Best for Brunch

Best for Brunch

Brunch is a wondrous meal. A magical cross of opposites, breakfast and lunch, sweet and savoury, that basically justifies making a meal out of dessert and getting quite squiffy before midday. What’s not to love? That said, there is nothing more disappointing then a bad brunch. This is something you have to get out of bed on the weekend for for pete’s sake!  Luckily, these bad boys are well worth a bit of rise and shine.

  • The Wolseley

    160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB
    020 7499 6996 | website

    Bright and airy Viennese café - beloved by celebs and suits alike - serves delish, European-style dishes from early 'til late (for London anyway).

  • The Providores and Tapa Room

    109 Marylebone High St, W1U 4RX
    020 7935 6175 | website

    Kiwi eatery serves quirky plates throughout the day.

  • The Delaunay

    55 Aldwych, WC2B 4BB
    020 7499 8558 | website

    Delightful euro-bistro bang in the middle of Aldwych.

  • St John Bread & Wine

    94-96 Commercial St, E1 6LZ
    020 3301 8069 | website

    Nose to tail eating at its best in this whitewashed Spitalfields Brasserie.

  • Royal China

    24-26 Baker St, W1U 7AB
    020 7487 4688 | website

    Pricey, but tasty dim sum in an elegant setting.

  • Pearl Liang

    8 Sheldon Square, W2 6EZ
    020 7289 7000 | website

    Chilled-out Chinese does dumplings to die for without breaking the bank.

  • Ozone

    11 Leonard St, EC2A 4AQ
    020 7490 1039 | website

    New Zealand coffee collective hits Shoreditch with superior coffee and an excellent brunch menu.

  • Ottolenghi

    287 Upper St, N1 2TZ
    020 7288 1454 | website

    Irresistibly tasty Med-fusion wunder salads and wickedly good treats in a super chichi setting.

  • Modern Pantry

    48 St John's Square, EC1V 4JJ
    020 7553 9210 | website

    Light and airy Antipodean joint in Clerkenwell doing fun things with fusion-y flavours.

  • Made in Camden

    Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
    020 7424 8495 | website

    Go see a show, don't go see a show, but make sure you hit the Roundhouse's resto for seasonal food with an exotic flair.

  • Lucky 7

    127 Westbourne Park Rd, W2 5QL
    020 7727 6771 | website

    Hamburgers, pancakes and milkshakes, oh my! In a proper US-style diner, too.

  • Lantana Cafe

    13 Charlotte Place, W1T 1SN
    020 7637 3347 | website

    Cute, cult Ozzie-chic café keeps the locals queueing for stylish comfort food.

  • Honey & Co

    25a Warren St, W1T 5LZ
    0207 388 6175 | website

    Dinky Fitzrovia caf does Ottolenghi-style Middle Eastern for ladies that lunch.

  • Greenberry Cafe

    101 Regent's Park Rd, NW1 8UR
    020 7483 3765 | website

    Daylesford Organic meets Ottolenghi in Primrose Hill.

  • Granger & Co.

    175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
    020 7229 9111 | website

    Perfectly polished people populate Granger & Co, a chichi brunch spot for Notting Hillybillies and their offspring.

  • Gail's Kitchen

    11 Bayley St, WC1B 3HD
    020 7323 9694 | website

    Proper food from the guys behind Gail's Bakery - though no-one's going to judge if you just want to eat cake.

  • Embassy East

    285 Hoxton St, N1 5JX
    020 7739 8340 | website

    Keeping it real in Hoxton - great coffee, great food. Simples.

  • Elliot's

    12 Stoney St, SE1 9AD
    020 7403 7436 | website

    Wine bar brings you the best of Borough Market - and you don't even have to cook.

  • Electric Diner

    191 Portobello Rd, W11 2ED
    020 7908 9696 | website

    Long-standing Notting Hill fave has got a facelift and fashion-forward menu.

  • Dishoom

    12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, WC2H 9FB
    020 7420 9320 | website

    Slick, stylish and nostalgically retro Bombay-style caf fires on all cylinders from early ‘til late.

  • Cecconis

    5A Burlington Gardens, W1S 3EP
    020 7434 1500 | website

    Chic and smart all day Italian keeps pulling in the punters from breakfast 'til bedtime.

  • Caravan

    11-13 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QD
    020 7833 8115 | website

    Another Antipodean oasis for coffee obsessives that stands out for its fab food and shabby chic.

  • Balthazar

    4-6 Russell St, WC2B 5HZ
    020 3301 1155 | website

    Uber popular New York export dishes out French comfort food in style.

  • Amoul's

    14 Formosa St, W9 1EE
    020 7286 6386 | website

    Little Lebanese and total local gem.

  • A. Wong

    70 Wilton Rd, SW1V 1DE
    020 7828 8931 | website

    Light and modern morsels of dim sum, yes please!

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Comments (5)

  • Daniel

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    This doesn’t sound very “brunchy!” (and in fact does not do breakfast)

    Hawksmoor Spitalfields
    157 Commercial St, E1 6BJ
    020 7426 4850 | website

    A meat-lover’s paradise in central Spitalfields, heralded as one of the best steak joints in London.

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    • admin

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      Hi Daniel,

      You’re right. They used to do the Hawksmoor breakfast at Spitalfields on weekends, but no more. If you have a free weekday breakfast it’s well-worth checking out at the Guildhall branch though. It’s a total meat odyssey.

      Reply

  • Josh

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    Excellent for breakfast/brunch. Similar to the Wolseley

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    • admin

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      Josh, good shout, we agree with you on the Delauney. Don’t worry, we should have a review up shortly.

      Reply

  • Igor

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    Coffee Workshop cannot be missing from this!

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