The Ultimate London Brunch Guide | 87 Of The Best Brunches In London
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The Ultimate London Brunch Guide

The Ultimate London Brunch Guide

The Ultimate London Brunch Guide

Last Updated: 10th December 2018

Ever since our planet’s greatest scientists first invented a meal between breakfast and lunch, no weekend morning has been complete without… brunch.

And now – in order to prevent you from ever having to suffer an incomplete weekend, ever again – we’ve put together a comprehensive list of only the very best brunch spots in London.

Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch, all-you-can-eat, or set menus anywhere in the city, we’ve got you covered…


Want to cut to the chase? Find London’s best bottomless brunches here


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Central London Brunch

Christopher’s | Covent Garden

Christopher's - best brunch London

This melted chocolate and ice cream-smothered French toast will ruin all other forms of bread for you, forever. It’s the most delicious sacrifice you’ll ever make. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays 11am-3pm, Sundays 11.30am-3.30pm
Address: 
18 Wellington Street, WC2E 7DD

Riding House Café | Fitzrovia

Break up with your current Sunday brunch ritual. The Riding House’s elaborate, modern European menu and industrial-chic design is a winner. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 12-4pm
Address: 
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PQ

Lantana | Fitzrovia

Modelled after the Australian cafes that the owners used to frequent in Sydney, Lantana does delicious cocktails (everything from espresso martinis to the house Lantana Mule), solid brunches (courgette bread with halloumi, corn fritters, bubble & squeak with black pudding, etc.), and stellar coffee.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 9am-4pm
Address: 
13 Charlotte Place, W1T 1SN

26 Grains | Covent Garden

26 Grains best brunch London

26 Grains almost exclusively do porridge. And although that might not sound like a screaming endorsement, believe us when we say that it’s because they make the best porridge you’ve ever had, savoury or sweet.

Details: Bottomless booze? No (no bottomed booze either) | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays from 8am, Saturdays from 9am, Sundays 10am-3pm
Address: 1 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9ER

Timmy Green | Victoria

Restaurant + green man = not a good sign. Unless however you’re talking about Timmy Green, where you can score baked aubergine fritters, shakshouka, and coconut French toast – and the drinks come bottomless. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
From 7.30am-3pm weekdays, 7.30am-4pm Sat, and 10am-3pm Sundays
Address:
11 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ

Bon Vivant | Bloomsbury

Technically speaking, what BV serve is actually a ‘drunch’, because the French are so very laid back that dinner somehow makes its way into the equation too. Don’t worry though. You’ll still find pancakes and poached eggs alongside the steak on the menu. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 10.30am-4.30pm
Address: 
75-77 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AP

Hai Cenato | Victoria

Hai Cenato best brunch London

This is Jason Atherton’s Italian restaurant, and on weekends you can get an Italian brunch like no other. That means breakfast pizzas (with sausage, mushroom, and egg), lemon and ricotta pancakes, potato and ham hock frittata, and more. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-3pm
Address: 
2 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ

Flesh and Buns | Covent Garden

This is Sunday brunch, Asian style. Which here means fried squid with Japanese pepper, Korean fried wings, and crispy pig belly bao buns slathered with miso mustard. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Sundays from noon
Address: 
41 Earlham Street, 
WC2H 9LX

Rail House Café | Victoria

While it may be tucked into the ultra-modern Nova complex, RHC is like a beachy, bohemian paradise filled with Berry Gimlets, green tea waffles, and the all-conquering eggs burgerdict. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 9am-3.30pm
Address: 
8 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ

Floral by LIMA | Covent Garden

Lima Floral - best brunch London

Apart from being the most beautiful brunch you’re likely to ever have, Floral by LIMA is also one of the most interesting – it’s not everywhere you can have chaufa rice with spring onions and fried banana, hot salmon ceviche, and Pisco Maries… Right? READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 11am-2.30pm
Address:
14 Garrick Street, WC2E 9BJ

Sketch | Mayfair

Served in a parlour decked out with warm-hued patterns and baroque furnishings, Sketch’s brunch of French toast suzette and poached tempura eggs is a work of art. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily, 11am-5pm
Address: 
9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG

The Delaunay | Covent Garden

An all-day, Viennese-styled café-restaurant inspired by the grandiose tearooms of Europe and their unrelenting aspiration to bring forth the best in all things brunch. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-5pm
Address: 
55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB

