Pretty Brunches in London

It's the age-old question: what came first, the brunch or the Instagram? We all love to order lashings of avo, salmon and eggs, but if it's not on the 'gram did it even happen? Whether you're after a floral backdrop, pastel pink walls or a sun-trap terrace, this list of beautiful venues needs #nofilter. Check out our top picks of the prettiest places to eat brunch in London below. 

Last updated on 1st December 2020




El Pirata

103 user reviews 5

Whether you came for the Instagrammable plates, thirst-quenching wines or rustic interior, El Pirata has something for everyone. Check out the Mayfair restaurant for deliciously authentic Spanish dining.

Humble Grape Islington

164 user reviews 5

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Humble Grape has multiple venues across the city, including in Battersea, Liverpool Street and Fleet Street. Their Islington branch is characterised by its bright and airy interiors, terracotta walls and natural colour palette, all creating the feel of a Mediterranean oasis - the perfect place to escape the chaos of London's busy streets. 

Riding House Cafe

47 user reviews 5

Just a hop and a skip away from Oxford Circus, this centrally located brunch spot is a favourite for hungry weekend shoppers. The New-York inspired eatery has long sharing tables as well as comfy booths and armchairs - perfect for sinking in to with a hot coffee. Their famed brunch menu is served up until 4pm and has a wide variety of dishes to please even the pickiest of eaters. 

Floral By LIMA

11 user reviews 5

This gorgeous Covent Garden brunch spot is the perfect place to fill up before popping down the road to catch a West End matinee. Opt for the 'Chef Selection' menu and receive six Peruvian dishes to share - think beef saltadito, sea bream ceviche and churros dipped in dulce de leche.  

Darcie & May Green

62 user reviews 5

Australian-inspired brunch dishes served up on a fairy-light adorned barge? How a boat that. Paddington based Dacie & May Green is a must-visit for any budding Instagrammers out there - with a cosy ground floor deck and sunny rooftop terrace, this waterborne eatery is sure to elevate your brunching game.

If you're on the hunt for a beautiful brunch, Megan's will not disappoint. Regularly frequented by the well-heeled residents of West London (including a few familiar faces from Made in Chelsea), this Mediterranean-style eatery is known for its signature dishes including their moreish Turkish cheese fondue and baked shakshouka. 

Avenue

2 user reviews 4

Perfectly perched in Mayfair, Avenue is easily one of London's prettiest brunch destinations. Settle into their plush surroundings before diving into a menu of seasonal British cuisine with a particular focus on quality fish and seafood, with perfectly paired bottles to boot. 

Mare Street Market

5 user reviews 4

One of the most beautiful places for brunch in London, Mare Street Market is serving up weekend feasts in Hackney. Grab a table in the cool space and tuck into Turkish eggs with flatbread, poached peaches on French toast, black bean burgers or smashed avo on sourdough whilst sipping on a steaming cup of coffee.