BEST BRUNCH IN LONDON

Looking for the best brunch in London? Whether you’re looking for a hangover-busting fry-up or somewhere to celebrate, here’s our pick of the best brunches in London.

Bombay cafe Dishoom serves up one of our fave dishes in town – THAT bacon and egg naan. Brekkie is served until 11:45am, seven days a week and is a collection of English/Indian breakfast fusion dishes. Special shout-out goes to those naans, but the bottomless porridge and house chai are also pretty on point.

Eggbreak is a laid-back restaurant in Notting Hill and it’s all about the eggs (the clue’s in the name people!). The menu features some pretty filthy-looking buns including THAT McMuffin with a sausage patty, American cheese, fried egg and hot sauce. Other faves include the crab cakes with poached eggs, sriracha hollandaise and spinach, and the cornflake french toast with caramelised banana, blueberries and maple syrup.

Hash E8 is one of our fave brunches in London, hidden away on Dalston Lane do brunch all day long. The Pig Muffin, that’s sausage patty, bacon, pork belly, egg cake, bacon jam, cheese slice & hash browns in a muffin with chorizo and bacon jam is just YUM. But we also dig the French Toast stuffed with banana, chocolate and peanut butter served with maple syrup and there are some banging sides too – PLUS it’s all pretty affordable.

MOUNT ST. RESTAURANT

First Floor, 41-43 Mount St, London W1K 2RX
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The art-filled Mount St. Restaurant has proven itself to be a dreamy setting for any and all meals of the day – particularly after it launched a killer breakfast offering, which is served between 7.30-10.30am on weekdays and 8-10.30am on weekends. It’s Mayfair, so you might head in imagining something quite traditional, but prepare to be very pleasantly surprised. The creamy porridge is spiked with a dram of whiskey, the omelettes are topped with Oscietra caviar and the bacon chop (combined with bubble & squeak and a fried duck egg) is unlike any other you’ve had. Expect to be surrounded by Warhols and Picassos, designer furnishings and maybe even a celebrity or two (Alexa Chung and Logan Roy have popped in in the past).

AKUB

27 Uxbridge St, London W8 7TQ
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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.

THE COLONY GRILL ROOM

8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 9:45 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 – 10:15 AM, 12:00 – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 8:45 PM

Need to book a brunch fit for a special occasion? You’ve got to go for The Colony Grill Room, full stop. This gloriously 1920s-esque restaurant sits at the heart of Mayfair’s Art Deco Beaumont Hotel, and has a brunch menu that’s every bit as thought out as their lunch and dinner offerings. Here, you’ll find all your favourites, but with a glamorous, old New York City twist that The Colony Grill Room does so well. Kick things off with a classic cocktail – i.e. make the tough choice between a mimosa or bloody mary – paired with a snack (the chickpea fries with jalapeno ketchup are a particular highlight). Then, for the main event, go for eggs (done all ways, Benedict, Royale, Florentine, etc.), pancakes or French toast for something sweet, or a full English if you’re feeling hungry. And, for that extra bit of luxury, add on some caviar and oysters too – when in Mayfair, right?

ISABEL MAYFAIR

26 Albemarle St, London W1S 4HY
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Mayfair’s glamourous Mediterranean spot Isabel has an imaginative brunch menu to match its main offering. Their midday classics all come with a signature twist, such as the English muffins with smoked salmon, a poached egg and passion fruit hollandaise or the chia seed bowl with ‘exotic salad’ and granola. And if you’re not really feeling anything too brunch-y, you can choose from their all-day selection that includes the likes of tuna tartare with ponzu, avocado, wasabi and lime; lobster brioche with hollandaise; and rigatoni all’arrabbiata with capers, olives and aged parmesan.

OBLIX

The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:30 PM

If you like your brunch with a side of epic views, then Oblix West, on the 32nd floor of the The Shard, is the place for you. There are indulgent egg dishes like lobster eggs benedict with citrus hollandaise and truffle eggs with orzo & wild mushrooms on offer but here you can really feast with Carlingford oysters, tuna tartare, josper grilled sirlion with duck egg, rotisserie lemon chicken, and wagyu burger with truffle fries also on the menu. Be sure to save room for the sharing dessert platter and if you really wanna toast to the weekend in style, you can add on free-flowing champagne, wine and cocktails too.