Balthazar | Covent Garden

Balthazar best brunch London

Balthazar are perpetually booked out for their French bistro dishes like chicken paillard; duck confit and veal T-bones – but on weekends, they get perpetually booked out for their scrambled eggs with Cornish crab; New York pancakes, and steak and eggs. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 9am-4pm
Address:
4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ

Hip Hop Brunch | Secret Location

Two parts hip. One part hop. One part delicious brunch in the form of a 3-course ‘Dirty South’ meal served up alongside an hour of bottomless cocktails which will fuel another (few) hours of glorious hip hop karaoke. Shake well, and serve.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
12-5pm every Saturday and 2 Sundays a month
Address:
Various locations

Hixter Bankside | Bankside

Hix try to take a regular brunch, and one-up everything: they smoke their own salmon. They serve their hash with double-yolked eggs only. And they serve bottomless Bloody Marys and Prosecco for two whole hours.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 10.30am-4pm
Address: 
16 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0HS

Balans Soho | Soho

Balans Soho - best brunch London

The best thing about having French toast with maple butter, lobster eggs benedict, and an absinthe fountain at 4am is that you can come back at 8am, and have it all over again.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Daily until 5pm, then again from midnight-close
Address:
 60 – 62 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UG

Dirty Bones | Soho (and Kensington, Carnaby & Shoreditch)

The burgers are gigantic. The cocktails are bottomless. The French toast is stuffed with custard. And you can get crumpets topped with 12-hour slow-cooked short rib, poached eggs and hollandaise… This brunch might end up turning into a brinner. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-4pm
Address:
14 Denman Street, 
W1D 7HJ

Aqua Kyoto | Soho

Aqua Kyoto - best brunch London

Sunday sushi brunch. With 8 courses. And infinite Champagne. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Saturdays 12-3.30pm, Sundays 12-6.15pm, bank holidays
Address: 30 Argyll Street, W1B 3BR

The Breakfast Club | Soho & All Across Town

Hungover? Cure: the quintessential London brunch, courtesy of The Breakfast Club. One large BC coffee, one BC hangover smoothie, one BC club sandwich with extra guacamole. And one Bloody Mary, for good measure. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily, 7.30am weekdays and 8am weekends, until noon
Address: 33 D’Arblay Street, W1F 8EU

The Wolseley | Mayfair

The Wolseley best brunch London

The menu has fried haggis with whisky sauce. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7-11.30am, weekends 8-11.30am
Address: 
160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB

East London Brunch

Blanchette East | Brick Lane

Blanchette East best brunch London

Strangely for a French restaurant…

…one egg here just isn’t un oeuf.

Because once you’ve sunk into a banquette in the gorgeous, candlelit dining room, you’ll want to order the baked Moroccan eggs; the poached eggs on pumpkin and feta sourdough; the Croque Madame and the buttermilk pancakes with plum compôte…

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends, 11am-2pm

Address: 204 Brick Lane, E1 6SA

The Vincent | Hackney

Vegetarians, rejoice – you’ll find a host of meat free options here, from vegeree to shakshuka. Plus, everyone else can rejoice over the 12hr pork hash, and buttermilk fried chicken and waffle – and the bottomless bellinis on their sunny outdoor terrace.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes (and coffee) | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 10am-5pm
Address:
 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 1FN

Hawksmoor | Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall best brunch London

Eggs Benedict? Phscht. Try Lobster Benedict. Bubble & squeak? Hah! Say hello to short rib bubble & squeak. Bacon & eggs? Um, how about a smoked bacon chop with fried eggs & hash browns. Whatever anyone else does for brunch, these guys do better.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7-10am
Address:
10 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5BQ

Roka at Canary Wharf | Canary Wharf

And they say Canary Wharf doesn’t have anything going on over the weekend. Proving otherwise: wine-paired robata dishes, sashimi, and dessert platters, plus bellinis and bloody marys for good measure.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Saturdays 11.30am-3.30pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 11.30am-8pm
Address: 
4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, E14 5FW

Club Mexicana at The Spread Eagle | Hackney

Club Mexicana - best brunch London

You won’t have any beef with Club Mexicana’s brunch. Mainly because it (and all the cocktails) are vegan. But also because it’s delicious, featuring ‘huevos’ rancheros, breakfast tacos, and ‘chick’n’ waffles with maple syrup…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 12-4pm
Address:
Homerton High Street, E9 6AS

