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The Ultimate London Brunch Guide

The Ultimate London Brunch Guide

The Ultimate London Brunch Guide 2019

Last Updated: 16th January 2020 | Main image: Where The Pancakes Are/Jade Nina Sarkhel

Ever since our planet’s greatest scientists first discovered 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 London has to offer.

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 crunchy French toast will ruin all other forms of bread for you, forever. But 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
| Visit their website

Lantana | Fitzrovia, Old Street, London Bridge

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. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
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, at £48pp, it’s an investment, but a ripe peach and kaffir lime leaf mimosa on arrival, followed by four courses of Michelin-starred food, sat in what essentially feels like the middle of intricately carved oak tree, means it’s definitely one worth making… READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Saturday and Sunday, 12-3pm
Address:
85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB
| Visit their website

Jikoni | Marylebone

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; prawn toast scotch eggs; and tamarind-glazed bacon on fenugreek waffles…

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

Riding House Café | Fitzrovia

Break up with your current Sunday brunch ritual. The Riding House Café’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 9am-4pm
Address: 
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PQ
| Visit their website

Bombay Bustle | Mayfair

Bombay Bustle’s Sunday brunch is all about ‘Samosas, Dosas & Mimosas’… As well as cardamom bellinis served alongside huge, concave egg appams; masala scrambled eggs; mango-topped pancakes and bacon parathas; all in a rose-tinted dining room reminiscent of a Wes Anderson train carriage set. But, you know, that doesn’t rhyme so well. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No
Timings: Sundays 11am-3pm
Address: 29 Maddox Street, W1S 2PA
| Visit their website

Garden Room | Leicester Square

Garden Room brunch

Wine-poached eggs; personalised Bloody Maries; and frittaffles (a frittata-waffle hybrid) – all served up with a slice of Central London skyline. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from 10am-4pm
Address: 
Above Assembly Hotel, 31 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0LS
| Visit their website

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
| Visit their website

Sketch | Mayfair

Sketch brunch

Served in an elegant room with hand-cut collaged wallpaper, Sketch’s brunch of berry waffles and poached tempura eggs is a work of art. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Fri, Sat & Sun, 8-10.45am
Address: 
9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG | 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? No
Timings: From 7.30am Mon-Sat, 8am Sundays
Address: 50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN
| Visit their website

Aqua Kyoto | Soho

Aqua Kyoto - best brunch London

Sushi brunch. With six dishes. And infinite Champagne. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? NoSet menu? Yes
Timings:
Saturdays 12-3.30pm, Sundays 12-6.30pm
Address: 30 Argyll Street, W1B 3BR
| Visit their website

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 from 7.30am
Address: 33 D’Arblay Street, W1F 8EU
| Visit their website

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
| Visit their website

Wun’s Tea Room and Bar | Soho

One of the few places in London where you can find that great Singaporean-Malaysian breakfast delicacy, kaya toast: sugary, coconutty jam spread on thick white toast, served with a fudgy egg and soy sauce. And if that doesn’t float your boat, you can pick from Hong Kong-style French toast (with peanut butter and cheese); sugar skin fatty iberico char siu bacon on bubble waffle with a fried egg; and ‘grumpy baked beans’.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-5pm
Address: 23 Greek Street, W1D 4DZ
Visit their website

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

Dirty Bones brunch

The burgers are gigantic. The cocktails are bottomless. 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 7HJVisit their website

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 (book HERE)
Address:
Various locations
| Visit 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. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No (wine available à la carte) | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays from 8am, Saturdays from 9am, Sundays 10am-4pm
Address: 1 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9ER
| 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. READ MORE

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

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 kumquat with poached eggs, corn toast and Pisco Maries… Right? READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekends 12-2.30pm
Address:
14 Garrick Street, WC2E 9BJ
| Visit their website

Flesh and Buns | Covent Garden/Oxford Circus

This is Sunday brunch, Asian-style. Which here means Nutella croissant taiyaki (in the shape of a fish), Japanese 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 | Visit their website

