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20 Fantastic Brunch Places in London: An Insider’s Guide

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As a distinctly anti-morning person who loves carbs, I’m always on the lookout for the best brunch places in London since I love food but loathe getting up early.

However, finding the best bottomless brunch London has to offer is about as easy as finding a decent man (or woman) to go out with on Tinder.

And if you’re REALLY hungry, you can also order the full English. Pair it with one of Sparrow’s fresh juices or delicious smoothies for the ultimate foodie experience at one of the best brunch spots in London.

And if you’re REALLY hungry, you can also order the full English. Pair it with one of Sparrow’s fresh juices or delicious smoothies for the ultimate foodie experience at one of the best brunch spots in London.

And if you’re REALLY hungry, you can also order the full English. Pair it with one of Sparrow’s fresh juices or delicious smoothies for the ultimate foodie experience at one of the best brunch spots in London.

And if you’re REALLY hungry, you can also order the full English. Pair it with one of Sparrow’s fresh juices or delicious smoothies for the ultimate foodie experience at one of the best brunch spots in London.

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Where to Stay in London

Not sure where to stay while enjoying some of the many fun brunch places in London? If so then check out my picks for the all-time best hotels in London.

Not only are they well-located, but they’re perfectly suited for any and all budgets.

  • The Z Hotel SOHO (budget) – This well-priced hotel in SOHO is situated inside 12 Georgian-style townhouses. Simple, contemporary rooms here also overlook a beautiful central courtyard and come outfitted with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. There’s even a cute cafe on-site that serves breakfast and snacks.
  • Ibis London City (mid-range) – Located in the always cool neighborhood of Shoreditch, this epic hotel is a 2-minute walk from the tube station and features bright rooms with flat-screen TVs, desks, WiFI, and coffee makers. Breakfast is also available for e fee and there is a complimentary airport shuttle service too.
  • Citizen M Tower of London Hotel (mid-range) – Well-priced rooms at this modern, 4-star hotel come outfitted with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay – complete with floor-to-ceiling windows for stellar views of the area. There’s a fun and funky bar/lounge that serves a delicious breakfast and a wide array of snacks.
  • Conrad London St. James (Luxury) – This ultra-posh, 5-star hotel is a short walk away from both Buckingham Palace and the Victoria and Albert Museum. It also features sleek, modern rooms that feature 42-inch TVs, Nespresso machines, and that offer guests access to a private lounge where complimentary breakfast/afternoon tea is served.

Best Brunch Places in London

1. Dirty Bones in Shoreditch

By: Milly Youngman of Mini Adventures

Delicious Avocado Crumpets from the legendary Dirty Bones in London.

With four locations all across London, each Dirty Bones restaurant has it’s own unique character, making it a great spot to enjoy a fantastic, bottomless brunch in London.

Personally, I love the stylish, Shoreditch location with its high ceilings, light colored walls, charming vintage touches, and large, open windows that let in ample amounts of light.

And if you’re not sure what to order, then try the Avocado Crumpets for £8.50. Because let’s be honest, avocado toast is SOO last Instagram update.

In all seriousness though, the avocado in this dish was refreshingly smooth and laced with a hint of garlic for an extra bit of bite.

The crumpets themselves were warm, buttery, and perfectly toasted, creating a fantastic textural contrast to the creamy avocado.

Plus, a dash of tangy sriracha was added to the hollandaise to create a unique flavor combination that makes your palate sing with happiness as you enjoy one of the best brunch places in London.

And if you need a refreshment, then indulge in the Dirty Bones Bottomless Boozy Brunch where, for an hour and a half, you can enjoy unlimited brunch cocktails for £22 per person.

Address: 1 Club Row, London E1 6JX, United Kingdom

Hours: Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Price: Entrees start at £8.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the Central line to Liverpool Street and walk or catch the bus from there.

2. The Buttery

Decadent brunch at one of the best brunch spots in London, the Buttery at the Lime tree Hotel.
Image sourced from Hotels.com.

Known for serving country-chic dishes in London’s most upscale neighborhood (aka Belgravia), this is one of the best brunch places in London where you CAN and SHOULD order the Nutella French toast.

Because I pinkie promise you will NOT regret it. Other than that, admire the large swath of swank Georgian townhouses in the area before sitting down amidst the wood and velvet imbued decor, complete with tons of greenery to amp up those cozy country vibes.

