It’s no secret between my friends and family; I’m a great lover of brunch. I’m also a great lover of pie (the savory kind, I have no time for the fruity kind). The great brains of one of my favourite chain restaurants, Pieminister, came up with the best idea that made my little heart burst with happiness; Bangin Bottomless Brunch.
I grabbed my gal pal, who is a Pieminister enthusiast as much as me, and we headed to our local Pieminister restaurant in Birmingham. We decided to spend Saturday afternoon getting sloshed and eating pie. We’re usually always with our respective partners so it was the perfect excuse to get together and do what most millennial girls do; brunch. Except, it was better, it involved pies.
Bangin’ Bottomless Brunch consists of exactly that. A choice of main, either being a pie or one of their skillet dishes, followed by either unlimited prossecco, Bloody Mary’s or aperol spritz for a 90 minute period. It was one of those classic afternoons where you think, ‘Shit, I’ve got 90 minutes to drink’ and you fully take advantage of it.
We decided to mix and match the pies; I opted for the vegetarian Munch Bunch pie. The pie was filled with smoked cheese, chopped up vegetarian sausages and mushrooms with a potato hash to fill it out. On top of the pie was halloumi stick and a poached egg. The poached egg was a winner as the meal could have been very dry without it. The smoked cheese made the pie a lot more flavoursome than using a milder cheese.
Unfortunately, the Munch Bunch didn’t compare to the Morning Glory – it’s meat counterpart. Filled with bacon, sausage and a cheese and potato hash complete with a bechamel sauce. It was one of those meals where you did not want it to end. The pie was topped with bacon and a poached egg, and it was exactly how I wanted a breakfast pie to taste. Personally, I think the bechamel sauce gave the Morning Glory it’s winning edge, which unfortunately you cannot get with the vegetarian pie.
The service was quick and the team were completely on it with empty glasses. We weren’t left waiting around waiting for our drinks and the 90 minutes went extremely quickly; especially after a prosecco or six. If you are fancying brunch with the gang, but wanting to stay away from pancakes or avo on toast, Pieminister offers a very filling twist and at a very reasonable £20 per person.
Pieminister run Bangin’ Bottomless Brunch fortnightly across their Cardiff, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham and Nottingham stores. They hold 2 sessions; either in the morning or in the afternoon. Their boozy brunch offer will be launching in Sheffield and Liverpool from 16th June.
*Bangin Bottomless Brunch was gifted to me and a plus one in exchange for a review. All views are my own and I really bloody enjoyed it.