Features

24/03/22


The Ultimate London Brunch Guide

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

And so now – in order to prevent you from ever having to suffer an incomplete weekend, ever again – we’ve updated our comprehensive list of only the very best brunch spots London has to offer.

Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch, all-you-can-eat, or set menus anywhere in London…

…it’s riiight here.

 

Last updated: 24th March 2022 | Main image: Juliet’s Quality Foods


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


JUMP TO: CENTRAL | EAST | NORTH | WEST | SOUTH


Central London Brunch

The Barbary Next Door | Covent Garden

The Barbary‘s perky new neighbour gets up a little earlier in the mornings. And they’re ready to ply you with Ras el hanout pumpkin bread with clotted cream; Jerusalem buns with avo & fried quail eggs; and gloriously fragrant ‘Bus station’ eggs, all served up in the hazy morning sunshine pouring into Neal’s Yard.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Thurs-Sat from 9am, Sun from 10am
Address:
16a Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP 
| Visit their website

Lantana | Fitzrovia, Old Street, London Bridge

best brunch london

Modelled after the Australian cafes that the owners used to frequent in Sydney, Lantana does delicious cocktails (everything from espresso martinis to a Chai Old Fashioned), solid brunch dishes (rhubarb & custard French toast, corn fritters, bubble & squeak with black pudding, etc.), and stellar coffee.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes All you can eat? No Set menu? No Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays 8am-12pm, weekends 9am-4pm
Address: 
13 Charlotte Place, W1T 1SN
| Visit their website

Hide | Mayfair 

Ironically, there is absolutely no hiding Hide’s excellence, particularly where brunch is concerned. Sure, the photo above just looks like a plain pain au chocolat. And sure, at these prices it’s more of an investment than a meal out… but banana bread baked that morning, followed by oysters and a Michelin-starred full English inside what essentially feels like the middle of an intricately carved oak tree, means it’s definitely one worth making.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays 7.30-10.15am, weekends, 9-11am
Address:
85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB
| Visit their website

Christopher’s | Covent Garden

Christopher's - best brunch London

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

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

Catalyst Café | Holborn

Accompanying Catalyst’s acclaimed selection of fair-trade, London-roasted coffee beans is a stellar line-up of brunch dishes including streaky bacon sarnies with Catalyst’s house coffee sriracha mayo; roasted aubergine on toast; and Greek country-style scrambled eggs with feta. Easily one of the best weekday brunch options in town.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Weekdays from 8am
Address:
48 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT
| Visit their website

Riding House Café | Fitzrovia

riding house cafe best brunch

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

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays 8.30-11.45am, weekends 9am-4pm
Address: 
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PQ
| Visit their website

Maison Francois | St James’s

The restaurant that’s suddenly given St James’s a whisper of cool factor is now serving breakfast: that means eggs any which way; fried egg with boudin noir and coal-roasted peppers; and mushrooms on toast with a slick of pistou.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays from 7.30am, Saturdays from 9am
Address:
34 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6DF
| Visit their website

Jikoni | Marylebone

jikoni london brunch

Considering its impeccable dining cred, Blandford Street is a real misnomer. Especially if you’re familiar with Ravinder Bhogal’s brunch at Jikoni, which involves piña colada pancakes; yuzu 8-minute eggs; and tamarind-glazed bacon on fenugreek waffles…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Available | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 11am-4pm
Address: 19-21 Blandford Street, W1U 3DH
| Visit their website

Fischer’s | Marylebone

An elegant, Viennese-style grand café tucked away in Marylebone, where you can while away a morning with the papers, a strong cup of coffee, and a plate of gröstl (a kind of Alpine bubble and squeak).

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? Available | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Breakfast from 7.30am Mon-Fri, weekend brunch 11.30am-5pm
Address: 50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN
| Visit their website

Pizzeria Mozza | Fitzrovia

Nancy Silverton is the reason you eat sourdough. Her pioneering work with the stuff at the La Brea Bakery has been massively influential, and she’s won almost every award she can. So it sort of stands to reason that her pizza place would do a pretty decent brunch. And it does. You’ll get a glass of Prosecco (or a cocktail fight, if you’re feeling frisky) and three courses of antipasti, sourdough pizza, and dessert. Make sure to get the Torta Della Nonna.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Sundays 12pm-6pm
Address:  14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS | Visit their website

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.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays 7-11.30am, weekends 8-11.30am
Address: 55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB 
| Visit their website

The Breakfast Club | Soho & All Across Town

breakfast club best brunch london

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.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Only a few bookable tables on weekends – but you can queue virtually with WalkUp
Timings:
Daily, 8am-3pm
Address: 33 D’Arblay Street, W1F 8EU
| Visit their website

Balthazar | Covent Garden

Parisian-via-NYC brasserie Balthazar serves le brunch menu – scrambled eggs with Cornish crab; New York pancakes, and classic steak and eggs – with a side of live jazz.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends 10am-4pm
Address: 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ 
| Visit their website

The Wolseley | Mayfair

The Wolseley best brunch London

The menu has fried haggis with whisky sauce.

