Hattie Lloyd 19/06/23

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 build-your-own bao brunches; unlimited toast; 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
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 | 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 11.30am
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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Daily from 8am, be prepared to queue at weekends
Address: 103 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UW
Visit their website

Dishoom | Kensington, Shoreditch, Carnaby, Covent Garden, King’s Cross, Canary Wharf, Battersea

Dishoom brunch london

A selection of traditional Parsi appetisers and modern South Bombay street-grills in tantalising sharing plates. And that bacon naan. Wow.

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

Miznon | Notting Hill & Soho


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): Daily from 12pm
Address: 14 Elgin Crescent, London W11 2HX | 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-4pm (bottomless brunch from 10am Sat/12pm Sun)
Riverside, Richmond TW9 1TH | Visit their website

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station | Chiswick

They have Caravan coffee (another great brunch place!), ricotta pancakes, a vegan cooked breakfast, and a really easy-to-remember address.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Daily 9am-4pm (5pm Sunday)
197-199 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR | Visit their website

Burnt | Shepherds Bush


It’s tough to beat Burnt cakes and cookies… when they come out the ovens of this low-key but brilliant Shepherds Bush spot. 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 Clipson & Sons coffee and jazzy savoury brunch dishes like the salt beef, sauerkraut, mustard and cheddar croque madame.

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

Urban Pantry | Chiswick

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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Daily 8.30am-4pm (9am Sundays)
15 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2EU 
| Visit their website

Roof Garden at Pantechnicon | Knightsbridge

pantechnicon rooftop

An essential addition to your brunch bucket list: the rooftop restaurant at Pantechnicon, the five-storey hub of all things Japanese and Nordic. With a beautiful conservatory-style dining room inside, and a suntrap terrace running its length on the outside, brunch settings don’t come any more joy-boosting than this. Pick from a succinct but truly perfected menu of poached eggs (with shiitake mushrooms & wasabi hollandaise or maple-smoked bacon and Bloody Mary béarnaise), then cap it off with a salted caramel miso brioche

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends from 11am
19 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8LB 
| Visit their website

Carmel | Queen’s Park

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, mushroom & egg yolk flatbread and chocolate babka locally, too.

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

VARDO | Chelsea

vardo brunch

Coming to you from the team behind Caravan, VARDO is set inside a futuristic, ivory-coloured pavilion right next to the Saatchi Gallery. Which means that you can take in a little free art after you’ve feasted on toasted brioche with lemon curd cream cheese; Cacklebean eggs on toast and breakfast martinis.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekdays 9am-11.15am, weekends 9am-4pm
9 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY | 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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily, 9am – 4.30pm (8.30am weekends)
98 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RU
| Visit their website

Chet’s | Shepherd’s Bush

From LA to London (specifically the new Hoxton Hotel in Shepherd’s Bush) 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 everyday until 4pm because there are advantages to being in a hotel…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily 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 just occasionally, serving it outside in the sun.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Not in Queen’s Park, but yes in Soho.
Timings: 8am-11am Tues to Sat, 8am-11:30am on Sundays
19 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RA
| 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 6 types of filo pastry dish.

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

Buvette | Notting Hill

buvette brunch london

A little corner of Paris in Notting Hill, serving croque monsieurs, bacon & egg waffle sandwiches, and freshly baked canelés. And if you want to cap that all off with a dollop of chocolate mousse, you’re very welcome.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily from 9am
9 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE 
| Visit their website

Parlour | Kensal Green

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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Daily from 10am
5 Regent Street, NW10 5LG | Visit their website


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