One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to go out for brunch, to me the idea of having a long and lazy meal is a perfect way to spend an afternoon and I got a taste for the idea of bottomless brunch when I holidayed in New York. After a trip to Newcastle, I was feeling in a relaxed mood on Sunday so I was pleased to have a reservation at Pan Am* Liverpool to try their new bottomless brunch. The concept is a two course brunch menu served between 1-4pm on Sunday, including unlimited Bloody Mary, Prosecco or Mimosas to enjoy alongside your meal.
Pan Am is a contemporary restaurant and bar situated on The Albert Dock and the menu is inspired by a variety of Pan-American influences, with dishes such as Peruvian roast chicken, vegan Caribbean coconut curry and South American coast seabass jostling for space on the impressive menu. We were seated by the window in the restaurant upstairs, which gave us a sweeping view of The Albert Dock which was bustling with Sunday crowds. Pan Am has an understated aesthetic, with high ceilings and exposed brickwork as well as a large bar space below where live music was playing. I was soon sipping a glass of chilled Prosecco as we looked over the menu.
To start off with a brunch platter is served to guests, which includes buttermilk pancakes, waffles, blueberry jam, summer berries and vanilla cream. The platter was just the ticket to start off a casual brunch, with fluffy pancakes and sweet waffles complemented by the array of toppings.
Consulting the menu of main dishes provided a conundrum, with so many tempting choices available such as steak and eggs, fried chicken and waffles, smoked salmon risotto, breakfast enchiladas and chimichurri beef hash. I could not resist the chicken and waffles, a succulent fried chicken breast served on a buttermilk waffle, topped with smoked bacon and surrounded by barbecue beans. This was available with either gravy or maple syrup and immersing myself fully in the American style of brunch, I selected maple syrup which created a bold set of flavours with the sweetness of the syrup pairing well with the slightly crunchy waffle and the smoky barbecue beans. The fried chicken was a treat, with tender chicken in a light golden crumb.
My dining companion chose the steak and eggs which was served on a platter, the medium rare 8oz rump steak sat on a crisp potato rosti alongside two perfectly cooked fried eggs (sunny side up!) roasted tomato and mushrooms.
We enjoyed Mimosas with our main course, this has to be one of my favourite breakfast cocktails and they went well with our food. My main course was tasty and filling and my dining companion agreed, stating how good the steak and eggs tasted, so much so that I had to sample some myself! The steak was juicy and flavoursome whilst the potato rosti was a big hit with me, I am a huge fan of any form of potatoes at brunch and this rosti was well seasoned with herbs.
After a couple more drinks we set off in to the afternoon feeling fortified after such a delicious brunch. Service was excellent and the food and drinks coupled with the views made this a brunch which delivered. I think that bottomless brunch is the ideal way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, as well as being a good treat to enjoy on the weekend. The brunch platter as a starter was a thoughtful touch and the choice of savoury main courses showed a good eye for menu development, curating some of the best brunch dishes into one menu. Bottomless brunch is available 1-4pm on Sunday at Pan Am, at £35 per head and booking is recommended.
The Albert Dock,
What do you all think, do you like the idea of an indulgent bottomless brunch and which of these dishes appeals to you? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,
*I was a guest of Pan Am, this meal was complimentary. All opinions stated herein are my own and honest.