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Jason Allen 24/04/24

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 part of London, 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 just a slap-up Full English 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

Maison Francois | St James’s

maison francois brunch

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

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

Hawksmoor Air Street | Piccadilly

hawksmoor breakfast

London’s most formidable breakfast has finally made its return. After four years off the menu, Hawksmoor’s gargantuan breakfast for two is back, having been tweaked and perfected through months of arduous research and blind taste tests. Each element has been elevated to its Platonic ideal, from the dry-cured bacon chop (aged for ten days in a sugar pit); to the baked beans (with added trotters); to the black pudding (sourced from an award-winning butcher in County Down). Plus, unlimited toast, to plug any remaining gaps in your digestive system.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Saturdays, 11.45am-3pm
Address: 5a Air Street, London W1J 0AD Visit their website

The Wolseley | Mayfair

The Wolseley best brunch London

The palatial setting (a former art deco luxury car showroom on Piccadilly), the silver tableware and crisp tablecloths, and the exceptionally wonderful staff all make The Wolseley one of London’s most decadent brunch spots – and that’s before you’ve even read the menu, which – spoiler alert – 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 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 here 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 9am-4pm
Address: 51 Haymarket, SW1Y 4RP Visit their website

See all our recommendations for brunch in Central London

East London Brunch

Morito Hackney Road | Hackney

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: Sundays 10am-12pm
Address: 195 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL | Visit their website

Pavilion Café | Victoria Park

pavilion cafe sri lankan breakfast

Pavilion’s 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

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 about half as many brunch dishes (cinnamon French toast, pancakes, etc.). So at least they have their priorities straight.

Details: Bottomless booze? No | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Weekends 10.30am-3.30pm/4pm Sun (live piano 12-3pm)
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR | Visit their website

E5 Bakehouse | Hackney

e5 bakehouse brunch

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 | Set menu? No | Bookable? No
Timings: Daily, from 7.30am weekdays/8am weekends
Address: Arch 396, Mentmore Terrace, E8 3PH | 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? No
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 NewingtonCamden

good egg brunch

Safia Shakarchi

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? Yes Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Daily, 9am-3.30pm
Address: 93 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0AS | North Yard, Camden Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH | 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

sunday brunch north london

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 | Visit their website

Beam | Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highbury, Notting 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
More info: Visit their website

Caravan| King’s Cross & Across London

caravan brunch north london

A London brunch classic, Caravan roasts coffee in-house, and plates up 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 bonus in the shape of 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-4pm
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 | 175 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB | 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 tacklePortobello Market afterwards.

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

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

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

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
4 Derry Street, W8 5SE | 42 Electric Boulevard, London SW11 8BJ | Visit their website

See all our recommendations for brunch in West London

South London Brunch

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-12pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am-12pm
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
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 south 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 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

Mr. Bao & Daddy Bao | Peckham, Tooting

mr bao brunch

Teo Della Torre

Sourdough leaving a sour taste? Time to get down to Mr. Bao and its, er, younger sibling, Daddy Bao, where breakfast classics are given an inventive spin with flavours from across Asia. Baked beans? Pff. Try their richly spice mapo beans. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs? Try that atop a toasted bao. Pancakes? Swap them for the kimchi pancakes here, lavished with sweetcorn salsa. It’s one of the more unusual brunch menus you can find in London, and the great-value bottomless offering could see this brunch turning into a brinner…

Details: Bottomless booze? Yes | Set menu? No | Bookable? Yes
Mr Bao: 11am-4.30pm. Daddy Bao: 11.30am-3.45pm
293-295 Rye Lane, SE15 4UA | 113 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PE 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, 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, an enormous 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: Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Cost? £35pp all-in | Time limit? 1.5 hours | 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

Shuffle Club | Shoreditch

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? £45 all-in | Time limit? 2 hours | Bottomless booze? Yes | All you can eat? Yes | Bookable? Yes
Timings: Saturdays 12-2pm & 2.30-4.30pm, Sundays 2-4pm
Address: 19-23 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA | 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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