Best Brunch Restaurants and Bars in London
Nothing starts off your weekend better than a big, fat brunch. And London is full of places brimming with syrup drizzled bacon, stacks on stacks of pancakes and eggs in every shape and form. From breakfast kings to boozy brunch bars we've scoured the city for the best of the best. From us, with love, here's the best brunch restaurants and bars in London. Happy scoffing!
Last updated on 18th January 2018
Aubaine is the perfect stop for a delicious brunch, whether you are a family, a group of friends or tourists exploring Kensington. Serving up charming and contemporary French dishes in a wonderfully quaint venue, you can’t help but smile after a visit there.
Mac & Wild are known for their delicious Scottish produce, and that continues into their brunch. Head to this Liverpool Street venue and you can eat everything from mince on toast to open steak sandwiches. And you can make it bottomless for just £18.
Sitting comfortably in Westminster, Walkers of Whitehall is a quaint cafe that serves delicious brunch dishes, composed only of the finest ingredients available in the capital. From hearty full English breakfasts to light baked goods, the venue's impressive line-up of chefs have let their imaginations run wild, adding a few delicious tweaks and twists to the number of traditional brunch recipes. Based a stone's throw away from Trafalgar Sqaure, you'll struggle to find a better place to eat Brunch in London.
The Good Egg are known for their brunches, with a variety of tasty dishes hailing from Tel Aviv and cooked using their onsite pita oven and smoker. Wash it all down with Bloody Marys, mimosas and pick-me-ups like Cardamon Coffee (vodka and a double espresso) for a true brunch experience.
Burgers. bloody marys and brunch - yep, the team behind Ben's Canteen in Earlsfield seem to offer everything you need to feel great. Head down during the day - on weekdays and on the weekend - and tuck into some freshly made brunch dishes. Pancakes and eggs benedict anyone? Why not try Ben's Canteen Clapham too?
Looking for a casual brunch in West London with dining charm and gastro flair? Give The Waterside a good ol' go. A firm favourite thanks to their stunning views of the Thames, head on down for breakfast inspired bites aplenty.
The team behind Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings in Angel have been creating waves with their idyllic decor, quirky cocktails and hidden basement bar. But really standing out in the crowd is the venue's great brunch menu. Featuring all your favourite dishes and composed of only the freshest ingredients, this is one brunch restaurant in London well worth checking out.
Kilburn Ironworks load up their brunch offering with all manner of delicious treats served every weekend. Come for some granola and a smoothie if you’re feeling something light, or go all out with The Full Ironworks washed down with one of their specialty Bloody Mary’s for a brunch fit for a champion.
Join Mac and Wild Fitzrovia for a foraging experience in Battersea Park before being treated to a wonderful Scottish brunch. It’s the perfect way to find out what’s growing on your doorstep.
For a delicious brunch in a stunning Chelsea members club, there’s only one choice. Beaufort House lays on a spectacular spread featuring light bites like fresh pastries, omelettes and salads as well as hearty burgers and steaks which really is a sight for sore eyes. Fancy a liquid brunch? Why the hell not when you consider the venue’s rich spread of wines, cocktails and champers.
You may have to skip on down to Streatham to get it, but the brunch at The Mere Scribbler is more than worth it. Brought to you in a casual pub setting, The Mere Scribbler kitchen team stick to the classics with avocado, eggs and lashings of toast.
The Perception Bar is open from the morning till night, and with it being the stylish haunt of Leicester Square that it is, it happens to be one of the best brunch destinations around. Whether you are coming for free-flowing bubbles, or detoxing with smoothies, they’ll supply London’s hottest Djs and the tastiest brunch dishes around.
Over at 28West they’re convinced that weekends are for nothing more than kicking back, relaxing and enjoying some lovely brunch with the family. They serve a delicious brunch spread, with guests enjoying anything from Eggs Benedict, a Full English or Salmon and Eggs from as little as £7 a plate. With a range of options for children, there’s every reason to bring the kids along too.
From chorizo hash sprinkled in parmesan through to pancakes covered in blueberries and maple syrup, Stephen St Kitchen is a swanky and delicious spot for a boozy brunch. Come the weekends, they're spicing things up with cocktails and bottomless prosecco.
You’ll get brunch with a beautiful view at Skylark, as alongside their delicious brunch dishes served in a 150-year-old Victorian farm house, they are surrounded by 170 acres of the beautiful Wandsworth Common.
On the look out for a super chilled brunch by the canal? Barge House is your calling card, serving up soul-satisfying grub from their seasonally inspired menu from 10am. Grab yourself a spot by the water and check out the hype around their signature Breakfast in Bread which is exactly what it sounds like.
No one does brunch quite like the French, so get yourself down to Aubaine next time you are after a pre-lunch meal and be delighted by this little slice of Paris in Kensington. Decorated with classic interiors, filled with Parisian charm and offering a menu packed with delicious flavours, next time you’re planning a trip to France, you won’t have to travel far.
