With the presence of avocado on toast, shakshuka and full Englishes reaching an all-time high, you would think we had already reached peak breakfast in the city of Brighton.
Enter Brunch Brothers, the new offering at Proud Cabaret in Kemptown. Sure, it’s still brunch, but not as we know it.
Picked to extend Proud Cabaret’s appeal into the weekend, Brunch Brothers’ appearances are part of a Bottomless Brunch on Saturdays and Rouge Roast on Sundays.
Shunned and exiled from the bottomless brunch community for being too enthusiastic, three brothers searched the city for an alternative to fulfil their lust for all-you-can-eat breakfast time shenanigans.
Though their searches came up emptier than their bellies, the trio’s determination never faltered, and so they decided to create their own; and thus, Brunch Brothers was born.
Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, a grizzly bear from its bleak winter hibernation or a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Brunch Brothers bring new life to the hybrid meal, throwing a proverbial spanner into what bottomless brunches are all about.
The three are committed to coupling the highest quality entertainment with unrivalled food and alcohol, while changing perceptions on both culinary entertainment and Brighton’s favourite meal.
Hosted by Juice FM’s raucous personality Guy Lloyd, Saturday’s offering pairs a four-course brunch with the nation’s favourite game: bingo. But it’s so much more than the ancient format most associate with the game lets on.
Instead, diners can enjoy a hilariously evolved form of a classic, including outrageous prizes, on-stage frolics and crowd interaction (read: minor humiliation) – plus 90 minutes of bottomless Prosecco and cocktails.
As Guy Lloyd himself puts it, “it’s rock’n’roll for Saturday daytime”.
The menu is impressive, too, with a basket of mini pastries accompanied with homemade strawberry jam awaiting guests upon arrival, followed by a mango and strawberry salad, a choice of poached egg dishes and a beetroot sorbet to finish.
The event runs every Saturday from 12pm – 4pm, with tickets on sale for £39 per person.
Meanwhile, those looking to spice up their Sundays – or wind down from the night before – can pay a trip to the cabaret venue for a Moulin Rouge-inspired show and a Sunday dinner as part of the Brothers’ Rouge Roasts.
Sundays at Proud Cabaret see the venue’s resident star Dolly take diners on a journey across the Channel into a historic Parisian speakeasy, which promises an afternoon of flamboyantly extraordinary performances. Dressing up is encouraged – the more feathers and frills the better – and involvement mandatory, with an hour and a half of bottomless red wine and cocktails to help guests muster up some Dutch courage.
As the name would suggest, the Rouge Roast show also includes a choice of lamb shoulder, beef topside,
chicken breast or vegan-friendly vegetable wellington roast, served with roast potatoes, carrots, cauliflower cheese puree, sautéed leeks, spring greens, stuffing and a Yorkshire pudding – with the afternoon sitting costing £34 per person. Rouge Roasts won’t launch until 1 April, however those looking for a little something extra with their brunch in the meantime will rejoice that Bottomless Bingo Brunch has already set up shop.
Proud Cabaret owner and entrepreneur Alex Proud explains the decision to partner up with Brunch Brothers and offer something new to the city. “Proud Cabaret is established as one of Brighton’s best – and quirkiest – dinner clubs, but we wanted to broaden our appeal at weekends.
“What better than a brunch befitting our fun, playful brand? We have teamed up with the Brunch Brothers to bring Brighton a new weekend (daytime) experience – brunch with a difference.
“Expect interaction, laughs and Brighton’s friendliest welcome.”
Photo Credit: Max Langran