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Jason Allen 24/11/23

The Best Brunch in London

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

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 London has to offer. Here, we bring you our top five options in each category, plus links to longer lists if you want to take a deep dive.

So whether you’re looking for bottomless brunch, all-you-can-eat, or vegan brunches in London…

…it’s riiight here.


Central London Brunch

Honey & Co | Bloomsbury

honey & co central london brunch

Honey & Co serves everything that’s delicious and breakfasty from across the Middle East, from merguez sausage rolls, to shakshouka; puff pastry treats; and ‘dinosaur eggs’ on pitta. And now that they’ve opened Honey & Co Daily nearby, they’re not just a brunch treat but a weekday grab-and-go breakfast treat too…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Tuesday – Saturday, 8-11.30am (9am Sat)
54 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3LW | 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 buckwheat pastries 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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Weekdays 7.30-11am, weekends, 9-11.30am
85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB | Visit their website

The Aubrey | Knightsbridge

The Aubrey

The Mandarin Oriental’s plush take on the Japanese izakaya sees your avocado on toast, and tops it with salmon sashimi… and caviar for an extra £35, if you’re feeling bouji (which considering you’re here at one of the top restaurants in Knightsbridge, you probably are). The Aubrey also does a great line in bloody Maries, including a Crystal Mary that’s clarified and mixed with sweet potato shochu. If you fancy raising the stakes even higher, there’s two hours of bottomless sake & cocktails for £50…

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends, 12-5pm
Address: ​​Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA | Book here

The Wolseley | Mayfair

The Wolseley best brunch London

The Wolseley’s brunch menu has fried haggis with whisky sauce.

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

Fallow | St James

Fallow, best brunch in London

Fallow doesn’t do brunch on a Sunday – something that the traditionalists might turn their noses up at – but what they lack in conventionalism, they more than make up for with unconventional but brilliant takes on eggs royale sandwiched between flaky pastry buns (fillings span from sausage, bacon and egg to smoked salmon belly and spinach to salted caramel and whey). Oh, and the hash browns cannot be topped (unless it’s by truffle shavings).

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekdays 7.30-10.30am, Saturday 10am-4pm
Address: 51 Haymarket, SW1Y 4RP | Visit their website

See all our recommendations for brunch in Central London

East London Brunch

Morito Hackney Road | Haggerston

morito hackney road brunch

Seamlessly weaving influences from Crete, Spain and Northern Africa, Morito is where to head next time you get a hankering for 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 Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekends 10am-12pm
Address: 195 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL | Visit their website

Pavilion Café | Victoria Park

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

Details: Bottomless booze? 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

Llama Inn | Shoreditch

llama inn

The phrase ‘Peruvian rooftop brunch’ ought to be enough to pique anyone’s curiosity about Llama Inn’s new Sunday offering… and that curiosity will be richly rewarded, thanks to refreshingly citrusy mixto ceviche with grilled octopus & avocado; some gorgeously fluffy pancakes draped in sweet chancaca, muña brown butter & cream; and half a grilled chicken with a wonderfully seasoned skin, some moreish aji crema, and crisp cups of baby gem lettuce to scoop it all up in.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Sunday, 11am-4pm
Address: The Hoxton Shoreditch, 1 Willow St, EC2A 4BH | Visit their website

Bistrotheque | Bethnal Green

bistrotheque east london brunch

Bistrotheque’s 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 | Set menu? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Weekends 11am-4pm (live piano 12-3pm)
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR | Visit their website

Ozone | Old Street, Bethnal Green

ozone brunch

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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? Weekdays only
Weekdays 7.30am-3pm, weekends 8.30am-4pm
11 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4AQ | Visit their website

See all our recommendations for brunch in East London

North London Brunch

The Good Egg | Stoke Newington, Camden

good egg brunch

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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 Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily, 9am-3.30pm
Address: 93 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0AS | Visit their website

Common Ground | Finsbury Park

common ground brunch north london

This little neighbourhood café, with its beautiful, spacious back garden, really will give you common ground. Because if there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that this is one of the best spots for an all-veggie brunch in London. And their dishes all go rather nicely with a Garibaldi cocktail and a slice of freshly baked chocolate babka…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Weekdays 8.30am-4pm, Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm, Sunday 9.30am-4pm
49 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EF | Visit their website

Sunday | Barnsbury, Belsize Park

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.