This is one of the best brunch spots in London that also located on the ground floor of the recently renovated Lime Tree Hotel. So, if you want, you can book a room here before heading down to dine at this epic, street-level cafe.

You’ll also love that the bread here is made fresh at Chestnut Bakery, while all of the pastries come directly from Paul Rhodes Bakery.

And the coffee? Well, their hella awesome brew comes from the caffeine experts over at The Gentlemen Baristas. So, regardless of what you order, you’ll leave feeling full and refreshed after a meal at this fun London brunch spot.

Pro Tip: Try to grab a table in the back garden for the best seats in the house.

Address: 135, 137 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QU, United Kingdom

Hours: Brunch is served from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm daily.

Price: Entrees start at £10.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the District/Circle/Victoria line to Victoria Station and walk from there.

3. Café Biltmore Restaurant & Terrace

Vibrant decor of the restaurant at the Biltmore hotel, which is one of the top brunch spots in London.
Image sourced from Hotels.com

Located inside the swank AF Biltmore Hotel in Mayfair, this is one of the best brunch spots in London that is all about the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and the never-ending Prosecco.

So, step inside this refined eatery and snag a table on their heated outdoor terrace, with tis wealth of greenery.

Take in the delightful sounds of live music from performed by The Traveling Hands before looking at the menu.

Select either a two or three course meal filled with brunch classics that are expertly prepared for you by chefs Paul Waslh and Jason Altherton.

And while everything on the menu is DELISH, you can’t go wrong with Florentine eggs to start followed by some light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes – complete with fresh berries and vanilla cream on top.

Yup, gotta balance all that savory out with a little bit of sweet. Then, as I already alluded to, dig into their signature buttermilk fried chicken on a sweet brioche bun before rounding your entire experience with a little bit of creme brulee for dessert.

Pro Tip: This is also a great pick for the best bottomless brunch London has to offer since they have 90-minute drink packages that start at £39 each and include unlimited Prosecco, bloody Marys, and Mojitos.

Address: 44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP

Hours: Brunch is served on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Price: Two course meals are £ 32.00 per person while three course meals are £38.00 per person.

How to Get There: Take the Piccadilly Line to Green Park or the Central Line to Bond Street and walk from there.

4. Cafe East

By: Gemma and Campbell of Highlands 2 Hammocks

Eggs Benedict from one of the best brunch spots in London.

If you wander down Roman Road, near Mile End, it’s not uncommon to see a long line of people, all queueing in eager anticipation for a hearty snack at one of the best brunch spots in London.

So, follow this line of excited foodies and you’ll see a small, wooden door, with a simple sign in red writing that reads, “Café East”.

Known for being of the top brunch places in London, Café East serves delicious food at a reasonable price.

That’s why, whether you’re in the mood for something classic, like smashed avocado, or something a little more modern, like a vegan fry-up, Cafe East has something that you’re sure to enjoy.

Our personal favorite is the Eggs Benedict on sourdough bread, AKA the ultimate hangover cure.

But trust me, you can’t go wrong with anything that you order here.

You can even chase all this glorious food down with some freshly squeezed orange juice while you rub elbows with your neighbor and take in the restaurant’s warm and cozy atmosphere.

Address: 426 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5LU, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, except on Saturdays when they open at 9:00 am.

Price: Entrees start at around £8.90 each.

How to Get There: Take the Central Line to Bethanl Green and walk/take the bus from there.

5. Wun’s Tea Room

Tucked away in the iconic SOHO neighborhood, Wun’s Tea Room sits on the always busy Greek Street and is a charming, old-world place where you can order an assortment of fusion, European and Hong Kong-style dishes for brunch.

So, opt for a table in the old world tea room upstairs or relax on the ground-floor amidst the speakeasy vibes of this neon-hued bar.

Next, sip on a refreshing Hong Ice Milk Tea, or a Sichuan Jungle Mary if you want something a bit stronger, before ordering their signature, sugar skin Iberico char siu.

It’s basically pork with a crisp skin covered in sugar that is absolutely delicious. However, if you’re not into the meaty goodness, then go with a char siu scramble and egg fried rice instead.

Whatever you do though, do not leave one of the many fun brunch spots in London without ordering a Hong Kong French toast with cheese and peanut butter for dessert.

