Studio 88 has just started a bottomless brunch – Brunch to the Beat – on the weekends, and I can assure you, if you’re after all of the fun of Piano Works, but with a slightly classier vibe… this is the place for you!
I signed up for brunch from 12-4 (yes I’m an animal) because I wanted to see the venue across the entire brunch sitting. It started off a little quiet, mainly because nobody knows they do brunch yet… but it picked up as the afternoon went on. We also ended up staying until gone five when the venue refills… and had another two bottles of prosecco… so no complaints here!
The bottomless brunch with food is £50pp, which seems expensive, BUT the prosecco is entirely drinkable and is actually prosecco (yes I’m talking to you, bottomless brunch venues flogging low rate ‘sparkling wine’).
The food was also great – you get two courses, I went for fried chicken and waffles, followed by a key lime pie. Both banging. I ate the pie before I remembered to take a picture (a running struggle in my life), but you can see the chicken below (menu available here).
The band were also FAB. As good if not better than at the piano works. They played a number of my requests (sorry for the randomness guys..) from Dolly Parton to Sean Paul, which is really testament to their talent. Sean Paul vid below hahaaaaa!
Shoutout to my waitress who had the exact same music taste as me and validated my weird and wonderful choices by dancing her way between tables – pictured in the vid above (great staff seems to be a theme at these venues!!)
I also never seem to be able to go to a Piano Works brunch without making friends… while I was tearing up the dancefloor with the gals from the table next door to Jolene… they boyf started chatting up @leah_panther’s mum! And I now have a new instagram pal!
I think that really speaks to the vibe of the place to be honest. Great music, friendly atmosphere and just general good quality, wholesome but boozy fun!
But anyway, you can book here – I’d really recommend it, particularly for a special occasion when you want to get a bit tiddly and listen to some absolute classics.
P.S. Lost my mind at this shaggy cover… actual lol… just put the video in because you need that entertainment in your life on a Monday!!