Top 10 Brunch Spots in London

September 28, 2022
Top brunch spots in London - where to get brunch in London

Nothing quite makes the day better than enjoying a delicious meal with friends. While I love having dinner at any of the top spots across London, brunch is another unique way to connect. 

Breakfast or Lunch?  If you can’t decide and want to go for the brunch option, then stay tuned to discover 10 of London’s best spots for brunch.  Regardless of budget and location, this video will feature some great options for you to experience.  

Seabird, 14th Floor of the Hoxton Hotel Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Road, South Bank SE1 8NY – for seafood and design

Located in South Bank, Seabird is a gorgeous hot spot for the design-lover. On the 14th floor of the Hoxton Hotel, this stylish restaurant in London gives diners a brunch on Sundays that you’ll be glad you didn’t miss. 

Seabird’s fresh seafood menu is exquisite. They even have London’s longest oyster list! 

For Sunday brunch their high end seafood menu doesn’t disappoint. With options including crab claw omelette, lobster waffle, and their take on the Afternoon Tea – Afternoon Sea – you’ll have plenty of choice.  

If you prefer to have a larger option, you can enjoy one of their sharing dishes, exclusively created for brunch. The whole lobster rice looks divine, and is perfectly matched with their bloody mary – an essential for any London brunch!. 

Brunch is only available on Sundays, so early booking is advised. If you can snap up a place on their terrace, you can sit back and enjoy sweeping views across the city while you catch up over their seafood delights. 

The Good Egg, Kingly Court, Soho, W1B 5PW – for middle eastern comfort food

This Stoke Newington favourite, The Good Egg has more recently expanded to Soho and the local residents are delighted! 

Middle East-inspired brunches are available before the dinner rush, so you can indulge in their budget-friendly comfort food. 

This restaurant showcases the cuisine of Tel Aviv’s street food stalls + the fare sold in the classic Jewish delis, grand old cafés, appetizing stores + bakeries of New York & Montreal.  

Whether it’s their Shakhshuka for just £15, or their Zhoug fried egg cornbread, their small but perfectly formed brunch menu packs a punch. 

Grab a mimosa, or for a real treat, try one of their tahini shakes.  

Plus, the bonus of the brunch being available all day means you can go with friends who may prefer their lunch or breakfast options! 

Brunch is available everyday, 9:30am-5pm

The Daisy Green, 20 Seymour Street, Marylebone W1H 7HX – for an instagram-worthy brunch 

You must visit the flower-filled brunch spot, The Daisy Green in Marylebone which is the original cafe within this gorgeous brunch chain in London. 

The Aussie inspired menus across the various locations in London, use fresh ingredients inspired by Melbourne and Sydney.

Menu items for brunch have both sweet and savoury options. Sweet dishes include blueberry pancakes, or peach melba coconut french toast. 

While their savoury options include smoked salmon royal or the lovingly named “The Bondi” (pronounced “bondeye”). 

This dish has back bacon, poached eggs, chilli and fennel sausage, mushrooms, avocado, house chilli pesto, cold fermented activated charcoal sourdough. 

They have locations on a barge in Paddington, Soho for larger groups, Regent street for their al fresco dining, Victoria for weekend bottomless brunch, and several others. 

You know you’ve picked a great option when each and every location across London still feels unique, yet with delicious brunch options.

Brunch served from 8am –  3:30pm, 7 days a week. They also offer Bottomless brunch from 10am – 3:30pm Monday – Saturday & 12:00pm – 3:30pm on Sundays which offers unlimited mimosas and 1 sweet & 1 savoury dish from their brunch menu for 90 minutes. 

The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG – for a holiday vibe 

Located in Fitzrovia, one of the most upscale and luxury areas in London, is the Mandrake restaurant. The terrace feels like a tropical getaway from the busy streets nearby. 

The hanging green vines, bamboo chairs, umbrellas and resident DJ all add to the tropical vibes you can enjoy when you visit. 

They offer a sharing brunch menu for guests which comes with a choice of drink packages, including a champagne or cocktail option. 

Some of my favourites from the tropical brunch menu include crab and fennel tostada, buttermilk fried chicken bun, and the guatemalan chocolate mouse. 

Unlike my other suggestions, this brunch feels more like a 3 course meal, where you choose items from the starter, main, dessert and unlimited sides.

Brunch is available every Sunday between 12pm – 4pm, and starts from £65 per person for the sharing brunch. 

Park Chinois, 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8EA  – for an Asian brunch like no other

If you really want to add some flair to your brunch, Park Chinois in Mayfair may be the most out there option in London! 

Not only do they offer incredible Asian dining options, including their dim sum, but this is all housed in a quirky venue with performers keeping you entertained. 