Trust me, it tastes WAY better than it sounds. The Kaya Butter Toast & Spa Egg is also pretty good too if you’re feeling extra hungry.

Pro Tip: This place is one of the best brunch spots in London that is uber-popular. So, do book your table well in advance.

Address: 23 Greek St, London W1D 4DZ

Hours: Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Price: Smaller entrees start at £5.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the Piccadilly Line to Leicester Square or Covent Garden and walk from there.

6. MILK

By: Jas and Bevan of The Travel Quandary

Breakfast for two at MILK in Balham.

If you’re not a morning person, we guarantee that you will be after devouring brunch at MILK.

With regular queues of ravenous diners snaking down Hildreth Street on most weekend mornings, this eatery’s stellar reputation precedes itself as diners patiently wait to try some of the best coffee in London.

With a strict no reservation policy in place at one of the top brunch spots in London, the staff of MILK will graciously pop outside and take your pre-brunch coffee order as you wait for an available table.

Once inside, you’ll enjoy an array of ingredients that are sourced from fantastic, local suppliers like Cackleberry Farm in Gloucestershire, Cann Mills in Dorset, and Northiam Diary in Sussex.

Even the coffee beans used in their legendary single origin espressos are imported from specialty coffee roasters like The Barn in Berlin and Koppi Coffee Roasters in Sweden.

Then, when you’re ready to order, try “The Convict” if you’re looking for full English fare.

However, you also can’t go wrong with the “Young Betty”, which consists of two poached eggs, served with roasted butternut squash, atop some crispy, sourdough bread.

Pro Tip: This place is card only and they have an amazing, weekend special that consists of buckwheat pancakes with pink navel, pistachio yuzu cannoli, matcha white chocolate cremeaux, citrus marmalade, white chocolate crunch and yuzucello syrup.

Address: 18-20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Price: Entrees start at £8.50 each.

How to Get There: Take the Northern Line to Pelham station and walk from there.

7. Decimo

This suave and sophisticated restaurant near King’s Cross can be found on the 10th floor of The Standard London.

It’s a sleek, upscale eatery that serves refined, Spanish/Mexican fusion fare like Iberico pork, gambas rojas, and even tacos.

Plus, if you decide to swing by for brunch, you’ll be treated to live music and an array of expertly curated small plates that are brought to you by Michelin-star chef, Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.

Do yourself a favor though and start off with a giant pitcher of Margaritas that pairs perfectly with the Spanish Tortilla.

Yeah, it’s this exquisite mix of flavorful, perfectly potato and egg- egg that oozes out the sides as soon as you cut into it.

And if you’re feeling extra hungry, start off with the marinated red peppers, which are served with some epic smoked bread for dipping.

Yup, carb lovers of the world rejoice because this is one of the best brunch spots in London for you.

Address: Decimo, 10th Floor, 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG

Hours: Brunch is served on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Price: Tacos start at £7.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the basically any line to King’s Cross and walk from there.

8. Dishoom

By: Eniko Krix of Travel Hacker Girl

Dishoom has some of the best brunch dishes in all of London.

Home to some of the best Indian food in London, Dishoom is the perfect place to relax and have brunch before you start an exhausting day of sightseeing around London.

Serving guests high-quality Indian food that makes you feel as though you’re actually in Mumbai, one of Dishoom’s most popular brunch specialties is the freshly made naan roll, which comes in varieties like sausage, egg, and omelet – all of which are topped with a bit of chili tomato jam.

And if you’re feeling a bit parched, try the delightfully sweet, house chai, which also comes with free refills! Plus, the service here is always top-notch, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing since there are an assortment of eclectic messages and adverts all over the place.

Before, you leave though, be sure to visit the bathroom since the decor inside is quite cool. Also remember that:even though Dishoom has several locations throughout central London, this eatery is very popular and gets quite crowded.

Therefore, always book ahead, especially on the weekends.

Address: Boundary St, London E2 7JE, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, Thursday/Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Price: Entrees start at £7.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the Overground to Shoreditch High Street station and walk from there.

9. Park Chinois

Assortment of dim sum

Hidden away in the upscale neighborhood of Mayfair, Park Chinois is an opulent Chinese restaurant that is known for its sleek decor, over-the-top menu, and fantastic live music.