Les Nénettes | Clapton

It’s no easy task for a place to feel both local and French. But Les Nénettes manages it, with grenadine-infused drinks, croque monsieurs, and sun-drenched al fresco seating.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Daily 10am-5pm
Address: 19 Clapton Road, E5 0NS 

Hotbox Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Option 1: a bowl of cereal at home. Option 2: some smoked meat hash with a crispy fried egg and hot sauce, some truffled egg toast, and a fried chicken Belgian waffle at Hotbox. You choose.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Tues-Sun, 11.30am-2.30pm (3pm Sundays)
Address:
46-48 Commercial Street, E1 6LT

Rawduck | London Fields

Rawduck best brunch London

First things first, let’s just be clear: this restaurant is not trying to serve you raw duck. They are however serving you smoked mackerel and miso butter on toasted rye; smoked haddock, turmeric creamed leeks, butterbeans & poached eggs; Tarka dhal, poached egg & charred naan; and curried potatoes, salt beef and double fried egg. It’s delicious. You should go.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from 10am
Address:
197 Richmond Road, E8 3NJ

Bounce | Shoreditch

Bottomless prosecco. Bottomless Yorkshire pudding pizzas. Bottomless ping pong. That is all.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? No
Timings:
Sundays 1-3pm
Address: 
241 Old Street, EC1V 9EY

The Jones Family Project | Shoreditch

Behold, the Jones family: there’s the father, Benedict (eggs, that is, with Ginger Pig bacon), the mother hot smoked salmon, their kids truffled mac & cheese, and of course their less-than-sober aunt Bloody Mary.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
12-5pm, Mon-Sat
Address: 78 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3JL

Bistrotheque | Bethnal Green

Bistrotheque best brunch London

Bistrotheque brunch (accompanied by Xavior on piano) has a menu of almost a dozen brunch-only cocktails, and a slightly more condensed menu of dishes (pancakes, benedicts, etc.). So at least they have their priorities straight.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-4pm
Address:
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR

Bread Street Kitchen | Bank

For all his bluster, Gordon Ramsay simply does not f**k around when it comes to delivering a decent meal. And the brunch here is no exception.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 11am-2pm
Address: 
10 Bread Street, One New Change, EC4M 9AJ

Morito | Hackney

A quick primer on the traditional Spanish-meets-Middle Eastern breakfast: it involves Moroccan pancakes with goat’s curd and thyme honey; poached eggs with chilli butter and crispy sage; Turkish menemem eggs; and a food coma.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 9.30am-12pm
Address: 
195 Hackney Road, E2 8JL

Duck and Waffle | Liverpool Street

Duck and Waffle best brunch London

Saving you any decision-making by naming the restaurant after their best brunch dish, D&W seal the deal by serving it to you on the 40th floor, with one of the best views in the city.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Breakfast 6-10.30am, brunch on weekends 11am-3.30pm
Address:
110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

Red Rooster | Shoreditch

Brunch is good. Brunch with world-famous fried chicken is better. Brunch with world-famous fried chicken and a LIVE GOSPEL CHOIR is something else entirely.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Live Gospel Choir? Yes
Timings:
3 Sunday sittings, at 12.15pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, £5pp cover charge
Address: 45 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3PT

South Place Hotel | Liverpool Street

South Place serve a cut above your standard hotel continental breakfast. Expect sweet potato rosti with avocado; banana waffles with chocolate fudge sauce; and toasted waffles with smoked bacon and whipped chicken fat butter.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Saturdays 12-6pm
Address: 
3 South Place, EC2M 2AF

B&H Buildings | Clerkenwell

Bourne and Hollingsworth best brunch London

This is a kind of choose-your-own adventure brunch. You want your eggs with baked avocado? Done. Braised beef with crispy hash? No problem. Courgette pancakes with a roast tomato and caper dressing? You got it.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 10am-4pm
Address: 
42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU

Ottolenghi | Spitalfields, Notting Hill, Soho, Fitzrovia

Yotam Ottolenghi: political activist, gay rights campaigner, pilates instructor, philosophy and comparative literature major and multi award-winning cook-book writer. He also owns and runs Ottolenghi, NOPI and ROVI…and their brunches are as great as he is.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (Spitalfields):
Weekdays 8am-noon; Saturdays 9am-noon; Sundays 9am-1pm
Address: 
50 Artillery Lane, E1 7LJ

