Deciding where to grab a fantastic brunch without breaking the bank in Edinburgh seems to be such a challenge these days. We’ve been through that dilemma before that’s why we’ve made sure to make Black Ivy the perfect spot for small or big gatherings alike. Whether you’re planning a cozy catch-up with a close friend or hosting a lively hen do, Black Ivy’s boozy brunch has got you covered.  

So, you’re probably wondering what really sets us apart? Keep reading and let’s talk Black Ivy! 

Why Black Ivy’s boozy brunch is a must

Imagine you’re lounging at a brunch spot where everything you crave – from mouth-watering dishes to thirst-quenching drinks – is right at your fingertips. No need to hop from one place to another, we’ve got it all under one roof.  

Here, it’s not just about filling up on good food and drinks (though, trust us, that’s a big part of it!). It’s about chilling in a place where every bite and sip bring a smile to your face and where memories are made without even trying.  

What makes our boozy brunch a must-try? Here’s why: 

  1. Decadent menu: Our boozy brunch menu is a celebration of flavours and creativity. Indulge in fluffy buttermilk pancakes with fresh toppings, savour the richness of traditional Black Ivy Grills, or enjoy our range of light bites and sandwiches. With a variety of vegetarian and vegan options available, and a willingness to accommodate specific dietary requirements, there’s truly something for every palate.
  2. Refreshing cocktails: Elevate your brunch experience with our selection of drinks. Start with a complimentary mimosa to set the mood, then explore our range of Edinburgh Gin cocktails, or pick a classic like a Mimosa or a fiery Bloody Mary for that mid-afternoon boost.
  3. Perfect setting: Located across from the picturesque Bruntsfield Links and just a 15-minute stroll from Edinburgh City Centre, Black Ivy offers an idyllic setting. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on our outdoor terrace or enjoying the cozy interior, the backdrop is perfect for any occasion.
  4. All-weather availability: Our boozy brunch is ready for you no matter what the Edinburgh weather decides. With both indoor and outdoor seating available, you’ll always find a warm welcome and a comfortable spot at Black Ivy.
  5. Ideal for celebrations: From Friday to Sunday, our boozy brunch becomes a hub for celebrations. Be it birthdays, hen parties, or just a day out with friends, we ensure that every occasion is special. If you’re celebrating something, let us know–we love going the extra mile to make your day even more memorable.
  6. Inclusive and attentive service: Our waiting staff is renowned for their friendliness and attentiveness, ensuring your experience is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Plus, our kitchen team is adept at handling any dietary requirements with utmost care.
  7. Affordable luxury: For just £45 per person, enjoy a boozy brunch that includes a sharing board of continental treats, a choice of three dishes from the menu, and three Edinburgh Gin cocktails per person.
  8. Popularity among locals and visitors: Our brunch isn’t just a meal; it’s a social experience cherished by both locals and visitors. Booking in advance is recommended to secure your spot in this sought-after brunch destination. 

Our mouth-watering brunch menu 

Alright, let’s dive into the best part–our drool-worthy brunch menu at Black Ivy!  

Our kitchen wizards, a.k.a. our fantastic chefs, are always busy making some incredible eats that range from your all-time favourites to some exciting new dishes that’ll make your taste buds want more! 

Think classic brunch dishes, but with a Black Ivy twist. Whether you’re all about a hearty full breakfast or you lean towards something lighter and more inventive, we’ve got what you need. It’s a spread that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat–we’re talking Instagram-worthy plates that taste as good as they look! 

And hey, we totally get that brunch isn’t complete without some stellar drinks. This is where our bar team comes into play. They’re like magicians, but with cocktails and coffee.  

Love a good, strong cup of joe? Our artisan coffees are a hug in a mug. More of a cocktail enthusiast? Our boozy concoctions are a mix of classic and contemporary, perfect for sipping as you brunch. From zesty mimosas to bold Bloody Marys, our drink selection is designed to complement your meal and add an extra zing to your brunch experience.   

In short, at Black Ivy, we’re all about creating a brunch experience that’s as satisfying for the stomach as it is for the soul. So, grab your friends or come solo, either way, a table full of deliciousness awaits you! 

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Every weekend feels like a celebration 

Think of Black Ivy’s brunch vibe as your weekend oasis – a place where every visit turns the ordinary into something extraordinary. It’s not just about the food and drinks (though they are also amazing) but, this time, we’re talking about the whole experience. 

When you walk in, there’s a palpable sense of excitement and comfort mingling in the air. It’s laid-back yet lively–the perfect spot for any and all occasions. Whether you’re toasting to a friend’s birthday, enjoying a leisurely weekend catch-up, or simply treating yourself because, hey, you deserve it, the atmosphere here just feels right!

Our music selection is carefully curated to enhance your experience, creating a backdrop that’s both energizing and soothing. And as for entertainment, we keep things fresh and fun – it’s all about adding that extra zest to your brunch.

The magic of Black Ivy lies in how effortlessly it blends relaxation with a subtle buzz of excitement. It’s like stepping into a space where the only agenda is to enjoy the moment. So, come over, settle in, and let the good vibes roll. We’re all about making your weekends memorable in the most chilled-out way possible! 

Loved by locals, open to all

At Black Ivy, our mantra is simple: everyone’s welcome. Whether you’re a local who’s been around since we opened our doors or a tourist discovering Edinburgh’s charms, you’ll find a place at our table. We’ve seen families sharing laughs over brunch, friends reuniting after months, and solo visitors finding a cozy corner to enjoy their meal–our space is yours to enjoy. 

We’ve always believed that a great place to eat is one that welcomes all, and we stand by that. Diversity is celebrated here, and we’ve crafted an environment that’s not just tolerant but truly inclusive. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’ll find a sense of belonging at Black Ivy. 

Over time, we’ve become more than just a restaurant, we’re a part of the community. Regulars and newcomers alike share stories, celebrate milestones, and create connections that go beyond the meal. We’re proud to be a hub where the community comes together, sharing in the joy of good company and great food. 

Book your spot at the brunch table

Convinced yet? If you’re planning a get-together or just fancy a delicious brunch this weekend, we’re here for you.  

Booking is a breeze–just give us a shout, and we’ll sort out the rest. Let’s make your next brunch at Black Ivy one for the books!  

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