People seem to think that the concept of brunch is relatively new in the UK, or that it originated in the USA, but think again…. The first mention of the word “brunch”—that playful blend of “breakfast” and “lunch”—first appeared in print in an 1895 Hunter’s Weekly article by British author Guy Beringer – entitle – “Brunch: A Plea”.
“Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a post-church ordeal of heavy meats and savoury pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”
Well Guy, quite simply “We agree”! Beaufort House Chelsea serves a fabulous brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with a large and varied Weekend Brunch Menu 2012 that offers everything from Eggs to Burgers to Salads, We have a full children’s menu too. But brunch is not just on the menu, it is a special, occasional, gastronomical and sociable experience. Here at Beaufort House, we see it as a time for families and friends to come together, relax, eat, drink and be merry. Champagne, cocktails & conversation for the adults, and colouring for the kids! We hope to see you soon! To book your table click HERE or call 020 7352 2828.