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 | Visit their website

Opso | Marylebone

Next time you’re craving koulouri milk buns with fresh goat’s curd; scrambled eggs with Greek smoked eel; 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
Timings: Weekends 10am-3.30pm
Address: 10 Paddington St, W1U 5QL
 | Visit their website

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 10am-4pm
Address:
4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ
| Visit their website

 

East London Brunch

Duke of Richmond | Hackney

Breakfast Martinis. Campari Oranges. Bloody Meryls. Hackney’s Duke of Richmond – a gastropub from Tom Oldroyd of, er, Oldroyd fame – serves an excellent brunch. Some of which is even solid. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No
Timings:
 Saturdays 11am-1pm
Address: 316 Queensbridge Road, E8 3NH
| 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 duck, leek and prune pie for two.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Saturdays, 11am-4pm
Address: 254 Hackney Road, London, E2 7SJ
 | Visit their website

The Vincent | Hackney

Vegetarians, rejoice – you’ll find a host of meat free options here, from vegeree to shakshuka (and even a vegan coffee White Russian). 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 from 10am, Sundays 10am-5pm
Address: 
2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 1FN
| Visit their website

Hawksmoor | Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall breakfast

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. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7-10.30am
Address:
10 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5BQ
| Visit their website

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? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Saturdays 11am-4pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 11am-8pm
Address: 
4 Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, E14 5FW
| Visit their website

Kaia at The Ned | Bank

Kaia The Ned East London brunch

Kaia’s Sunday brunch is an event worth starving yourself all week for. For two hours you’ll have free rein over the vast buffet selection of sashimi, sushi, robata-grilled dishes, noodles, poke bowls, breakfast bao and desserts – and you’ll even get a welcome Bloody Mary, sake or tea to spur you on. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? Yes Set menu? No
Timings: Sundays, 11.30am-5pm
Address: The Ned, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ | Visit their website

Cecconi’s Shoreditch | Shoreditch

The only place in London where you can head down into the kitchen itself, load up your plates with an all-you-can-eat buffet of Italian grub, brunch staples and Sunday roast, and head back up to enjoy your feast alongside live music. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? Yes | Set menu? No
Timings:
Sundays 12-5.30pm (live music 1-4pm)
Address
58-60 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP
| Visit their website

Club Mexicana at The Spread Eagle | Hackney

Club Mexicana brunch East London

Jade Nina Sarkhel

You won’t have any beef with Club Mexicana’s brunch at the Spread Eagle. Mainly because it’s vegan. But also because it’s delicious, featuring ‘huevos’ rancheros, breakfast burritos, and ‘chick’n’ waffles with maple syrup… READ MORE

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

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
| Visit their website

Hotbox | Shoreditch

Hotbox - brunch London

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. READ MORE

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
| Visit their website

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
| Visit their website

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 & bank holidays 9am-4pm
Address:
110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
| Visit their website

Bounce | Shoreditch

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

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

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. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-4pm (live piano 12-3pm)
Address:
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR
| Visit their website

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. READ MORE

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
| Visit their website

B&H Buildings | Clerkenwell

B&H Buildings brunch

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 | Visit their website

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; weekends 9am-noon
Address: 
50 Artillery Lane, E1 7LJ
| Visit their website

Blixen | Spitalfields

Blixen brunch London

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? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Saturdays 10am-3.30pm, Sundays 10am-4pm
Address: 65a Brushfield Street, E1 6AA
| Visit their website

The Pavilion Café | Bethnal Green

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
Timings: Daily, 8am-4pm
Address: Victoria Park, Old Ford Road, London E9 7DE 
Visit their website

Gloria | Shoreditch

Gloria brunch London

As the most hyped restaurant opening of 2019, Gloria probably consider it their civic duty to give good brunch. And the sharing pastas, ‘Big Boy French Toast’ and Christopher Granolan do not disappoint. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends from 9am
Address: 
54-56 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3QR
| 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, pancakes, French toast, Benedicts, Full Englishes, and more.

