Expect Santo Remedio newest venture to be a popular affair…
Nothing brings the fun quite like a bottomless brunch, and nothing brings the sunshine quite like margaritas. So when news of a bottomless margarita brunch at one of the city’s best Mexican restaurants reached us, we knew we had to be first through the doors. Santo Remedio, London Bridge‘s brilliant Mexican joint, have just launched their frankly genius brunch, and it’s every bit as perfect as you’d hope.
Taking along my self-appointed ‘margarita expert’ pal, we settled into the charming whitewashed surrounds of this neighbourhood restaurant, eagerly awaiting brunch heaven. You can judge any Mexican restaurant worth its salt from their guacamole, and Santo Remedio’s version didn’t disappoint, a perfectly-balanced treat matched neatly with a helping of blue corn tortilla chips. Of course, the main event truly began with the arrival of our first margarita.
Now, the bottomless brunch option is two hours of beer, bubbles, or margaritas – but let’s be honest, there’s only one real choice, isn’t there? Santo Remedio serve their margaritas with a chilli salt rim, but neither the heat nor the level of tequila slowed us down at all. The restaurant are also toying with the option of frozen margaritas, for which yours truly was only too happy to be the guinea pig…
In the haze of margaritas, it’s possible to lose sight of what is a truly excellent food menu, blessed with speciality ingredients direct from Mexico, along with top local produce. Owners Edson and Natalie have collated their favourite recipes from time spent in Oaxaca, Yucatan, and Mexico City, and the careful research shines through most deliciously. First up is a sharing plates menu, featuring the likes of prawn aguachile rojo, pork belly tacos, and flautas – a kind of vegan potato/avocado/salsa hybrid, served in crispy tortillas.
For the main course, a choice of enchiladas, egg dishes, and a Mexican-inspired burger is available, but we went straight for the ‘torta ahogada’ and never looked back. Loosely translating as ‘drowned sandwich’, this open sandwich is filled with beautiful pork belly and then drowned in a richly-spiced tomato sauce – and frankly, we’d like all of our sandwiches drowned from now on, please and thank you.
Last but by no means least, Santo Remedio serve churros with a particularly potent dulche du leche, rich enough to cut through our increasingly foggy vision. In fact, I’m still raving about it as much now as I was after an “unspecified” amount of margaritas – and isn’t that just the highest compliment I could possibly pay this brunch?
Location: 152 Tooley Street, London Bridge, SE1 2TU
Opening hours: brunch is served 11am-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays.
Price: £45 per person for the bottomless brunch.
More info: on their website.
Featured image: @santoremedio_uk
Also published on Medium.