I’ve always loved the idea of a bottomless brunch, but, before last Saturday, I’d only ever tried it out once (in the Canova Hall in Brixton, which, by the way, is pretty good value!). Often these things are so expensive that I don’t see the worth in them for me – I’m not a slow drinker, but I’m not quick enough to drink so many glasses of prosecco that it would really be worth the money…
Except, as it turns out, I actually might be…
I found a deal on Time Out last week for a bottomless brunch at The Kings Head, a pub in Fulham just a few minutes from Putney Bridge station, costing only £20 per person. The offer includes as much prosecco as you might possibly want during a 90 minute period, as well as two small tacos of your choice, three small tapas dishes as well as a nacho platter to share. Pretty good value for money, right?
The Kings Head is a super cute and colourful pub and has an *amazing* beer garden to boot. Sadly my camera ran out of battery (WHEN will I learn?!) so I couldn’t get as many photos as I would have liked to, but just take my word for it: the garden is really fun and summery, and the rest of the pub follows along the same lines, too!
There’s lots of quirky art on the walls, a massive amount of cosy and colourfully patterned cushions on the sofas as well as lots of little nooks and crannies for different sized groups to occupy. I had asked for a table by the window (which there aren’t many, by the way – the pub is quite atmospheric and dark!) which I was very kindly given.
We started off with the nacho platter, which was a very generous size and very tasty, if perhaps a bit basic. It consisted of tortilla chips with melted cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and jalapeños, but to me it tasted like the sauces were store bought and lacked in the kick department a bit. Luckily, though, my friend who’s not a fan of super spicy food let me have all the jalapeños, so in the end, all was well..!
Next, we received our tacos: we had both ordered the veggie taco (chickpea falafel, guacamole & stir-fried vegetables) – I had the original one, but my friend swapped the falafel to halloumi. I wish I had some the same, to be honest, because I found the falafel quite dry and bland, and I feel like a halloumi with its saltiness would have been a better companion to the roasted veggies. Ah well – you live, you learn!
The best of the bunch were the halloumi fries which were SO tasty and came with a super lovely spicy mayo for dipping. The halloumi sticks were really well done: crispy in the outside, and still soft enough on the inside – just like they should be.
The patatas bravas were okay – they went really well together with the spicy mayo too, but, as I’ve had so many amazing patatas bravas experiences in other restaurants (namely Boqueria and Brindisa), these just didn’t quite compare. That said, they were perfectly edible, and it’s probably unfair to compare a pub to a tapas restaurant when it comes to Spanish food…
The mozzarella salad was really good (I especially loved the zingy dressing!), though by this time I was already so full that I didn’t manage to finish much of it. Leave it to me to have the healthy salad dish last…
Overall I enjoyed our time at the Kings Head, although I probably wouldn’t go there just for the food. But, the service is wonderful, the decor quirky and colourful (especially that beer garden!) and the atmosphere was really lovely, too (and I loved their very 90s playlist!).
And so, how much prosecco did I manage to drink in 90min? If I counted correctly (it got a bit fuzzy towards the end…) I managed four glasses, which with normal prices would have been £6 each. I’m pretty happy with that – definitely got more than my money’s worth!
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