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

Red Rooster | Shoreditch

Red rooster brunch

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:
Sundays, £5pp cover charge
Address: 45 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3PT
| Visit their website

Exmouth Market Grind | Clerkenwell

The Grind is, as you may have guessed, all about the coffee. But in Clerkenwell, when you’re yards away from many of the finest food purveyors in town, coffee alone doesn’t cut it. So on weekends you can expect wild mushrooms and hash browns, buttermilk pancakes, breakfast burritos, Full Englishes, and sweet potato harissa cakes, washed down with bottomless prosecco.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes, on weekends only | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily until 5pm
Address:
 8-10 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QA
| Visit their website

Brunswick East | Dalston & Hackney Downs

Brunswick East brunch

An East London stalwart that keeps going from strength to strength. They’ve just opened a second branch that serves all the hits – potato and scamorza hash with bacon crumb; walnut sourdough topped with wild mushrooms; Turkish scrambled eggs; you name it. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays (reduced brunch menu) 8am-5pm, weekends 9am-5pm
Address: 
Unit 3D Stamford Works, Gillett Street, N16 8JH
| Visit their website

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

Once you’ve made your way though a hearty plate of waffles with strawberries and chocolate; oak-smoked beans and melted cheddar on toast, and avo and aubergine on sourdough, 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
| 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 Moroccan pancakes and pit beans on sourdough accompanied by savoury croissants, shakshuka and 8 minute eggs.

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

Sager + Wilde | Bethnal Green

Sager + Wilde keep it simple with ham hock hash and nduja with 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 11am-3pm
Address:
Arch 250 Paradise Row, E2 9LE
| Visit their website

North London Brunch

Jolene | Stoke Newington

Jolene brunch London

Patricia Niven

Finally, a place for die-hard fans of mixed wheat populations grown in regenerative farming ecosystems. Jolene’s scrupulous sourcing and hands-on approach translates to mouthwatering fresh bakes every morning, bolstered by fried eggs with jamón; spiced beans and mojo verde; and smoked salmon with pickled cucumber.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Tues-Sun from 10am
Address: 21 Newington Green, N16 9PU
 | Visit their website

Sunday | Barnsbury | Re-opening after renovations in March 2020

Barnsbury might seem like a long way to go for brunch. 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. READ MORE

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 | Visit their website

Little Mercies | Crouch End

Little Mercies brunch

Alan Sherwood

When it’s not busy being one of the best cocktail bars in North – heck, all of London, the discreet Little Mercies in Crouch End is a quietly brilliant brunch spot, too. Pick from maple-glazed pork belly buns; reubens with house-cured pastrami; and brioche ‘pain perdue’ with peanut butter and strawberry jam.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Weekends 12-4pm
Address: 
20 Broadway Parade, N8 9DE
| Visit their website

The Dartmouth Arms | Tuffnell Park

Behold, grown-up brunch: smoked butter on Guinness bread; gazpacho with a deep-fried oyster; pig’s head on toast with house-made pickles; and surroundings that make you feel like you’re at a friend’s particularly lovely house.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Friday & Saturday 12-5pm
Address: 35 York Rise, London, NW5 1SP 
Visit their website

Beam | Crouch End & Highbury

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
Timings: 
Daily from 8am, be prepared to queue at weekends
Address: 40-41 Topsfield Parade, N8 8PT
 | 184 Blackstock Road, N5 1EF Visit their website

Black Axe Mangal | Highbury

BAM. Nothing wakes you up like a slap in the face from Lee Tiernan’s savoury, flavour-laden cooking. The menu changes regularly, but if the Philly cheese steak sarnie’s on, get it.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Weekends 11am-3pm
Address: 156 Canonbury Road, N1 2UP
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 slow-roast pork belly on kimchi pancake; chorizo and cavolo nero hash; and fried jalapeño cornbread with chorizo and a fried egg. READ MORE

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

Drink Shop & Do | King’s Cross

Because everything’s better when it’s alliterative, the folks at DSD are giving you two hours of bottomless Bloodies, bubbles, 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
| Visit their website

The Good Egg | Stoke Newington, Soho

Good Egg brunch North London

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The menu here is basically a small world tour – you’ll get the likes of NYC breakfast bagels, Iraqi pita, and babka French toast 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
| Visit their website

