I love lazy Sunday mornings and eating beautiful food, so imagine my delight when I received an invitation to try the new brunch menu at Gas Street Social, a new bar and restaurant that has opened at The Mailbox, my favourite place in Birmingham. I’ve always wanted to be a ‘lady wot brunches,’ and The Bloke joined me on my little culinary adventure.
It was a highly satisfying experience from the moment we walked into the building. Clean, beautifully spaced with large sharing tables and booths, we were greeted by extremely friendly staff and immediately shown to a table with a gorgeous view of the canal. Along with Belini cocktails, we were given the option of choosing anything from the brunch menu, and there was so much to choose from – Full English, Full Vegetarian, eggs (Florentine, Benedict, Royale, poached, fried), sarnies made from local sour dough bread, pancakes, granola… I wasn’t sure how I would cope with drinking cocktails at 10.30am (normally I can just about handle one or two in the evening without falling off my chair), but I seemed to manage both mine and The Bloke’s (he doesn’t drink) very well. Perhaps I should contemplate cocktails more often on a Sunday morning?
We opted for the ‘Full’ breakfasts – swapping our food depending on what we liked, and I took advantage of the option of adding extras to our plates, requesting potatoes with my plate.
There was also unlimited sour dough toast, complete with every topping possible – butter, peanut butter, marmalade, honey and Nutella, and my favourite thing of all, a ‘Rehydration Station,’ filled with cold pressed juices and flavoured waters, free milk for children and beautiful pastries and muffins. I’ve never seen anything like that before – it’s a brilliant idea and the way it was presented was so appealing that The Bloke had to remind me to show some sort of restraint and not take to whole table of food to myself…
All of the food was beautiful – well cooked, well seasoned and well presented, the service was fast and efficient and our waitress was really friendly and had a lovely smile. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing, with music provided by a jazz trumpet/double bass duo and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.
Want to pay them a visit? Gas Street Social isn’t just open for brunch – it is open from 11.00am – 1.00am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from 11.00am – 11.00pm from Sundays to Wednesdays and there is a whole selection of foods to try for lunch and dinner.
You can find Gas Street Social’s website here:
Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page here and connect with them on Twitter: @GasStSocial
Disclosure: I was invited as a guest of Gas Street Social to try their Brunch Menu. All food and drink was complimentary, but this didn’t mean that I was under any obligation to provide any sort of promotion or review. This review is honest and my own.