November 15, 2018
Bunga Bunga Brunch – The Original Saturday Afternoon Party in London
Raucous joviality is one word to sum up brunch in one of Prince Harry’s favourite hangouts. The original and best ‘gentleman’s pizzeria’ Bunga Bunga Battersea has long been a celebrity magnet with Cara Delevigne and Hollywood babe Margot Robbie among its regulars.
Possibly one of the longest running party brunches in London, it’s impossible not to have a good time when the pizza is as long as the table you’re sitting on and the drinks flow like there’s no tomorrow (luckily the great thing about Saturday brunch is that tomorrow will always be Sunday and you WILL have time to recover.)
Brunch happens between 11am and 4pm. If you’re the kind of person who thinks ‘prosecco’ rather than breakfast, then the 11.15am option will suit you and your gang just fine. If you prefer to ease yourself into it, then 2pm might suit you better, although be prepared to turn up to a crazy party which has already well and truly started!
This isn’t the place for a quiet get together… This is definitely a booze fuelled extravaganza with Elvis impersonators, drag queens, extremely bad karaoke, hundreds of bellinis, and of course what Bunga does as well as its entertainment, pizza.
You’ll start with doughnuts, croissants and luscious nutella dip – eat all of this – it’s a great stomach lining for later. Then muscle in on the plate of meats – slices of prosciutto and salami served with fresh fruit. This course will make you feel ever-so-slightly smug-slash-healthy.
Have a little dance, single a little Elvis, down a bellini or three, get chatting to the table next to you… and before you know it, a slab of pizza appears with all kinds of toppings to salivate over. Freshly prepared thin base sour dough pizza comes with mouth watering toppings like the Englishman’s Breakfast (sausage, egg, mushroom and tomato), the Micaela Margherita, Italy’s Fun-Guy (wild mushroom and truffle oil) and the Bunga Florentine (mozzarella, pancetta and egg, topped with spinach and hollandaise). There’s also vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices for your fussy friends.
For any kind of celebration, Bunga Brunch is the bomb and Italian antics in a booze fuelled pizzeria are where every Saturday, quite frankly, should be spent. Speaking of cost, you can’t put a price on fun, but in this case it’ll cost you £28pp with a £20 add on for bottomless bellinis!
*For a slightly more relaxed experience, you might want to try Sunday’s La Famiglia Brunch’ from £19.50 with live entertainment…
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Ashleigh Whitfield
(Photo Credit: Johnny Stephens Photography)