Add in a very special, “Dim Sum Afternoon Soiree” and you easily have one of the best brunch spots in London since your chef selected dim sum will be accompanied by five different acts that include live stage music from a DJ, fire breathers, acrobatics, and more.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to one of the most fun brunch spots in London and descend the narrow spiral staircase into the basement.

Then, take a seat at a red velvet chair and drink in the dimly lit atmosphere around you before ordering from a set, three course menu for £85.00 per person.

Added bonus? A glass of champagne is included with your meal, as are decadent delights like the chef’s selection dim sum (the winter black truffle dumpling was heaven), the braised bean curd puff and tofu with Enoki mushroom, and a signature dessert from their in-house pastry chef.

Pro Tip: You can easily stop by either before or after visiting Buckingham Palace and Green Park.

Address: 17 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EA, United Kingdom

Hours: Every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Price: £85.00 per person.

How to Get There: Take the Victoria, Piccadilly, or Jubilee line to Green Park and walk from there.

10. Sketch

By: Melissa Hogan of Suitcase and Heels

A delicious, deconstructed, English breakfast at Sketch in London.

I’ll admit it. I planned to brunch at Sketch because of Instagram. All those photos of plush pink dining rooms were just mesmerizing and I wanted to see it all for myself.

However, what I didn’t realize when I made my reservation was that Sketch actually has a collection of dining rooms, all of with have unique designs.

And this vision in Pink? Yeah, it’s only found in The Gallery.

Because as it turns out, when I visited for brunch, I was served in the Parlour, which has a decorative style that is akin to Alice in Wonderland meets Louis XV on acid.

So even though it wasn’t pink, this dining room was still a feast for the eyes. And that’s great since I was dining alone and didn’t want to constantly have my nose in my phone.

Like everything else here, the menu is a bit quirky. That’s why, I ordered a deconstructed full English that included two poached eggs with tomato concassé, Cumberland sausage, black pudding, Portobello mushrooms, and bacon, with a side of toast, and a pot of tea.

Because I mean, when in England… am I right? Well, this eatery somehow managed to simultaneously elevate and breakdown a typical full English.

And their efforts were delicious. I also somehow missed their super Instagrammable bathroom pods since I was directed to this dark, mirrored, night club style toilet. I guess this just means that I need to go back for Afternoon Tea, doesn’t it?

Sure, this is one of the best brunch spots in London that was a bit pricey at £15 for brunch and £4 for tea, but the ambiance and photo ops were all worth it.

That’s why brunch, at Sketch is definitely one of the many super cool things to do in London.

Address: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday from 9:00 am to 12:00 am, and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 am.

Price: Entrees start at £13.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the Bakerloo, Victoria, or Central line to Oxford Circus and walk from there.

11. London Chinatown Restaurant

By: Mei and Kerstin of Travel with Mei and Kerstin

gate of the famous Chinatown in London, UK, at dusk

When talking about brunch in London, most people think of Eggs Benedict, bacon, beans, pancakes, fresh fruit, and of course a pitches of mimosas.

And while this all sounds delicious, we prefer dim sum for brunch when visiting London. Translated to “heart’s delight” in English, dim sum consists of small, bite-size portions of Chinese food.

Typically, most dim sum is steamed and served with hot tea, making this one of the healthier brunch spots in London.

Truth be told though, we’ve actually had several travel mishaps in London. However, we keep returning for the delicious dim sum that is found in London’s Chinatown.

In fact, London has the best Chinatown, and some of the freshest and most authentic Chinese food, in all of Europe. During our last visit two months ago, we dined at “London Chinatown Restaurant”.

Also, when dining in authentic, Chinese restaurants, always remember that what matters most to Chinese people is hot and delicious food that is served quickly.

Therefore, don’t expect fantastic service from a kind and patient waitstaff. Instead, expect nothing but delicious dim sum because that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Now, if you decide to visit London Chinatown Restaurant for yourself, be sure to order the Ha Gao (shrimp dumplings), Siu Mai (pork dumplings), and Char Siu Bao (a fluffy barbecue-pork filled bun).

Personally, my favorites are the Cheung Fan (rice noodle rolls filled with barbecued pork or shrimp in a sweetened soy sauce), and the mango pudding, egg tarts, and Malay steamed sponge cake for dessert. Truly the yummiest way to end brunch in London’s Chinatown.

