Soap Factory Leeds: Bubble Brunch Review

Soap Factory Leeds: Bubble Brunch Review
Soap Factory Leeds Bubble Brunch


Brunch seems to be more of an occasion than a night out now. The concept of meeting your gal pals earlier in the day for a cosy catch up and still having an afternoon and evening to enjoy is great time, management, right? Well, add in bottomless drinks and suddenly you’ve leveled up on your social life. I mean, we all love day drinking, but is there anything worse than bar hopping from over-crowded bar to over-crowded bar? I think at the grand old age of 26, I can confirm that if I’m going to pay over the odds for a cocktail, I’d at least like a seat as I drink it!

The latest bottomless brunch to hit Leeds is the Soap Factory Bubble Brunch, and it’s by far one of the better value brunches in Leeds as it’s bottomless drinks AND food – there’s no trying to line your stomach with one poached egg on toast at this brunch. For £30, you can have unlimited food and drink for three hours, but you do need to book in advance as it’s an Eventbrite rather than a walk in, so you’re paying up front - keep an eye on the PG Promo site as that is where it's usually advertised. If you’re in a group but all book separately, be sure to ring ahead to let them know so you can be seated together.

The bottomless drinks are prosecco, which is served at the table and the staff will come round and top up your glass approximately every five minutes, gin and beer. The gin (normal and pink Beefeater) comes with a choice of Schweppes tonic or lemonade and are available at a bar, along with bottled beer. There’s no limit on the number of drinks you can have at once and no rules about finishing a glass before getting another. Though it was difficult to track as our glasses were filled up so frequently, over the three hours I definitely drank at least eight glasses of prosecco and two G&Ts, so despite the food, I was pretty pissed.

Foodwise, there is a variety of cured meats, salmon, mini prawn cocktails, breads, salad (including potato salad and coleslaw), chargrilled vegetables, toasties, ham and cheese croissants, potatoes and a waffle station. You’re free to go up as many times as you like (dream) and the staff regularly came round to clear the empty plates from the tables. Foodwise, our faves were the toasties and croissants, closely followed by the waffle station. The waffles were all freshly cooked then you could top them yourself with sauces and sweets – I went for chocolate, caramel, cream, chocolate ball and a couple of pieces of chocolate. Y’know, diabetes on a plate.



Soap Factory Leeds Bubble Brunch


Soap Factory Leeds Bubble Brunch


Soap Factory Leeds Bubble Brunch




To be totally honest, whether you’re there for the food, the drinks or both, over three hours it’s easy to get your money’s worth. I worked out that my drinks alone would be over £30 by standard Leeds prices, and then there was the food on top. My only criticism is that the brunch was seen as an event and therefore had a DJ, who (unfortunately for him), got ignored, and because it was so loud, everyone got louder to make themselves heard when chatting on their tables. I get that they’re going for a party vibe but I was glad that we were seated away from the speakers.

Overall, I really enjoyed brunch at The Soap Factory and it was well worth spending £30 – I’d definitely do it again. What other brunches should I check out in Leeds? Let me know in the comments!

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