Hello Joburgers, when it comes to the best boozy brunch, Joburg will have you passing the hooch at its fabulous brunch spots for boozing. And you can forget plain bacon and eggs and avo-on-toast. From brunch quiche, smoked salmon and egg salad on a toasted baguette and Belgian waffles with strawberries and powdered sugar plus copious amounts of champagne, Maximillien is one of Jozi’s most inventive restaurants when it comes to this booziest of in-between meals.
Every Saturday between 11h00 and 13h00, Maximillien hosts a Sparkling Saturdays brunch for just R175 a person – and, trust me, it’s arguably the best boozy brunch deal in town. Nestled in the heart of Sandton downstairs from the opulent DAVINCI Hotel and Suites, Maximillien is super-slick. The service is as refined as you’d get at hotel restaurants with much heftier price tags, but friendlier. Likewise, the New York-inspired interior is intimate, sexy and sophisticated – and the local pianist doesn’t disappoint either.
Included in the price is three glasses of bubbly, which the waiters aren’t shy to keep coming from the moment you’re seated, and a buffet-style brunch of dreams within the confines of Maximillien’s comfortable yet contemporary dining room. Whether you’re craving a comforting mid-morning meal or want to do some seriously indulgent eating, the crowd-pleasing spread has it all.
Settle in for a leisurely approach to an alcohol-soaked daytime feast on the plush red couches or the adjoining terrace if you want to catch some rays. You’ll get to carve your way through a truly deluxe meal that’s anything but the substandard brunch that degenerates to room temperature bacon and croissants that were baked the day before.
What Maximillien offers is a brunch buffet with both quality and quantity – here you can have your cake (and your other desserts plus hot and cold breakfast foods) and eat it too.
Indulgent and extravagant, Sparkling Saturdays is just the thing for your next girls’ get-together or for when you want to spoil that special someone. The beauty of it is the lack of judgment – it’s a guilt-free zone, so don your stretch pants, embrace your inner glutton and do it right this weekend!
Candice, the Editor of Hello Joburg Magazine, is a coffee-drinking, fashion-obsessed lover of anything and everything lifestyle related. She’s also a self-confessed foodie, champagne enthusiast and devoted bargain hunter.