Address: 27 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JN, United Kingdom

Hours: Open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Price: Around £6.00 per order.

How to Get There: Take the Piccadilly or Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus and walk from there.

12. Abuelo

Smashing pumpkins dish with goat cheese from Abuelo in Covent Garden. One of the best brunch spots in London.

Head to this super chill, coffee shop and eatery in Covent Garden to sample some truly next-level awesome South American/Australian inspired fare in London.

In fact, this place is so laid back that they’re created a communal, family-style dining room where guests come together around long, wooden tables and stare at the stunning cakes that line the countertops near the front of the store.

Muted green and earthy brown tones also adorn the interior – decorative touches that are relatively dull when compared to the flavorful Australian and South American cuisine that is served here.

So, if you’re looking for some lighter fare, try the Smashing Pumpkins with walnuts, goat cheese, and crusty sourdough bread.

Otherwise, opt for the spicy, huevos divorciados de turco, which is basically a fun take on baked eggs that includes labneh, chimichurri, and salsa roja.

Just don’t leave without ordering a latte or an other espresso-based drink since the coffee here is smooth, strong, and super delicious.

Pro Tip: This is one of the best brunch spots in London that is popular and that doesn’t take reservations. So, expect a queue, especially on the weekends.

Address: 26 Southampton St, Covent Garden, WC2E 7RS

Hours: Open daily from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, with extended hours until 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Price: Entrees start at £8.50 each.

How to Get There: Take the Piccadilly line to Covent Garden and walk from there.

13. Sparrow

By: Claire Delplancq of Claire Imaginarium

A traditional brunch at Sparrow.

Far off the well-trodden, London tourist trail in Lewisham is a cosmopolitan neighborhood in the south of Greenwich.

It is here that you’ll find Sparrow, a restaurant opened by a husband-and-wife duo who honor their cultural heritage by fusing English recipes with Sri Lankan flavors.

Favoring local products and seasonal ingredients, Sparrow serves a uniquely wonderful brunch during the weekend with dishes like full-English breakfast, Eggs Benedict, and more traditional Sri Lanka menu items like poori masala and appam. 

If you are up for it, try the appam, a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast that is similar to a pancake and made with fermented rice and coconut milk.

And if you’re REALLY hungry, you can also order the full English. Pair it with one of Sparrow’s fresh juices or delicious smoothies for the ultimate foodie experience at one of the best brunch spots in London.

Then, after you’ve eaten, take a leisurely, post-brunch stroll through Hilly Fields and enjoy some of the fantastic, panoramic city views that this park has to offer.

Address: 2 Rennell St, London SE13 7HD, United Kingdom

Hours: Lunch/brunch is Friday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Price: Try a 2-course menu for £20.00 or a 3-course menu for £25.00.

How to Get There: Take the Southeastern train from Charing Cross to Lewisham station and walk from there.

14. Sunday in Brooklyn

Notting Hill

Tucked away among the pastel-hued townhouses of Notting Hill is Sunday in Brooklyn.

And, as the name might suggest, it’s one of the best brunch spots in London if you’re looking for a traditional, super gluttonous, American-style breakfast.

After all, the speciality here is pancakes, pancakes, and, oh yeah, more pancakes! In fact, the hazelnut maple praline and brown butter pancakes here really do live up to all the hype and are bathed in a wonderful amount of natural light since the windows here are extra large.

Although, truth be told, they do have other delicious things on the menu, like the Don Ruben omelette which is made with mole sauce, roasted mushrooms and goat cheese).

Plus, added bonus? They have a super fun cocktail menu that is not to be missed since their Champagne Problems (genepy, strawberry, lemon, and champagne) pairs perfectly with just about anything you order.

Pro Tip: Be sure to make a reservation so you’re guaranteed a table.

Address: 98 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU

Hours: Brunch is served all day from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Price: Entrees start at £12.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the Circle or District line to Bayswater and walk from there.

15. Darwin Brasserie at Sky Garden

By: Clare Dewey of Epic Road Rides

Eggs Florentine from Darwin's Brasseries at Sky Garden, one of the top brunch spots in London.

Whenever I get a chance, I visit Darwin Brasserie at Sky Garden in London’s iconic Walkie Talkie building.