LA GAMBA

Unit 3, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

What better way to spend a Saturday in London than brunching with friends, followed by a stroll along the Thames? Well, you can do just that at the new Spanish restaurant La Gamba. Located directly under the Southbank Centre along the riverside, La Gamba has created a tapas-style brunch offering designed to share. For £39 per person, you can get six tapas dishes, booze, and dessert, which is pretty good value if you ask us. Highlights include their pan con sobrasada, huevos rotos con chorizo and the torijja dessert, which is a must-order. Booze-wise, you can keep it traditional with a jug of sangria or opt for a bottle of their house wine. If your usual tipple go-to is a mimosa, we recommend getting their cava sangria, which will go down a treat on their sunny terrace in Costa del Southbank. 

FALLOW

52 Haymarket, St. James's, London SW1Y 4RP
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

A great breakfast sandwich is hard to beat and Fallow knows it, which is exactly why they’re at the heart of the restaurant’s brunch menu. But these are no regular brekkie baps or muffins because the Fallow team has created a bespoke croissant dough bun to hold the fillings, like the Royale with cheese (with sausage, bacon, kombu ketchup, egg, cheese & sriracha) and the Mushroom royale (with Fallow’s epic mushroom parfait, grilled mushroom, egg & cheese). With buttery pastry dough, top quality ingredients, they’re like McMuffins on steroids – add on some of the supremely crispy hash browns with sour cream & walnut ketchup and a spicy Bloody Mary and you’ve got the most decadent way to start a Saturday. They haven’t forgotten about all you sweet-toothed peeps either because there’s a whey caramel royale for afters, which you absolutely won’t want to miss.

SIDE HUSTLE

Old Police Station Entrance, 28 Bow St, London WC2E 7AW
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

If 5pm is too long for you to wait to get your Side Hustle fix, you’ll be pleased to hear that the bar at The NoMad in Covent Garden, is now opening up early doors on the weekend to do brunch. Like the evening menu, the brunch offering follows the same Latin American theme – and yes that does mean margs in the morning (or horchata if you’re off the sauce). You can really indulge with caviar-topped chicharrón and dulce de leche pancakes with corn custard & tequila cream but there’s plenty of variety with the likes of pork belly al pastor, yellowfin tuna & aguachile, lamb birria with consommé & fresh tortillas, huevos divorciados, and the NoMad breakfast burrito on the menu. And don’t miss the mole verde made with pistachios and served with tostones – great if you’re looking for something a bit different to guac.

BOMBAY BUSTLE

29 Maddox St, London W1S 2PA
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:30 PM

Bombay Bustle is taking its brunch to a new level by running it all weekend long. Weekend Chillies really does have something for everyone, with the menu featuring everything from pork sorpotel (pickled pulled pork, poached egg, white cheddar hollandaise & warm curry leaf brioche) and uttapam mutta roast (eggs, rice pancakes & tomato chutney) to Chettinad double fried chicken and chilli paneer to Bombay Bustle classics like dum lamb biryani and chicken tikka makhani – and that’s before you get onto the likes of gulab jamun tiramisu and saffron milk cake at the dessert station. If you have trouble narrowing it down (and you will because all the food here is fantastic), there’s also a set Bundle Brunch menu on offer. You’ll also be able to check out the capsule collection of table linen from Dandelion, the lifestyle label from Bombay Bustle’s founder Samyukta Nair, which is all about making memories around the table.  

CLUB MEXICANA

46-48 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Brightly coloured vegan restaurant Club Mexicana is known for taking over your insta feed with some of the best plant-based Mexican food in London. It’s recently launched a new brunch menu, that’s available every weekend at its Spitalfields site. Living up to the name, the menu is banging and includes a selection of its vegan takes on the classics like the mex-shuka and a Mexicana fry-up (featuring probably the longest vegan chorizo in London). It wouldn’t be brunch without a cocktail, and all can be washed down with some of the special brunch tipples, our personal favourite being the marmalade margarita. Available Sat and Sun, head there for plenty of fun energy and a knock-out vegan brunch.

JULIETS QUALITY FOODS

110 Mitcham Rd, London SW17 9NG
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Juliets is the only reason we’ll schlep to Tooting, yes this place is REALLY worth it. It’s got the high-ceiling, exposed brick wall and retro interior vibe going on but this place is all about the food. As well as pimping the usual brunch faves (think espresso and fermented chilli hollandaise), these guys are also slinging some very epic specials featuring the likes of grilled doughnut bread slathered in whipped ricotta, bergamot creme patisserie and chamomile marmalade; crispy smoked pork neck pastrami bagel with broad bean piccalilli and egg custard; and sourdough bread end waffles with poached apricot and toasted quinoa. BUT you can’t come here without ordering their diner-style hash browns covered in Lincolnshire poacher cheese. Thank us later.

