Bottomless brunch is so popular now that chains like Pieminister is jumping on the bandwagon. Bottomless brunch at Pieminister* is great! You get a bigger portion than at other places, the equal amount of alcohol as anywhere else, but all to a more affordable price. Sure, it might not be as instagrammable as avocado on toast (although this is an option here) but a breakfast pie fills you up and lines your stomach for the bottomless booze. Definitely a great alternative if you want to spend less money and walk away tipsy but not over do it.
Leeds is one of the Pieminister cities offering bottomless brunch at the moment. I went for a catch-up with a previous housemate of mine during the weekend just gone. I don’t think many knows that Pieminister have bottomless brunch as it was surprisingly quiet. We went for the 11am sitting and by the end of it the place started to fill up with lunch guests. They also do the bottomless brunch at 3pm so perhaps more people prefer this time slot? I didn’t mind it being quiet, it meant that we got served quickly and hour empty glasses were constantly replaced with a new drink of choice.
Going in the morning we both opted for the breakfast pie options. I had the Morning Glory which is a free range sausage, bacon, cheddar & potato hash top pie, also filled with cheese béchamel (yum) a baked egg and topped with tomato and crispy bacon. Being vegetarian, CW opted for the Munch Brunch which is a smoked cheese, vegetarian sausage, chestnut mushroom & potato hash top pie, also filled with a baked egg and topped with tomato and crispy halloumi. Both pies are served with fried bread and smoky baked beans.
I really enjoyed the pie and don’t let the size fool you, it looks small but is very filling. Neither of us could manage to eat the fried bread on the side. The sausages brings the most flavour to the pie and I loved the taste of the cheese béchamel sauce and the smoky beans are a great compliment.
The menu also includes three variations of skillets: a meaty, a vegetarian and a vegan option. If I was to book in for the 3pm sitting I’d opt for one of these choices. I love breakfast but at 3pm I’d say it’s a bit too late to have breakfast food. With these options, along with the 2 pies and also avocado on toast, there’s enough choice to keep everyone going happy.
For £20 you get a main and all the booze you can stomach during 90 minutes. I stuck to mimosas the whole sitting but you can also have prosecco, Aeprol Spritz and Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary looks really delicious but it’s not to my taste at all. I can’t see past it being a can of chopped tomatoes I’m drinking. Although already spiced, it’s served with Tabasco and Worchestershire sauce on the side should you want to add more yourself. It has a gorgeous red colour and the mimosa a refreshing yellow. Really easy to drink, almost possible to forget that it has prosecco in it.
To see the other cities that offer the bottomless brunch at Pieminister and to book a table, head here. They bottomless brunch is available every other week at 11am and 3pm sittings. You can also check out the full menu here. As well as bottomless brunch, Pieminister has started serving ice cream sundaes. They have 8 different flavours to choose from, cherry pie being my first choice.
*I was kindly invited to try the bottomless brunch at Pieminister in return for this blog post. As always, it’s my own words and opinions.