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.
Top 50 Brunch Spots 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.
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.
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.
Go hungry when heading to Senor Ceviche on Charlotte Street as their brunch offering is massive. Along with free flowing win and prosecco, the meal includes four plates, meaning you can feast on the likes of Peruvian chicken wings, slow-cooked pork ribs, and the signautre ceviche dishes.
With a delicious range of dishes on offer, Timmy Green is one of London top brunch spots. From smashed avo to steak and eggs, you can turn up for the breakfast spreads and stay for the delicious cocktails.
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.
The world renowned Nobu is dishing up sushi and Japanese plates when it comes to brunch in Shoreditch. Set in the hubbub of East London, the space cooks up a Saturday special of unlimited access to their brunch bar and a choice of main dishes such as red shrimp tempura or banana soy french toast.
Chicken and cheese filled naans, flat breads stuffed with egg and spiced lamb, and tandoori chicken are just a few of the dishes that grace Cinnamon Bazaar's menu. And the decor is equally as colourful, with an emerald green bar and cute wooden tables bringing a taste of India to Covent Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty enough to shake off any hangover, Wringer + Mangle is a Hackney stalwart. Not far from London Fields, the space is great for a refuel with brunch dishes giving a gourmet twist; think huevos rancheros, Cornish scallops and black pudding, and a BBQ smoked bacon cheese burger.
Get down to Bababoom for all your brunch needs. Their specific brunch menu offers up everything from eggy bread to full-blown kebabs – made from delicious Persian flat bread and charcoal grilled meats, of course – as well as an unlimited alcohol option. And you'll get all of this while sitting in a fun, relaxed environment – literally everything you want.
One of the sexiest brunches in the business, COYA in Mayfair is putting a South American spin on things. Sure, it's on the pricier end of the scale, but the menu is worth every penny, with several courses of fresh fish, ceviche dishes, and dreamy churros with dulce de lece dipping sauce - as well as plenty of pisco sours to wash it down.
The new venture from the folks behind Sky Garden, VIVI is a visual paradise with a 60s vibe running throughout. Sit at the tables along the windows or in the candy pink centre and check out the British menu which is a homage to the swinging decades with dishes including a prawn cocktail and bubble and squeek.
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.
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.
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.
The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen is a quaint haven that offers guests an escape from the bustling, never-resting streets of London. But the real attraction here is the laid-back, sophisticated weekend brunch menu. Carefully crafted, using only the finest British ingredients available, their flavoursome dishes go perfectly with their long line-up of cocktails, spirits, beers and freshly made juices.