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 October 2016
Undeniably one of Chelsea's leading lights, Bumpkin is perfect for brunch if you find yourself in West London. Set in a striking three storey Georgian townhouse, the venue goes to great lengths to ensure that its authentic, seasonal British food is carefully sourced from trusted suppliers all over the UK. There's plenty of choice to give you that mid-morning boost in an impressive setting.
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.
While many may not consider a burger restaurant in London as their first picking for an afternoon spent devouring brunch, let Burgershack and Bar 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.
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.
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.
Spice up your Saturday morning at Vinoteca Farringdon-- one of London's most deliciously unique brunch restaurants. Head over to Farringdon to sip on a selection of Spain's finest wines, and indulge in distinctly Mediterranean digs such as Seville orange marmalade and toast, and gypsy eggs with a grilled garlic bloomer.
Balham-ites unite, as one of the coolest venues in town boasts a bottomless London brunch that's set to impress. Brimming with favoured breakfast bites in their Balcony restaurant, join The Exhibit as their bottomless brunch boasts unlimited bloody marys or prosecco for just £20 each.
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 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!
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.
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.
This pub in Shoreditch is named after Frances Nelson, the wife that Lord Nelson abandoned for a mistress. Dating back to the 1830s, the venue is drenched in tradition, and welcomes guests from all over the capital with their hearty weekend brunch menu, composed of classic British teas, eggs benedict and all the pancakes you can eat. Alongside a range of locally brewed craft beers, natural wines and craft cocktails, this quaint pub is famous for it's intriguing range of Bloody Marys.
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.
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.
Blueberry bar and kitchen has a lovely menu for a Sunday brunch in London or any other occasion of morning indulgence with blueberry pancakes as a signature treat. After your meal you can lounge in the home-like charm and comfort of this Shoreditch bar or hit the ping pong table.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Happenstance is a London bar that leads the way for tasty brunches in London. The mouth-watering food menu uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients, that culminate in one of London's best brunches. Choose between beef, chicken, pork belly and many more. You can wash this all down with a selection of fine and sparkling wines, or one of the seven strong Blood Marys.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving delicious crêpes and ice-cold cocktails, Shutterbug is the latest bar in East London to offer a compelling, dessert infused cocktail menu. Perfect for brunch, the team behind this venture have really let their creative side flow. Whether you’re sipping your way through a potent, tequila-based Mexican Bug or chomping down on a nutella slathered crêpe, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a few extra grams of sugar in your blood.
It's all happening South of the river at brunch time as Adventure Bar Clapham Junction cracks out one corker of a deal. With their Badass Brunch deal in tow, guests can sit and simmer down amongst brimming plates, bottomless Bloody Mary's, and mimosas for just £12 a pop every Saturday and Saturday. Quit reading, get scoffing.
They may be one of the hottest burger restaurants in London, but it's also no news that Dirty Bones know how to churn out the ultimate brunch. Practically made for hangovers, join them for a boozy brunch that consists of classic brunch dishes with an Americana twist.
Bermondsey Brunch, it just sounds right doesn't it? Head over to Bermondsey Yard Cafe for your breakfast grub needs. The industrial style interior and rustic menu to match will be sure to awake and revive you after a night on the town. If the awakening and reviving from great dishes isn't what you're into, their menu also boasts cocktails and ales to continue to the feeling.
Sitting in on of London's busiest spots, Over Easy offers a great place to grab brunch in London. Catering for whatever mood you might be in, guests can get lost in the stacks of pancakes, served with fresh berries and ricotta cream or perhaps tuck into crab benedict with passion fruit hollandaise. As the day progresses,the venue's craft beer and cocktail menu comes into life. With various American IPA drinks and all your favourite international spirits on offer, you'll find exactly what you're hankering for here.
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.