What do you get when you mix a west hampstead hot-spot with some seriously seventies decor?
…Welcome to Bobby Fitzpatrick. A treasure trove of retro memorabilia and whimsical eats. A place where once discovered, becomes a firm favourite yet still gives an air of ‘Londons best kept secret.’ I like to think I know brunch, I do it most weekends and have spent many a Saturday eating eggs benedict and cheersing mimosa’s to my hearts content. I’m always the person people will ask for recommendations and I like to think I could pin point the best pancakes flippers in London upon request. All of this however was put aside when entering Bobby’s. I left all preconceptions of ‘traditional brunch’ at the door and allowed myself to be wowed by the delights of the new Bobby’s Bottomless Brunch.
Before I get into the food… because I know that’s what you’re really here for. I wanted to give a quick nod to the insane interior you’re greeted with the moment you enter the building. Whoever designed the place needs to be praised and given every award in the business! I was honestly taken a back with how on point the 70’s theme was. Real and authentic rather than tacky, with very corner having it’s own little treasures. The restuarant has been used for photoshoots countless times for some of the worlds biggest publications and brightest stars – and I can see why.
Now for the food and my goodness was there a lot of it. The bottomless brunch at Bobby Fitzpatrick is available on Saturdays from 12pm. It consists of seven small plates and unlimited cocktails (within two hours) all for £35. Let me start by saying – come hungry! It’s a lot to get through and you need a big appetite in order to make the most of it. Say goodbye to your standard dishes too, at Bobby’s – things are done a little different and traditional dishes are flipped on their heads and delivered as something unique and delicious. Take a peek below to see what they have to offer.
– COCKTAILS –
Coconut & Pineapple Mimosa – Fontessa prosecco,coconut cream, pineapple.
Hemingway Daiquiri – Havana Club 3yr, maraschino, lime, fresh grapefruit juice.
Bloody Derek – Olmeca tequila,Havana Club 3yr, Bobby’s hot mix, lime, tomato juice.
– PLATES –
Rolled omelette, smoked salmon, spinach, cream cheese.
Devilled egg, tuna, anchovies, capers.
Potato latkes, buttermilk fried chicken, horseradish & beetroot pickle.
Crepes, smoked bacon, cheese, spinach, kedgere.
Scotch egg, smoked haddock, spiced rice.
Meatballs, sicilian sweet & sour sauce, pine nuts.
Berry pavlova, lemon, whipped cream.
The food is very rich and proved a little to much for me, by the seventh plate I was struggling to finish but each and every dish was perfectly thought out and executed. It’s such an interesting menu and it’s very refreshing to see a different take on brunch. Quick mention to the cocktails too, I tried them all (and had seconds of some…) and loved all three, my favourite had to be the twist on the classic mimosa! Food wise I’d say the meatballs and the cream cheese crepe were my top picks. Aside from the menu itself however, a huge shoutout out must go to the staff. So lovely and helpful and happy to chat as well as advise. The three people working there on the day we visited were all very approachable and for myself and my friend Alex who came with me, they really did make the experience all the better. I think it goes without saying that Bobby Fitzpatrick gets a big thumbs up from me. For bottomless brunch lovers it’s definitely one to add to your list, good value for money and a truly dreamy way to spend a Saturday!