New Street Grill at Old Bengal Warehouse | Liverpool Street 

The NSG have a Josper oven, and in that Josper oven they’re one-upping everyone’s brunch game with dry-aged steaks, and delicious burgers that are grilled and roasted at the same time.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 11am-4pm
Address: 
16A New Street, EC2M 4TR

Clerkenwell Grind | Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Grind best brunch London

The Grind is, as you may have guessed, all about the coffee. But in Clerkenwell, when you’re yards away from one of the finest food markets in town, coffee alone doesn’t cut it. So on weekends you can expect eggs & wild mushroom hash, buttermilk pancakes, breakfast burritos, flat-iron chicken, and sweet potato harissa cakes, washed down with bottomless prosecco.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-5pm
Address:
 2-4 Old Street, Clerkenwell, East London, EC1V 9AA

Blixen | Spitalfields

Cumberland sausage with black pudding crumb? Pulled pork crumpet with a Granny Smith yoghurt? House-smoked mackerel with poached eggs and creamed spinach? Blixen have a lot to answer for. And they will. With brunch.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes, or à la carte for non-bottomless
Timings: Saturdays 10am-3.30pm, Sundays 10am-4pm
Address: 65a Brushfield Street, E1 6AA

Jones & Sons | Dalston/Angel

Not only are the drinks here bottomless, but the food is too. Enjoy infinite smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, Benedicts, Full Englishes, and more.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? Yes
Timings (Dalston):
Friday 12-3pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm
Address: 
Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, N16 8JH

Mildreds Dalston | Dalston (and Camden, Soho & King’s Cross)

Mildreds Dalston - best brunch London

Once you’ve made your way though a hearty plate of kimchi hash browns and poached eggs, some blueberry quinoa waffles, and a tostada or two, you probably won’t even notice that your entire meal was vegetarian.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (Dalston):
Weekends 10am-1pm
Address:
1 Dalston Square, E8 3GU

Brunswick East | Dalston

Most times in life you’re going to want to turn down a knuckle sandwich – unless you’re at Brunswick East eating brunch. Then of course we can’t recommend enough getting your mitts around a slice of thick cut Dusty Knuckle potato sourdough toast, served with homemade butter & spreads. Or the homemade roasted cauliflower bread; chilli poached eggs; or ‘Okonomi-yummi’, a brunchified version of Japanese savoury pancakes. There are vegan options too. Can we order it? Yes, vegan…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays (reduced brunch menu) 8am-4pm, weekends 9am-4pm
Address: 
Unit 3D Stamford Works, Gillett Street, N16 8JH

Del 74 | Dalston

Considering Mexican cuisine brought us the original smashed avocado, it’s not surprising that it makes for very good brunch – a theory you can test out here over brekkie-fied street food dishes and bottomless BMs or frozen margaritas.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from noon
Address:
129 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB

Berber & Q | Haggerston

Berber & Q best brunch London

As one of the pre-eminent grilling spots in London, Berber & Q have made the wise decision to grill brunch, too – so you’ll find grilled mackerel, and campfire Moroccan pancakes accompanied by Persian granola, shakshuka and harissa Bloody Marys.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-3pm
Address: 
Arch 338 Acton Mews, E8 4EA

Long White Cloud | Hoxton

Both a café and an art gallery, LWC will provide both food for thought, and actual, literal food, like French toast with bacon & banana, corn fritter stacks with avocado, and mackerel with scrambled eggs.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from 8am
Address: 
151 Hackney Road, E2 8JL

Sager + Wilde | Bethnal Green

Sager + Wilde keep it simple with salami sandwiches and scrambled eggs on toast… oh, and an adorable, festoon lit terrace with its own cocktail bar.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from noon
Address:
Arch 250 Paradise Row, E2 9LE

North London Brunch

Little Bat | Islington

Little Bat - best brunch London

Little Bat’s DIY Bloody Mary station is the perfect solution for people who want to feel at home, only with the addition of a sun-drenched terrace and fried chicken and avocado waffles.