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

Dirty Bones | Soho, Kensington & Shoreditch

Dirty Bones brunch

The pancakes are gigantic. The cocktails are potent. 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.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 11am-3.30pm
Address:
14 Denman Street, 
W1D 7HJVisit their website

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 All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Daily, 9am-3pm
Address: 1 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9ER
| Visit their website

Anya Cafe | Marylebone

You might think opening a café might be a stretch for a handbag designer, but Anya Hindmarch seems to have a handle on it. Beautifully retro, it serves Scottish croissants, Welsh rarebit and monster cakes on formica-topped tables.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Weekdays & Saturdays from 8am, Sundays from 10am
Address: 
9 Pont Street, SW1X 9EH
 | Visit their website

Popina | Mayfair

On the one hand, Mayfair’s Popina serves all kinds of sophisticated brunch dishes, like Turkish eggs with lemon & dill yoghurt; shakshuka with raclette cheese melt and eggs Benny on homemade pogocha bread. And on the other, they also serve this glorious, sugar-laden monstrosity.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Daily from 8am-3pm
Address: 83 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5PF
 | Visit their website

Dean Street Townhouse | Soho

A thoroughly dignified spot for brunch in Soho, brought to you by the Soho House folk. Dine like kings on buttered Manx kippers and twice-smoked bacon sarnies on ruby leather banquettes, or out on the street-side terrace.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Breakfast daily from 7am, weekends from 8am
Address: 
69 – 71 Dean Street, W1D 3SE | Visit their website

Wun’s Tearoom | Soho

Savoury fiends should head straight to Wun’s, an atmospheric tea house that’s been plucked out of 60s Hong Kong, and now serves lip-smackery like soy mackerel devilled egg; char siu scramble with egg fried rice; and scallop prawn toast.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends from 12pm
Address:
23 Greek Street, W1D 4DZ | Visit their website

Balans Soho | Soho

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

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily from 10am-5am (12.30am Sundays)
Address:
 60 – 62 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UG | Visit their website

Ave Mario | Covent Garden

For the restaurant that goes maxi with everything else, Ave Mario’s brunch menu may seem a little short. But then again, when you’re serving scrambled eggs with caviar, you don’t need to offer much else.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends, 10-11.30am
Address:
 15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG | Visit their website

Opso | Marylebone

Next time you’re craving Thessaloniki pastries filled with sweet semolina custard; poached eggs on koulouri milk bread; barrel-matured feta on toasted sourdough; or lotus cookie crumble pancakes with bananas and salted caramel, go to Greece. Or Opso. Whichever’s closer.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends 10am-4.15pm
Address: 10 Paddington Street, W1U 5QL
 | Visit their website

 

East London Brunch

Morito Hackney Road | Haggerston

Seamlessly weaving influences from Crete, Spain and Northern Africa, Morito is where to head next time you get a hankering for socca (chickpea) pancakes drizzled with Cretan honey; Menemen eggs with sujuk sausage and flatbread toasties filled with piping hot graviera and feta cheese.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends 10am-12pm
Address:
195 Hackney Rd, London E2 8JL Visit their website

Snackbar | Dalston

Snackbar’s globetrotting morning menu brings together hash brown & chorizo breakfast burritos; kimcheese croissants and the SnackMuffin – a gourmand’s take on that breakfast muffin – in pared-back, relaxed surroundings.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Wed-Fri from 8am, weekends from 10am
Address: 20 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ
 Visit their website

The Pavilion Café | Victoria Park

Avid Hills/Flickr

The Pav has been feeding Victoria Park’s strollers for over a decade, and for the past five years its Sri Lankan breakfast (with string hoppers, dahl and coconut sambol) has earned its place as an East London mainstay.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Open weekdays from 7am, weekends from 8am
Address: Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, London E9 7DE 
Visit their website

The Good Egg | Stoke Newington & Soho

good egg brunch east london

Wisely, The Good Egg’s brunch menu contains sections titled ‘Breads’ and ‘Dipping.’ And if you need anything beyond that, you’ll find it in the form of smoked haddock hash with crispy capers, amba mayo & fried egg; Challah French toast; or a pitch-perfect pastrami lox bagel.

