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Hattie Lloyd 14/04/24


The Best Brunch in West London

Given the high ratio of fancy-pants neighbourhoods in West London, it’s a pretty safe bet for finding a decent brunch.

And this corner of London doesn’t disappoint: amongst its charms you’ll find unlimited toast stations; pancakes so good they’re literally trademarked; and one of London’s fullest full Englishes.

So without further ado, allow us to present the best brunch in West London:

Akub | Notting Hill

akub brunch dishes

Do yourself a favour, and book into brunch at Notting Hill’s Akub before you even read the rest of this list. Fadi Khattan’s intimate Palestinian restaurant nails it: eggs every which way but boring, served on flatbread and dusted with sumac, or poached into a rich tomato & green chilli stew. Then there’s the Arabic coffee French toast with cocoa & pistachio, and the unmissable aubergine fatteh where the star ingredient is drizzled with garlic yoghurt. And then, of course, there’s the freshly baked bread and house-made hummus (and why this isn’t an option at every brunch, we’ve never understood).

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends from 11am
Address:
27 Uxbridge Street, Notting Hill, W8 7TQ | Visit their website

Granger and Co. | Chelsea, Notting Hill, Marylebone, Kings Cross & Clerkenwell

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

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings (Chelsea): Daily from 7am (8am Sunday) – 12pm
Address: 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP | 175 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB | Visit their website

Carmel | Queen’s Park, Fitzrovia

carmel brunch

Berber & Q is good. But it’s all the way over in East London. Co-founder Josh Katz felt the same way, so he built his perfect neighbourhood restaurant in his own neighbourhood – so now you can get shakshuka, fig & goats cheese flatbread and chocolate babka locally, too.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends 10am-3.30pm
Address:
23-25 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RA | Visit their website

Studio Frantzén | Knightsbridge

There are’t many ways to improve upon the experience of a Sunday Brunch at Studio Frantzén – head up to their covered terrace on a pleasant day, and you’ll get a view across half of London (the Shard, Parliament, etc) sat on some rather plush seating. From there your set menu will kick off with one of their delicious cocktails, before moving onto some of their exquisite laminated milk bread, chilled crudités, and grilled oysters for the whole table; then a house-recipe Caesar salad (made tableside); main courses that span brioche lobster rolls, ribeyes with Swedish whiskey, truffled scrambled eggs, fried chicken Katsu sandos, and more (plus sides). And then strawberry waffles and freshly baked vmadalines for all to share. Like we said, tough to beat.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Sundays 11:30am to 5pm.
Address: 5th floor, Harrods, SW1X 7XL | Visit their website

KURO Eatery | Notting Hill

kuro eatery brunch

After a brief hiatus, Notting Hill’s beloved KURO Eatery is back – and it’s pouring a lot of effort into brunch. Now you can score the likes of poached eggs with burnt butter hollandaise on sourdough fresh out of KURO Bakery; crispy fried eggs with sumac chilli oil & labneh; and a sausage & scrambled egg bun lavished with Sriracha mayo. And of course, they’re still pouring a lot of good coffee too…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Wed-Sun, 9am-4pm
Address:
5 Hillgate Street, London, W8 7SP | Visit their website

Chet’s | Shepherd’s Bush

chets brunch west london

Chef Kris Yenbamroong’s hip Californian diner and Thai street food mashup (dubbed ‘Thai Americana’) is doing big things. Namely spectacular brunch dishes like the take on New York’s Bodega Sandwich (comprised of a kaiser roll, fluffy egg, sai uah sausage, cheese and umami ketchup) and caramel-battered French toast absolutely drenched in pandan cream and condensed milk, all available until 4pm…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekdays 7-11am, weekends 7am-4pm
Address: The Hoxton Shepherd’s Bush, 65 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE | Visit their website

Milk Beach | Queen’s Park & Soho

milk beach soldiers

Named after a stretch of Sydney coastline, Milk Beach does brunch the Aussie way – which means coffee from their own London roastery, Album; banana bread with espresso cream cheese; and coddled eggs with sweet potato purée and sourdough soldiers. And just for full authenticity, they even serve it outside in the sun.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Not in Queen’s Park, but yes in Soho.
Timings: Tues-Sat 9am-3pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Address: 
19 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RA | Visit their website

Burnt | Shepherds Bush

burnt brunch

It’s tough to beat Burnt cakes and cookies… when they come out the ovens of this brilliant but still slightly under-the-radar spot in Shepherds Bush. Miso dark chocolate & hazelnut cookies and maple-frosted banana bread are just a few of the regulars to make appearances on the display. Once you’ve packed away a few of these for later (don’t take the risk of missing out by ordering as you leave), you can sit yourself down with Climpson & Sons coffee and great savoury brunch dishes like the salt beef, sauerkraut, mustard and cheddar croque madame.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekdays 8am-4pm, weekends 9am-4pm
Address: 163 Askew Rd, London W12 9AU | Visit their website

