Last Sunday, Team Coco and Team Coco pup Charlie-dog tried out The Green Room’s dog-Friendly bottomless brunch at the National Theatre. A casual neighbourhood diner set amongst the stunning concrete landscapes of Southbank, The Green Room’s bottomless brunch is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon — heatwave or not!

The result of a collaboration between the National Theatre and local social enterprise Coin Street Community Builders, the Green Room is a light-filled dining space set in the middle of an urban oasis. Featuring recycled props from National Theatre shows and a charming sustainable garden maintained by the Bankside Open Trust and community and theatre volunteers; the Green Room balances unfussy contemporary design with the warmth of your local neighbourhood diner. Their Bottomless Brunch offers two to three course menus with the option for either bottomless Proseccos or bottomless Bloody Mary’s. Perfect if you’re the type who prefers the hair of the dog, (no pun intended) to cure last Saturday night’s hangover.

Upon entering The Green Room, you are immediately greeted by the smiles of its friendly staff, and your pooch is greeted with his or her own dog bowl to refresh from the heat. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend seamlessly not just to for diners to revel in the fresh air of British summertime, but it also allows your pooch to wander and explore the Green Room’s generous open spaces. While the bottomless brunch offers two to three course options, you’d be hard done to choose with all the great choices on offer. For starters, we tried the extremely indulgent bacon mac and cheese fritters, the spicy buffalo wings with blue cheese dip, and the Crayfish taco. The Crayfish taco was particularly excellent for London’s current sweltering weather, combining zesty flavours and fresh seafood. For mains, we dug into the Double duck burger — which is even better than it sounds! A combination of smoked duck breast, duck bacon, and maple mustard dressing, the double duck burger is a great and hearty choice for anyone who’s worked up their weekend appetite. Finish off with a salted caramel & chocolate tart — and rest assured that you’ll be going home with a happy heart and a happy tummy.

While the Green Room’s bottomless brunch menu was truly fantastic, what truly made our experience memorable was its friendly staff. Our waiters Ryan and Lucy were not only great with us, but also to Team Coco pup Charlie; bringing the “friendly” to the word “dog-friendly”. Finally, before leaving The Green Room, our Charlie also got treated to a little burger of his own, resulting in what we presume to be the best day of his puppy life. (Charlie definitely gives The Green Room five stars) So, if you’re looking for places to spend an idyllic summer afternoon, check out The Green Room’s bottomless brunch, and don’t forget to bring a furry friend along with you!

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