Details: Bottomless booze? No, but there are cocktails All you can eat? No Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily, 10am-3.30pm
Address: 93 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0AS 
Visit their website

E5 Bakehouse | Hackney

Made entirely with exclusively organic, UK-grown wheat ground by the on-site stone mill each day at sunrise, this railway arch’s baking sustains the planet… and their breakfast will sustain you.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Daily, from 7.30am weekdays/8am weekends
Address: Arch 396, Mentmore Terrace, E8 3PH 
Visit their website

The Marksman | Hackney

Marksman brunch

London’s home of the roast just became home of the brunch, too. Dine on sophisticated brunch classics like treacle sourdough or Dorset crab kedgeree, or just cave and go for the wing rib with onion rings and fried eggs for two.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: 
Saturdays, 11am-3pm
Address: 254 Hackney Road, London, E2 7SJ
 | Visit their website

Esters | Stoke Newington

Esters basically takes all the city’s best producers – Neal’s Yard Dairy, Little Bread Pedlar, Brindisa – and whips their ingredients into elevated classics like French toast with heather honey cream; breakfast baps spiked with pumpkin seed miso; and fried eggs with cauliflower purée.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Tues-Fri 8am-12pm, Sat 9am-12pm
Address: 55 Kynaston Road, London, N16 0EB Visit their website

Ozone | Old Street, Bethnal Green

An all day Antipodean brunch joint that takes its coffee seriously (they roast the stuff in-house, and supply literally hundreds of other coffee shops and restaurants around the world). And to go with it? How does eggs benny on bubble & squeak cakes; kimchi fritters with wild garlic; or banana bread with cultured butter sound…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Weekdays only
Timings:
Weekdays 7.30-11.30am, weekends 8.30am-4pm
Address:
11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ
| Visit their website

Cecconi’s Shoreditch | Shoreditch

A smartly dressed, sophisticated Italian spot from the Soho House family – the perfect place for a classy binge on waffles, eggs, and giant bowls of pasta for the table.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Daily from 8am
Address58-60 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP | Visit their website

Duck and Waffle | Liverpool Street

Duck & Waffle london brunch

Saving you any painful 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 | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Breakfast weekdays 6-11am, brunch on weekends & bank holidays 6am-4.30pm
Address:
110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
| Visit their website

Bistrotheque | Bethnal Green

bistrotheque east london brunch

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 (Full English, French Toast, etc.). So at least they have their priorities straight.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 11am-3.45pm (live piano 12-3pm)
Address:
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR
| Visit their website

Crispin | Spitalfields

Start the weekend right with Crispin’s brunch deal, landing you a glass of wine or fizz alongside a small plate (pork & sage croquettes, burrata with plum & hazelnuts, etc); a main (eggs royale with coppa ham; pork schnitzel Holstein); and a dessert for £30.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Available | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 10am-3pm
Address:
Pavilion on The Corner, White’s Row, E1 7NF 
| Visit their website

Towpath Café | Haggerston

Open only for the warmer months, Towpath’s canalside tables are one of the true blessings of the British summer. Just be prepared to battle the dozens of other Londoners who feel the same way.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Wed-Sat from 9am
Address: 
42 De Beauvoir Crescent, London N1 5SB
| Visit their website

Jones & Sons | Dalston

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

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: 
Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 11am-1pm
Address: 
Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, N16 8JH
| Visit their website

Brunswick East | Dalston & Hackney Downs

An East London stalwart that keeps going from strength to strength. They’ve just opened a second branch that serves all the hits – chilli poached eggs with garlic yoghurt; Japanese savoury pancakes; fermented cherries on sourdough – you name it. And for the first time ever, you can currently book.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays (reduced brunch menu) 8.30am-4pm, weekends 9am-5pm
Address: 
Unit 3D Stamford Works, Gillett Street, N16 8JH
47-317 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney Downs, E8 2BT | Visit their website

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

Once you’ve made your way though a hearty plate of pancakes with blueberry compote; a harissa & scrambled tofu bap and smashed avo on sourdough, you probably won’t even notice that your entire meal was vegan.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings (Dalston):
Weekends 9am-3pm
Address:
1 Dalston Square, E8 3GU
| Visit their website

Berber & Q | Haggerston

Berber & Q 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 campfire roasted beets served with burnt baba ghanoush, honeyed feta and 8 minute eggs.