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

Ottolenghi | Islington (and across London)

ottolenghi brunch

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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Mon-Sat 8am-12pm (9am Sat), Sun 9am-1pm
287 Upper Street London N1 2TZ | Visit their website

Caravan | King’s Cross & Across London

caravan brunch

A London brunch classic, Caravan 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. And the King’s Cross branch has a sizeable outdoor terrace overlooking the fountains of Granary Square.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Weekdays only
Timings (King’s Cross):
Weekday breakfast 8-11.15am, weekend brunch 9am-3.45pm
1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA | Visit their website

See all our recommendations for brunch in North London

West London Brunch

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 brunch North London

Run by a mother and son team, Beam is home to 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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Daily from 8am, be prepared to queue at weekends
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

See all our recommendations for brunch in West London

South London Brunch

The Laundry | Brixton

the laundry brunch south london

This Kiwi-run spot has made its home in an old laundry, but the best seats in the house are actually… outside the house. Every summer the terrace packs out with people tucking into toasted banana bread with honeycomb butter; sausage & bacon brioche baps and courgette & cheddar cornbread with runny poached eggs. Wash it down with a tequila & wasabi-spiked Bloody Maria, or a freshly-squeezed juice… if you’re after something cleansing.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Weekdays 8.30am-3pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
374 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PL | 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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Weekdays 8am-3.30pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
18-20 Bedford Hill, SW12 9RG | Visit their website

Brickwood | Clapham, Battersea, Balham, Streatham, Tooting, Elephant & Castle

brickwood brunch london

Brunch at this South London-exclusive empire of Aussie cafes isn’t one to take lightly; instead go heavy on the likes of a breakfast burrito (stuffed with scrambled egg, sausage, melted cheese, mushrooms and potatoes), four-cheese sourdough toasties (stuffed with aged cheddar, red Leicester, mozzarella, cream cheese and a healthy dose of Franks hot sauce) and a stack of blueberry buttermilk pancakes, that yes, you should most definitely order extra bacon with…

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Daily 7.30am-4pm (8am weekends)
Address: 16 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AB |
Visit their website

Juliet’s Quality Foods | Tooting

Juliets brunch bagel

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 a tempting array of luxury provisions.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Daily 9am-3pm (4pm weekends)
110 Mitcham Road, SW17 9NG | 
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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Weekends, 11am-2.30pm
119 Queens Road, ​SE15 2EZ
| Visit their website

See all our recommendations for brunch in South London

Vegan Brunch

Mildreds Dalston | Dalston, Soho, Camden, Covent Garden & King’s Cross

mildreds vegan brunch

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 |  Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings (Dalston):
Weekends 9am-3pm
1 Dalston Square, E8 3GU | 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

Brunswick East | Dalston & Hackney Downs

brunswick east brunch

This East London stalwart does veggie and vegan options for most of its big hitters on the menu, including Japanese okonomiyaki (stuffed savoury pancake) and a regularly-changing special on toast. Plus a few vegan-only options to tempt the carnivores away from their green eggs and ham, like freshly-baked vegan banana bread.

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

See more great places for vegan breakfasts in London

Activity Brunches

Bounce | Farringdon, Shoreditch & Battersea

Bounce London Farringdon

Providing the ultimate balanced breakfast, Bounce have created the perfect formula for a zero net-calorie intake, in the form of bottomless prosecco, bottomless pizza, and bottomless ping pong.

Details: Cost? £35pp all-in | Time limit? 1.5 hours | Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Friday – Sunday, 12-7pm
121 Farringdon, London, EC1N 2TD | 241 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY | Hall B, Battersea Power Station, SW11 8DD | Visit their website

Flight Club | Bloomsbury, Islington, Shoreditch & Victoria

flight club brunch with darts

Flight Club wants to shower you with prosecco, eight types of brunch pizza, and darts. Not literally, we should add.

Details: Cost? £40 all-in | Time limit? 2 hours | Bottomless booze? 1 bottle per person | All you can eat? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Thursday – Sunday | Visit their website

London Shuffle Club | Shoreditch

London Shuffle Club

Shuffleboard was such a popular Tudor pastime that people stopped going to work, and they had to ban it. Luckily you’ve got weekends off, and can devote them to bottomless brunch here, which includes constant top-ups of prosecco or beer, a steady stream of freshly baked pizza, and a solid hour’s shuffleboarding.

Details: Cost? £30/35 all-in | Time limit? 2 hours | Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Fridays 12-4pm, Saturdays 12-2pm and 2.30-4.30pm, Sundays 12-2pm
Address: 4 Ebor Street, E1 6AW | Visit their website

Electric Shuffle | Canary Wharf & London Bridge

Electric Shuffle

Want to bring that shuffleboarding into the 21st century? The fine minds behind Flight Club have applied their trademark flair to the game by infusing it with a load of tech – and prosecco.

Details: Cost? £35/40 all-in | Time limit? 2 hours | Bottomless booze? 1 bottle per person | All you can eat? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Thursday – Sunday
10 Cabot Square, N Colonnade, London E14 4EY | 10 Bermondsey St, London SE1 2ER | Visit their website


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