Bubbly at brunch? Sounds like a match made in heaven. Villandry's knows what's up, that's for sure. Every Saturday and Sunday you'll find Villandry's knocking up a cracking array of brunching goodies with a choice tipple of either Prosecco or Champagne to accompany your breakfast endeavours. Head to their St James's venue, or check out Great Portland Street for their Prosecco Saturday and Sunday sessions.
The Eagle in Ladbroke Grove has become something of a West London favourite, thanks to its new partnership with Truman tank beers. Based just a short stroll from the area's tube station, the venue's chefs have created a menu that perfectly pairs with the fresh tank beers on offer behind the bar. Guests can expect to enjoy a range of gastro pub classics and hearty British roast dinners here.
There’s nothing quite like an Indian style brunch at Calcutta Street. Head into their venue packed with neon signs, hand-painted murals, art work and film posters, and you can indulge in a menu of Indian street food style plates made with British produce and Indian spices.
Find yourself gushing over avocados, eggs and hollandaise sauce come sun up on a Sunday? Never fear, The Drift are here. A darling spot for brunch and breakfast in Liverpool Street, The Drift boast their breakfast menu all Sunday long, with the likes of blueberry pancakes and maple syrup coming in at a delicious £7.95.
While many may not consider a burger restaurant in London as their first picking for an afternoon spent devouring brunch, let The Fire Stables in Wimbledon convince you otherwise. Join them for the likes of Ox springs, cured ham, fried hens eggs, chilli, sourdough toast and more.
Brunch just took on a whole new dimension at Mommi's. Pushing the boundaries on what now seems to be your bog standard British brunch, Mommi offers you an international hybrid of Japanese and South American cuisines so your breakfast endeavors can go a bit global. Yes, there's purple potato pancakes to be had and yes, there's even ceviche.
While they may be noted for their top selection of cocktails, Clapham Junction's Suburb SW11 is also a name face when it comes to brunch in South London. Head on down for a delicious menu the likes of eggs benedict alongside free flowing prosecco should the afternoon take you.
The Clapham North is a characterful spot in South London that boasts all the brilliant things you'd expect to find in a cosy, homely pub. From the exposed brick walls and the simple, yet charming furniture, the venue perfectly balances tradition with edge, offering an experience that can't be rivalled. Central to the pubs success is its wonderful brunch menu. With potent Bloody Marys and other cocktails framing proceedings here, the brunch menu is full of hearty classics, including Eggs Benedict, American style pancakes and delicious waffles.
This gorgeous, sleek and sophisticated Mayfair restaurant offers one of the best brunches in London. With a delicious cocktail selection that takes your favourite brunch drinks to the next level, be prepared to lose your sense of self over their amazing menu that serves everything from Wagyu beef sliders to the May Fair Bar's signature french toast.
If you're wandering around the quaint cobbled streets of Covent Garden and want a brunch destination to match, Mabel's is about as charming as they come in Central London. Cooking up mean brunches in London for affordable prices, you can sit back and enjoy the cutsey surroundings of this sophisticated eatery with some Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mabel on the side.
Your hangover doesn’t even stand a chance against a Battersea brunch restaurant like Bababoom. Not only do they offer a delicious selection of gourmet kebabs for you to feast on, there’s traditional brunch options and the opportunity to make your hair-of-the-dog unlimited for one hour.
Looking for a great brunch restaurant in London with more than just a few options to satisfy? Tuck into everything from corn fritters to a full English breakfast as Exhibit B in Streatham are churning out the very best in big, breakfast plates.
Wildly successful pop-up Cottons has found a permanent home in Vauxhall. Head to the Caribbean restaurant to find a hot mix of sunny dishes, cocktails and a great weekend brunch.
Craving a humble breakfast in King's Cross? Then we've just the jolly for you. Not only a top base when it comes to coffee and craft beer, those headed down for brunch can enjoy classic breakfast places in a selection of themed rooms.
Blues Kitchen serves up a storm throughout the week, but shines over the weekend when it opens for brunch - whether you're battling a hangover, or enjoying a lazy Saturday, wash all that carby goodness down with one of their craft beers or a Bloody Mary. Don't miss out on a weekend at Blues Kitchen Camden, one of our recommended spots for brunch in London.
The Sipping Room is a sleek restaurant in East London that serves delicious brunch dishes to Canary Wharf's hungry workers. Open seven days a week, each dish served here is made using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. On top of that, the cocktail is composed of the quirkiest concoctions that the mixologists could think of.
Offering Londoners the perfect Saturday daytime party, the Lucky Voice Karaoke team in Islington are pulling out all the stops with their brunch offering. For £35, each person will be treated to 2 hours of bottomless cocktails alongside a selection of bagels and all their favourite party tunes played by the resident DJs. With an hour of karaoke between 2-3 PM, there are few better ways to spend your Saturday in London.