Parlour | Kensal Rise

Parlour Kensal brunch

Parlour’s unlimited help-yourself toast station may have been forced into retirement during the Covid years of droplet danger. But they’ll still gladly furnish you with unlimited toast for £1 to accompany your Full English, bacon bap or house smoked salmon & eggs.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Daily from 10am
Address: 
5 Regent Street, NW10 5LG | Visit their website

Los Mochis | Notting Hill

Los Mochis, brunch in London

Eggs royale will never be the same once you’ve tried the huevos al pastor at Los Mochis: chipotle hollandaise-draped poached eggs, served on hash browns with flavoursome pork al pastor. Add in one or two bloody mezcalitas and micheladas and you’ll be all set to tackle Portobello Market afterwards.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends from 9am
Address: 2-4 Farmer St, W8 7SN | Visit their website

Beam | Notting Hill, Crouch End, Highbury, Muswell Hill

Beam, Notting Hill

Beam is warm, it’s stylish, and of all the restaurants in Notting Hill, it might just serve the meanest brunch (maybe). The secret to their success? Nailing classics like breakfast burritos, salmon & scrambled eggs and berry, banana & salted caramel French toast… but also peppering the menu with dishes drawing on the owners’ Middle Eastern heritage, with a superlative take on eggs Benedict that involves shawarma spiced patties, pickled red cabbage & harissa hollandaise.

Details: Bottomless booze? No Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: 
Daily from 8am, be prepared to queue at weekends
Address: 103 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UW | Visit their website

Dishoom | Kensington, Battersea & across London

dishoom breakfast

Serving a wide selection of traditional Parsi appetisers and modern South Bombay street-grills in tantalising sharing plates, Dishoom is a London brunch classic for a reason. And that reason is the bacon naan. Wow.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
8-11.45am weekdays, 9-11.45am weekends
Address: 4 Derry Street, W8 5SE | 42 Electric Boulevard, London SW11 8BJ | Visit their website

Miznon | Notting Hill & Soho

miznon

Headed up by Tel Aviv-born chef Eyal Shani, Miznon is best known for impossibly soft pitas (which you can enjoy both sat-in, or on the go). Head there on the weekend and you’ll find them stuffed with everything from za’atar omelette to steak and eggs, alongside all sorts of sauces and spices – sour cream, salsa, pickles, and more. Sides include butter soft-roasted cauliflower flecked with Maldon salt, and what Miznon calls ‘The best Hummus Plate that you will ever eat!’ which is… true. Plus they do a mean Miznon Mary for washing it all down.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings (Notting Hill): Weekends from 10.30am
Address: 14 Elgin Crescent, London W11 2HX | Visit their website

Brother Marcus | South Kensington, Borough, Angel & Spitalfields

brother marcus brunch west london

BM will ply you with dishes like fried chicken & potato rosti; brioche French toast with bacon floss; and stacks of courgette and feta fritters with a poached egg. Just like a good brother should.

Details: Bottomless booze? No, but 2 cocktails for £20 | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays 8am-4pm, Weekends 8.30am-4pm
Address:
1-3 Pelham Street, London SW7 2ND | Visit their website

Golborne Deli | Notting Hill

A covered terrace outside a shop serving bountiful Italian produce and provisions, where you can build your own eggy breakfast and dine on six types of filo pastry dish – and not spend an arm and a leg while doing it.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: All day from 7.30am (8.30am on Sundays)
Address: 
100-102 Golborne Road, W10 5PS | Visit their website

Peggy Jean | Richmond

Float the idea of brunch on the top deck of a barge covered with frilly pink parasols, and enjoy award-winning banana bread; pillowy-soft pancakes; and bottomless Daisy Fizz cocktails.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily 8am-3pm (bottomless brunch from 10am-4pm Sat/12-4pm Sun)
Address:
Riverside, Richmond TW9 1TH | Visit their website

Urban Pantry | Chiswick

urban pantry chiswick brunch

Tucked down a quaint little side street in Chiswick, this long-standing independent café is quietly serving some of the best brunch in West London. Aside from menu stalwarts like the corn fritters (they’re literally award-winning) and the sprawling Full Veggie Brekkie, they also lay on seasonal specials, including a French Toast topped by whatever bounties Mother Nature sees fit to bestow that month…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Daily 9am-5pm (4pm Sundays)
Address:
15 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 2EU | Visit their website

Sunday in Brooklyn | Notting Hill

sunday in brooklyn brunch

One cannot talk about the brunch at Sunday In Brooklyn without talking about their malted pancakes. They’re thick, fluffy, incredibly big (seriously, don’t be brave and think you can handle three of them yourself) and covered in their signature hazelnut maple praline sauce. You won’t find their equal anywhere else. And to back them up, you can score some smoked salmon on brioche, a classic shakshuka, a zingy beetroot salad, and much more besides…

Details: Bottomless booze? No Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekdays 9am – 4.30pm, Sat 8.30am-5pm, Sun 8.30am-8pm
Address: 
98 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RU | Visit their website

 


Will travel for eggs? Check out our full list of recommendations for brunch in London