I’m a HUGE fan of the brunch here since it combines some of my favorite things: yummy food at a fair price, incredible views, stylish decor, and fantastic service.  

Seriously, what more could you ask for? Because the weekend brunch here consists of a pre-set, three-course menu for around £45.00 per person.

Additionally, the starters and desserts are served buffet style, while all the main courses are prepared to order – a unique touch at one of the best brunch spots in London that creates a relaxing, unpretentious atmosphere where diners can feel truly comfortable.

And while the menu does change from time to time, some highlights from my last visit were the clementine and dill cured salmon starter, the eggs Florentine, and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. 

All this and I haven’t even mentioned the view, which is stunning. So, to get to Darwin Brasserie, just catch take the elevator to Sky Garden, a publicly accessible viewing area.

Once here, walk up the stairs, through the tropical gardens, and into the restaurant, where you’ll find exquisite views of London.

Address: Level 36 Sky Garden, 20 Philpot Ln, London EC3M 8AF, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Friday/Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Price: £45.00 per person pre-fixe menu and £55 per person with a glass of Hattingley.

How to Get There: Take the Circle or District line to Monument and walk from there.

16. The Good Egg

Best bottomless brunch in London

This SOHO area hot spot is known for its delicious small plates, which are perfect for sharing and filled with flavorful cuisine that has a distinct Israeli flare to it.

And that makes sense since the food here reflects the owner’s travel to exotic locales like Tel Aviv, Montreal, and California.

However, the real star of the show at one of the best brunch places in London is the babka, or an amazing, Eastern-European style brioche that is served you fresh out of the oven.

And while babka comes in many different flavors and varieties, the one here is served with pistachio and dates and is a real highlight of any meal here.

Pair it with their decadent, deep-friend halloumi with honey and thyme and you easily have a contender for the best brunch in London.

Pro Tip: This eatery is pretty spacious and they do take reservations so be sure to book your table in advance.

Address: Kingly Court, Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW

Hours: Brunch is served all day Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm, Friday/Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Price: Full entrees start at around £8.00 each.

How to Get There: Take the Bakerloo, Central, or Victoria line to Oxford Circus and walk from there.

17. The Blues Kitchen

By: Anisa of Two Traveling Texans

Delicious Huevos Rancheros from The Blues Kitchen.

The Blues Kitchen is a southern-style, American restaurant that serves an amazing London boozy brunch on the weekends. 

Because for just £23.95 per person (£26.95 for Prosecco), you can add 90 minutes of bottomless drinks to your entree and enjoy as many Proseccos, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas as you can drink.

In fact, after our visit, we had a day of sightseeing planned so we opted for a delicious, spiked milkshake instead.  

And with a menu full of traditional brunch favorites – with a unique southern twist – everything prepared here is absolutely delicious.

My husband, Russell ordered the crab cakes benedict and I had the huevos rancheros. And while my dish was delicious, the crab cakes were some of the best I’ve ever tasted (we also ordered the cornbread too which was amazing).

Plus, this is one of the best brunch spots in London where prices are actually reasonable. The service is also excellent, and they have this amazingly funky decor that cionsists of an old-fashioned camper with tables inside.

So, yes, I’ll definitely be back! And while Blues Kitchen wasn’t too busy when we visited, I would still make a reservation, especially in the evenings when they have live music, since it is one of the best restaurants in Shoreditch.

But, if Shoreditch isn’t convenient for you, this is best bottomless brunch London locale has locations in Brixton and Camden too.

Address: 134-146 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AR, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday through Wednesday from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am, Friday from 12:00 pm to 2:30 am, Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 am, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm.

Price: Entrees start at £9.50 each.

How to Get There: Take the Northern Line to Old Street station and walk from there.

18.Rovi

Easily one of the best brunch places in London on this list, Rovi is fantastic, Middle-Eastern restaurant in Fitzrovia that is the brainchild of world-renowned chef, Yotam Ottolenghi.

Known for its fresh and simple flavors, brunch dishes here are served all day and represent a perfect fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

So, grab a seat at this bright, pale wood eatery and enjoy vibrant pops of color that are expertly complimented by patterned seats at the bar.

You’ll also love that place has a casual, super chill vibe about it. So, you can relax and take your time while enjoying personal faves like the pancakes with cardamom cream and tart plum compote.

