A good brunch can make a weekend. An indulgent, swanky, bottomless brunch can totally elevate a weekend and take you from day to night before you’ve even finished your last Bloody Mary. Dubai and London lead the way when it comes to insane and extravagant brunches, but Gaucho is changing the brunch game in Brum. Gaucho’s Electro Brunch offers bottomless food and drink and chilled-out house vibes for two whole hours for £45. Yep, you heard me, two entire hours to drink, eat and basically live your best life. Get ready, get set…
Based on Colmore Row, Gaucho is housed underground, it’s dark, decadent and seriously sexy. This is a place to date, mate and catch up with your girls or guys. An aesthetic that oozes luxe and encourages you to indulge to excess and I’m all about excess when it comes to food and drink, just look at my bank balance, #2018HouseGoalsIpromiseThisTime.
The menu is concise and contains 13 sweet and savoury plates including a mix of classic brunch staples and Gaucho-y versions of classics. The drinks on offer include an Argentine wine, Aperol Spritz, freshly made juices or smoothies and Gaucho’s Bloody Mary made with spicy chimichurri (below).
Warm, mini croissants arrive with a creamy peanut butter dulce de leche which melts immediately and tastes divine. We struggle to take our time and race through these mini mouthfuls of perfect pastry.
Next, its on to the plates, the challenge has begun to sample everything on offer with room for cocktails. There is just one rule: order one plate of food and one drink at a time and finish it before you order another.
Not so easy.
We begin with a Gaucho-y take on brunch and are urged to try the main attraction on the menu, Steak & Eggs. Cooked medium, the steak is juicy, with a slight smokey flavour which is complemented by a perfectly cooked egg, that ooze yolk as you break through it.
Fried, gooey, rich Provoleta cheese comes with caramelised onion chutney on the side and is the surprise hit on the table.
A Choripan Sandwich of chorizo and chimichurri is packed with flavour and is a nice twist on a standard sausage sandwich.
Beans on Toast comes on a single slice of sourdough, the sauce lovely and thick with a bit of kick but the chorizo is nowhere to be tasted.
We move on to brunch classics of Eggs Florentine, eggs and spinach sit pretty on a crisp muffin with a generous, creamy sauce.
Sweeter treats include warm French Toast with creamy peanut butter dulce de leche and fresh strawberries which are absolutely divine.
Banana Pancakes arrive, dreamily drizzled with Nutella, a plate of dreams if ever I had one.
At £45 a pop, cheap this brunch ain’t but if you consider the standard of the food here, the range of drinks which goes beyond prosecco (just no) and the professional yet friendly service, it’s a fantastic experience for an occasion or just to treat yo self. So, pop this on your Brum bucket list to celebrate the start of a brand spanking new year and regret nothing.
Electro Brunch is on every Saturday from 11am- 4pm.