Bubbles and Brunch

Bubbles and Brunch

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Six upmarket brunch spots

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Brunch is arguably the best invention of all time (bar the wheel, perhaps), and what could make your eggs benedict taste better than a glass of champers on a lazy weekend morning?

The champagne brunch trend has thankfully taken off in South Africa, and here are six upmarket brunch spots around the country where a bottle of fizz is a perfectly acceptable accompaniment to your Bircher muesli.

1. Mink & Trout, Cape Town
Ease your way into the weekend with a bottomless bubbly brunch at Mink & Trout on a Saturday, and delight in à la carte delicacies, which range from breakfast classics, such as smoked salmon rösti and huevos rancheros, to more exotic dishes, such as Peking duck pancakes. Whatever you choose, you can pair your dish with some Steenberg bubbles that just keep on coming.

2. The Pot Luck Club, Cape Town
It was Michael Jackson who advised to not stop until you get enough, so he would well have approved of Luke Dale Roberts’ Sunday brunch at the famed tapas restaurant, The Pot Luck Club. Here, the Graham Beck never stops flowing, and neither do the breakfast options that come in the form of decadently dainty dishes that change each season.

3. La Parada Constantia Nek, Cape Town
Head down to Constantia Nek on the first Sunday of each month to soak up the sun and listen to live music on the expansive deck at La Parada, while you wash down a three-course meal with a bottle of Pongrácz.

4. Qunu at the Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg
Indulge in a lavish buffet brunch on a Sunday morning at the Saxon Hotel, where no detail is spared and no egg left unpoached. This elegant brunch is served either in Qunu or on the Fig Terrace, and the myriad of dishes include gluten-free and vegan options, so there is something for everyone — including a bottle of brut should you fancy it.

5. The Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box Hotel, Durban
Treat yourself to the mother of all brunches on the terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean at The Oyster Box Hotel, where you can find pretty much any brunch item you've ever imagined — from pancakes and waffles, to oysters and sardines. It requires a slightly earlier start than some other brunches, but it's always worth getting out of bed for a continental brekkie with a glass of bubbles. N’est-ce pas?

6. Black Bamboo, Pretoria
This fine dining establishment is known for its delicate, colourful dishes that explode with flavour. There is a section dedicated to slow food on its breakfast menu, which may take a little more time to prepare, but is sure to be devoured quickly — preferably with a glass of bubbles or a mimosa in hand.

Contact Elite Travel Concept when it’s time to pop the champagne to start the day!

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