Our favourite so far has to be South Place Hotel, we posted about this a while ago but it's still up there - delicious, affordable and a short trot from Shoreditch, so tonnes of post-brunch/ early evening options!
However when one of the girls suggested we try Avenue to mix it up, we thought why not?!
£20 for 2 courses with an additional £10 on top for unlimited Prosecco...we were there in a flash! The condition is that you only get two and half hours of Prosecco. But, as three hours in, we were still there with drinks being poured perhaps the rules are there to be broken...!
Located on St. Jame's Street, a five minute walk from Green Park underground, you're right slap bang in central with endless options for afterwards...believe me no matter how good your intentions are to get home, this will not happen!
The interior is modern, chic and grand - not in an uncomfortable way, but creating the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of sipping bubbles! The small touches are what makes this venue a little more special...a chandelier style centre piece made from wine and champagne glasses, beautiful high ceilings, soft lighting and hydrangeas scattered down the centre of each table!
10/10 for beautiful surroundings and fun, upbeat vibe.
Now onto the food...personally I think South Place has the edge here, as the menu was a little more limited at Avenue, however saying that, the Black Truffle Mac'n'Cheese was pretty darn good! I was a little disappointed with my eggs benedict (the hollandaise was quite vinegary) however the pancakes went down a treat as did the soft shell crab bun.
Most importantly Avenue wins top points for attentive service, there's a tendency for slightly slower service at Prosecco brunches...there's nothing worse than being the greedy kid asking for more, however Avenue ensured everyone's glass was continually filled to the brim and didn't once complain about our perhaps rather loud behaviour towards the end!
Definitely one that we'll be visiting again...an evening followed where the majority of us don't remember getting home, but flashbacks have started to surface of rickshaw dancing, falling off chairs (a number of times!) and a nameless boy from the group being stripped of his shirt while dancing to disco!
The pictures I'm sure are to follow...until then though this pretty much sums up the Avenue effect!!!