Looking for a cool way to beat the Sunday blues? HQ is holding a series of Sunday Social brunches. Aside from live entertainment, you can expect a welcome cocktail and a yummy three-course brunch for R285 paired with a selection of Moet bubbly and cocktails (as well as cocktail jugs to share) at an extra cost.
Having experienced the brunch myself this past Sunday I can tell you their Belvedere vodka Smoky Bloody Mary’s are life saving (I arrived hung like a donkey) and the food itself is delicious.
To begin, the starters are all laid out in sharing platters so you don’t have to agonise over what to pick from a selection of mixed fruit; granola, yoghurt and berry pots and smoked salmon with herbed cream cheese and avo.
As for mains, you get to choose from either a pork belly or wild mushroom Benedict, chicken and chorizo frittata or prego sirloin roll with Cafe de Paris butter and skinny fries. My brekkie bestie Karisa and I couldn’t decide between the pork belly Benedict (served with wilted garlic spinach, poached egg and hollandaise sauce on a toasted ciabatta) and the prego so we thought we’d go all ‘best o’ both worlds’ by ordering each and sharing. This turned out to be a great idea as both were delish but, of the two, the Benedict was the winner.
When it came to dessert (‘cos what’s a decadent brunch without dessert?!) it was back to sharing platters consisting of passion fruit panna cotta spoons, waffles with ice cream, chocolate and banana and maple bacon flap jack stacks. I was pretty full at this point – the mains are really generous – but couldn’t say no to picking at everything. While alles was goed, the thick, warm, crispy-edged waffles were definitely my favourite closely followed by the pannekoek.
If you’re looking for a fun, yummy way to spend a Sunday with friends book your spot at HQ’s next brunch. It starts at 11am (but most people arrived at 12) and you can order each course as you want it from your waiter so you can do a quick in and out or languish in the courtyard with a slew of cocktails all the way through until 4pm. Just bear in mind that the music really starts to pump at some point so maybe take your girlfriends and not your gran. For more information, visit their Facebook page for details.
A big dankie to lovely PR/’sexy librarian’ Jana for the invite!