SuZanna GonZo Hosts Beautifully Bonkers Bottomless Brunch Bingo at the People’s Park Tavern
Every Saturday | 11am – 2pm | People’s Park Tavern | £28
The latest addition to London’s bottomless brunch scene is a boozy, bingo-fuelled three hours of mayhem at the People’s Park Tavern in Hackney, hosted by ex-cruise ship entertainer SuZanna GonZo…
We’ll be honest we love brunch, booze, bingo and SuZanna GonZo (a.k.a. Katie O’Brien, who received our much-coveted fifth star for her 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show – “character comedy at it’s very best – brave, committed, brilliantly performed and – most importantly – completely hilarious!”). So you won’t be surprised to hear that we recommend a trip to the People’s Park Tavern next to Victoria Park for some smutty bingo, super-tasty food, and lashings of Bloody Mary!
We took some Friends of To Do List (including intrepid photographer and filmmaker Marcus Hessenberg – not, we should make clear, responsible for the iPhone pictures above!) to spend three boozy hours at the People’s Park Tavern, filling up on top brunch nosh – the Full English and Waffles with bacon (and extra sausage, really Ru?) were great – washed down with jugs of Bloody Mary and a few Mimosas.
As the plates were cleared away, SuZanna GonZo and sprung into life, helming a decidedly un-family friendly session of boisterous bingo which kept everyone entertained between trips to the toast station.
The People’s Park Tavern isn’t reinventing the wheel here – bottomless brunches are all the rage, and bingo has been enjoying something of a revival in cabaret circles over the last couple of years. Booking SuZanna GonZo to host is inspired though – there’s never a drop in energy, and she drags even the least adventurous brunchers along for a fun ride – and the food, which can let such concepts down, was really excellent.
Ok, so maybe having to get toast and coffee from a side table feels a bit hotel breakfast buffet – but hey, that toast is endless, and the array of spreads should keep even the most ardent of condiment fans happy.
It’s probably not ideal if you’re not drinking – although the individual breakfast ‘mains’ are available on their own – and it’s definitely not for the easily offended, but there are plenty of libraries or church services you could try if you’d prefer a quiet Saturday with a cup of tea. For everyone else, we definitely recommend you head along to the People’s Park Tavern for a bingo brunch that will make your Saturday morning feel like Friday night all over again!