Londoners – there’s a new brunch in town and it’s seriously special. Newly launched with a fresh concept, Rake’s Cafe Bar is inviting city dwellers to enjoy an afternoon of pure indulgence at its anticipated Scandal Brunch.
If there’s one thing that we as a city are passionate about, it’s brunch. Perhaps it’s because day drinking is the new night out, or maybe we’re just extremely into our eggs, but the plethora of brunch concepts that have opened in the past year alone confirms that brunch does indeed hold a special place in our hearts.
Rake’s is an all day drinking and dining destination located within the Andaz London Liverpool Street, a five star, luxury hotel owned by the Hyatt group. The concept was inspired by the story of Tom Rakewell, a fictional character imagined by painter William Hogarth of a young man who inherits a fortune from his father, only to succumb to a path of vice and destruction. The final painting as part of the story depicts Tom Rakewell in Bethlem Hospital, otherwise known as ‘Bedlam’, which is where you can now find Rake’s.
In keeping with its backstory, Rake’s as a venue oozes art-deco vibes, with deep red walls, velvet love seats and liquor bottles covering the walls.
Nowadays, however, Rake’s is a cafe by day and a place where anything goes by night. The new Scandal brunch further plays into the history of debauchery, serving up thirsty punters with their choice of bottomless prosecco or cocktails, with the choice to upgrade to bottomless champagne for those who want to seriously celebrate in style.
Entertainment will come in the form of DJs, singers and dancers, and the menu will focus on brunch classics such as the Smashed Avocado on Toast with Tomato and Chilli, to the less familiar Burrata Pugliese with Peach and Tomato. Those in the mood for something sweet can opt for the particularly moreish Caramel Banana Parfait with Chocolate Ice Cream, a personal favourite that finished off the meal perfectly.
Running every Saturday from 12pm – 2.30pm or 3pm – 5.30pm, this is the perfect place to let your hair down with friends and enjoy first class food, never-ending drinks and entertainment. London isn’t short of Bottomless Brunches, however Rake’s Scandal Brunch is one that gives the others a run for their money, and definitely needs to be on your to-do list.
To discover more, visit: rakescafebar.co.uk
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