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, ‘dinosaur eggs’, and puff pastry treats. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? Yes
Timings:
Weekdays 8-11.15am, Sat & Bank Holidays 9.30-11.15am – closed Sundays
Address: 
25a Warren Street, W1T 5LZ
| Visit their website

Plaquemine Lock | Islington

Plaquemine Lock Brunch

Your new Sunday tradition: live jazz and buttermilk pancakes with praline bacon; eggs Sardou with Creole hollandaise; and cornbread French toast by the canal.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11am-3pm
Address: 139 Graham Street, N1 8LB 
| Visit their website

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? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 11.30am-3.30pm
Address: 
111-113 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN
| Visit their website

Granary Square Brasserie | King’s Cross

Granary Square Brasserie 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 eggs benedict. With chips.

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

 

West London Brunch

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. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Daily, 8am-4pm
Address: 
19 Lonsdale Road, NW6 6RA
| Visit their website

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 pork belly and raclette cheese toasties, and field mushrooms with shallots on sourdough toast. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays from 9am
Address: 
55 Shirland Road, W9 2JD
| Visit their website

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

Granger & Co best brunch London

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
Timings (Notting Hill):
Mon-Sat 7am-12pm, Sun 8am-12pm. No reservations, expect to queue (a lot)
Address: 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
| Visit their website

No 11 Pimlico Road | Chelsea

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

Details: Bottomless booze? No (but you can order big carafes) | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily, 9-11.30am, some dishes until 5pm
Address:
11 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NA | Visit their website

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

Dishoom Kensington

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
Timings:
8-11.45am weekdays, 9-11.45am weekends
Address: 
4 Derry Street, W8 5SE | Visit their website

Annie’s | Chiswick, Barnes

Cosy, fairy-lit, rococo-furnished, al fresco terrace-toting Annie’s serves up an award-winning brunch every day, with buttermilk pancakes, smoky shakshouka, 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
36-38 White Hart Lane, SW13 0PZ | Visit their website

Parlour Kensal | Kensal Green

Parlour Kensal brunch

“Ugh, of course I don’t want constant, unfettered access to an 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 | Visit their website

Snaps + Rye | Notting Hill

Go Full Danish with rye bread fried in smoked butter; cheese; fried eggs; pickled mushrooms; hog’s pudding; bacon; liquorice syrup; and something called ‘Bloody Viking Ketchup’.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-3pm
Address: 93 Golborne Road, Golborne, London, W10 5NL
| Visit their website

 

South London Brunch

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 bottomless 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
| Visit their website

Bababoom | Battersea, Islington

Close your eyes, cross your fingers and wish really hard, and badabing bababoom, you might just end up here for a ‘gigantic’ mimosa, cinammon-dipped eggy bread, or a ‘Good Morning’ 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
| Visit their website

Brother Marcus | Balham, Angel, Spitalfields

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

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 8am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun & bank holidays 9.30am-4pm
Address: 
9 Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JA | 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 the likes of bubble and squeak with duck egg, wild mushrooms and summer truffle; lobster thermidor with a cauliflower cheese gratin; and buttermilk pancakes with Wiltshire back bacon… and Champagne.

Details: Bottomless booze? No, but wine pairings/½ bottle of Champagne available | 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 | Visit their website

Donnelly’s | Bermondsey

Donnelly's brunch South London

Donnelly’s is a place to bring friends. Not because of the spacious al fresco dining, or the homely, convivial atmosphere, but because you’ll need each of them to order the Dorset fish finger bap; gammon steak with fried eggs and the spreadable Devil’s Mortar sausage on sourdough, so you can steal off their plate.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays 10am – 3.30pm, Sundays 10am-4pm
Address: 
40 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD
| Visit their website

Dandy | Bermondsey

Dandy’s back. And with dishes like breakfast crumble; chilli and cacao-spiked porridge; and green eggs and ham; it’s not messing around.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: Weekends 10.30am-12pm
Address: 
35 Maltby Street, London SE1 3PA | Visit their website

The Table Café | Southwark

Table Cafe Brunch South 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. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7.30am-4pm, weekends 8am-4.30pm
Address: 
83 Southwark Street, SE1 0HX
| Visit their website

