new outfit.
Caption: New York Vibes with this Honor Gold cocktail dress: Gatsby Lady clutch bag in cream. There are plenty of reasons to love Cleaver East. New York-inspired interiors? Check. A stunning island bar? Check. A bottomless cocktail brunch club? You betcha. Head here on any weekend to sip bottomless mimosas or bellinis, and to dine on two different dishes from their option-filled menu. There's monthly burger specials, truffle mushroom on focaccia toast, monkfish tacos and full Irish breakfasts to pick from, so you and your group will be spoilt for choice.
Brunch at The Button Factory - Birmingham
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If you like your brunch with free-flowing prosecco, head to The Button Factory in Birmingham this spring. It has cool written all over it, with exposed brick walls, green foliage, hanging lamps and plush leather sofas. They've even got a balcony to take advantage of (if the weather plays ball, that is). Food-wise, expect fancy croquettes, banana bread french toast with berries, and Shakshuka (that's poached egg in a spicy stew to me and you). Got a sweet tooth? Finish off your meal with their dark chocolate honeycomb pot.
Brunch at the Buttermilk & Maple - Bristol
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We don't care what anyone says, brunch should be available all day every day, and luckily for you, the guys at Buttermilk & Maple couldn't agree more. Nestled nearby Bristol's beautiful floating harbour, imagine New York meets Melbourne in this glam breakfast hangout. On the menu you'll find kale Benedict and Harissa eggs next to Chia fruit bowls and buttermilk pancakes topped with maple bacon. After something a little stronger? Pair your brunch with a cocktail, cider or glass of fizz.
The Breakfast Club - Brighton
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A slice of Miami Vice in the heart of Brighton? You'll find it at The Breakfast Club. They've got their visuals down to a T with pink and turquoise leather booths, retro posters, statement wallpaper and are-you-sure-they're-fake flamingos. On the menu you'll find everything from eggs Florentine to salted caramel banoffee pancakes; and if you want a boozy affair, every Saturday they do a bottomless brunch with free-flowing Prosecco or bucks fizz.
What's the crack? The Good Egg - London
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The word ‘brunch' can't be uttered in London without people mentioning The Good Egg, so it's only right that you go see what all the fuss is about. Their venue in Kingly Court is a pretty-as-a-picture haven with baby pink walls, turquoise seats and mini palm trees. The food is Israeli-inspired, so expect Jerusalem breakfasts with everything from crispy fried eggs, aubergine and pillowy pita to NYC whitefish bagels. Oh, and be sure to turn your attention to their sweets and treats menu (the chocolate and cardamom oreos are next level).
Finally, for more info on the best brunch spots in London and across the UK, visit DesignMyNight and follow them on Instagram and Twitter; @DesignMyNight.
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