Generally speaking, anything advertised as ‘all you can eat’ is to be avoided at all costs. After all, a surprise case of salmonella often offends.
That said, London is home to quite a few little-known bottomless menus that are a) good and b) won’t make you extremely ill (unless you really go to town on it and end up having to get your stomach pumped. I actually know somebody this happened to once, so for God’s sake PACE YOURSELF.)
Randy’s Wing Bar, Hackney Wick and Aldgate
I love Randy’s Wing Bar because the Hackney Wick branch is super close to my house, and its salty, truffled, blue-cheese slathered American hot wings are the stuff of legend. On any other day of the week, each portion costs £7.50, but go on a Monday between 6-10pm and you can score as many as you can physically eat for just £14. (And happy hour runs until 7pm.)
If Mondays don’t work for you, the Aldgate branch does a bottomless brunch with unlimited beer and wings for £29pp. (Upgrade to prosecco for an extra £6.)
Bala Baya, Southwark
If the idea of unlimited hummus tickles your pickle (and good god, why wouldn’t it), make a reservation at Israeli kitchen Bala Baya on a weekend, where you can gorge on bottomless small plates and fresh grilled pita for just £8 with any full-priced main brunch dish.
NY Fold, Tottenham Court Road
Soho’s NY Fold used to be just around the corner from my office, and the resident New Yorker once described its American-style pizza pies as ‘Yeah, pretty good’. Pizza is available by the slice and on Mondays you can order as many as you like AND wash it all down with a soda for just £12. (Or a beer for £14, if you’re the kind of mad dog that drinks on a school night.)
Flavours range from the classic (Margherita) to the unusual (‘Chicken Parm’: mozzarella, panko-fried chicken, tomato marinara, cheese and parsley).
Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza, City of London
With only five options per day – one a daily-changing special and one vegan – Street Pizza is a streamlined machine. Two hours of bottomless pizza will set you back just £15, even on a weekend.
Bunga Bunga, Battersea
Yet another opportunity for pizza-induced comas can be found at Battersea’s Bunga Bunga, London’s only restaurant themed on disgraced former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. (Yes, it’s niche.) Stop by on Tuesday nights for unlimited pizza for just £10pp, plus Negronis and Aperol Spritzes for just £5.
Gaucho, various locations.
Argentinian steakhouse Gaucho runs its Electro Brunch every Saturday across its six London locations from 11am-4pm, but you need to make sure you’re BLOODY RAVENOUS because it costs £49.95 per gob. It is proper unlimited though, with dishes like steak and eggs, banana pancakes, gourmet Eggs Benedict plus two hours of bottomless drinks.
Pix Pintxos, various locations
Pix Pintxos takes its name from pintxos, Spanish bar snacks traditionally held together with teeny skewers. There are over 30 different dinky dishes on offer, including honey-glazed cod fritters, diablo meatballs, and churros with chocolate sauce, and you can eat as many as you like every Sunday between 1pm-10pm. Ninety minutes of unlimited pintxos and cava costs just £33pp.
Chino Latino, Southbank
By their very nature, most bottomless food options are monstrously fattening, but if you fancy a spot of gluttony without having to loosen your belt try Chino Latino’s bottomless sushi brunch. It’s not on every week so you’ll need to plan in advance, but the deal includes unlimited sushi straight from the counter, plus a main of your choice and dessert, for £35-55pp depending on what main you choose. Plus, you can add unlimited prosecco and Bloody Mary’s for £15 a head. (Okay, maybe it’s not all that healthy. Sorry. I tried.)
Clearly our mate Gordon is a big fan of the bottomless format, because as well as his Street Pizza deal (above), he does bottomless sushi at his Mayfair restaurant, Maze. Unlike Chino Latino, this one is more ‘pure’ sushi – £45 buys you 90 minutes of bottomless bubbles and as much sushi as your greedy little heart desires. The deal is available every Sunday between 12-5pm.
Yashin Ocean House, South Kensington
Another sushi deal, and this time it’s a posh one. £60 a head buys you a go on the bottomless buffet, which features sushi, carpaccio and tempura, plus a main course, ice cream, tea, coffee, juice, AND unlimited champagne and sake. Probably best if you schedule a nap immediately afterwards.
Author: Emily Gibson
Emily is an urban adventurer, blogger and
glutton foodie on an epic quest to uncover the best things to eat, drink and do in London. She lives in East London and loves ceviche, cycling and magic shows. Lifelong nemeses include beetroot, beards and wine served in tumblers.