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.
And you don’t need to eat dinner later, Suzie! Looks fantastic. 🙂
Haha… Well, I could give it a go!
Perfect reaction, Suzie. 🙂
Anywhere with an “Unlimited Toast Station” has to be worth checking out! (and Bellinis 😉
Absolutely! And the bread was sooooo nice!!!
This looks so nice Suzie! The food looks good, the restaurant seem very nice and most importantly it seems you and The Bloke had a very lovely Sunday morning 🙂
We certainly did! Definitely somewhere we are going to go again!
Looks lovely, lucky you! Will have to check this place out next time I’m in Birmingham 🙂
You really should – it was a morning well spent! Ooh, and you obviously have to meet me for drinks too haha!
Of course! Those Bellini’s look far too good to have alone 🙂
Absolutely! I could introduce you to the amaretto sours and raspberry Mojito too… Best cocktails in Birmingham at the Mailbox…
Sounds like a date 🙂 I am already a fan of the Mojito but haven’t tried them with raspberry!
I had a cucumber version not long ago. Not quite as good as the raspberry, but definitely worth a test!
Sounds fab. I had Weetos.
Followed by two butteries/rowies. Do you know want they are
No, and I’m a bit frightened to ask…
Ooh… Quite fancy some more toast now!
There’s like a billion calories in one lol
Sounds about right…
What a great way to start a Sunday, sounds glorious. Love the idea of the rehydration station. Wished I lived nearer!
You’re welcome to come down any time my lovely!
I could eat here every day – if only I could swim across the pond every morning!
Thanks for the fabulous description of a tasty place.
Thanks Sharon – if you’re ever in Birmingham we’ll take you there!
Tell them to open one in Maine. 🙂
Haha! I certainly will! I’m sure they’d love to – you could be their resident blogger!
I think I could handle that. 🙂
My mouth is watering . . .
It was so nice!
Oh my gosh….that English Breakfast looks so scrumptious!!!!! Unlimited toast station – a dream come true!!!!
I’m always a fan of bread, and when it’s unlimited you can’t go wrong!
I would give anything for a proper English breakfast with bangers and toast in unlimited quality. Of course then I would have to take a postprandial nap.
Yup, I’m definitely with you on that. Particularly on the nap bit. Always up for a nap…
The English Breakfast looks nice but as a Coffee & Toast person, the Toast Station had me sold..
Ooh me too – that was the first place I went! It was beautiful bread too – I’ve lived in Birmingham for 14 years and I didn’t even know that there was bread made locally!
We have a company here “Bakers Delight”that make fresh bread, rolls, pastry and cakes every day. Baker starts at 4am. Great stuff. At the end of the day what is left is given to the local churches and distributed out to the needy for free. Different groups have different days – but lovely fresh bread and rolls – much dearer than supermarket stuff, but worth it..
That bakery sounds incredible! I wish there were more businesses like that. I know of a few coffee houses in the UK where people can buy a coffee for the homeless, but not anything like that.