There’s food bloggers out there who really know their stuff. They take marvellous pictures (talking about you, EatLvpl ) know all about the ingredients, and which wine to pair with food. Me? I’m a bin. I’ll eat anything left over from the night before whether it’s chow mein or pizza h(reheated, like – I’m not a monster). But never have I ever considered having a pie for breakfast until me and the Birds Who Brunch headed to Pieminister Liverpool for Saturday Bottomless Brunch.
Pieminister is already a firm day and evening favourite in Liverpool, having arrived on bustly Bold Street a little over a year ago with its famous pies, gluten free options, and soft serve ice creams for anyone who hasn’t already written themselves off with pastry products. But their Brunch was new news to me and might well be to you, too.
How it works
Here’s the craic: for £20 you get bottomless boozy refills of mimosa, Prosecco, Bloody Marys or Aperol Spritz and a delicious brunch pie. Sittings are limited to 90 minutes which is about average for bottomless brunches. We were topped up very attentively by the lovely team at Pieminister and nobody had an empty glass for more than a second.
You can book in advance or the probably take walk ins if you’re early. We were the first table there at 11am on a Saturday morning. They don’t run the brunches all the time so follow Pieminister on social media to keep up to date.
Pies aren’t for everyone, it has to be said, but don’t be put off if you’re not in the market for pastry. Pieminister offer the gluten free Bangin’ Beans skillet on their brunch menu which features smoky beans, halloumi and baked egg, topped with garlic potatoes, crispy kale, and vine tomatoes.
If, like me, though you are very much in the market for a brunch pie then you won’t be disappointed. Choose from the Morning Glory with chopped free range sausage and bacon inside, cheesy béchamel and baked egg; the vegetarian Sunny Pie Up with baked egg and red onion & rosemary veggie sausage; or the Vegan Banger with vegan versions of the cheesy béchamel and rosemary and red onion sausage.
I chose the Morning Glory brunch pie because why wouldn’t I and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. The cheesy béchamel wasn’t too cheesy – think along the lines of quiche – and the portion size was just right.
Staff were super friendly, the food was tasty, well presented and came out hot (not too hot) and the drinks kept flowing which is always a good sign. A really lovely surprise from a restaurant that you might not normally think to associate with boozy brunches!