The New Wave of Boozy Brunches in Crawley With An Indian Twist

The New Wave of Boozy Brunches in Crawley With An Indian Twist
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Indian Bottomless Brunch in Crawley

Join us at Zari, one of the premier brunch restaurants in the area, for our brand-new Indian Bottomless Brunch in Crawley. Dive into the flavours and fun of this beloved weekend tradition with our exclusive bottomless brunch menu, which is like no other and is a must-try for anyone seeking a unique dining experience.

The Rise of Brunch Culture in the UK: A Modern Phenomenon 

Brunch culture has expanded in big cities like London, Birmingham, and Manchester, becoming a prominent part of the UK’s social scene. Crawley, being close to Brighton, has naturally embraced this trend, with locals and visitors alike looking for the “best brunch near me”.

The History of Brunch: Tracing What’s Behind the Bottomless Brunch Culture

The concept of ‘bottomless brunch’ has evolved from lavish buffet breakfasts in high-end hotels to a more accessible, indulgent weekend treat. Understanding the “history of brunch” reveals its adaptation from an elite pleasure to a mainstream favourite. 

Brunch began as a late breakfast for those who enjoyed a Sunday lie-in. Originating in the late 19th century in England, the idea was to have a meal that combined breakfast and lunch, ideally suited for the slower Sunday pace. This concept was embraced enthusiastically by the American upper classes by the 1930s, turning brunch into a fashionable social event. 

Over time, as dining out became more casual and accessible, brunch transformed into an opportunity not just for eating but for unlimited enjoyment. Thus, ‘bottomless brunch’, a term now synonymous with unlimited food and drinks, became a popular concept, especially in urban areas. This evolution reflects the changing social dynamics and the increasing preference for leisurely and luxurious dining experiences, now enjoyed by a broader audience.

Zari’s Unique Twist: Desi and Indian Bottomless Brunch and Drinks

Indian Bottomless Brunch

Celebrating Indian Flavours at Our Sunday Brunch in Crawley

Our Sunday brunch in Crawley offers traditional Indian brunch items such as parathas, lentils, and chickpeas at Zari. The menu showcases the rich culinary heritage of India and its adaptability to modern dining trends. Our brunch is a must-visit for both locals and visitors.

Our brunch menu allows you to choose any two Street Plates or one Brunch Plate, providing a wide range of options to satisfy every palate.

Street Food Plates:

  • Vegetable Samosa (Vg): Classic Indian pastry filled with spiced vegetables.
  • Aloo Tikki Chaat (V): Crispy potato patty served with spicy chickpea masala and drizzled with chutneys.
  • Onion Bhaji (Vg): Crispy golden onion fritters.
  • Chicken Tikka: Tandoori-basted tender chicken pieces in aromatic spices.
  • Cauliflower Manchurian (Vg): Stir-fried cauliflower tossed in Manchurian sauce.
  • Spicy Batter Fried Fish: Crunchy battered white fish served with curried tartar sauce.
  • Aloo Tikki Burger: Crispy potato croquette filled with chicken tikka, potatoes, and cheese.
  • Chilli Paneer: Stir-fried paneer tossed in a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Brunch Plates:

  • Butter Chicken and Cheese Naanwich / with Rice: Cheese naan roll or rice served with our signature butter chicken.
  • Desi Breakfast with Chai (V or Vg without omelette): Traditional Indian breakfast, includes masala omelette with paratha bread, and a choice of desi beans, chana, or daal, comes with bottomless chai.
  • Paneer Makhani & Rice (V): Homemade paneer makhani in a fenugreek-scented creamy tomato sauce served with rice.
  • Cauliflower Manchurian with Plain Rice (Vg): Stir-fried cauliflower tossed in Manchurian sauce served with rice.

We celebrate the diversity of Indian food with dishes that cater to all tastes, offering a glimpse into the regional delicacies of India.  Enjoy our unique Butter Chicken and Cheese Naanwich, combining classic Indian tastes with a modern twist, making every bite a delightful experience. View the full menu here. 

