We all love a boozy brunch, so when I heard about the ‘Brunch to the Beat’ bottomless brunch menu from The Piano Works, I excitedly got a pal and we headed on down to experience what they had on offer!
As soon as you walk through the door you know this isn’t your normal brunch, and you’re certainly in for an afternoon of entertainment. Whilst a full band took centre stage playing a jazzy rendition of an Usher song, tables full of merry diners danced next to their food, singing along. The fun factor is clear as soon as you walk in, this isn’t a serious meal or venue and consequently you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously either. Shown to our dimly lit table by our smiling waiter, we were talked through how the brunch worked. 2 hours, a choice of two dishes from the menu and unlimited Prosecco and Bloody Mary’s. He also explained that the band was in fact taking requests.
He also explained that this wasn’t one of those brunch places which makes you choose just one of the drinks and you could in fact have a mix of drinks available, which was a bit of a saving grace, the choice between Prosecco and Bloody Mary’s is practically impossible for me.
The menu offers pretty much all your standard classic brunch options; Full English, eggs Florentine, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon etc. Since we couldn’t decide between the two, we went for a Full Vegi Brekkie and Standard Smashed Avo. Hearty portions and fresh ingredients, you can’t really ask for more from standard brunch classics, both hit the spot. Although we were both thoroughly stuffed from the breakfast, not to mention the bubbles and Bloody Mary’s, we ordered the waffles and pancakes to sample the deserts. The waffles, in particular, were a great finish, served with vanilla ice cream. The pancakes full of berry goodness, served thick American style was an absolute winner.
By the time we had finished with our dessert, the party was in full swing, and thanks to the lovely waiters walking round topping up our drinks as soon as they were half full, we’d now joined the rest of the diners on the dance floor. Coincidentally we all seemed to be of a pretty similar age so were all absolutely loving the selection of what was mainly RnB classics from the noughties. It was a rendition of Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things’ that really set everyone off though, with everyone completely rocking out on the dance floor space in front of the stage. Our 2 hours were up and we both skipped out in a merry state, I can’t help but think all brunches should end like this!
Two-course menu (£50pp) and the Brunch Box (£35pp) both feature two hours of unlimited prosecco and Bloody Marys, as well as mocktails or soft drinks.
Saturdays 12pm – 4pm, Sunday 1pm – 7pm
Address 113-117 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BX
Written by Jordan Crowley