The space and the food is inspired by the Shanghai supper clubs of the 1930s. 

Brunch is taken downstairs, with a three course set menu for you to choose from. While you’re spoiled for choice across the starter, and mains, including the delicious stir fried wagyu bavette in a black bean sauce. 

Desserts are seasonal and created by the pastry chef, which you can enjoy as you watch the fire breather take the stage! 

This almost circus-like, club-feel that is delivered in the basement restaurant really makes for an outstanding experience. 

Brunch is served Wednesday to Sunday. 

If you visit in November or December you can enjoy their festive brunch menu! 

The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, Green Park, W1 – for elegant, luxury brunch 

While this relaxed yet elegant cafe in Green Park is only available until 11:30am so technically more breakfast than brunch, it’s a restaurant you must visit.

The location is elegant, and luxurious and there’s even a no-photo rule in place to keep the privacy of the celebrity guests that often pop in.

The cafe feels like an elegant treat in the heart of Mayfair, with fresh grapefruits, silver teapots, and scottish smoked salmon with buttery eggs that are mouth wateringly delicious. 

The servers are suited and feel like a silver-service you’d expect at any michelin starred restaurant across London.

The menu stays quite classic,with pastries and British-specialities including bubble and squeak, or even haggis with duck eggs and whisky sauce! 

Due to its popularity, pre-booking is highly advised as they can be booked up months in advance. 

Breakfast is served Monday – Friday: 7am – 11.30am, and Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 11.30am.

Abuelo, 26 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RS – for relaxed dining 

In the heart of Covent Garden, you’ll find this relaxed and colourful spot for brunch called Abuelo

While the space feels quite small, they haven’t held back on colour and taste. A long, family-style table and countertops filled with home made cakes – take centre stage in the restaurant. 

Spices are used with skilled hands on the dishes available here, that bring together the South American and Australian fusion food thanks to the mother/daughter team from Australia, who use inspiration from their Argentinian heritage.

A barbecue croque monsieur stuffed with slow-cooked pulled pork and caramelised onions is just one of my top picks from this diverse menu. 

As expected thanks to their Argentinian routes, the restaurant takes their coffee very seriously, so if you are a coffee-lover, you’ll never want to leave. 

Brunch is available 9am – 5pm Sunday – Wednesday; and 9am – 6pm Thursday – Saturday. 

45 Jermyn St, St James’s, London SW1y 6JD – For a traditional British breakfast

Located just at the back of Fortnum & Masons, 45 Jermyn Street is a popular spot for a British breakfast in St James’.

The bright orange leather sofas bring a brightness to the space, and the quirky interiors are sure for a fun and uplifting way to start your day. 

Breakfast here is eclectic, from full English to soft crumpets topped with duck eggs, you can dine on any of the items with the classic Fortnum & Mason tea or coffee. 

You must give yourself a little extra time to peruse the store before you sit down and indulge yourself! 

Brunch is available Monday-Friday 7.30-11.00am and Saturday-Sunday 8.00-11.00am. 

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Rd, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HU – for the original bottomless brunch 

While you may normally just walk by this black-painted building, you’ll want to step inside the Bourne and Hollingsworth buildings in Clerkenwell for delicious brunch options. 

The restaurant offers elegant and relaxed dining for their Saturday brunch, with ferns and plants strewn across the bright airy walls and ceilings, you are transported to a garden-like escape in the city. 

This is the place for an elegant yet laid-back Saturday brunch. The brunch here is in fact one of the first to offer bottomless brunch options to London, so you can enjoy one of their incredible bellinis and cocktails. 

Their Crab and Lobster dog is worth the surcharge if you’re feeling super-hungry for your brunch, as it includes poached egg, hollandaise sauce, toasted brioche hot dog bun, french fries! 

They also offer sweet dishes with the stacked pancakes options to satisfy any American looking for a classic American breakfast! 

Brunch for two starts at  around £35 (without cocktails) and is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 4pm. 

Sunday in Brooklyn, Notting Hill, 98 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU – New York style brunch

Talking about a classic American breakfast, you are in for a little piece of New York when you visit Sunday in Brooklyn located in Notting Hill. 

Take in the gorgeous pastel houses of Notting Hill, and then fill up on the buttermilk pancakes on offer here. 

The restaurant is cool, and has deep rich modern interiors, with outside seating for those warmer mornings (or if you can’t grab a seat inside due to the busy Saturday rush!).

If buttermilk pancakes aren’t tickling your fancy, you can choose from their healthy chia pudding, steak and eggs, or a New York classic –  biscuits and gravy! 

The restaurant is open for brunch Wednesday to Sunday although if you are heading there on a Saturday and Sunday pre-booking is limited and space is saved mainly for walk-ins. : 

Brunch is available Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-4.30pm

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