January’s been and gone (thank God), so we can now officially give up all attempts to become green juice drinking, alcohol-free, sugar-free gym maniacs. Those of you that kept it up for a month (or are still going), congrats. But now it’s February so we can finally let loose… First stop? London’s finest all-you-can-eat joints. All of them.
1. Bottomless Brunch at The Proud Archivist
Sundays exist for two reasons. 1) To cure your hangover. 2) Brunch. And the brunch at The Proud Archivist, near Haggerston, is like no other. So it may not strictly be all you can eat (but it doesn’t need to be with the hearty portion sizes they serve!) It is, however, all you can drink. Alongside a Bloody Mary with your Eggs Benedict/pancakes/etc, you also get endless – that’s right, endless – Prosecco! The only question is, how much of it can you drink in two hours? Check out Fever to book your table for this Sunday!
2. Rodizo Rico
One for the meat lovers, the Brazilian-style Rodizio Rico offers a selection of 15 different meats to choose from. First, make your way over to the island buffet to fill you plate with hot dishes, salads and sides. Then, simply take a seat and wait for the passadors to carve the freshly grilled meat straight onto your plate. Warning: this meal is followed by some serious meat sweats. There are various Rodizio Rico’s in London, including Notting Hill, Greenwich and Islington.
3. Lasagne at Lonzo
On Sundays, Lonzo (the cellar door of Italian restaurant Lardo) in Hackney serves up the most succulent yet crispy lasagne dishes for you to get stuck into. The lasagnes vary weekly, but there is always a meat and vegetarian option, served alongside freshly baked bread, side salad and a great selection of wine. Pull up a seat around one big table and wait eagerly as you watch the cheese on top crisp. The portions are big, so come extremely hungry if you want squeeze in more than 2 pieces!
4. Breads Etcetera
Bread and butter, bread and jam, bread and spread, bread and bread. Basically the dough-lovers dream can be found by Clapham Common, where there is a ‘help yourself’ bread station. Alongside whatever meal you choose, you can pick and toast as much bread as you’d like for no extra cost, with an endless supply of jams and spreads. Not one for the gluten-haters.
6. Brunch at The Cookbook Cafe
Between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturdays, The Cookbook Cafe near Hyde Park put on a sensational brunchtime spread. Across a range of tables you’ll find a selection of breakfast foods (including waffles, pancakes and eggs done in numerous ways), a market table (serving fresh smoked salmon, prawns, salads and the like), a family-style lunch table (for your hot mains) and a desert table. Eeeek! At £52 per head, they certainly provide you with enough ammunition to eat your money’s worth. You also get endless Prosecco, Bellini’s, tea & coffee! Heavenly.