Cambridge Street Kitchen | Pimlico

The CSK’s brunch will net you ultra-fluffy pancakes, bacon sandwiches and Full (vegan) Englishes in a dining room that feels more like someone’s living room. Plus, there’s a few tables outside.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekdays 7.30-11.45am, weekends 8am-3pm
Address:
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V 4QQ
| Visit their website

Flor | Borough Market

It’s no surprise that a restaurant in Borough Market has a good brunch. And it’s doubly unsurprising if that restaurant happens to come from the talented team behind Lyle’s. Which makes it even more surprising just how surprisingly good Flor’s superb brunch is. You’ll get fresh, creative pastries (all baked in-house that morning), vibrantly tasty small plates, satisfyingly nourishing main courses, and near-perfect coffees & juices.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays 11am-2.30pm
Address:
1 Bedale Street, Borough, SE1 9AL
| Visit their website

Pedler | Peckham

Because anywhere that serves ice cream and frizzle chicken with gin sausage gravy 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
| Visit their website

Coal Rooms | Peckham

The Full English here is so full that it’s served for two to share, piled with coffee-cured bacon; Merguez sausages; fried potatoes; mushrooms scorched on the open fire; fried eggs; and pig’s head blood pudding.

Details: Bottomless booze? No All you can eat? No Set menu? No
Timings: Saturdays 10am-3pm

Address: 11a Station Way, Peckham Rye Station, London, SE15 4RXVisit their website

Art Yard Bar & Kitchen | Bankside

You’ll find Art Yard just down the river from the Tate Modern, and it’s a work of art in itself: the furnishings are beautiful, the walls are decorated with gorgeous paintings, and the food is quite something. Everything from a whole, creamy, fresh burrata, to their zesty gurnard tartar with blood orange & jalapeño, to their earthy baked polenta with field mushrooms & wild garlic pesto is delicious. READ MORE

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? Yes, buffet available | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Saturday & Sunday, 12-4pm
Address: Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Road, Upper Ground, SE1 9JU
 | Visit their website

Darby’s | Vauxhall

Darby's brunch

Lobster brioche rolls with roe mayo. Signature fry-ups with slabs of smoked bacon. Brown butter waffles with tonka bean gelato and salted caramel. Oysters. Guinness. Live swing. Darby’s brunch is very nearly indecent.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings: 
Weekends 9am-12.45pm
Address: 3 Viaduct Gardens, SW11 7AY
| Visit their website

Florentine | Waterloo

Home to Full English breakfasts feat. giant ostrich eggs.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Weekends 10am-4pm
Address: 
6 Hercules Road, SE1 7DU
| 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
Timings:
Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm – no reservations, expect to queue
Address: 
18-20 Bedford Hill, SW12 9RG
| Visit their website

Hixter Bankside | Bankside

Hix 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. READ MORE

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

Where the Pancakes Are | Southwark

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; Welsh Rarebit-style, with vinegar crisps and a fried egg; and Royal, with Wiltshire ham, poached eggs and hollandaise – and oh so much more.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Mon-Wed 8am-5pm, Thur & Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-5pm
Address: 
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ
| Visit their website

Mommi | Clapham

When Mommi makes you breakfast, you can bank on triple-decker breakfast sarnies with crispy smoky bacon; stacks of pancakes with a cinnamon sugar glaze; and steak and eggs with Bloody Mary mayo.

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Saturdays from 12.30pm
Address: 
44 – 48 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UR
| 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
Timings: 
Weekends, 11am-2.30pm
Address: 
119 Queens Road, ​SE15 2EZ
| Visit their website

The Lido Café | Herne Hill

Step 1: Go for a bracing morning swim in the art deco Brockwell Lido. Step 2: Get poached eggs on sourdough in the café after. Step 3: Feel smug AF.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | All you can eat? No | Set menu? No
Timings:
Daily from 8am
Address: 
Dulwich Road, SE24 0PA | Visit their website

Sparrow | Lewisham

Sparrow best brunch London

Sparrow’s brunch is next-level. They don’t serve pancakes, they serve Sri-Lankan appam with eggs. The bacon for their breakfast muffins is hand-cut by the chef. 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
| Visit their website

 


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