Not your most obvious for brunch we’ll admit but neighbourhood restaurant Neptune, run by Brett Redman and Margaret Crow (the pair behind the now-closed Richmond in Hackney) inside the Principal Hotel, is one of the coolest spots in town. The Grade II-listed dining room is spectacular, drenched in a peach palette with a graphic wood floor, plush velvet and a rolling exhibition of curated art on the walls. As Neptune is (unsurprisingly) all about the seafood, it’s appropriate to start at the oyster bar with an oyster shooter sat on top of a Bloody Mary. Fresh and salty. Whilst there is a seafood platter on offer, the Butchers Breakfast with organic eggs, bacon, sausage, a mighty slab of black pudding, tomato, mushrooms and beans has everything you need in a breakfast. The veggie version, which is loaded with halloumi as well as eggs, avocado, spinach, tomato, mushroom and beans, is just as pleasing to tuck into and will have you set up for the rest of the day. If you’ve still got room after that, get the frangipani. You can thank us later.