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Top 50 Brunches in London
Brunch has quickly become everyone's favourite meal of the day, bypassing breakfast and jumping straight over the 5 o'clock packet of biscuits. From pancakes covered in syrup and fruit to delicious, condiment filled burgers, these dishes are now considered by many to offer the ultimate hangover cure. And with such demand, some of London's experienced restauranteurs have tested the water, letting their imaginations run wild and creating a number of unique, frivolous brunch events. So with no more gilding the lily, here's our list of the top 20 best brunch spots in London.
Elevate your weekend plans by climbing aboard Darcie & May Green's colourful narrowboat. Permanently docked on the Grand Union Canal in Paddington, this beautiful London brunch spot is known for its offering of Aussie-inspired cuisine and fruity tipples.
One of Soho's most beautiful brunch spots, Ruby's is a wonderland of chic marble tables, low-hanging lights and pretty green foliage. And while the interiors may be refined, Saturdays are anything but, with live DJs, free-flowing prosecco and a menu bursting full of tasty plates, from corn fritters to colourful poke bowls.
Sipping on free-flowing bubbles with your toes in the sand? Fulham pop-up Neverland is bringing the beach to you this summer, complete with sandy floors, seaside vibes and a tasty bottomless brunch. Taking place every Sunday, this experience is the perfect way to unwind.
Party brunches? Supa Dupa Fly know what they're up to. Voted some of the best hip hop and R&B nights out in the city, join them for Old Skool antics, bottomless drinks, afrobeats and more as they host events ALL year round.
Head over to this pretty Spitalfields restaurant where they'll be serving up a phenomenal brunch spread every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy free-flowing prosecco or Champagne alongside three courses of delicious food including eggs benedict, miso-glazed aubergine and french toast.
No London brunch list is complete without the likes of Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings in Islington. A space that has long filled Instagram's feed, the restaurant is filled with plants, floral prints, and quirky furniture. If you're making a day of it, book one of their private rooms.
A stalwart on London's brunch scene, Megan's certainly know how to kick your weekend off right. With venues spanning the city, from Clapham to Islington, you're never far from their signature blue-checkered table cloths, twinkling fairy lights and healthy breakfast plates. Better yet? You can add 90-mins of unlimited fizz to your dish for just £20.
If cool and quirky is your brunch aesthetic, The Little Yellow Door has got you covered. The original flatmate space, the house/restaurant brings comforting vibes and cool music to Notting Hill. Brunch takes place on Saturday, with guilty pleasures that include pancakes and chicken wings, Full Mexican breakfast, and truffle cheese burgers.
Far from your conventional brunch in London, the team at The Candlemaker combine copious amounts of alcohol with delicious brunch dishes; and let's not forget the all-important sprinkling of Bingo. Hosted by the Tina Turner Tea Lady, expect to find on their menu Eggs Benedict, tangy Bloody Marys and all the fruity Mimosas a person can handle, this is one of London's quirkier brunch specials.
With looks like this, it's little wonder Restaurant Ours is a hangout for the A-list. One of West London's prettiest spaces, the restaurant boasts a flower wall, gigantic tree and velvet furnishings, along with a three-course breakfast menu that will set you up for the rest of the day.
Soak in that sunshine while getting nicely boozed on cocktails at Vauxhall Food & Beer Gardens bottomless brunch. The colourful alfresco spot is offering you and your pals a brilliant morning feast, complete with two whole hours of unlimited tipples and a wide selection of international street food.
The gang at Soul Serious have been known to throw some of the biggest bashes around, and now they're back, with another series daytime celebrations. Expect live music courtesy of world-class artists along with summer cocktails and tasty brunch plates.
Found near the ever-buzzing Southbank, The Green Room is a gorgeous light and airy spot, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and a luscious garden outside. Bottomless brunch here includes unlimited cocktails along with a choice of tasty pizzas or classic breakfast dishes.
If you're searching for quirky places to have brunch in London, then look no further than Chelsea Funhouse's Jolie. Inspired by French travels, the menu will have you tucking into a range of crepes and croque madams, while the fabulous space is filled with plush sofas, vibrant decor and a Champagne puking unicorn.
