If you’ve never experienced a bottomless brunch, let us be the first to say you are missing out on one of modern life’s greatest inventions. From endless, over-flowing glasses of bubbly to infectious music that get hips wiggling in your seat, super satisfying breakfast foods that sustain you all day feels like a bonus. You’ll be let loose hours later – giddy as a goat – with most of the day ahead of you and a massive grin on your face.
Brightsmith On The Water in Birmingham, situated near the NEC, has all this in spades and more. But where many bottomless brunches might leave you feeling a little short-changed, Brightsmith cut’s no corners. The decadent decor sets the tone walking in, thanks to gold-trimmed wallpaper and overflowing shrubbery. And you know, you’ve entered somewhere of a higher class.
The DJ blasting soulful house anthems only add an extra flair, as does the waterside views of Pendigo Lake. Surprisingly, the sun was shining over Birmingham the day we arrived in later November. And a saxophonist played along with tunes a little later, making it feel more Ibiza than Birmingham.
Of course, what’s crucial at the bottomless brunch is the food and, especially, the drink. For 90 minutes and £50, you receive bottomless drinks of prosecco, cocktails, beer and non-alcoholic options, and a three-course meal (for £45 you can order two courses instead).
For starters, the fried calamari has an extra kick thanks to a wasabi mayonnaise. While for mains, the eggs benedict, with sweet curred Canadian bacon, is the ideal creamy and salty hangover cure. Speaking of which… It’s the cocktails that are true standouts. With great names like Cherry Lollipop and Rhubarb Spritz, they are surprisingly refreshing and well-balanced. Perfect in-between endless bubbly top-ups.
Elsewhere on Brightsmith On The Water’s menu, you can order such fabulous brunch options as sliders and fries – which arrive as three slightly smaller burgers, if you’re feeling hungry – stacked buttermilk pancakes, and an avocado medley on toast. When it comes to pudding, the deconstructed Eton Mess is the fruity, delicate and creamy delight you imagine it to be.
But it’s not all about bottomless brunches here, however. Brightsmith On The Water offers a high-quality dining experience in the Hilton Birmingham Metropole throughout the week. Serving an array of dishes from premium steaks to fresh pasta. To learn more head here.