Bottomless Gospel Brunch will be taking place every Sunday from 11am – 3.30pm at The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch, a long running popular hub for a mixture of cocktails, dining and soulful music. Whilst brunch starts earlier, the Gospel choir will be on from 2.30pm – 5pm as the Gospel choir, members of a local church, have church to attend beforehand!
Come for the jazz, stay for the food. Or vice versa, whichever you prefer. The owners of the likes of XOYO, The Jazz Café, Phonox, and many more of London’s hottest venues have blended Gospel choir with bottomless brunch to perfectly harmonise your Sunday.
Amidst a dark but ambient backdrop of retro leather booths, low slung chairs and higher vantage points of the stage, The Blues Kitchen itself boasts timeless décor. Vintage posters of the likes of Elvis Presley and BB King adorn the walls, with disco balls and lights composed of old gramophones all in keeping with the blues era. The sizeable venue allows for diners to choose to sit right in the hub of the music, with plenty of space to get involved and parade the best of their jazz moves, or equally retire to a quieter side and enjoy the Gospel music as a background feature to a much needed weekend catchup. The Gospel choir themselves really steal the show, with enough energy, enthusiasm and audience involvement to get all ages up on their feet, tapping their toes or showing off their best jazz hands.
In terms of food, The Blues Kitchen brunch menu is hearty, reliable, and ticks all the boxes for your potentially hungover needs on a Sunday. Classics such as Huevos Rancheros, Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon and Avocado Toast all feature. The Cornflake French Toast provided a kick of vegan sweetness, doused in rather addictive maple syrup. For those less enthusiastic of classic brunch options, the menu also features a selection of salads, chicken wings and burgers such as the Big Brisket Burger, and the Vegan Cheeseburger, incorporating the infamous Moving Mountains patty. In terms of sides if you’ve not yet had your fill, the Mac ‘N’ Cheese had the enticing crispy topping that everyone wants, and the Corn Bread with Honey Butter provided a tasty blend of sweet and spicy.
Not called bottomless for no reason, £19.95 gets you a choice of Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas and unlimited refills thereafter (food billed separately). An extensive cocktail list means that you can also branch out into classics such as a Lychee Martini, or a personal favourite, the Rhubarb Sour – reminiscent of a childhood spent sucking on rhubarb rock. Tea and coffee, mocktails and milkshakes are also on offer for children, and those who have perhaps had too heavy an evening the night before.
With an eclectic mix of live bands, singers and DJs, the Gospel Brunch is just one of the many upcoming events hosted by The Blues Kitchen in the following months. Considering its weekly frequency, you have no to excuse to miss out.
The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
134 – 136 Curtain Road
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3.30pm
(Gospel Brunch on Sunday Afternoon)