Details:Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday
Address: 54 Islington Park Street, N1 1PX

Sunday | Barnsbury

Barnsbury might seem like a long way to go for brunch. But trust us, when you’re knee-deep in pulled-pork waffle benedicts with yuzu hollandaise, that suddenly won’t seem to matter.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Tues-Fri from 8.30am, weekends from 9am – expect queues
Address: 
169 Hemingford Road, N1 1DA

Honey & Co | Warren Street

Honey and Co. is basically your dream restaurant, where plates of hummus, olives, bread, jams, yoghurt and fruit come as standard to your table… and then you get to have shakshouka, frittatas and puff pastry treats.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? Pretty much | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Mon-Fri 8-11.15am, Sat & Bank Holidays 9.30-11.15am
Address: 
25a Warren Street, W1T 5LZ

Caravan | King’s Cross (and Exmouth, Bankside & City)

Caravan King's Cross - best brunch London

Caravan Exmouth Market’s first sibling, this younger brother roasts coffee in-house, and dishes out numbers like slow-roast pork belly on kimchi pancake; chorizo and cavolo nero hash; and fried jalapeño cornbread with black bean salsa and a fried egg.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (King’s Cross):
Weekends from 10am
Address: 
1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA

Drink Shop Do | King’s X

Because everything’s better when it’s alliterative, the folks at DSD are giving you two hours of bottomless Bloodies, bubbles, beers, bagels, and boardgames.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekends from 10.30am
Address:
9 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX

Blues Kitchen | Camden, Brixton, Shoreditch

Huevos rancheros, stacks of pancakes, Creole crab benedict…  Ironically, dining here is the one time you’re guaranteed not to get the blues.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from 10am
Address: 
111-113 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN

Granary Square Brasserie | King’s Cross

Granary Square Brasserie best brunch London

From the same group behind The Ivy, GSB is just as delicious, only with more exposed piping and some very reasonable prices… oh, and avocado and spinach eggs benedict. With chips.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-4pm
Address: 
1 Granary Square, N1C 4AB

The Good Egg | Stoke Newington, Soho

The menu here is basically a small world tour – you’ll get the likes of NYC breakfast bagels, Israeli pita, and a Jerusalem breakfast all on one menu. And save a lot on plane tickets.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays from 9am, weekends from 10am
Address: 
93 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS

West London Brunch

Polpo | Notting Hill

Polpo Notting Hill best brunch London

Polpo have already nailed lunch, dinner, and aperitivo hour. So it’s only right that they’ve now turned their attentions to brunch, for which they’re lavishing you with ricotta and wild mushrooms on sourdough; scafata (a buttery broad bean, pea and artichoke mix) with runny poached eggs, and breakfast pizzette.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No
Timings:
 Weekends 10am-12.30pm
Address: 126-128 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QG

Milk Beach | Queen’s Park

Named after a Sydney beach, Milk Beach do brunch the Aussie way – which means coffee roasted in-house, banana bread with espresso cream cheese, and coddled eggs with sweet potato purée.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Daily, 10am-4om
Address: 
19 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RA

Dishoom | Kensington, Various

Dishoom best brunch London

A selection of traditional Parsi appetisers and modern South Bombay street-grills in tantalising sharing plates. And that bacon naan. Wow. And the breakfast loyalty card doesn’t hurt either…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
8-11.45am weekdays, 9-11.45am weekends
Address: 
4 Derry Street, W8 5SE

The Hero of Maida | Maida Vale

Saturday mornings in Maida Vale should be spent in the beautiful dining rooms of The Hero, where former Racine founder/chef Henry Harris oversees dishes like smoked haddock, black pudding and potato hash… as well as a classic breakfast offering of oysters and a Black Velvet.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays from 8.45am
Address: 
55 Shirland Road, W9 2JD

Annie’s | Chiswick, Barnes

Cosy, fairy-lit, Baroque-furnished, al fresco terrace-toting Annie’s serves up an award-winning brunch every day, with buttermilk pancakes, toffee and banana waffles, and eggs every which way.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily 10am-12pm
Address: 
162 Thames Road, W4 3QS 

Granger and Co. | Notting Hill, Kings Cross, Clerkenwell

Granger & Co best brunch London

Bill Granger made his name as a chef thanks to his famed scrambled eggs. Head to the sleekly designed Granger and Co. for brunch, and you’ll find out why.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (Notting Hill):
Mon-Sat 7am-12pm, Sun 8am-12pm. No reservations, expect to queue (a lot)
Address: 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB

