If you’ve read my post all about the transformation at Las Iguanas, Nottingham then you’ll already know I’m a big big fan. In fact my boyfriend Jordan loves the place and, let me tell you, he doesn’t love many things!
We’ve known that Las Iguanas has been serving up brunch for a while now but we’ve never set aside the time to give it a try. So, a couple of weeks ago when we were in Birmingham, we visited Las Iguanas Temple St. to put it to the test!
We arrived early. So early that they weren’t even open yet. We overestimated how long it would take us to walk there from the Bullring so we were waiting around for a little while. It gave me chance to take a few pictures though so it definitely wasn’t a bad thing!
Once inside we were taken aback by the gorgeous decor. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Las Iguanas that hasn’t truly impressed me with it’s interior!
We were shown to our table, offered some drinks and our lovely server kindly explained how bottomless brunch works at Las Iguanas.
Basically, there’s a set menu with tons of delicious dishes to choose from. You get a starter, a main, unlimited amounts of prosecco or Brahma beer (your choice) and two hours to make the most of it.
Neither myself or Jordan drink so I chose a refreshing apple juice and Jordan went for a classic cola.
When it came to deciding what food to order we really struggled. I didn’t struggle so much with the starter. I wanted nothing other than the deep-fried cheesy paradise that is Dadinhos. I order them every time we visit! To be honest, I should probably try something else. But anyway.
Jordan chose the Mushroom Quesadilla which surprised me to be honest! It’s not something he’d usually order but he absolutely loved it. It was basically a tortilla stuffed with garlic mushrooms, chilli, thyme and cheese. He said he’d like a big one for his main as well as his starter! High praise, trust me.
I’m not even exaggerating when I say this, I was torn between three or four dishes when it came to choosing a main. It was a combination of not really knowing what I wanted and having too much good food to choose from! Not a bad thing, of course.
In the end, I decided on the Veggie Chilli – a mix of sweet potato, butternut squash, chickpeas and spiced tomatoes with spring onion rice and super soft tortillas. It was literally comfort in a bowl. I loved it from start to finish.
I love sweet potato and butternut squash and the chunks were really generous so I couldn’t get enough of those. It had just the right amount of heat – it wasn’t super spicy but it was just spicy enough for me. There was plenty of chilli to mix with my rice and the tortillas were the softest I have ever had.
Jordan also struggled to pick a main, but in the end he chose the Huevos Rancheros Carne. A tortilla piled high with adobo baked beans, baby tomatoes, red onion, peppers, cheese, avocado (which he didn’t love), crispy bacon (which he did love), chorizo and a fried egg.
I don’t think either of us had ever seen anything like it before. It was one of the (many) dishes I also considered ordering so I was intrigued too – although I didn’t regret for one second ordering my Veggie Chilli!
He really enjoyed it, except for the avocado although he isn’t a massive avocado fan generally so it wasn’t a surprise. Just personal preference, that’s all.
Some of the other dishes we were tempted by include the Cuban Sandwich (roast pork belly, pulled pork, Emmental cheese and ham with sweet mustard and green pickle relish in a toasted bun) and the classic Burrito (wheat tortilla stuffed with chipotle rice, refried beans, slaw and cheese with salad, soured cream, guacamole and roasted tomato salsa).
If you’re looking for a chilled out boozy Sunday brunch then Las Iguanas is definitely the place for you. Although, that being said, it’s still great value even if you stick to soft drinks. Think about how many drinks you could fit into two hours!
The Las Iguanas bottomless brunch is available between 11am and 5pm on Sundays, by reservation only and costs £24.95 per person. To find out more, browse the menu and book a table visit the Las Iguanas website.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve ever visited Las Iguanas before. Have you ever tried their bottomless brunch? Where’s your favourite place to go for brunch?