It’s been a while since we went out for brunch so I was over the moon to receive an invite to try out the new brunch menu at our favourite burger spot in Cheltenham, The Bottle of Sauce. Grab a cuppa and read on to find out more…
Location: The Bottle of Sauce, Cheltenham
(On the corner of Ambrose and Clarence Street)
Now opening its doors every day from 9am to serve brekkie and brunch, there’s a good reason why The Bottle of Sauce is popular with locals. The staff are welcoming and friendly, the food is incredible and with the aesthetically pleasing interior, it’s hard not to love the place!
We found a booth (always my first choice when there’s one free) and sat down to peruse the menu.
Initially the Chilli Avo’ Smash enticed me (I would have added the lemon feta) but I was soon sold by the sound of the Mighty Veggie. Dan ordered the Chicken N’ Waffles, because what isn’t to love about chicken for brunch right?! It felt reminiscent of our trip to New York earlier this year where we would order non-traditional brekkie choices, because ‘when in New York’…
Whilst we waited for our food to arrive, we ordered a latte and cappuccino to fuel us as we took in our setting.
The Bottle of Sauce oozes cool vibes, with the chalk paint, brick walls and cardboard signage, it’s no wonder that the place has been popular since opening its doors in late 2016. We’re both huge fans of their burgers (50% off on Mondays) and I suppose it has a special place in my heart after meeting here for our second date.
Our brunch arrived in good time, with no time for belly grumbles, and after a few photos (#bloggerproblems) we soon tucked in to our mid-morning feast. If only every weekend could start this way!
The cheddar and leek fritter was the star of the show, oozing with cheese and accompanied perfectly by the homemade avo and beans. Oh the beans were incredible, and seasoned to perfection. A proper cooked brekkie isn’t complete without hash browns in my opinion, and I even shared one with Dan as I predicted that I wouldn’t be able to finish it all.
The side of toast was used to scoop up the remainders of the avo at the end, which went down a treat.
Dan’s dish was spot on. Crispy chicken and waffles with tabasco and honey syrup, delicious! He replaced the egg for a sausage, which I would have done too (waffles and egg should not be a thing, but I digress), and drizzled the sauce all over which gave the dish a mighty kick. It’s not something I would have considered ordering for myself but after sampling a bite, it won me over.
Look at that perfectly poached egg! I rarely eat eggs at home so when I do have them, it feels like a treat. These were simply eggcellent! 😉
After being defeated by my brunch, it was time to hit the games room to see what was on offer…
Why not invite a few friends for drinks and make use of their table tennis and Foosball if you’re stuck for what to do on an afternoon or evening? If you’re like us and not much of a fan of loud bars and clubs, popping in to The Bottle of Sauce to play a game or two with a few beers sounds idyllic!
Don’t fancy leaving the house but need your brunch fix? You can lap up the new menu from your home by ordering through Deliveroo! Unfortunately for us, we live too far for this luxury but it gives us a great excuse to kick off our weekends with a breakfast date instead.
What would you order from the new menu?