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.

Last updated on 15th March 2023

El Vino - Various Sites

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.

Lillie Langtry, Fulham

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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.

People's Park Tavern

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. 

Balans Cafe Bar - Various Sites

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.

Tank & Paddle Bishopsgate, London

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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. 

The Prince Albert Camden

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. 

Smiths of Smithfield

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.