LITTLE BAT

54 Islington Park St, London N1, UK
Highbury & Islington Highbury & Islington Highbury & Islington

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.

DISHOOM

12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9FB
Covent Garden

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 is also pretty on point.

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LES NENETTES

19 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0NS
Hackney Downs Hackney Downs

Local French restaurant Les Nenettes brings a very rustic dejeneur to the streets of Lower Clapton. It’s all-female team serves French classics including croque monsieurs and omelettes as well as trusty favourites including avo on toast. There’s also plenty of oeuf dishes on offer, including the soft boiled eggs which are served with a choice of anchovy butter soldiers, melted cheese soldiers or croque monsieur soldiers, which may just be the perfect hangover cure after a heavy night out in East London.

EGGBREAK

30 Uxbridge Street, Kensington, W8 7TA
Notting Hill Gate

Eggbreak is a laid back restaurant in Notting Hill and it’s all about the eggs (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 hollindase and spinach, and the cornflake french toast with caramelised banana, blueberries and maple syrup.

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DUCK & WAFFLE LOCAL

52 Haymarket, St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4RP
Piccadilly Circus

This Duck & Waffle Local may not have those breath taking views of London, but it doesn’t have the queues either. In fact, being at ground level in stead of 40 floors up is about the only downside we can think of, as it has the same amazing food, setting the bar high for brunches in London. On the menu you can expect all the classics including the famous duck & waffle, as well as other delicious duck dishes including the duck doughnut served with a zesty orange jam and the braised duck beni.  Located on Haymarket street it’s the perfect place to brunch before hitting the shops.

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WRIGHT BROS

26 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8NN
Battersea Park

Not only does Wright Brothers cook up a delicious fish dinner but its recently started serving a pretty damn tasty brunch too. Based at the Battersea branch, the weekend menu is full of fish-inspired brunch dishes including the lobster croque monsieur and Devon crab omelette as well as trusty favourites like avocado on toast and eggs Benedict. Located on the edge of the Thames it’s the perfect spot to brunch before a stroll in Battersea Park.

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POMONA’S

7 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH, UK
Bayswater

Anything California-inspired has us hooked and Pomona’s brings a dose of The Golden State to Notting Hill. Saying Pomona’s is colourful is an understatement, from the jungle of potted plants by the entrance to their slick and vibrant multicoloured furniture, it’s the kind of place that just makes you feel good. Alfresco dining with an order of the hot smoked salmon, sourdough toast, scrambled eggs and a side helping of black pudding is even more of that feel good factor, and the Madagascan prawns, lemon, chili with parsley and butter are next level. Big, beautiful and boy are they de-lish. It wouldn’t be a weekend brunch without a cocktail and the pear & cardamom bellini is the one. Pomona’s has got it going on.

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SMOKING GOAT

64 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK
Shoreditch High Street

From the new (and now only) Smoking Goat Shoreditch site you can practically see people tucking in to bacon and egg naan rolls in Dishoom opposite but Smoking Goat have some tricks of their own, namely the delicious Cured Tamworth Jowl & Fried Eggs Roti, which gives their Indian neighbours a run for their money. There’s lots more to love too, including fried chicken and curry sauce and smoked haddock with noodles.

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JOE ALLEN

2 Burleigh St, London WC2E 7PX, UK
Covent Garden

Joe Allen, the famous theatre land restaurant, may have recently moved to a new location but they took all the famous memorabilia from the past four decades to recreate the original as best they could. We love this place because it’s a slice of New York in the heart of Covent Garden. The brunch menu boasts waffles, steak and eggs but the breakfast bun with scrambled eggs, smoked slab bacon, smoked sausage, melted cheese and toasted brioche bun hit the spot for us. The avocado and poached eggs on toasted sourdough with lime and chilli was a healthier option and safer on the waistline. BUT there’s so much more to try… like the chicken parmigiana and we are dying to tuck into that Joe Allen hot dog.

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BLUES KITCHEN

134-136 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AR, UK
Old Street

The Blues Kitchen offers a wholesome spread of brunch dishes with a southern American tinge. If you’re feeling indulgent, we went for the full works – sausage, bacon, egg’s, tomato, mushroom, barbecue pit beans and toast, a fully satisfying dish that made us smile. A slightly healthier option was the Southwest Avotoast which saw San Fran sourdough as the foundation to house an incredible Hulk-esque portion of smashed avocado, poached eggs and Texmex Dukkah. It’s hearty, homely food washed down with healthy juices (at least for us this time). It’s a great way to start a Sunday, with blues and soul classics providing the soundtrack.

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THE PROVIDORES

109 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4RX
Bond Street

Serving up breakfast everyday and brunch at the weekends, The Providores has some interesting combos. From sweetcorn and blueberry fritters, with avocado and pomegranate to grilled chorizo with sweet potato and miso hash, soft boiled egg, garlic labne and star anise cashew nut praline, The Providores takes breakfast that extra mile, all to be washed down with some great virgin cocktails and juices.

