I love finding fun and quirky things to do in London – and Mabel’s was no exception!
I was fortunate enough to win a competition for bottomless brunch for two at Mabel’s in Covent Garden, so I headed there with my boyfriend last weekend for breakfast and drinks before the England Vs. Panama game.
The restaurant is tucked away in a side street in Covent Garden, just a short walk away from Covent Garden tube station. We arrived bang on opening time at 11am, so we were sat at the high tables by the bar for breakfast.
On first impressions, the restaurant is quirky and fun, with brightly painted walls, hanging photos, neon signs and edgy lighting.
Photo credit: Mabel’s Covent Garden
We were the second table in there, so James and I were sat on the high bar stools. I would personally rather have sat in one of the themed rooms, but as we were there bang on opening time it made sense to be seated near the other party.
Mabel’s are doing a Bottomless Brunch deal where you pick a dish from the brunch menu and then add bottomless cocktails for an additional £27.50 for 90 minutes of bottomless drinks. The brunch menu is served every Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm – so plenty of time to eat and drink!
James and I both ordered the Mabel’s English Breakfast: Fried, poached or scrambled eggs, Cumberland sausage, streaky bacon, roast tomato, mushroom, baked beans, hash browns and toasted bloomer bread (£9). (Reading back through the menu we didn’t actually receive a hashbrown…) but the highlight of this breakfast for me was the creamy scrambled egg and streaky crispy bacon which were both really tasty.
James ordered a Bloody Mary as his bottomless drink and I went for a peach Bellini. Neither of us have tried a Bloody Mary before but it was quite possibly the worst drink I have ever had! This is no reflection on Mabel’s at all, just the Bloody Mary drink in general, but tomato juice, vodka and herbs seemed like a super odd drink to have for breakfast. My (3!) peach bellini’s however went down an absolute treat!
The food was good, and the service was quick, but I think it would have been better if I booked it a bit later so there was more of an atmosphere.
We left brunch earlier than planned to nab a table for the England Vs. Panama game – but I could have happily stayed to enjoy the 90 minutes of bottomless booze.
I’d love to go to Mabel’s Covent Garden again for cocktails in one of their fun and quirky themed rooms. The Parlour looks suave, classy and fun, so I bet it would make for a great date night venue!
Where’s your favourite brunch spot in London?
I won a competition for bottomless brunch for two via Eat and Drink London.