No 11 Pimlico Road | Chelsea

They have Caravan coffee (another great brunch place!), ricotta pancakes, thick cut bacon and eggs, and a really easy-to-remember address.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily, 9-11.30am
Address:
11 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NA

Jikoni | Marylebone

Considering its impeccable dining cred, Blandford Street is a real misnomer. Especially if you’re familiar with Ravinder Bhogal’s brunch, which involves seasonal lassis, fried egg on cornbread with spicy creamed corn; and pina colada pancakes…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes, and à la carte
Timings:
Saturdays 11am-3pm, Sundays 11am-4pm
Address: 19-21 Blandford Street, W1U 3DH

KuPP Paddington | Paddington

KuPP best brunch London

Ah, Scandinavian cafes. They’re famous for stylish, minimalist interiors (check), delicious food (check), and attractive people (assuming you’re going, check).

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays from 8am, weekends from 10am-5pm
Address: Unit 53, Merchant Square, W2 1AS

Parlour Kensal | Kensal Green

“Ugh, of course I don’t want constant, unfettered access to your unlimited toast, PB and nutella station” – said no-one, ever.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? Toast | Set menu? No
Timings:
From 10am, Tuesday-Sunday
Address: 
5 Regent Street, NW10 5LG

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Aqua Shard | London Bridge

Aqua Shard best brunch London

Nothing beats watching a panorama of London waking up hundreds of feet below you… except, maybe, doing that with a three course brunch feast including the likes of bubble and squeak with duck egg, wild mushrooms and summer truffle; lobster thermidor with a cauliflower cheese gratin; and wagyu beef brunch burgers with treacle cured bacon… and Champagne.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekends and bank holidays, 10.30am-3.30pm
Address: 
Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, SE1 9RY

Cambridge Street Kitchen | Pimlico

The CSK’s brunch will net you ultra-fluffy pancakes, chorizo toast, and an entire skillet filled with eggs, sausage, streaky bacon, boudin noir (it’s a French black pudding) portobello mushrooms, sourdough, and grilled tomato.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7.30am-3pm, weekends 8am-3pm
Address:
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V 4QQ

Wright Brothers | Battersea

Doing the Wright thing by adding brunch to their many-stringed seafood bow, you can now swing by for dishes like classic kedgeree, Devon crab omelette and lobster croque monsieur; joined by a supporting cast of Bloody Maries garnished with oysters.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends & bank holidays, 11am-4pm
Address: 26 Circus West Village, SW8 4NN

Florentine | Waterloo

Florentine best brunch London

Home to English breakfasts feat. giant ostrich eggs in Spring, and 4 person sharing burgers the rest of the year.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from 10am
Address: 
6 Hercules Road, SE1 7DU

Brick House | East Dulwich & Peckham Rye

As brunches go, the Brick House is pretty solid. The star of the menu is their slow-fermented sourdough bread, which is great with their house-made chutneys, jams and ‘nutella’… but heavenly with chorizo, fried egg and caramelised onion. And if you really get the bug, you can even learn how to make the stuff at their bread-making classes in Dulwich…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (Dulwich):
Daily from 8am
Address: 
1 Zenoria Street, SE22 8HP

Louie Louie | Elephant & Castle

Louie Louie have just gone ahead and covered all the bases for you. Want an all day breakfast every day of the week? Go ahead. Blowout weekend brunch? But of course. Rent out their entire vinyl-spinning party pad of a basement for a platter-laden brunching feast? …Oh, go on then.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Available for brunch parties
Timings:
Weekdays from 8am, weekends 9am-3pm
Address: 
347 Walworth Road, SE17 2AL

Bababoom | Battersea, Islington

Bababoom best brunch London

Close your eyes, cross your fingers and wish really hard, and badabing bababoom, you might just end up here for a Volcano coffee, ‘gigantic’ mimosa, and poached egg flatbread or breakfast kebab. Failing that, they also accept walk-ins.

