Picture the scene: Its 10am on Saturday, youve woken up a tiny bit hanging from Friday night and your stomach is sending out hunger signals you can no longer ignore.
If youre anything like us, your fridge has nothing in it except champagne and tonic and your food offering is lemon and limes in the fruit bowl.
We can sympathise. But step away from Deliveroo for a moment.
When the inevitable happens tomorrow, let us help you out with a much classier plan.
St Germain has teamed up with Bourne & Hollingsworth for London Cocktail Week to host a bottomless brunch in the B&H buildings in EC1.
Its a 15-minute Uber from Brick Lane and the Truman Brewery – the heart of LCW – so if youre ready for more , it of course has plenty of cocktails on offer, as well as some pretty sensational food.
The welcome drink is a St-Germain-des-pres – elderflower liqueur with fresh pressed lemon juice – which is just on the right side of detox-retox to make you feel fine about diving into the bottomless St Germain cocktails that follow.
Food comes courtesy of B&H head chef Anthony Horn and will include classics like avocado on toast, poached eggs with salmon chia pots, overnight oats and smoothies.
There are two sittings per day this weekend – 10am – 12pm and 12.30pm – 2.30pm Saturday; 10am – 12pm and 3pm – 5pm Sunday.
Tickets are limited and cost £25 each – you can snap the remaining ones up here.
See you there.
St Germain x B&H Brunch, B&H Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU
Elsewhere at London Cocktail Week:
Jaegermeisters Big Chill takeover – the official sponsors of LCW – are hosting a Der Wald pop-up bar – set in a stylised German forest – with ice cold shots, events, workshops and surprising cocktails (the most surprising bit is that they are only £6). Make ours a Jaegermeister Sour. Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane (3 min walk from the LCW village)
The Botanist Gin foraging dinner – a wild supper at cosy loft space Shoreditch Treehouse – October 3 – 6. An innovative three-course dining experience – The Foragers Table – by some of Londons best chefs.
The Botanist Gins in-house chef Craig Grozier – founder of Scottish dining experience Fallachan – has curated the menu, inspired by urban foraging.
Plan your experience for 7-10pm this week. Tickets still available Wednesday 3 and Friday 5 October. From £45 per person. Book here.
St Germains flower wall and LCW events –
- Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 October: St-Germain Flower Wall at The Cocktail Village – A blossoming flower wall at The Cocktail Village, where you can get a St-Germain Spritz in return for a token.
- Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October: St-Germain Brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth. Bespoke brunch menu created in collaboration with Bourne & Hollingsworth, featuring St-Germain cocktails.
Grey Goose Café La Vanille at Barber & Parlour with free espresso martinis: 1 to 7 October (from 3pm each day)
Instagrammer and foodie James (Food Feels) presents his masterclass How to create an Instagrammable cocktail at Grey Goose Café La Vanille: Friday 5 17:30 – 18:30
How to create the ultimate dinner party with Anna Barnett at Grey Goose Café La Vanille: Saturday 6 October 14:00 – 15:00
6. St-Germain Brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth: 6th and 7th October
Tequila & Mezcal Fest – a 3-day celebration of the true spirit of Mexico at the Bargehouse behind the OXO Tower on the Southbank. Not just a booze-fest, theres a whole load of cultural elements to the show – 3 Mexican restaurants, 6 cocktail bars, a Raindance cinema room, Mexican craft beer/wine area, contemporary artwork and loads of Mariachis, folkloric dancers…also mini-masterclasses about how to make the perfect Margarita and guacamole. Find more details here.
Galvin HOP (next door to Galvin La Chapelle in Spital Square) is taking part in London Cocktail week and has two new cocktails available for £6 for all festival pass holders throughout this week.
The cocktails are:
• ABC Negroni – Lillet Rouge, Monkey 47 Sloe Gin and Suze
• Fleur de Lillet – Lillet Rosé and Elderflower cordial topped with Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water
Galvin HOP also has a brand new brunch menu, available Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am – 4pm, which includes brunch classics such as eggs Benedict, but also has an array of new items including Flat Iron Steak with Béarnaise sauce and French fries, and Sunday roasts.
Full details on London Cocktail Week available at drinkup.london/cocktailweek.
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