Alternatively, you could always opt for the poached eggs with butternut hummus and crunchy a’tar flatbread if you’re not feeling something sweet.

Address: 59 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1A 3AE

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm,.

Price: Small plates start at £12.50 each.

How to Get There: Take the Bakerloo, Central, or Victoria line to Oxford Circus and walk from there.

19. Brindisa at Borough Market

By: Maire Bonheim of Temples and Treehouses

The chargrilled chorizo on sourdough  toast from Brindisa.

If you’re doing some solo travel through London, then Borough Market is an amazing food hall that you absolutely must visit.

Popular among locals and tourists alike, this market sits just under the railway arches of London Bridge station and is a brilliant London brunch spot in its own right since it’s brimming over with amazing street food and snacks on the go.

However, if you’re looking for a more formal, sit down brunch experience then definitely visit Brindisa, right by the market’s entrance.

This Spanish tapas restaurant is where you’ll find some of the most delicious food in the city and one of the best brunch places in London.

Personally, my favorite dishes are the chargrilled spicy chorizo sausage on sourdough toast, the fried goat’s cheese with honey, and the crispy croquetas with gooey ham and cheesy centers.

Plus, throughout the summer, you can people watch at a table outside in the sun. You can also enjoy the cozy interior during the winter as you sip on espressos and sample rich, tasty tapas.

Now, since Brindisa is quite popular and gets busy during lunchtime, brunch is the perfect time to visit since you’ll get there before the crowds arrive.

Also, if you’re looking for something a bit stronger than coffee, they have a great selection of Spanish wines and sherries too.

Address: 18-20, Borough Market, Southwark St, London SE1 1TJ, United Kingdom

Hours: Open Monday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Price: Tapas start at around £4.50 each.

How to Get There: Take the Jubilee line to London Bridge and walk from there.

20. Sunday Cafe and Restaurant

By: Josy Austin of A Walk and a Lark

Sunday is a sweet little brunch restaurant on this charming, residential street in Islington, just North of Kings Cross.

And while they do serve an excellent traditional English breakfast with all the trimmings, their best brunch items involve American-style cuisine.

So, if you’re imagining giant stacks of pancake and bacon, or chicken and waffles then that’s exactly what you’ll get at one of the best brunch places in London.

Personally though, I love the courgette fritters (zucchini) that come with halloumi. I’m also slightly addicted to the corn fritters that are served with tasty salmon and a pile of avocado.

Therefore, the only real problem with Sunday is the wait. In fact, the food is so beautifully Instagramable that if you attempt to dine here during the weekend, expect a long wait.

Accordingly, try visiting during the week to avoid the crowds.  And after you’ve finished your meal, head up the road to the stunning, ivy-covered Hemingford Arms.

This pub is pretty close to Sunday, has super friendly bartenders, and features some quirky decor that is fun to see in person.

If you’re up for it, you can also walk off your brunch by taking a stroll through the beautiful, Capital Ring – Section 12.  

Address: 69 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DA, United Kingdom

Hours: Open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, expect on weekends when they open at 9:00 am.

How to Get There: Take the Overground to Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station and walk from there.

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There you have, a local’s guide to the top fun brunches in London!

There you have it! Because that just about wraps up this local’s guide to some of the top fun brunches in London!

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Robert Jackson

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

These all look delicious. Would love to feed my stomach there. And totally agree with you that we should count our meal too.

girlwiththepassport

Thursday 27th of June 2019

Lol. So glad that you enjoyed the article and thank you so much for reading!

Josephine Austin

Monday 15th of April 2019

Oh my goodness, this post makes me miss all the amazing brunches (including bottomless brunches) in London!

These all sound good, but I have to give a double thumbs up for the bacon sarnie in naan bread at Dishoom. It makes me sooo happy! ;)

Thank you so much for including me in this tasty looking post! I hope you get to try lost of them next time you're in London!

girlwiththepassport

Monday 15th of April 2019

Thanks so much for your contribution and for giving me some great ideas for the next time that I'm in town!

Ashley

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Some fantastic brunch places in London on your list. I've only visited the blues kitchen from your list, but now I'll be on a lookout. Thanks for the great article :)

girlwiththepassport

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Thanks so much for reading and so glad you found this article helpful!