Boozy bottomless brunch at The Piano Works, Farringdon
The Piano Works, Farringdon, London - Restaurant Review
Style Points: 4/5
The Piano Works is known as one of London’s best live music venues and their reputation is set to soar even more with the introduction of bottomless brunch!
Located in a Victorian warehouse, the main section of the restaurant is down a set of stairs into an atmospheric, large space with a piano in the centre. Diners can make requests on napkins for songs to be played by the pianists, which means that no two trips to The Piano Works are the same.
What’s on the menu?
The Piano Works serves brunch between 12pm and 4pm every weekend and for our visit we opted for the bottomless prosecco brunch option which offers unlimited prosecco for 2 hours during the meal. If prosecco isn't your thing, there is also an option to have bottomless Bloody Mary’s instead.
The food on the brunch menu at The Piano Works consists of the usual suspects plus a few intriguing additions. As well as the standard eggs Benedict, the full works and veggie breakfast, they also serve cajun spiced bap and greek brekkie.
We tried the avocado on toast which consisted of smashed avocado with red onion, a poached Burford brown egg, and chilli flakes, all served on freshly baked sourdough toast. We also had the scrumptious eggs Florentine and a delicious spicy Bombay omelette, which was made from Burford brown eggs omelette with onion, spinach, cumin and curry powder, served with a mini naan.
The bottomless prosecco option costs an additional £20 per person on Saturdays and £15 on Sundays. The brunch dishes were between £8 - £12 which is a fairly standard price for brunch in London. The portions were also enough of a good size to justify this price.
The atmosphere at The Piano Works is fabulous and although it is traditionally known as a party venue, the soothing live piano music, cosy cellar location and hearty brunch dishes make this a lovely place to visit on a Sunday afternoon, especially in the winter months.
The brunch menu doesn’t include any dessert options and tea or coffee doesn’t make an appearance either, which would have been nice to balance the meal out a bit more. You'll need to dine from the main menu for this.
Aside from this, I had a very enjoyable time at The Piano Works and hearing the talented pianist play my favourite Phil Collins made it a much more unique and memorable experience. I'll leave it to you to guess which song it is!
Special thanks to The Piano Works for their generous hospitality!
Visit The Piano Work’s website
Address: 113-117 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3BX
Closest tube station: Farringdon