Details: Bottomless booze? No but you can get 1/2 litre mimosas for £14 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 10.30am-3pm
Address: 
30 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE 

Where the Pancakes Are | Southwark

Pancakes are what brunches are made of, and this brunch is made of pancakes. They come as classic American numbers with streaky bacon; Welsh Rarebit-style, with vinegar crisps and a fried egg; and Royal, with Wiltshire ham, poached eggs and hollandaise – plus so much more.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Mon-Wed 8am-6pm, Thur & Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm
Address: 
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ

Union Street Cafe | Southwark

Italians eat both breakfast and lunch, so it only stands to reason that they would eat brunch. And at the Union Street Cafe, you can see exactly what that looks like (hint: it’s a three course, lasagne-toting, bottomless negroni sort of number).

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Sundays 12-4pm
Address: 
47-51 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0BS

The Table Café | Southwark

The Table Cafe best brunch London

One of the self-proclaimed “best kept secrets in London”, the Table Café is a mere stone’s skip from Borough Market, which probably explains their excellent, sustainably sourced, ingredient-driven food.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekday breakfast 7.30-11am, weekend brunch 8am-4pm
Address: 
83 Southwark Street, SE1 0HX


Mommi | Clapham

Next time you’re in the mood for a Peruvian breakfast burger with pulled Anticucho beef, sunny side up fried egg, melted habanero cheese and a pisco sour on the side, you should probably go to Peru. Or Mommi. Whichever’s more convenient.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes, and à la carte
Timings:
Weekends from 11am
Address: 
44 – 48 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR

The Four Thieves | Clapham

Three hours of bottomless brunch with hilarious bingo featuring prizes that “you literally can’t give away,” all centred around classic brunch dishes and an unlimited tea, coffee and toast table.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays 11am-2pm
Address:
51 Lavender Gardens, SW11 1DJ

Brother Marcus | Balham, Angel

Brother Marcus best brunch London

In their cosy heated courtyard, they’ll ply you with dishes like brioche French toast heaped with coconut and bacon floss; and sweet potato, courgette and feta fritters. Just like a brother should.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily until 3.30pm
Address: 
9 Chestnut Grove, SWI2 8JA

Foxlow | Balham (and Soho, and Clerkenwell)

Their fried chicken is amongst the best in London. And for brunch they do it with an egg & a croissant waffle. Seriously.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (Balham):
Weekends from 10am
Address: 
15-19 Bedford Hill, SW12 9EX

Kudu | Peckham

Kudu best brunch London

Treat your friends to smoked ham hock crumpet with mushroom ketchup; sour cream-topped sourdough waffle with duck egg and home-cured bacon; and Boerewors sausage rolls with egg and crispy shallots at South African joint Kudu… and you’re guaranteed to get kudos.

Details: Bottomless booze? No but you can get a jug of BM for £25 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Weekends, 11am-2.30pm
Address: 
119 Queens Road, ​SE15 2EZ

Mud | Tooting / Croydon Boxpark

Eating their corn fritter stack is like playing a really, really delicious game of Jenga.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings (Tooting):
Weekends from 9am
Address:
 141 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PE

Pedler | Peckham

Because anywhere that serves ice cream and gin sausages for breakfast gets our vote.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Address: 
58 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR

Milk | Balham

Milk best brunch London

Trust us, the queue outside only serves to sharpen your appetite for what is truly the best brunch of all time. Expect the likes of buckwheat pancakes with chinotto caramel and coffee parfait; parmesan-dusted breakfast burgers; and baked eggs with veal merguez sausage and home-made labneh.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm – no reservations, expect queues
Address: 
18-20 Bedford Hill, SW12 9RG

Karnavar | Croydon

Anglo-Indian brunch. Despite that sentence being a fusion of two meals, and two cuisines, it works. Really, really well. And they make it all from scratch at live cooking stations right in front of you.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes (max 5 glasses pp)All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Sundays 12-3pm
Address: 62 South End, CR0 1DP

The Lido Café | Herne Hill

Step 1: Go for a bracing morning swim in the art deco lido. Step 2: Get huevos rancheros in the café after. Step 3: Feel smug AF.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 9am-3.30pm
Address: 
Dulwich Road, SE24 0PA

Sparrow | Lewisham

Sparrow best brunch London

Sparrow’s brunch is somewhat next-level. They don’t serve pancakes, they serve Sri-Lankan appam with eggs. Their bacon butty comes with scallops. And they even make their own ketchup in-house, just so that no element of their Big Breakfast is left to chance.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 10am-3pm
Address:
2 Rennell Street, SE13 7HD

 

Last Updated: 13th November 2018


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