Bottomless Brunch in a Twinkly Al-fresco Setting at Megan’s Chelsea – What Weekends Were Made For!
February 21, 2018
Megans on the Kings Road is said to be London’s most romantic restaurant. At night, with all of its beautiful twinkly lights adorning the walls of the downstairs indoor garden, there’s no denying that it has a wonderfully amorous effect with flowers dotted everywhere and a wonderful chilled atmosphere. But through the day, the restaurant is also a bustling deli, generally with a queue of hungry people waiting to take away the most mouthwatering of paninis, croissants and brownies.
Luxuria Lifestyle headed down on a Sunday, to test out their extremely popular bottomless brunch offering. With a queue literally out the door for takeaway sandwiches, wraps and cakes, we squeezed past them, down the stairs and into the indoor / outdoor seating area which on a freezing cold day was warm and toasty!
Although there’s a great selection on the breakfast and all day menus including Mediterranean style kebabs, chicken escalopes and quiches from the deli bar, I think Sundays are just made for bottomless brunches, and so there was no other choice. You can add your unlimited Bloody Mary’s, Pimms or Proseccos for just £17 to any dish.
As a massive fan of tomatoes (I literally cannot get enough), my mind was already made up on the Baked Eggs Shakshouka which I’ve been trying to perfect at home for some time now. As a common breakfast in the Middle East, Shakshouka requires a really precise amount of select spices for it to taste really good. It’s normally made in a cast iron skillet and is a combination of tomatoes, those all important spices like cumin seeds, cayenne pepper and paprika and topped with a baked egg or two.
Two Prosecco glasses down (Megan’s Prosecco glasses are definitely the kind you have to resist putting in your handbag to take home), a sizzling pan arrived on the table, along with my friend’s towering brioche brunch bap stuffed with hash brown, fried egg, cheese, bacon and sausage and a side portion of sweet potato fries! Yes it literally was as good as it sounds – perfect for sorting out the hangover. The food envy lasted only a second though, because as I tucked in greedily to my Shakshouka, I was confident I’d made the right choice. The balance of spices was just perfect, the chorizo – fiery and flavoursome, the eggs – perfect and a side stack of warm sour dough cut into triangles was literally the icing on the cake.
Full, but still able to find room for the most amazing half baked cookie dough served with warm nutella, pistachio nuts and ice cream, we downed more proseccos against the backdrop of a hundred sparkly lights as the dining room continued to fill up throughout the afternoon. Megan’s attracts a varied crowd and has a really warm, friendly vibe – for weekend brunch, you really couldn’t find a better place, or more reasonably priced deal – and all this in the heart of Chelsea…
Bottomless Brunch at Megan’s Chelsea is £17 for 90 minutes of bottomless Pimm’s, Prosecco or Bloody Mary’s 2pm-6pm every Saturday and Sunday (with the last sitting at 4.30pm).
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield