Best Restaurants For Brunch In Essex

It's no secret that brunch is the most important meal of the day, so it's therefore equally as important that you know where to find the best of it. Whether it's a greasy hangover cure you're in the mood for, or a bougie bottomless offering to get your weekend off to a proper start, we've rounded up the best brunches in Essex, from humble pub brekkies in Romford, to free-flowing cocktails and bacon baps in Billericay.

Last updated on 18th November 2022

Golden Fleece, Chelmsford

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One of Chelmsford's favourite beer gardens, Golden Fleece can sort you an absolutely killer breakfast. Served every day until 12pm, grab yourself a hearty fry up, or a stack of American-style pancakes or go for their lighter options, including porridge, avocado toast or even a Quorn sausage and egg muffin.

Aside from being one of the best sports bars in Romford, The Bull also offers one of the most extensive breakfast and brunch menus in town. From big Irish fry ups in both meat and veggie varieties, to delicious filled baps and perfectly poached eggs, they've got it all, alongside cocktails and fizz to wash everything down with.

Garage Brunch

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Putting a debaucherous spin on your standard eggs benny and avo on toast offering, Garage Brunch is offering an afternoon on non-stop dance-offs, bingo and off-the-wall competitions, along with an hour of free-flowing cocktails. Brunch doesn't get much bigger. 

The Linden

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Fronting a menu with delish British cuisine, The Linden is a superb spot if you're looking for alfresco dining and stylish spaces to eat in. If you're really starving around lunchtime, their 3-courses for £19 is a real steal for something a bit more affordable.


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Need a new brunch spot in Essex? Anchor is a stellar choice for its great location on the waterfront of the River Crouch. Chow down on eggs benedict, halloumi chips and sumptuous BLTs, while tipping back a bottle of bubbly to share.

While a pub at heart, Original Plough Chelmsford also serves up a banging bottomless brunch in Essex. Think 90 minutes of free-flowing cocktails, beer or spritzes, alongside unlimited pizza with a variety of toppings, all for just £25 each.