BALA BAYA

Arch 25, Old union yard arches, 229 Union St, London SE1 0LR
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Bala Baya, from Israeli born chef Eran Tibi, is all about bringing a taste of Tel Aviv to Southwark and there’s no better way to dive in than with the Brunch Feast. Kick off with a sharing selection of mezze, including pink tarama, labneh & za’atar, and some of the best tahini in town alongside plenty of fluffy pitas for dipping. Then it’s onto mains – we particularly rate the Fish Clouds, herb-packed smoked haddock fish cakes with tarama, fennel & apple salad and a poached egg, and the Breakfast Brisket Doughnut, rich beef brisket with bonfire tomato & chilli and spiced jus, served on a Tunisian doughnut with amba tahini and a fried egg. It’s a bit like a Middle Eastern-meets-BBQ take on an eggs benny and it’s real good. You finish off with a taster trio of puds – quince pudding with a meringue top and creme anglaise, burnt pistachio babka with blackberry compote, and coconut malabi with black tahini – saving you the trouble of trying to choose between them. Add on a jug of gazoz soda (which you can spike with booze if you’re so inclined) and you’ve got yourself a real good time.

CAVITA

56-60 Wigmore St, London W1U 2RZ
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:15 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:15 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:15 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:15 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Do brunch Mexican style at Adriana Cavita’s namesake Marylebone restaurant Cavita. Not only does the place look the part, with exposed bricks, earthy colours and plenty of cacti, but it delivers her take on traditional dishes, including chilaquiles, aguachile rojo and tacos de cochinita pibil. If it just ain’t brunch without some eggs and the huevos rancheros is a winner, with two fried eggs on tortillas covered with red and green salsa, smoky bacon and Oaxacan style beans. And you can really get stuck in with DIY tacos de asada; a huge plate of rump steak, chargrilled spring onions and nopales, radish and cucumber, arbol sauce, and tortillas for you to fold up and chow down on. For something sweet, finish up with pan de elote, a traditional Mexican cornbread served with honeycomb ice cream and cajeta. All of that with a round of spicy mezcalitas (made with Ojo de Dios Espadin, fresh lime, homemade sugar syrup & fresh jalapeno), is how to do the weekend right.

BIBO

45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:30 PM

Shoreditch’s Spanish restaurant BiBo has launched a brand new Sunday brunch menu. The restaurant, inside the swish Mondrian hotel, is known for its extravagant rice dishes created by paella don Dani Garcia. Their brunch menu offers something a bit different from the standard eggs and fry-ups, and includes plenty of Dani’s paellas, our favourite being the paella with runny fried eggs and cecina. Pre-paella you can snack on some of their tapas dishes, like BiBo’s famous oxtail brioche, crispy adron peppers, and their speciality grilled avocado (great if you just can’t do brunch without avo). If paella isn’t your thing, they also have some classic brunch dishes to choose from, including eggs benedict with jamon Iberico, and a dry-aged Txuleta BiBo burger. All this can be enjoyed with live Latin music and flowing sangria. Salud! 

ROOF GARDEN AT PANTECHNICON

19 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB

It’s a Nordic affair at Roof Garden at Pantechnicon, the bar and restaurant on top of the all singing all dancing Pantechnicon in Belgravia. Their open terrace is a botanical oasis, super bright and beautifully designed. British ingredients with Nordic-inspired cooking make up the brunch offering with things like Venison croquettes, Skrei Cod and Ribeye on the bone. We tried the whole crumbed lemon sole, garlic and caper dressing that’s best shared between two and is quite the display, it helps that their tableware is very much on point too. Dessert wise, the chocolate, blood orange and almond tart is pretty dreamy. You’re in for a treat at Eldr Roof Garden, but if you manage to catch it when the sun is out, there are fewer things better.

INO

4 Newburgh St, Carnaby, London W1F 7RF
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 4:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 4:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 4:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 4:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 4:30 PM, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

If you’re in the mood for something a little different for brunch, Greek gastrobar INO is the place for you. Live-fire charcoal grilling at its finest, expect plenty of meat and fish alongside an ever-changing Greek wine list. Whilst taking inspiration from Greek tavernas, INO hosts a nod to American classics, including a beef burger with cheese, charred onions & chilli tomato with a smoky coleslaw. Other classics include tarama piped and topped with bottarga and a slow-cooked egg yolk for an umami kick, and for real indulgence, opt for the octopus taco with smoked tomato & onion crisps, served on an olive oil flatbread. Thank us later. 

