Another day, another bottomless brunch post. Is that not how it goes?
I know this is my second bottomless brunch post this week but I wouldn’t be sharing this if I didn’t have something different to say, okay? Just bear with me and keep on reading.
After trying School for Scandal’s bottomless brunch on Saturday, we ventured to try Black Dog Ballroom’s bottomless brunch on Sunday. They invited us last week to try their Christmas offer which includes bottomless drinks AND bottomless pigs in a blanket (as well as a brunch dish, for £25pp) and I couldn’t resist.
I’m here to share my thoughts with you.
This time I’m jumping straight to the food, and that’s because I think Black Dog Ballroom’s drink selection is just your typical list of cocktails for Bottomless brunch. They had mimosas, bloody Mary, prosecco and beers. Nothing too different from what you see anywhere else in town.
For the food they also had a menu populated with your classic brunch dishes, but Gabs and I decided to share the two that we thought jumped out as ‘not-so-typical’ and ordered the ‘bad boy Benedict’ and a sausage waffle.
The first one was alright. According to the menu it has rump steak, nduja sausage, tater tots, topped with melted cheese sauce, piled on a toasted muffin. My main comment would be that it was a bit underwhelming. Reading the description got me salivating instantly but the kick just wasn’t there. I couldn’t really taste the nduja and the cheese sauce (which I thought was more of a hollandaise?) was not particularly creamy. I think this dish has lots of potential but I’m not sure if they’re quite there yet.
The sausage waffle went down the same route for both of us. The waffle tasted alright, although it was not really what I expect to get when I read ‘waffle’ on the menu (and certainly doesn’t compare to Home Sweet Home’s waffles, for example) since they were very thin, but certainly not too bad. My main disappointment here was the sausage patty. It was lacking flavour and even tasted a bit burnt to both of us, so I was not the biggest fan.
The pigs in a blanket, on the other hand, were the highlight of this meal. I’d seriously consider having just bottomless mimosas and bottomless pigs in a blanket and call it a day. I’d have loved to receive some of those sausages with my waffles instead of the sausage patty we got.
The thing is, is it worth paying £25pp for bottomless drinks and pigs in a blanket? I’m not sure I’d do it. I did enjoy the latter but I think that if you’re looking for a more enjoyable bottomless brunch, you are better off trying School for Scandal’s brunch.
This was our first time visiting Black Dog Ballroom and from what I could see, I think this is more of a ‘having a drink after work’ kinda place, so we’ll be taking a deeper look at their drinks menu in the future, most definitely 😉 I’m just not convinced about their food menu yet.
What about you? Have you been to Black Dog Ballroom before? What are your thoughts on their food? I’d love to know what you think.
Thanks for reading me today, and make sure to come back next week for a sweet post!