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Best Drag Brunches in London

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If you thought bottomless brunch was wild, prepare to up the ante at the drag version. The combination of free-flowing drinks, games and some of the most fabulous drag queens in town leads to endless fun – with pancakes, pastries and Eggs Benedict providing the fuel. We round up London’s most raucous drag brunches, featuring lip sync battles, unlimited waffles and cocktails served in teapots.

Best Drag Brunches in London

West End Drag Brunch at The Folly

The Folly, Drag Brunch

Expect sequins and feathers galore at The Folly’s drag brunch, which features queens exclusively from West End shows. Hosted by Ruby Murray from Pikes Ibiza alongside Miss Demeanor, the 90-minute experience sees a group of queens performing everything from musical theatre hits to disco, pop, R&B and more. Fuelling the event: bottomless cocktails – think Pornstar Martinis, Mimosas and Bloody Marys – and unlimited grazing plates, such as slow-cooked pork ribs and smoked aubergine arancini.

Selected Sundays, from £39.95pp.

Bottomless Disco Brunch at Blame Gloria

Blame Gloria

The muse of Tonight Josephine’s sister bar Gloria taught David Bowie how to do his make up – and some say she dated Jimi Hendrix. ‘Gloria always threw the best parties,’ we’re told. It makes sense, then, that Blame Gloria hosts one of the most extravagant drag brunches in town, complete with dance-offs and all the drinks. Expect feel-good tunes, bottomless bubbles and buckets full of beer, alongside dishes inspired by Gloria’s travels around the globe – from smashed avocado to harissa chicken. Make sure to get a snap in the Instagram-friendly bathroom, which is decked out with disco balls and blares out retro dance anthems.

Saturdays, from £49pp.

Drag Queen Cupcake Bottomless Brunch at Mrs Riot

Mrs Riot

Jake Davis

Opened recently in Covent Garden, Mrs Riot is a bistro and cocktail bar inspired by pioneering feminist Kitty Clive, a stage star of the 1700s. Every Saturday the venue hosts a bottomless drag queen brunch, complete with lip sync battles, bingo, games and dance offs. To keep spirits high, free-flowing cocktails are served in teapots – think frothy pink Bellinis and rosehip concoctions – alongside vegan cupcakes from Ruby’s of London.

From Saturdays, £55p.

Drag & Waffle Bottomless Brunch at Queen of Hoxton

Waffles, prosecco and all the party vibes await at Queen of Hoxton’s lively drag brunch. Guests are invited to enjoy two hours of musical bingo games, lip syncs and surprise competitions, plus a savoury waffle main followed by unlimited sweet varieties, washed down with fizz or mimosas. Don your glad rags – the dress code is ‘Dress To Kill’.

Saturdays at either 2pm or 5.30pm, £50pp.

Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch at Bar Salsa Temple

If you’re keen for a full afternoon of partying, Bar Salsa’s Bougie Drag Bottomless Brunch lasts a whole four hours – including 90 minutes of unlimited bubbles. On the food front, festivities will kick off with some corn chips and fresh salsa, followed by a choice of crispy bacon and smashed avocado on toast, smoked salmon with poached eggs or home-baked banana bread with seasonal berries. London queens Cara Melle, Kiki Snatch and Honey The Foxx, along with some guest stars, will be providing the entertainment – think fierce lip syncs, dance-offs and competitions.

Various dates, £43.95.

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