NGOPI

78 Dalston Ln, London E8 3AH
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

One of our favourite things about travelling around Asia is eating a shit ton of noodles, rice and dim sum for breakfast. This is one of the reasons we’re a big fan of Indonesian cafe Ngopi located on Dalston Lane. The small spot has a condensed menu featuring some very sweet dishes and a range of quirky takes on traditional Indonesian favourites as well as Indonesian coffee, drinks, cakes and snacks. Don’t miss the Fried Indomie Toasty, a toasty crammed with instant noodles, egg, cheese, corned beef and kimchi. Not only is it tasty, it’s a guaranteed hangover buster, similar to something you’d pull together in a fridge or cupboard raid. Finish off with the lapis legit, baked by Auntie it’s a layered cake with a burnt butter flavour. Delish.

CAFE MURANO COVENT GARDEN

36 Tavistock St, London WC2E 7PB
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 3:00 PM, 5:00 – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 4:30 PM

If you like your brunch with some of the pizzazz a celebrity chef brings, then check out Angela Hartnett’s Sunday brunch at Cafe Murano Covent Garden. It’s a short menu of brunch classics given an Italian twist. Don’t miss the oozing n’duja smoked cheese toasty and the spinach and ricotta puff pastry roll, which tastes like a giant pastry version of a cannelloni. Coffee comes in pots and there’s super fresh OJ, both good for rehydration if for some reason on a Sunday morning you find yourself dehydrated. 

COYA MAYFAIR

118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Coya is already well known for bringing the spirit of Peru to London and now you can dive into that Incan heritage with the Inca Trail brunch at Coya Mayfair. Look forward to a three course brunch with delights such as crocantes con guacamole, taco de salmón and four (!) different varieties of ceviche. Not to mention the mains of Chilean sea bass with rice and sirloin steak with crispy shallots all finished with a selection of desserts and fruit. And it’s not just about the food because Coya put on some lively entertainment whilst you brunch – make sure you don’t miss out on the party in the Pisco Bar once the food experience comes to an end too. If it’s a boujee Saturday affair you’re after, Coya is just the place for you. 

SUNDAY IN BROOKLYN

98 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday in Brooklyn, a cult fixture in New York’s dining scene and one of our favourite spots in the city has hopped across the pond and opened a big spot in Notting Hill. The Williamsburg fave, opened by founders Todd Enany, Adam Landsman, and chef Jaime Young in 2016, is known for its inventive spin on American staples, playful cocktails, and great atmosphere. The brunch menu gets a lot of attention over in NYC and it’s a hit here in London too, thanks in no small part to those super ‘grammable hazelnut maple praline and brown butter pancakes. Aside from stacks on stacks, you can dig into biscuits & gravy, steak & eggs, shakshuka, crispy chicken sandwiches and cauliflower patty melts, and not forgetting some of Sunday in Brooklyn’s signature cocktails – hello Honeybear on Holiday.

SKYLIGHT PECKHAM

Theatre Walk (in between Peckham Library and Mountview College, 120 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JT
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Clearly we just can’t get enough of rooftop bars in London as the Skylight team has recently opened a second venue in Peckham. Like the first Skylight, the entire space is big enough for 250 people, this time with a stronger focus on food too. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, its highlight is the huge outdoor terrace, perfect for soaking up London’s skyline. The brunch menu features the likes of a quinoa breakfast bowl, a classic avocado on toast (you’ll want to top this with a soft boiled duck egg), burrata with tropea onions, smoked aubergine & n’duja and cinnamon spiced banana french toast. We love the hot smoked trout served with charred asparagus, poached egg and pink pepper hollandaise, and we recommend you pimp your brunch with some extra bacon and Blackbird sourdough smothered in salty butter on the side. Skylight is the perfect place for an all-day affair; coffees for breakfast, eggs for brunch and cocktails for the afternoon, watching the sun go down over South London.

MANTHAN BRUNCH

49 Maddox St, London W1S 2PQ
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM

The brunch at Manthan’s USP is Indian sharing plates inspired by refined recipes from Chef Patron Rohit Ghai’s family and street food. With the Brunch Signature menu (£35 pp), you can expect dishes like Chicken Buttermilk with pink peppercorn, ginger and curry leaf; Kerala Prawn Curry with Dal Muradabadi, paratha and rice; and Malpua Rabri, a pancake with pistachio and saffron. And on the Brunch Vegetarian menu (£30 pp), expect the likes of Dahi Ke Kebab, with yoghurt Kashmiri chilli and plum; Chholey Bhature, fermented bread with chickpea and pickle; and a Classical Trio dessert of laddoo, gulab jamun and srikhand. Plus, there are signature cocktails including the Mango and date bellini and Sangam chi spice-infused white rum with tandoori pineapple and tikki bitters. The menu is served every day from 12.30-5pm against the backdrop of sleek dark wood interiors, very nice indeed. Stop by for a brunch like no other.

