As you’ll know, a bottomless brunch has become one of my favourite things over the summer and every time I think I’ve added every bar in Newcastle who offers one to my ‘to do’ list, another one pops up, so safe to say this is an ongoing project! Back at the end of July was the turn of work night out favourite; Prima.
The Prima bottomless brunch deal is £40 per person for 90 minutes free flowing prosecco (upgrades to cocktails are available) a charcuterie sharing board to start and pizza or pasta from a small but perfectly formed list. The charcuterie board as a starter was a concern for me. I wondered whether this was an opportunity to save some money by giving us a few slices of Parma Ham and some breadsticks. I needn’t have worried. There were 4 of us and the, what can only be described as smorgasbord of Italian delights was plenty.
Between us was a mixture of pizzas and pastas – both hearty and plentiful in quantity – which is what you want when you’re drinking free flowing booze, you want plenty to line the stomach. I think we were all in agreement though that my Romana pizza and Kate’s tagliatelli stroganoff were the stars of the show. That will teach the boys to have an aversion to ordering the same thing off the menu as their missus’.
No pudding options on this one (although you can easily order on off menu should you require) but I personally, having had one of the nicest pizzas outside of Rome, wasn’t in the market for one anyway.
The drinks? Well, our reservation was for 1.30pm, which we were bang on time for, and we didn’t have our first drink until 1.40pm so safe to say it was a slow start. Again, glasses were topped up when empty rather than just leaving the bottle on the table for self-distribution. Service definitely sped up as time went on though as we actually had a cheeky little extension of time as they didn’t need the table back right away so were there the best part of 2 hours, which was a cheeky little bonus. Shout out needed to the staff for sure though who were dead friendly (and non-judgemental about our millionth top up)!
Whilst Prima is certainly one of the pricier bottomless brunches we’ve tried, I can confidently say it’s one of the highest quality in terms of food and personally for me, a bonus that it’s a restaurant rather than a bar, which makes it feel a little fancier.