Sunny side up, with a luxurious side of lobster or accompanied by panoramic views... however you like your eggs in the morning, the capital has got the goods. With some of the city’s best chefs flexing their culinary muscles when it comes to this humble ingredient, your Sunday mornings may never be the same again. So, what an oeuf are you waiting for? Check out our guide and crack on with the best egg dishes in London.
Hoppers: The Egg Hopper
You simply have to try out Hoppers' signature side dish. Shaped like a bowl, the wafer-thin egg hopper is served sunny side up and offers the perfect dipping partner for the plethora of Sri Lankan curries on the menu. Priced at only six quid, the delish dish champions the fact that eggs aren't just for breakfast, providing some cracking Insta content while it’s at it.
Balans: Lobster Benedict
While options like ham and smoked salmon are staples among the capital's brunching scene, Balans Kensington is adding a little luxury to proceedings by whipping up lobster Benedict. What's included? Toasted muffins topped with avocado, crispy bacon, avocado, poached Woodland Farm eggs and, the pièce de résistance, half a juicy lobster. Phwoar.
The Cadogan Arms: Black Pudding Scotch Egg
The Cadogan Arms isn't just one of the quirkiest pubs going, flaunting traditional interiors with a contemporary twist - it also slings out a heavenly black pudding Scotch egg. This beauty, which is a part of the snacks and starters section of the menu, is made up of a flavoursome black pudding exterior, which goes all too well with the Oxford sauce that's provided for dipping.
Duck and Waffle: Duck and Waffle
Located on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, and open 24 hours a day, Duck and Waffle showcases a slightly more sophisticated alternative to your standard brunch or post-night out nosh. Head over for unrivalled views of the city, as well as the signature duck and waffle. The crispy leg confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup are to die for.
Eggslut: The Fairfax
Originating from LA (with a name like that - is it any surprise?), Eggslut hopped over the pond and landed in Notting Hill, Fitzrovia and Shoreditch, poaching the hearts of Londoners with their egg roll offering. We highly recommend the Fairfax - a cheesy scrambled egg mess scooped up and served alongside caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warmed brioche bun.
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