Abbey is an eclectic, eccentric venue in the centre of the city. It's a bar, restaurant and nightclub that satisfies all moods, and it's particularly great if you're coming by for some food and a few drinks come lunchtime in London.
Boozy Lunch in London
What better time to get the drinks in than as soon as the clock strikes 'almost-socially-acceptable-drinking-time'. Whether you're battling the hangover or just fancy a little lunchtime tipple on the sly, we've rounded up some of our favourite bars for a boozy lunch in London. They all serve food of course - we wouldn't want you getting too drunk now, would we? Take a peek at our recommended spots for a boozy lunch in London.
Based just a stone's throw away from its original sister venue, Tank and Paddle Bishopsgate hopes to draw in the city's many busy workers with its comfort food offering, fun games and home brewed pints of beer. While the kitchen staff roll out freshly made stone-baked pizzas, the bar is busy serving home brewed pints of craft beer and real ale, all created in the giant tanks that stand behind the bar. Created with those boozy lunches in mind, this venue deals exclusively in fun vibes.
Looking to impress? Gather your best guys and girls and head to this central London hotspot for some bottomless munching. Drinks are just as good as the dishes, so expect mouthwatering seafood, meaty classics and lunchtime signatures paired with stunning surroundings.
Whether you're tucking into the set lunch menu or going a la carte with beef tartare and roasted aubergine, wash it all down with a mouthwatering selection of wines (red, white and orange included), Champagne and modern cocktails at XR.
The Lillie Langtry is a homely pub located a stone's throw away from Earls Court 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. Whether you're catching up with mates after work or enjoying a pub lunch with your family, this West London pub promises to please.
When you're hungry and you just so happen to be headed for Angel, there's only one casual and cool destination for it, and that's John Salt. Head on down for Americana bites alongside a roster of top cocktails for a premium boozy lunch in London.
The Jones Family Project is carving out quite a reputation for itself when it comes to delivering delectable, stylish and innovative cocktails. There's a selection of twenty-eight wines available by the glass or carafe, too, and when you throw in an excellent grilled meat and seafood - inspired choice of dishes, you've got a well-rounded candidate for your boozy lunch.
Do lunch the right way (with some cheeky boozing) and head to Ask For Janice where you'll find all manner of glorious liquors and tipples to satisfy your afternoon hankerings. Dig in to fresh lunch plates, light bites or something to graze on here where plush foods come as standard and you can pair your nosh with over 60 draught and bottled beers, some wine or choose form 40 Gins.
Offering up a range of delicious pizzas, juicy burgers and zingy wings, Putney's Lost & Co is great option for a midday munching. Throw in a cocktail or two and you've got the makings of an excellent meal.
Are you after a boozy lunch in Clapham? Ditch your usual hangout for something a little more charming, as this watering hole brings you tasty food and a daily brunch menu from the comfort of the indoor restaurant to the sun-soaked terrace out front.
Smith of Smithfields is a colourful venue that prides itself on catering for every mood. Decorated with distinctly rustic decor, the restaurant's talented team of chefs work with the best cuts of meat that Britain's farmers have to offer, butchering, seasoning and grilling each cut on site before serving it to the many guests that walk through the door. To help wash the copious amounts of comfort food down, the bar offers 60 different types of craft beer and an array of handcrafted cocktails.
If you're hanging out around Victoria Park one morning with the gang and want a good boozy lunch nearby, then you could do no better than People's Park Tavern. There isn't anywhere quite like it, or indded anywhere that makes you feel so happy to be a Londoner - with its amazing parkside location, friendly daytime atmosphere, great hearty pub menu, and creative craft beers you won't ever want to leave.
For a delicious boozy 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. With the venue's spread of wines, cocktails and champers it would be rude not to make it a boozy one.
Venture Northwards for a little pub lunch special with plenty of booze. Angel's the Nags Head is a quaint pub oozing country side charm with its wooden décor and laid-back atmosphere, perfect for settling down with some hearty pub grub and pint (or two). Wood fired pizzas and the usual spread of burgers, sandwiches and steaks are on offer at this classic drinking den.
When it comes to a dose of lunch and drinks in London, there's one top location set in the heart of Camden that's promising a hearty level of both. Not only can you catch gastro inspired bites and British lunchtime fare at Spread Eagle, there's craft beers to boot.
Looking to take the end of this lunchtime in London? Needing a location where the food is hearty and the drinks list is long? Then take to the City of London where The Fine Line are waiting to provide. A cutesy and kitsch gastro joint with the best of London beer, this is a great place to catch something hearty in the middle of the day.
Bringing a sexy taste of the Philippines to Hoxton High Street, Rapsa is a cool industrial style restaurant. With refreshing cocktails and plates such as soft shell crab and Asian takes on ceviche, this spot is perfect for a tasty lunch.
When the menu tells you that prosecco with brunch is only a good thing, you know what you have to do. Come to Balans for brunch and you can enjoy modern brunch dishes washed down by bubbly and cocktails of all sorts.
The Beast of Brixton is a cracking independent joint hidden away on Acre Lane. Perfect if you want to grab some respite from the Brixton buzz, the Beast offers a regularly rotating menu of street food delicacies washed down with customised cocktails and local brews.
Bringing a flavour of Spain to locations all over the City, El Vino focusses on tapas-style sharing plates, as well as wine and cocktails. Dine outside in the summer months or escape the rain and dig into lunch and dinners inside.
Exhibiting all sorts of quirky oddities across their interior, The Prince Albert is a gastro pub in Camden that charms on first glance - even more so when one spots their ever impressive beer and ale selection, most of which have been sourced from local brewers. Pair that with their extra sweet menu of gastro pub classics and you're in for one helluva treat. Head to The Prince Albert, one of our recommended bars for a boozy lunch in London.
From wine and food pairings to beer tastings and a cracking list of craft beers, Lamb and Trotter is a top choice for after-work drinks in the City. Experience a tap takeover or simply roundup your crew and head here for thirst-quenching tipples and top notch service.
Whoeever said the the 70s, and the chicken kiev were merely nods to the past, clearly hasn't had the privilege of a boozy lunch at Coin Laundry. Not only boasting urban, dive inspired interiors that hark back to the 70s, their kievs and cocktails are pure craft.
Headed for a boozy brunch in the City and looking for something not only authentic and British, but brimming with the chance for bubbly come 12? Then we've just the haunt for you. Classic dining with a boozy edge, join St Bart's Brewery for an indulgent lunch in London.
This one'll put a smile on you thirsty face. Innovative mixology features heavily throughout their cocktail menu, alongside a failsafe selection of well-loved classics and a number of low-calorie 'skinnies' - all the more delicious when savoured alongside fresh and seasonally inspired British dishes.