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

North London Brunch

Sunday | Barnsbury, Belsize Park

Barnsbury might seem like a long way to go for brunch (unless you already live there, of course). But trust us, when you’re knee-deep in chilli beef with soft corn grits and fried eggs, that suddenly won’t seem to matter.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Tues-Fri 8.30am-5pm, weekends 9am-5pm
Address:
169 Hemingford Road, N1 1DA | Rowland Hill St, NW3 2AD 
| Visit their website

The Magdala Tavern | Hampstead

Pancakes, eggs benny and Half Englishes in a pub for a fiver may sound rogue – but since you’re in the hands of an elegant and cosy Hampstead gastropub, we can assure you that it’s very good indeed.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 9am-12pm
Address:
2A South Hill Park, Hampstead, London NW3 2SB 
| Visit their website

Norman’s | Tufnell Park

A loving ode to the greasy spoon, where you can score no-frills ham, eggs & chips; cheese on toast and bacon rolls with change from a fiver.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Tues-Sun, 10am-3pm
Address:
 
167 Junction Road, London, N19 5PZ | Visit their website

Ginger & White | Hampstead

A cosy neighbourhood spot tucked down a picturesque Hampstead side street, which specialises in good old-fashioned breakfast dishes like buttered sourdough soldiers and runny eggs, beans on toast and homemade peanut butter.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7.30am-5.30pm, weekends 8am-6pm
Address:
4a – 5a Perrins Court, NW3 1QS | Visit their website

Beam | Crouch End, Highbury, Notting Hill

Beam brunch North London

Run by a mother and son team, Beam is home to North London’s most generous brunch dish: the colossal Mediterranean breakfast with grilled halloumi; egg; feta filo pastry parcels; avo; sausage; more feta; olives; feta; and harissa yoghurt cascading off the plate.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: 
Daily from 8am, be prepared to queue at weekends
Address: 40-41 Topsfield Parade, N8 8PT
 | 184 Blackstock Road, N5 1EF | 103 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UW Visit their website

Ottolenghi | Islington

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…and the brunch there is as great as he is.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Daily, 9am-12pm
Address: 
287 Upper Street London N1 2TZ 
| Visit their website

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

Caravan brunch london

Caravan Exmouth Market’s first sibling, this younger brother roasts coffee in-house, and dishes out numbers like vanilla pancakes with date molasses; chorizo and potato hash; and fried jalapeño cornbread with avocado and a fried egg.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Weekdays only
Timings (King’s Cross):
Weekday breakfast 8-11.30am, weekend brunch 9am-4pm
Address: 
1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA
| Visit their website

Honey & Co | Warren Street

This tiny restaurant serves everything that’s delicious and breakfasty from across the Middle East, from roasted aubergine and ‘dinosaur eggs’ on pitta, to merguez sausage roll, shakshouka and puff pastry treats.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Available | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Daily 9-11.30am
Address: 
25a Warren Street, W1T 5LZ
| Visit their website

Decimo | King’s Cross

Decimo not only looks incredible, but it tastes incredible, too. The food, from multi-Michelin Star winner Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, includes meltingly good Iberico pork skewers, fragrant tortillas dotted with plump gambas rojas, and entire jugs of margarita made with Mexican key limes. And that’s just for starters.

Details: Bottomless booze? No, but margaritas are available by the jug | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Saturdays 12-2.30pm
Address: The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG | Visit their website

Granary Square Brasserie | King’s Cross

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

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends & bank holidays, 11am-3.45pm
Address: 
1 Granary Square, N1C 4AB
| Visit their website

 

West London Brunch

Roof Garden at Pantechnicon | Knightsbridge

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 meticulously-prepared Nordic dishes like Atlantic prawns with melt-in-the-mouth cured trout; baked eggs with Västerbotten cheese and rye flatbread; and beautifully light whipped berry porridge, then cap it off with cocktails – from Cloudberry mimosas to the fermented tomato Bloody Mary – and a miso salted caramel brioche

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Breakfast on weekdays 9-11.30am, weekend brunch 10am-3.30pm
Address: 
19 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8LB 
| 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, but Saturday & Sunday are mostly reserved for walk-ins.
Timings: Wednesday to Sunday, 9am – 4.30pm
Address: 
98 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RU
| Visit their website

Milk Beach | Queen’s Park

Milk beach brunch

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 | Bookable? No
Timings: Tues-Sun, 9am-3pm (6pm Sun)
Address: 
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: Daily from 7.30am (8.30am on Sundays)
Address: 
100-102 Golborne Road, W10 5PS 
| Visit their website

Buvette | Notting Hill

buvette brunch london

A little corner of Paris in Notting Hill, serving croques messieurs, bacon waffle sandwiches, and freshly baked canelés.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes, but mostly reserved for walk-ins on weekends
Timings: Daily until 4pm
Address:
9 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE 
| Visit their website