SUNDAY BARNSBURY

169 Hemingford Road, London, N1 1DA
Caledonian Road & Barnsbury

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 too.

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HASH E8

170 Dalston Ln, E8 1NG
Hackney Downs Hackney Downs

Hash E8 is one of our fave brunch spots in town, 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’s some banging sides too – PLUS it’s all pretty affordable.

COAL ROOMS

11a Station Way, Peckham Rye Station, London, SE15 4RX
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Coal Rooms in Peckham is the place to go when you need an all out meat-feast breakfast. Bring a (preferably hungover) pal and get stuck in to the Full English for Two, a huge plate piled high with thick cut streaky and back bacon, black pudding, fried duck eggs, goat sausages, mushrooms cooked in smoked bone marrow butter and big wedges of sourdough toast. Yep, you read all that correctly and once you’re through with that (or it’s through with you), you’ll definitely need a lie down. There are some lighter options too of course, including a lovely ‘pastrami’ salmon and bubble & squeak.

SOUTH PLACE CHOP HOUSE

3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF, UK
Moorgate Liverpool Street

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The Chop House restaurant at the South Place Hotel in the City offers a killer Saturday brunch menu between midday and 5pm. There’s a good mix of healthy and hearty (catering to all levels of hangover) and even a bottomless booze option for £15. On the lighter side of things there’s butcher muesli and superfood salad before we move up to the likes of perfectly crispy sweet potato rosti on smashed avocado and a wicked baked eggs with English feta and chorizo made my London’s Cobble Lane. At the top end we’re talking a posh fish finger sandwich and Chop Home burger for those really feeling the heat. This is great grub in a nice, peaceful setting – exactly what a weekend brunch should be.

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DALLOWAY TERRACE

16-22 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN
Tottenham Court Road Holborn

With a new season comes a new terrace display as Dalloway Terrace is transformed into a bee inspired garden. The installation is a wall of wildflowers with oversized bees dotted throughout the kaleidoscope of colour. This backdrop is a winner for spring and goes perfectly with their honey themed afternoon tea. We tucked into their new brunch offering, going for shakshuka eggs, sourdough toast, a side of chunky black pudding along with sliced avocado for good measure. A slightly healthier option but just as good was their avocado on sourdough with plum tomato and Bloomsbury chillies, topped with a poached egg. De-lish.

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SEA CONTAINERS

20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD, UK
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If you’re looking for somewhere a little bit smarter for brunch (and somewhere with one hell of a view) then Sea Containers at the Mondrian is the one, especially if you bag a window table… you can’t get much closer to the river without getting wet. The menu has a good spread of breakfast dishes, like the excellent Egg Sammy with bacon, avo and cheese, an English Breakfast Flatbread and Braised Chorizo and Peppers topped with a fried egg. We can defo recommend anything with eggs on as they really do nail those runny yolks, although their lunch plates do sound good too – we’re talking fried chicken burgers (appropriate at any hour of the day and night in our books), lamb pies and oysters (for when you’re feeling extra fancy). As well as bubbles and Bloody Marys you can also get boozy with alcoholic milkshakes.

CAFE MIAMI

24 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0PD, United Kingdom
Hackney Downs Homerton

Cafe Miami brings a little slice of sunshine to Clapton. The art-deco cafe put a spin on the classics and you can expect posh bacon sarnies with avo and chilli jam, homemade pop tarts and peanut butter & banana on toast, alongside a waffle burger with chorizo, avo, fried egg and hot sauce and nutella filled pancakes.

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SEXY FISH

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR
Green Park Piccadilly Circus

Brunch doesn’t get much sexier than this… Think king crab, bone marrow & truffle, Sexy tofu BLTs, Sexy Fish Benedicts with lobster & truffle served on a charcoal muffin, green tea waffles and a super green salad that’s said to be the healthiest brunch dish in London with 17 superfood ingredients. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to a Sexy Fish Bloody Mary.

ROKA

71 Aldwych, WC2B 4HN
Temple

Fine dining Japanese restaurant Roka serves up a pretty bangin’ brunch menu for pretty good price. The Han Setto brunch menu includes 8 sharing dishes, think sashimi, prawn tempura, beef gyoza, and salmon and avocado maki AND a choice of main course, including glazed baby back ribs and sea bream fillet. This is then followed by a HUGE dessert platter. The brunch comes in two options; £39 which includes all the food and a bellini or £55 which includes all the food and a bellini plus unlimited wine. Now that’s a bargain!

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THE IVY CAFE

96 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, W1U 2QA
Bond Street

The Ivy Cafe is pretty bloody glam, but the food keeps things real and you can expect everything from eggs to pancakes on their brekkie menu. Served all-day at the weekends, there’s plenty of time to get your brunch game on.

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34

34 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD
Bond Street

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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