Across the weekend, head down to The Jam Tree for your dose of brunching nirvana where a menu of Full English plates, plump poached eggs and Americana heavy fuel take centre stage. Fill up on their fantastic foods and for £15 you can lap up their bottomless, unlimited prosecco offer for some boozy brunching mayhem.
Breakfast for, well, breakfast, lunch and dinner? The Fable have no qualms about providing you with these neat treats all day long. Piled high brunch plates and dashing drinks come as standard at The Fable where you can tuck into smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for just £7.95, all darn day on on a Sunday.
Kick start your day with a little edible excess courtesy of Quaglino's and their infamous spread when it comes to mid-morning munchies and boozy brunches. Harbouring a menu crafted of European cuisines fused with Middle Eastern flavours, this West End bar is a stage to dazzle the palette; these guys do brunch like no other.
The renowned Basement Galley team are returning to their Walthamstow tube carriage for a series of supper clubs and some of the best brunches in London. With Burns Night, Valentine's Day and Mothers' Day brunches on offer, there's something for every upcoming celebration.
Brunch at Balans is pretty much a London traditional, serving up several tasty continental treats in the morning/afternoon – and while you’re at it, why not grab a cocktail or glass of prosecco.
Stephen St Kitchen near Tottenham Court Road take their brunching seriously with a huge menu of breakfast food. With everything from pancakes and eggs to steak and oats, this is the perfect place to stop by before hitting the shops on Oxford Street - plus there's a bottomless Prosecco option.
Put your brunch on turbo charge with Dirty Bones Soho's morning offerings. The sexy spot will stuff you with slow-cooked meats, cheesy burgers and boozy iced coffees.
The Refinery serves up all sorts of tasty treats in an airy, rustic environment in Fitzrovia. It’s a cracking choice whether you’re after an indulgent Full English, American-styled waffles or a few fresh pastries, and there’s always a couple of delightful Bloody Marys to wash it down. And best of all? Their Sunday breakfast menu runs all day long!
With award-winning coffee and an all-day brunch, The Gentlemen Baristas Store Street is a brilliant spot for brunch in central London. Located in Fitzrovia, this relaxed spot is perfect for whiling away an afternoon, as well as putting on coffee lessons so you can learn to make the best brew.
Housed in a Grade-II listed building and serving prime cuts of meat, Meat People in Angel has always been a North London favourite. It just got even better as they introduced their brunch menu; head down from 10am for bottomless brunch and piles of bacon.
Known for its quirky afternoon teas, Little Nan's bar also hosts one of the best brunches in London. With cocktail teapots and cheesy fries served in teacups, it's one of the kookiest brunch events out there.
Make your way over to Fulham for a basement brunch with a serious side of cool as Below The Cut serves up Beats, Brunch and Bellinis. There are dishes such as a chargrilled hanger steak and buffalo mozarella all washed down with bottomless bellinis.
Sea Containers brings a fusion of the best American and British inspired food to a beautiful dining space beside the Thames. Join them for brunch and you’ll find yourself in for a treat, with freshly prepared goods from the bakery, your classic egg-based choices and a neat little range of seafood based options - we’re talking crab on toast and ceviche - to cater for all tastes. There’s freshly-pressed juices, Bloody Mary’s and bottomless Prosecco on offer to wash it all down.
This menu has it covered with an array of early morning treats for your perusal. Whether you're a porridge person, a health conscious fruit salad kind of customer or if you're in it for the Full English Breakfast shebang, you're taste buds are sorted in this trendy retreat.
The Lillie Langtry is a homely pub located a few paces from West Brompton train station in West London. Blending traditional with contemporary, the pub boasts a Victorian cocktail lounge downstairs and a kitchen that serves both brunch dishes a selection of different meats from their grill menu. Better still, the bar is constantly stocked with local ales, craft beers and fine wines.
Brunch should be enjoyed with cool reggae as the soundtrack, but while you feast on their selection of tasty Jamaican bites, enjoy 90 minutes of unlimited rum punch too.
A homely, cosy favourite for Putney’s locals, the Coat & Badge is a great spot for brunch tucked away from the madding crowds of the high street. Expect a classic spread featuring smoked bacon BLT on brioche, smashed avo and poached egg on toast and eggs benedict on an English muffin, with champagnes, Bloody Mary’s, juices and coffees to wash it down with.
The Botanist is a stylish Sloane Square restaurant that serves up delicious modern British cuisine. Their brunch and Sunday roasts are especially popular and hearty. With a relaxed vibe and comfy seating it is the perfect place to spend a long afternoon with friends and family. The drinks are sure to compliment your dish as well! Book a table online.
Brunch doesn’t have to be all smashed avocado with eggs florentine, ya know? If you’d prefer something a little more indulgent, Bounce in Shoreditch have the answer. Promising the three P’s (pizza, prosecco and ping-pong), you’ll enjoy 90 minutes of unadulterated table tennis and a limitless helping of specialty pizzas at this fun brunch with a twist. Naturally, bottomless prosecco is included, and there’s some sweet tunes provided by DJs from Hoxton Radio.