“The Best Brunch in Dundee”
That maybe a bold statement, but trust me, after trying the Sunday brunch at Bird and Bear Dundee, you’ll definitely agree with me.
Brunch has always been my favourite meal. It’s reserved for lazy days, you get to have a glass of fizz and eat whatever the hell you like guilt free, because brunch right? So when I moved to Dundee at the end of last year you can imagine my despair when I couldn’t find brunch on a Sunday served after 11am.
Pre 11am brunch is just breakfast, let’s not try and sugar coat it! Oh don’t get me wrong, there are a few great places to eat in Dundee but a good brunch? Thats hard to come by.
So when I heard about a new place opening that served “hip hop brunch” I was more than excited, I was down right ecstatic! Now don’t get me wrong, I was prepared for the worst, but in all honesty I fell in love with everything! From the decor to the food everything was spectacular.
With navy walls and exposed copper pipes the decor is decedent but cool, the plants & bird cadges give it the feeling of a giant Tim Walker Photograpy set but it doesn’t make it uncomfortable, if anything the plush seats, palm wallpaper & hammered copper tables make it comfortable, like a Moroccan Riad. The decor is an instagrammers dream but with the soft, dim lighting photographing it is no easy feat. But cool decor isn’t enough to be labelled the best brunch in Dundee.
The menu was a great mix of traditional brunch items like baked eggs & avocado on toast, mixed with some alternative options like quinoa & coconut pancakes and a steak breakfast. There are dishes to suit everyone, vegan and carnivore alike. They serve the usual mimosa & bloody mary’s or you could order off the cocktail menu and grab a hard shake with breakfast. Yup you’ve got that right, an alcoholic milkshake. And yes it’s as delicious as it sounds!
I opted for the Pancakes and a mimosa, with a hard shake for dessert. The pancakes were delicious, quite dense and very filling. They weren’t as sweet as I expected (hence the hard shake brunch dessert) but they were a beautiful combination of flavours. My other half went for the Chorizo hash and a Bloody Mary and I have it on good authority that they were amazing.
The Brunch is only on the weekend from 12 till 4 and will have a DJ spinning hip hop classics but you can enjoy their breakfast till 12pm every day, luckily for everyone most of the brunch items are on the breakfast menu. Trust me when I say, it really is the best brunch in Dundee.