No one wants to set an early-o'clock alarm on the weekends, so what better way to start the weekend with a delicious brunch with friends? From traditional full-English fry-ups and avocado on toast with broken black pepper, to deliciously hearty pancakes, healthy granola and smoothie bowls, discover your perfect brunch spot in London at some of our favourite places…
For all you veggies out there, this is your perfect brunch spot. Nestled in the heart of the eclectic Camden Town, Mildreds is one of the most iconic vegetarian restaurants in the city. Offering a plethora of outstanding plant-based dishes across the Camden, Soho, King’s Cross and Dalston branches, the delicious brunch menu is absolutely to die for! From the ‘big brunch’ with scrambled eggs (or scrambled tofu), sausage, slow-roasted tomatoes, oak smokehouse beans and roasted tarragon mushroom on toasted sourdough, to the ‘Middle eastern mezze’ with poached eggs, grilled aubergine, tomatoes, za'atar spiced oil, olives, yoghurt, sautéed spinach and pita bread, there are so many tasty options to choose from.
Dish to try: The ‘mock chicken waffles’ with a mushroom bourbon gravy – it’s unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before!
Celebrate your weekend with one hell of a brunch at The Barge House. Nestled right on Regents Canal near Haggerston station, this loving canal-side restaurant is the ideal solution for all you hungry souls. With gorgeous interiors and floor to ceiling windows that makes every wandering passerby very envious, their signature “Breakfast In Bread” has become very popular all over social media and will take you on a delicious culinary journey. Baked locally by The Better Health Bakery, an artisan bakery that supports wellbeing & recovery from mental health, this magnificent dish consists of a freshly baked sourdough loaf that’s been hollowed out and packed with delicious breakfast favourites. Brunch at The Barge House is a secret you’re glad to be let in on.
Dish to try: ‘Smoked Salmon Breakfast In Bread’ - a tasty bundle of Chapel & Swan Smoked Salmon, creme fraiche, spinach, slow-roasted tomato and leeks, topped with cheese and a free-range egg – utterly delicious!
"Feast your eyes on the beautiful decor (wrought iron circular stairwell, tropical print upholstery, a huge stone fireplace) and feast your bellies on the incredible brunch offering.'- Huffington Post
From gorgeous plant-filled interiors to delicious bottomless cocktails, Ckerkenwell’s Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is by far one of the best brunch spots in London. The menu in this quaint townhouse features everything from the classic full English to unique courgette pancakes, never disappointing any of the brunch-lovers or foodies that wander in. With a great selection of cocktails, cold-pressed juices and a range of Kombucha teas, go bottomless and spice up your brunch with their tasty house Bloody Mary – the perfect pick-me-up (the earlier you start, the better - right?).
Dish to try: Huevos Benedictos - an Eggs Benedict with chorizo, avocado, béarnaise sauce, pico de gallo – a delicious twist to your traditional brunch dish!
Although weekends are all about lie-ins, it’s definitely worth getting up a little bit earlier than planned to skip the queues at the amazing Granger & Co. Full of delicious flavours, start your weekend with an Aussie-inspired brunch at this relaxing and easy-going brasserie. With other restaurants plotted around London at King’s Cross, Clerkenwell and Chelsea, the original Notting Hill branch is still by far the best one yet! Indulge in the tasty dishes created by the celebrity Aussie owner and chef Bill Granger, feel at ease in the relaxing atmosphere – the scrambled eggs are actually to die for! Be sure to try the ‘Bills Raw’ smoothie, it’s made with raw cacao, banana, agave and home-made almond milk!
Dish to try: The famous ricotta hotcakes topped with banana and honeycomb butter – a secret you will be glad to be let in!
Mimicking the perfect blend between New York’s classic diners and a traditional French brasserie with red-leather booths, mirrored walls and mosaic floors, brunch at the Balthazar London is truly unforgettable. Offering something for everyone, the wide selection of bistro dishes and drinks on the Petit Brunch menu are the perfect way to start the weekend. From the delicious Egg Royale to the classic New York Pancakes, be sure to share Le Panier with a friend; a combination of freshly baked breads and mini pastries served with a selection of their homemade jams, marmalade and hazelnut chocolate spread!
Dish to try: Almond Waffles with warm berries, crème fraîche and maple syrup!
Located in the up and coming Bankside area, Caravan is your perfect brunch spot if you’re looking for something a little quirkier. Situated on the ground floor of an old metal box factory, this lovingly restored factory has kept most of the original 19th-century features and now has an awe-inspiring industrial dining room - perfect for all your Instagrammers! With a deliciously huge selection of options to choose from; from the Caravan Fry to the Fried Jalapeno Cornbread, its menu is sure to satisfy the adventurous foodie. Be sure to try out a cup of their freshly roasted bespoke coffee, it’ll be something like you’ve never tasted before.
Dish to try: Green skillet eggs with edamame, stem broccoli, chard, miso verde and coriander - perfect for all you veggies out there!
The newest edition to the celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s collection, the menu at Rovi is packed with tasty Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavours – the perfect brunch if you’re looking for something a little less generic. Situated in the heart of Fitzrovia, the ideal neighbourhood nestled smack bang in the middle of London and the perfect place for pre or post-shopping food, start your weekend at this buzzing restaurant and tantalise your tastebuds with some of the delicious dishes on Rovi’s menu. From poached eggs with za’atar crispy flatbread and butternut hummus to green shakshuka with poached duck eggs, escape to this magnificent restaurant and indulge in the delicious flavours that Ottolenghi has curated.
Anything connected to Yotam Ottolenghi gets our vote, and this Fitzrovia small-plates goodie is no exception. Rovi has a ‘breakfast’ menu, although the line-up screams ‘brunch’ to us: poached eggs with za-atar flatbread and butternut hummus; Iranian fritters with piquillo sauce; jalapeño cornbread with scrambled egg and avocado – plus, of course, pancakes, bircher muesli and toasted banana bread. To drink, you can go ‘hot’ or ‘cold’, ‘alcoholic’ or ’soft’.
Dish to try: Iranian herb fritters with piquillo sauce.
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