It’s delicious, it’s dignified, and it’s a socially acceptable way to drink a cocktail before noon. For those reasons (and so many others), the concept of brunch is taking Milan by storm. Combining British cuisine with a bit of Italian flair, God Save the Food! is one of many spots offering this weekend cuisine, and we think it’s the perfect place to sip a bloody mary on a Sunday morning.
The restaurant is modern and minimal, proving that its food can stand on its own. But before we get into the nitty gritty of pancakes and full English breakfasts, consider yourself warned: this place gets busy. Really busy. Book ahead or be disappointed.
Once you turn up for your reservation, you’ll have the restaurant’s entire brunch menu at your disposal. Whether you’re after sweet or savory, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy your palate.
Of course, if you’re like most of us, you’re unable to turn down the opportunity to devour just about anything smothered in that glorious hazelnut spread we all know and love. In this case, the nutella and banana pancakes (€12) are just what the doctor ordered.
Those lacking a sweet tooth can opt for the full English breakfast (€17), eggs benedict served with hashbrowns (€15), or a number of other tasty dishes. And although it’s more of a lunch meal than a typical brunch dish, the bacon cheeseburger (€13) is delicious.
But no brunch is complete without a breakfast cocktail. Choose from mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis (seasonal), and Pimm’s, all of which are €8.
Despite this restaurant’s popularity, the staff know exactly what they’re doing and you won’t be waiting long for your order. In fact, they’ll deliver it in what may seem like record time, especially for Italy.
God Save the Food! has two locations, one in Brera and one in Zona Tortona. We recommend the Brera location, as it’s situated in the lovely Piazza del Carmine. In the summer, you can sit at an outdoor table and admire the beautiful brick church standing tall in the square. In the winter, you can sit inside a heated tent and still enjoy the view.
This lovely restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner, serving everything from pizza to stir-fries. You can view the full menu here.
Brera: Piazza del Carmine, 1
Tortona: Via Tortona, 34