With an abundant amount of chicken drumsticks, Jerk chicken burgers and beef chilli, the team behind this event invite guests to a secret location for an afternoon they won't forget. Washing down all the great grub, there's bottomless cocktails for one hour, before lip sync battles and 90s-themed dance offs get started.
Guests are invited to a secret location, where the team at Hip Hop Brunch will serve a stunning 3-course meal composed of perfectly cooked Southern cuisine and delectable cocktails. Once you feel ready to burst, the dancing and karaoke starts. We love all things Tupac and NWA, so this unique London brunch easily makes it onto our top 20 list.
The best brunches in London? Lantana Cafe is serving up Australian breakfast fare to hungry diners seven days a week. Hit up the Old Street restaurant where you'll find a beautiful mural, an outdoor terrace and a menu of tasty dishes, including courgette bread and corn fritters topped with bacon.
Bringing a slice of Mexico City to the heart of London Bridge, Santo Remedio is perfect for those looking for something a little bit different. Sip on spicy margaritas whilst you tuck into a selection of street food staples, from tasty tostadas to vibrant fish tacos.
Going to make it a big one? Brunch in London doesn't get much bigger than Gaucho's Electro menu, which includes a mad two hours of cocktails AND food. Head with an empty stomach and get ready to scoff the likes of steak and eggs, chorizo, and avocado, with a porn star martini or three on the side.
Fire dancers, the hottest garage tunes from a DJ, bottomless rum punch and a two-course fest are all on the menu at Glitterfest Brunch. The fabulously OTT crew are adding some sparkle to your weekend as they take to Proud Embankment for a day that is sure to be unforgettable.
This colourful little beauty is a no-brainer for those of you looking for fun things to do when the weekend rolls around. Head to Shoreditch where Barrio will be waiting with party tunes, spice rum sangria and juicy burgers at one of its fabulous bottomless brunch events.
A former warehouse has been turned into a dining dream with LINO, the modern British eatery. Nab a sofa or booth and work your way through a smart menu that includes a meaty Full English comprised of bone marrow beans. For dessert we recommend one of the pretty cocktails.
Shuffleboard and brunch collide at one of the most fun bottomless events in the city. Head down to London Shuffle as you not only take on the game, you take on their signature pizzas alongside bottomless prosecco or beer.
One of the top 50 brunches in London, Bashment Brunch is bringing Carnival vibes to secret locations across the city. Expect the party to be in full swing, with unlimited rum punch, Carribbean eats and a soundtrack of reggae, soca and dancehall hits.
Prosecco and pizza; probably the most enticing use of alliteration we've heard in a while. Signposted by delicious food and drink, and framed by darts competitions, the Fight Club's weekly brunch draws in the crowds with their lively, care-free atmosphere. The cool venues are perfect for groups of friends and families hoping to fill their weekend with laughter and light-hearted fun.
One of our top picks for a boozy brunch in London, Aviary serves gourmet cuisine with a side of bottomless Champagne. Available seven days a week, the menu includes fresh seafood, premium steaks and mouthwatering puddings.
If you're looking to impress then Balthazar is the place for you. The fine dining restaurant in Covent Garden is dishing up a luxurious brunch menu of steak tartare, New York pancakes and eggs royale alongside high quality bubbles.
Touting contemporary interiors, swish velvet furnishings and plenty of greenery, Lost Society in Putney is an urban oasis. Pulling out all the stops for their spectacular brunch parties, the team here serve non-stop prosecco and mimosas to a backdrop of pumping music and sweet-smelling dishes.
Blues Kitchen on Camden High Street have quickly become one of our top 20 best brunch spots in London. Beautifully decorated with a distinctive rustic theme, their menu of classic Southern dishes and delectable cocktails offer an amazing culinary experience, with thick pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit and all your favourite egg-based dishes.
Located at the Northern end of the Thames, this gorgeous bar and restaurant is serving up brunch with some serious views. Tuck into their decadent selection of breakfast and brunch plates, washed down with some excellent sparkling wines and unparalleled views across the river.
Not far from Old Street, The Jones Family Project is using a wood-fired grill in magical ways. Their brunch offering runs Monday - Saturday until 5pm and includes the likes of a full English (using Ginger Pig sausages and bacon), along with Eggs Benedict and beef sarnies.