A Middle Eastern breakfast is one of the great joys in life and at modern Palestinian restaurant akub in Notting Hill, the brunch certainly delivers on that front – and there aren’t many prettier rooms to have it in than akub’s light-filled and olive tree-adorned main space. In fact, it’s filled with such delish sounding dishes it’s quite the task narrowing it down, but one not to miss is the Arabic coffee French toast, with crisped-up fluffy brioche, whipped laban, crushed pistachios and a sweet, spiced Arabic coffee syrup. Well done Fadi Kattan. That’s locked in for dessert but before you get there, tuck into the likes of zahra cauliflower fritters with coriander tahinia, slow-cooked tomatoes with eggs & green chilli, grilled nabulsi cheese with nigella seed oil, and aubergine fatteh. And go heavy on the dips and the bread – labeneh and zaatar bread is a winning combo. If you’re looking for an extra kick, there are spice-infused brunch cocktails on offer or you can opt for traditional Arabic coffee to get your weekend going.