Autumn has crept up on us, blowing in worries about where to celebrate Oktoberfest, what to wear for Halloween, which display to watch on Bonfire Night, and when to start Christmas shopping. With all that going on, we thought you deserved a well-earned brunch break. So whether you’re heading into Southampton for a gig, a weekend by the coast or its purely business, here’s our 10 best brunch spots in the city. All are within walking distance of Jurys Inn Southampton.
Shrimp and Burger is always fresh and full of flavour. Their quickie lunch menu makes for the ideal pitstop if you’re in town to catch some top-quality entertainment. Fill up with a Quickie’ Dog or a Cubano Sandwich to see you through the afternoon.
Turtle Bay is fast becoming something of a national treasure. This Caribbean-style shack serves lunch-time street food favourites like pulled pork toasties and Jerk chicken flatbread – putting a tropical twist on any afternoon.
The Artisan is a breakfast haven; serving up classic English grub, superb coffee and a range of Novus Award-Winning teas. It also boasts a quirky outdoor seating area, the perfect place to watch the world go by.
Pancake Day is every day at Southampton’s own STAKKS Pancake House. STAKKS features an escapist menu of pancake stacks from around the world; with New York City, Mexican, and even Russian-inspired options.
Oktoberfest is coming to Southampton Guildhall Square this year, and if the German beer festival leaves you feeling sore in the morning then head out for some feel-good French food at CXO Bar & Bistro. It’s just a ten-minute walk from the Oktoberfest venue.
Rockstars do brunch differently. If you’re in Southampton to catch a gig, do it differently too at The Rockstone. This multi award-winning pub stocks over 200 spirits from around the world, cracking craft beers and mouth-watering burgers served in waffles instead of buns. Need we say any more?
Start your weekend early at The Alexandra Beet Emporium. They’re open for business from 11am, serving up Star Wars and Game of Thrones themed cocktails in a bar packed to the rafters with cult film memorabilia.
Stave off the cold with an exotic bite to eat at Lakaz Maman, the restaurant of MasterChef winner Shelina Permallo. The name translates as “Mum’s House”, so you can be sure you’re in for some star food in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Mettricks is another option that’s primly placed if you’re heading to the Guildhall for a gig or an event. It’s a cosy coffee house that serves quality food and boasts some of the best independently brewed coffee in the city.
If you’re out shopping in Oldtown Southampton, you simply can’t pass up on the city’s finest cup of coffee. The Docks Coffee House is tranquil and homely, the perfect place to while away an autumn morning.
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