"So you have two hours to drink as much prosecco as you can," said the waitress.
Like, I'm 24. I'm not eight. But I just love birthdays. I don't know why I get so excited but I do - I think I just love any excuse to get people together, eat good food, drink good drinks and celebrate good times.
So a big ole brunch with the family was really rather perfect. I love brunch. And birthdays. And bubbles. Kinda like my family too.
The restaurant of choice was Villandry on Great Portland Street, and although sooooo many restaurants in London now do bottomless bubbly brunches, I'm fairly certain this is one of the best deals out there.
For £30, you get three courses, orange juice, tea or coffee and as much prosecco as you can drink in two hours. Is that not amazing?
I know a lot of restaurants only give you an hour or an hour and a half, and I've heard of some that are, quite frankly, slow to top you up, but not so at Villandry, mes amis. Service was fab.
So come on down and get stuck in with the Hosie fam...
First up, pastries. Just look at this tray of deliciousness!
We washed our viennoiseries down with a sizeable glass of OJ each. And you guys, this was legit freshly-squeezed OJ. Definitely not out of a carton and god forbid from concentrate!
Then came the main affair...
It was really tasty, especially after a little sprinkle of black pepper which I think just lifted everything, but I feel the dish could've been a tad hotter if I were to be fussy.
The portions weren't so huge that we were too full to eat any more, which was good, but a little digestive pause was in order.
The final course in the Villandry brunch is a cake or baked treat. And the selection is epic.
The final touch was a round of tea and coffee. Another gem from my father: "If that's not real coffee, I don't know what is." (And yes, the prosecco was still flowing freely.)
Aww look at that. My fave two drinks.
I had had so much fun with my family and couldn't recommend the bottomless bubbly brunch at Villandry more.
But tell me, where should my next bubbly brunch be?
PS. Did I mention it's my birthday? Eeeeeeeeeee! Let's drink champagne and eat cake and dance on the tables!