Bottomless Drinks: A Fusion of Traditional and Modern Drinks

Our drinks menu at Zari features traditional chai, highlighting its role in Indian culture, and making it an ideal choice for brunch. Alongside, we offer a selection of innovative cocktails, including prosecco, demonstrating a unique blend of British and Indian drinking cultures.

Chai, a beloved beverage in India, combines black tea with rich spices like cardamom, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon. This brew is not just savoured for its flavour but also appreciated for its soothing properties. At Zari, we prepare our chai using time-honoured methods, allowing the spices to infuse the tea slowly, enhancing the drink’s complexity and warmth.

Our cocktail list features innovative blends like the “Delhi Berry Bliss,” a vibrant concoction of berries, vodka, and pomegranate, finished with a splash of chilled ginger ale. Additionally, our “Zari Iced Tea” combines the robust flavours of Coke, vodka, rum, Tia Maria, and lime juice, offering a bold twist on the classic iced tea. These drinks showcase a delightful fusion of classic cocktail techniques with a modern, creative flair.

For beer enthusiasts, we offer Cobra Beer, a smooth and refreshing option that pairs wonderfully with the rich flavours of our brunch dishes. Additionally, our soft drinks provide a lighter, refreshing alternative.

Zari Bottomless Drinks

Zari’s Fresh Take on Bottomless Brunch: A New Phenomenon in Crawley’s Brunch Culture

Zari’s menu sets it apart from typical brunch offerings by incorporating Indian favourites, pioneering a trend that could see Indian bottomless brunches become as popular as Caribbean and Latin American variations found across the UK.

In the UK, brunch has evolved into a beloved weekend tradition with venues like Turtle Bay and Las Iguanas leading the trend by offering vibrant Caribbean and Latin American-themed menus. These restaurants have successfully blended exotic flavours with the British penchant for leisurely weekend dining, becoming staples in the brunch scene. Turtle Bay, with its Caribbean zest, and Las Iguanas, with its Latin American flair, have both crafted experiences that resonate well with the British love for global cuisine paired with unlimited drinks.

Zari is set to mirror this success by introducing the rich flavours of India to the British brunch scene. Indian bottomless brunch is positioned to captivate the palates of Crawley’s diverse population. It’s not just a meal; it’s an introduction to a cultural symphony, promising to make Indian cuisine a new favourite in the British brunch circuit.

How to Experience Zari’s Indian Bottomless Brunch

Booking early is recommended to secure a spot at our vibrant venue. Bring friends and family for an occasion filled with great food and unlimited drinks. Enjoy the full experience of a bottomless brunch with a distinctly Indian twist. Check out Zari’s bottomless brunch here. 

Sunday Brunch Crawley


Zari’s Indian Bottomless Brunch in Crawley offers a fresh perspective on a well-loved tradition, establishing itself as one of the staple go-to brunch restaurants in the area. With its Fusion-inspired approach and delightful mix of flavours, Zari is a key player in the local brunch scene, making the Indian Bottomless Brunch in Crawley a unique and must-try experience.

Book to experience Crawley’s new brunch scene

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What is a bottomless brunch?
A bottomless brunch is a dining experience with unlimited alcohol and a set food menu usually enjoyed in the late morning or early afternoon. 
What time is bottomless brunch at Zari?
Our bottomless brunch starts at 11 AM.
What time does bottomless brunch end at Zari?
Typically, the bottomless brunch ends at 2 PM. The final order is at 1:45 pm 
Can I customise my brunch plate at Zari?
Absolutely! We offer customisable options to suit your dietary requirements and accommodate wherever possible.
Are there brunch and gluten-free options available?
Yes, Zari provides both brunch and gluten-free options to accommodate dietary needs.
What are the age restrictions for participating in the bottomless drinks option?
Guests must be 18 years or older to enjoy our bottomless drinks.