I have a confession…brunch has become one of my favourite foodie things to do, these days it is piping the post above afternoon tea. With a more balanced and healthier lifestyle, I feel I can indulge in a fabulous brunch without the guilt of excess sugar. That was until I tried the bottomless brunch at The One Elm in Stratford upon Avon.
I’m always open to new concepts and The One Elm’s bottomless brunch offers two hours of grazing on as many brunch dishes as you can manage. With the option of either non-alcoholic or morning cocktails. We opted for the Mimosas and filter coffee.
The One Elm is situated in the centre of Stratford and on a cold wet day, provided a welcome retreat. The interiors instantly envelope you and provide a relaxed environment. There were quite a few tables already enjoying brunch. It is a perfect time to get together with friends, and I was looking forward to having a catch up my friend Pip.
On perusing the menu we decided that we wanted to sample a few of the dishes and chose different options so that we could share. The menu is broken down into breads, granola, pancakes & waffles, bagels, muffins, free-range eggs and full cooked.
We started with eggy bread, strawberries & natural yoghurt and pancakes, crispy bacon & maple syrup. These courses were not our favourites. We were disappointed that the pancakes were not homemade, and the eggy bread lacked flavour.
We followed this with a Severn & Wyre smoked salmon, chive & cream cheese bagel and smashed avocado & poached eggs on sourdough. These are dishes which we both enjoy eating, and these were no exception.
For our last course we chose the Jimmy Butlers sausage & bacon, mushrooms, black pudding and veggie haggis, spinach, eggs, tomato and mushrooms. I had the veggie option and swapped Pip’s black pudding, I really enjoyed the flavours and texture of the veggie haggis. Pip was impressed with the quality of sausage and bacon.
Overall Pip and I enjoyed grazing on the bottomless brunch at The One Elm. We felt that the presentation and quality makes it a great alternative to lunch or dinner with friends.
The bottomless brunch at The One Elm is offered between 9am and 1pm every Saturday. The stiff bottom is £20 and the soft bottom is £15 which we think is great value, considering this includes as many courses as you can manage, refills plus coffee and tea.
I was invited to review the bottomless brunch, but as ever my views are an honest account of my visit.