Granger and Co. | Chelsea, Notting Hill, 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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings (Chelsea):
Daily from 7am (8am Sunday) – 12pm
Address: 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP 
| Visit their website

No 11 Pimlico Road | Chelsea

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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Daily 9am-4pm, bottomless brunch weekends 10am-4pm
Address:
11 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NA | Visit their website

Dishoom | Kensington, Shoreditch, Carnaby, Covent Garden & King’s Cross

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 | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
8-11.45am weekdays, 9-11.45am weekends
Address: 
4 Derry Street, W8 5SE | Visit their website

Parlour Kensal | Kensal Green

Parlour Kensal brunch

Parlour’s unlimited help-yourself toast station may have been forced into retirement during these times of droplet danger. But they’ll still gladly furnish you with a toast basket 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
Timings:
Daily from 10am
Address: 
5 Regent Street, NW10 5LG | Visit their website

 

South London Brunch

Nandine | Camberwell

nandine brunch south london

Time to get acquainted with Kurdish brunch: head to Nandine for mexlama (a.k.a. shakshuka) and samoun ba chai (flatbread with yoghurt, cheese, honeycomb, walnuts & chai) in a warm, welcoming nook seating just a dozen punters at a time.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends from 11am
Address:
45 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR | Visit their website

Aqua Shard | London Bridge

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 a full English (meaty and veggie); eggs Benedict; waffles with treacle-cured streaky bacon… and wine.

Details: Bottomless booze? No, but wine pairings available | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Weekends and bank holidays, 10am-2.30pm
Address: 
Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, SE1 9RY | Visit their website

Brother MarcusBorough, Angel & Spitalfields

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? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Daily
Address:
1 Dirt
y Lane, London SE1 9PA | Visit their website

Louie Louie | Elephant & Castle

Louie Louie takes your scratchy morning toast and raises you bacon muffins with fried egg & aioli; Brick Lane beigels with vegan ‘lox’ (a.k.a carrot); and caramelised onion & cheddar toasties…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Only for groups of 4-8
Timings:
Weekends 10am-2pm
Address:
347 Walworth Road, London SE17 2AL
 | Visit their website

Milk | Balham

Milk brunch

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 | Bookable? No
Timings:
Weekdays 8am-3.30pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Address: 
18-20 Bedford Hill, SW12 9RG
| Visit their website

Juliet’s Quality Foods | Tooting

Mad, bad and dangerous to know: Juliet’s will fill your belly with breakfast bagels; whipped ricotta & kumquat doughnut bread; and sourdough waffles with lime curd & meringue – then empty your wallet with their tempting array of luxury provisions.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Daily 9am-3pm
Address: 
110 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NG
| Visit their website

Where the Pancakes Are | Southwark, Fitzrovia

Where the pancakes are

Pancakes are what brunches are made of, and this brunch is made of pancakes. Available all day, they come as classic American numbers with streaky bacon; savoury pancakes topped with the likes of pulled beef pastrami; and sweet stacks loaded with banana, marshmallow and salted caramel – and oh so much more.

Details: Bottomless booze? No, but you can get a litre carafe of Mimosa | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings:
Both branches open daily
Address: 
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ | 7 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RG 
| Visit their website

The Apple Blue | Balham

The brunch that’ll keep everyone happy, covering all the bases from kedgeree to stuffed croissants via giant Dutch Baby pancakes cradling kefir-marinated fried chicken and maple syrup.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Daily 9am-3.30pm
Address:
212 Balham High Road,
London SW12 9BS | Visit their website

Corner Store | Camberwell

corner store brunch

South London’s bagel maestro, stuffing them with lox & capers; eggs, cheese & bacon; and eggy hash browns. And then also specialising in American cruller doughnuts too, because why not.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Wed-Sun from 10am
Address:
31 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH
 | Visit their website

Brickwood | Balham, Clapham, Streatham & Tooting

This Antipodean gem has built a micro-empire across South London thanks to a winning brunch menu spanning from sweet to savoury (via an excellent breakfast burrito) and an insane weekday deal netting you a toastie and side for £2.50.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings:
Daily until 3pm
Address: 
11 Hildreth Street, Balham, SW12 9RQ 
| Visit their website

Kudu | Peckham

Kudu brunch

Treat your friends to honey roasted ham crumpet with black pudding; French toast babka with kumquats and miso caramel; 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 | Bookable? Yes
Timings: 
Weekends, 11am-2.30pm
Address: 
119 Queens Road, ​SE15 2EZ
| Visit their website

 


Want to know about London’s hottest openings? Check out our guide to London Restaurants Opening Soon




Got A Tip? Email Editor@TheNudge.com



More Ideas