There's nothing better than enjoying a lazy weekend brunch with family and friends.

Brunches have become increasingly popular, with ‘bottomless’ options and DJ sets introduced to add some celebrations to the weekend vibe. Here’s our pick of the newest launches…

Kilmurry disco brunch

(210 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow, G43 1 TY)

Picture: French Toast with apple cinnamon

Southside neighbourhood bistro and bar Kilmurry Co is teaming up with Queen’s Park Disco Sessions: One Night in the Park and launching their Kilmurry Cocktail Club to celebrate one year in business.

Bringing a programme of fun into the summer, the birthday celebrations will begin this weekend with their first ever disco brunch this Sunday in Kilmurry. Brunch fans will be treated to party beats by Scotland’s longest running club night, Melting Pot who will be DJing from 12 until 4pm.

Alongside glitter and stacks of fluffy buttermilk pancake and organically farmed egg classics, guests will also enjoy the launch of the Kilmurry Cocktail Club – with £5 delicious drinks available all day.

The disco brunch collaboration is free and the perfect warm up before heading around the corner to the leafy Queen’s Park Bandstand for the Disco Sessions: One Day In The Park event that’s also taking place over the bank holiday weekend.

So L.A.

(43 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LA)

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Picture: Will McGregor

Funky bar and restaurant, So L.A. is bringing some California inspired brunch dishes to Glasgow with the launch of its new Cali Brunch.

From a croissant burger overflowing with  mac ‘n’ cheese to gourmet steak and eggs, the brand new weekend Cali brunch menu at  So L.A. restaurant is challenging Glasgow to up its end of week dining game.

After weeks of menu development, the brunch joins So L.A’s all day dining menu and is now available every Saturday (12pm to 4pm) and Sunday (11am to 4pm).

Diners can look forward to dishes such as eggs Benedict served with fried soft shell and a sweetcorn relish; French toast with fresh fruit and edible flowers alongside a flaming crème brûlée and Hennessy maple syrup whilst the meat in the steak and eggs 90210 dish is a luxurious sharing Chateaubriand.

For those celebrating, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Bellstar Prosecco or Whispering Angel brunch package will make it an afternoon to remember.

These menus include fresh orange and fruit, two classic brunch dishes and a popping candy dessert with a touch of gold alongside drinks.

To top it off DJ Ray Woods provides a soundtrack of house, R&B and classics with a strict vinyl-only policy.

Embargo

(71-77 Byres Rd, Glasgow G11 5HN)

Formerly Bar Gumbo, this Byres Road address transformed into Embargo late last year.

Serving up a ‘bottomless’ brunch, diners can tuck into glasses of prosecco or bloody Mary’s alongside unlimited fruit juice, coffee and brunch dishes such as sirloin steak and eggs or scrambled eggs all for just £20.

TriBeCa

( 102 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6NX; 51 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1NX; 1 Fenwick Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6AU)

Glasgow’s nod to New York, TriBeCa has recently launched a new menu, which includes new vegan and veggie options – ideal for lazy weekend dining.

If you’re looking for a weekday caffeine fix, then take advantage of their bottomless coffee and toasted bagel offer.

Diners can enjoy a toasted bagel with cream cheese or butter and limitless coffee for just  £4.95 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 11:30am and 2:30pm-5:30pm.

The Ivy on the Square

(6 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD)

Saturday and Sunday mornings are set to become the new Friday night, thanks to The Ivy on the Square’s new DJ brunch series. 

 The DJ brunches launched on Saturday, 23 February with Capital Scotland DJ Garry Spence taking to the decks on the ground floor from noon until 4pm.

Ivy brunches dishes include classic such as Eggs Benedict and chips, served with pulled honey roast ham and rich hollandaise sauce; and avocado and spinach on toasted English muffins with poached eggs. 

Looking to pimp up your weekend? Then pop open the Champagne or choose from a wide variety of brunch cocktails, from the classic Bloody Mary to the sophisticated Strawberry Spritz.

Public House by Nico

(333 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9HS)

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Picture: full Scottish breakfast, Public House by Nico

Situated on Great Western Road in Glasgow, chef Nico Simeone’s latest restaurant offers modern British gastropub cuisine with a twist.

While the pub is getting known for its popular Sunday roast, it is worth getting up early and heading along for some brunch.

With dishes such as a traditional full Scottish breakfast to eggs Stornoway and steak and eggs, this is great spot to set yourself up for the weekend ahead.

NEXT DOOR

(129 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9UH)

Sister restaurant to The Adamson, NEXT DOOR opened in February in St Andrews.
The 35-cover breakfast, brunch and lunch spot opened on South Street, fittingly, next door to the award-winning Adamson restaurant and cocktail bar.
There’s an all-day menu, serving fresh food that’s light, natural and invigorating – offering diners plenty of plant-powered alternatives.
Diners can look forward to smashed avocado, lime and coriander on rye bread; tahini porridge served with hazelnuts, medjool dates and honey; and gratinated poached egg with parmesan, spinach and hollandaise.

About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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