COCOTTE

95 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW

Cocotte is known for cluckin’ great, French-influenced rotisserie chicken and now it’s bringing you those birds at brunch time too. Running on the weekends at the Notting Hill, Queen’s Park, Shoreditch and Parsons Green restaurants, it’s indulgence all the way with dishes like croissant waffles with sweet chilli chicken thigh & fried egg, ouefs parfait & truffled mushrooms with rosemary Parmesan cream, and croque monsieur with truffled mac ‘n’ cheese sauce. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t miss the cinnamon French toast with caramelised rum banana, red berry coulis & chantilly cream. Ooh la la.

BROTHER MARCUS

2 Crispin Pl, London E1 6DW

If you’re looking for one of the best brunches in the city, then Brother Marcus is your guy. This plant-filled restaurant serves up an Eastern Mediterranean inspired menu including the likes of the Step Sister, a stack of sweet potato, courgette and feta fritters with a perfect runny poached egg and served with crispy kale and turmeric yoghurt, and The Yummy Mummy, featuring quinoa tabbouleh, falafel burnt aubergine and beetroot tahini. But if you prefer the sweet stuff for brunch, you’ll wanna make the most of their in-house bakery offerings which includes sticky pistachio and honey baklava, sweet babka filled with layers of cinnamon and fudgey AF tahini blondies. All three of their locations are a guaranteed brunch hit.

PROVISIONERS

Provisioners, Queen Elizabeth Street, London

The rather dapper interiors of Provisioners, inside the Dixon hotel, isn’t the only draw here. Having recently launched their brunch menu, there are quite a few things to make this the first stop on your weekend food hunt. Temptation leaps out from the page: the black pudding and pork belly roti is a gem, the pork belly smothered in sweet coffee bbq sauce, red onion jam and a fried egg that is wrapped inside an Indian roti bread. The flatbread is a good shout too and comes loaded with avocado (could have been a little more ripe), creme fraiche, tomato jam and bacon. What’s not to like.

Read our review of the dinner menu here.

MAE + HARVEY

414 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5LU
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cool kid on the block Mae + Harvey is serving up some of the best brunch and coffee over East. With a weekly changing menu, you can expect the likes of pancakes with roast plum, almonds, ricotta and maple syrup; Turkish eggs with garlic yoghurt, chilli butter and toast; and house-cured smoked salmon on everything bagel with beetroot cream cheese. Not to mention next-level sarnies. Get there early and nab a seat before the crowds come flocking. 

HASH E8

170 Dalston Ln, E8 1NG

Hash E8 is one of our fave brunch spots in town, hidden away on Dalston Lane. The Pig Muffin, that’s sausage patty, bacon, pork belly, egg cake, bacon jam, cheese slice & hash browns in a muffin with chorizo and bacon jam is just YUM. But we also dig the French Toast stuffed with banana, chocolate and peanut butter served with maple syrup and there’s some banging sides too – PLUS it’s all pretty affordable.

SUNDAY BARNSBURY

169 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1DA

Sunday Barnsbury does one of the best French toasts in town. It comes with creme fraiche and salted caramel and we recommend a side of bacon too, and the cornbread is also pretty on point with avo, halloumi and a poached egg. Portions are decent and this is proper neighbourhood cafe that you’ll wish you lived next to.

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PACHAMAMA EAST

73 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HR

For the eastern outpost of Pachamama (sister to the original one in Marylebone as well as the offshoot Chicama in Chelsea), the menu is still largely Peruvian in style but sets itself apart by featuring Asian flavours across too. You have plenty of choice when it comes to brunch with both sweet and savoury waffles and specials that range from a Sichuan chicken burger to smoked eel crepes to sofrito baked eggs with kale. And there are a handful of snacks and small plates from the main menu too, so you can really mix and match. Pachamama East also knocks up one of the best Sunday roasts in London.

