Bob Bob Ricard
Back at the start of the year, Soho hotspot Bob Bob Ricard launched its off-peak pricing system (where, as per hotels and flights, food served during quieter times is discounted). Happily, this extends to Sunday evenings, where the team serves its delicious French-style roast: slow-roasted topside of Aberdeenshire beef; roast Agria potatoes triple-cooked in veal stock, duck fat and butter; maple syrup-glazed Heritage carrots and parsnips; cave-aged Dorset cheddar cauliflower cheese; and twice-baked Yorkshire pudding, all paired with champagne. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available – as is extra champers via the famous ‘Press For Champagne’ button.
1 Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DF
Nordic-French inspired restaurant Aster has launched a Sunday brunch in partnership with Absolut Elyxa. Chef-Patron Helena Puolakka, originally from the south-west coast of Finland, has created a Scandinavian menu which offers guests a two-or three-course brunch (dishes include a dozen Wiltshire crayfish with toasted sourdough, butter and dill; crayfish Caesar salad; eggs Florentine on sweet rye; and steak tartare), and free-flowing Cotes de Provence rosé or bubbles. For dessert, diners can choose from the likes of Nordic mess with kefir mouse, berries, meringue and strawberry coulis; and Absolut sorbet cocktails. Perfect for the summer months.
150 Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5LB
Hakkasan Hanway Place
For Hakkasan, the day of rest means Dim Sum Sundays. A weekly event available every Sunday from 12-6:45pm, for £62pp you’ll receive a cocktail from Hakkasan’s award-winning list to start, followed by a half bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne, ending with a digestif cocktail alongside dessert. Dishes on the set menu include crispy duck salad, followed by eight types of dim sum, three main courses (including stir-fried black pepper rib-eye beef with merlot), and a choice of desserts. Resident DJ Pathaan will play from 1-5pm, and on the last Sunday of every month, the venue hosts live performances.
8 Hanway Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1HD
From Sunday 5th August, Duddell’s will bring one of Hong Kong’s most iconic brunches to the capital with the launch of a new free-flowing monthly brunch on the first Sunday of every month. Guests will be able to book into the restaurant for two-hours of unlimited dim sum, authentic Cantonese dishes, and indulgent desserts alongside free-flowing Perrier Jouët Grand Brut, cocktails, wine or beer. Going beyond most other bottomless brunches, guests will be able to fill up on as many dishes as they can manage, either sticking to firm favourites or experimenting with new selections. The crispy char siu bun is a must-try.
9a St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9RY; from 5th August
Newly opened in the Bloomberg Arcade, Brigadiers will launch ‘Free-Flowing Sundays’ from Sunday 12th August, bringing the City to life at weekends with Indian roast menus, free-flowing drinks, live sport and a dedicated Campari spritz bar on the outside terrace (we’re sold). Each weekend, the event will offer the ultimate Sunday social, with all the sporting action screened alongside a three-course BBQ roast menu priced at £30pp.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, Bank, EC4N 8AR; from 12st August
After years of renovations, legendary Soho landmark Kettner’s finally reopened its doors at the start of the year. Now part of the Soho House Group, the townhouse – which dates back to 1867 – has been given the full Ned works: opulent furnishings, metallic detailing and a razzmatazz nod to the 1920s. On Sundays, the French-leaning menu goes heavy on the crowd-pleasing classics – think steak tartare with artichoke crisps, plaice goujons with frites and tartare sauce, and poached Banham chicken with cabbage, carrot and radish, while beef wellington and salmon en croute are served from silver trolleys. Both bars at Kettner’s are beautiful, so we recommend arriving early for a pre-lunch drink, or lingering until it shuts at 1am.
29 Romilly Street, Soho, W1D 5HP
Let’s be honest – who on earth wants to tuck into a traditional Sunday roast in this weather? Thankfully Quaglino’s knows what’s up, and has revamped its Soul Sunday Lunch offering to include a sharing seafood option, rather than a slow-cooked meat feast. Each weekend, the restaurant hosts soulful live music accompanied by Sunday sharing lunch: new hits include the likes of stone bass papillote served with mussels mariniere; prawns and garlic butter; and devilled oysters. The best bit? There’s bottomless white or rosé wine.
16 Bury St, St. James's, SW1Y 6AJ
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch has launched its ‘Local Legends’ night on the last Sunday of every month. The events will see the hotel collaborate with some of Ace’s closest and most talented friends in the drinks industry. Taking place from 7-10pm, a special guest (or guests) will deliver a one-time-only cocktail and will act as the hosts for a fun boozy gathering in the recently revamped Lobby Bar. The first event featured the guys from Haggerston hotspot Three Sheets, who served up the ‘Almond Palmer’ – almond milk-washed, breakfast tea-infused Grey Goose
with almond and soda – so we’re expecting great things for its future collabs.
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JQ; every last Sunday of the month