The insatiable appetite for bottomless brunches in London is showing no signs of abating. However, with the vast array of choices, it may sometimes be hard to find one which offers genuine value for money which is matched by an unerring dedication to the quality of their food. Step forward OXBO Bankside.
Situated in close proximity to the Tate modern, you could not get a more ideal location for a post-Sunday lunch stroll along the southbank. Refreshingly modern like its illustrious neighbour, OXBO Bankside is situated inside the Hilton London Bankside hotel. In keeping with its location, there are numerous arts installations from the moment you enter the reception lobby to when you sit down in the restaurant. The dining room is modern and spacious with faux taxidermy animal heads adorning a large section of their walls. There is even space for a live band performance to serenade you during your meal.
There is a truly jaw-dropping moment when you reach their traders starters table. There is an endless display of tempting starters for your culinary enjoyment. If you are a seafood lover, this could be paradise for you: there are sashimi of tuna, salmon and swordfish, potted crab and shrimp, tiger prawns lime chilli aji, gin and lime marinated halibut and the list goes on. Strictly for work purposes, we did try a large majority of the dishes and every single dish we tried tasted as fresh as if it had just come out of the boat. There is also plenty for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. They have flavoursome Iberico chorizo from neighbouring Brindisa in Borough Market.
For main course, you can choice from a selection of roasted sirloin, chicken, fish or vegetarian dishes. The roasted sirloin of Gloucestershire beef is well-portioned with a dash of rich gravy and a fluffy looking Yorkshire pudding. Is this the best cut of sirloin you will ever have? Probably not, that isn’t the point of a Sunday roast, but it certainly will be one of the best value cuts you’ve eaten; especially when it’s all washed down with bottomless quality effervescent prosecco.
In the unlikely event you still have space for pudding, there is their equally impressive traders desserts table to look out for as well as countless cheese boards. With so much choice, there will definitely be a dessert to tempt you: chocolate trifle, treacle tart,double chocolate brownie and many more. The chocolate trifle was slightly too dense in texture but the chocolate brownie was suitably moist and rich.
How much you might ask for all of the above? At £40pp this is one of the best value bottomless Sunday roast lunch you will find in London. This is one of those best-kept secrets that you have to tell your friends and family about.