LITTLE BAT

54 Islington Park St, London N1

Little Bat, sister to Callooh Callay, is best known as a cocktail bar but now they’ve got into the brunch game. They’ve got a varied menu, with a mix of small plates – the roast cauliflower and cheddar croquettes with chilli relish are a must – and main dishes. You can go lighter with the hazelnut crusted baked ricotta with asparagus and pickled radish salad or more indulgent with the chickpea, potato, parmesan and truffle rosti topped with bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise. They haven’t forgotten about the booze either – not only do they have brekkie-inspired cocktails and a bottomless option, they’ve got a DIY Bloody Mary Trolley so you can shake one up just the way you like it. With their open front windows, palm print furniture and bangin’ soundtrack, this is one brunch you’ll wanna linger over.

34

34 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD

Brunch is big business at 34, the menu is pretty extensive and features everything from your usual egg dishes to pimped up lobster mac’n’cheese and roasts on a Sunday. We’d recommend the salt beef hash with double fried egg and the cornbread with avocado. Then there’s the dessert menu (HELLO Jaffa mouse, banoffee sundae and every ice-cream flavour under the sun) and champers served from glasses shaped like Kate Moss’s boobies.

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DISHOOM

5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB

Dishoom sure knows how to do it. All their sites have regular huge queues out the door and it’s not hard to see why, especially in the mornings. The naans are legendary – always bacon and egg or the wrestler’s naan (that’s bacon sausage and egg) if you’re particularly hungry/hungover – but the Dishoom spin on the fry up is pretty bangin’ too with spiced scrambled eggs, masala baked beans and buttered buns alongside your bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomato. And you can get a vegan version if that’s how you roll.

ABUELO

26 Southampton St, London WC2E 7RS
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Abuelo is where Australia meets Argentina slap bang in the heart of Covent Garden. We know, it doesn’t sound like it’s gonna work but trust us it does. It’s a proper mash-up of flavours with dishes like the Big Bondi featuring avocado, pickled jalapeño, dukkah and goat’s cheese piled high on sourdough; Huevos Divorciados de Turco (aka saucy eggs and toast dippers); and the Jaffle, which is a classic Aussie toastie stuffed with beef, red bean salsa brava and hot melted cheese. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t miss their signature lamingtons. 

EGGBREAK

30 Uxbridge Street, W8 7TA,

Eggbreak, a collab between Ennismore, the peeps behind The Hoxton, and Soho House, is a laid back little joint located just around the corner from Notting Hill tube station on a quiet residential street. Inside it’s pretty simple and light, but it’s the menu that makes it worthy of a trip. Themed around eggs (yep the clue really is in the name) there’s a good selection that ranges from pure filthy to healthy and light – hey this is Notting Hill people, they don’t all want deep fried and dirty! The McMuffin is the one though especially if you’ve got a hangover you need to shake. Get down for some eggs-tremely tasty dishes…and you thought we’d gone pun free.

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BARGE EAST

River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Ln, London E9 5EN
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 – 11:30 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM

Three friends teamed up to sail De Hoop (a 114 year old Dutch Barge) from Holland to East London’s Hackney Wick, and after mooring up along the canal they’ve converted it into a floating restaurant and canal side garden which seats a whopping 300 people. Their menu focusses on street food classics, like buttermilk fried chicken burgers; bacon and sage scotch eggs; deep fried apple tart; and roast beef buns, with locals East London Liquor Co, Beavertown and Three Choirs supplying the brews and cocktails. Whether it’s brunch, lunch or sometime in the evening, get yourself aboard.

MILK BEACH

19-21 Lonsdale Rd, London NW6 6RD
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you like some BIG Aussie vibes whilst you’re brunching, then Milk Beach is the place to go. Opened by coffee expert Elliot Milne, two-time coffee roasting champ Matthew Robley-Siemonsma and Queensland chef Darren Leadbeater, you’re in very safe hands at this Queens Park spot. Menu-wise, don’t miss Granny Elly’s banana bread served with an espresso cream cheese, or the eggs benedict with pulled ham hock and pickled daikon washed down with a Milk Beach Garibaldi cocktail of course. When it comes to coffee, these guys roast their own so expect some very good stuff that you’ll defo be purchasing to take home and brew yourself. 

MILK

20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

You hear on the grapevine that South London has some banging brunch offerings, and Milk is no exception. You’ll find customers frequently queuing out the door and we can tell you why. The menu boasts variations on eggs including poached eggs on sourdough with burnt butter hollandaise and salmon, classics such as the panko fried red snapper sandwich (aka the fish sando) and the real star of the show, The Convict, their hangover-curing sausage, bacon and egg muffin. Trust us, you better start lining up now. 

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