London Guide: (Bottomless) Brunch

Friends of ours, Shoreditch

We all love it, don’t we? Sleeping in on a Saturday or Sunday and going for a leisurely brunch. Here’s your guide to London’s best brunches. I’ll also give you some bottomless brunch options if you feel like getting a bit fizzy – definitely fun. 

 The Riding House Café

The Riding House Cafe
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I would personally go here for breakfast – their egg dishes are super tasty and so are the pancakes. But you can also opt for brunch.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Breakfast 9 am – 11.30 am, Brunch 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Fitzrovia
Price: Around £10

 

Daylesford

Daylesford London
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If you are looking for a place that serves organic and seasonal dishes which taste absolutely amazing, Daylesford is your place.

When: Saturday and Sunday, some dishes served until 12 pm, some after 12 pm, and others all day
Where: Notting Hill, Pimlico, Marylebone
Price: £4-10

Friends of Ours

Friends of ours, Shoreditch
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It’s a simple menu with healthy options and very affordable – eat in or take away. If you’re waking up with a hangover, order their hangover buster and go straight back to bed to eat it. The organic porridge with peanut butter or nutella has definitely been made for me!

When: Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Hoxton
Price: £4-12

Jackson + Rye

Jackson + Rye
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I have tried their pancakes and the poached eggs with avocado – both delicious and very affordable.

When: Saturday and Sunday, until 4.30 pm
Where: Soho
Price: Around £5-15

Granger and Co

granger & co London
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An Aussie place that serves you a the ‘Full Aussie’ or you can go for the Ricotta Hotcakes with Banana and Honeycomb Butter.

When: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Sunday, 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Clerkenwell, Notting Hill, King’s Cross
Price: £5-15

Raw Duck

Raw Duck Hackney
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Healthy, interesting dishes inspired by cuisines from all over the world like their seeded oat & nut granola, honey poached apricots & yoghurt or the harissa eggs on toast, greek yoghurt & coriander – definitely need to be tried.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am
Where: Hackney/London Fields
Price: £5-9

Balthazar

Balthazar London
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Hard to get a table here for lunch and dinner but breakfast and brunch is easier. Great dishes, amazing Bloddy Marys, and conveniently located in Covent Garden.

 
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Covent Garden

Price: £8 – 16

 

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The Towpath Cafe

Towpath Cafe
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I love the vibes and the venue is great, especially in summer when everyone is sitting by the canal. I’d come more for the atmosphere rather than the food.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 9 am
Where: Haggerston

Price: £4-6

 

The Breakfast Club

Breakfast club
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This is a chain with brunches like ‘The Full Monty’, ‘Reggie the Veggie’, breakfast burritos, pancakes and all kinds of egg dishes. Definitely has something for everyone.


Where: Every day until 5 pm
When: Angel, Hoxton, Spitalfields, Soho, London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Battersea
Price: Mostly around £10

You know what’s even better? Bottomless brunches – you do have to wear pants but unlimited prosecco or Bloody Marys don’t sound too bad, right? 

Grainstore

Grainstore London
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A sustainable restaurant serving healthy, somewhat unconventional dishes created by a chef who’s cuisine has been inspired by his extensive travels. Definitely my cup of tea!

When: Saturday from 11 am – 2.45 pm, Sunday from 11 am – 3.45 pm
Where: King’s Cross
Price: £3-16

 

Gail’s Kitchen

Gail's Kitchen
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Gail’s Kitchen has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award in 2014. I’m in love with the baked goods but also their brunch options like the challa bread with mushroom ragu and fried duck egg or the banana bread with sour cream and dates.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Fitzrovia
Price: £7-12

 

Franzè & Evans

Franze & Evans
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One of my favorite breakfast/brunch spots in East London. Weather permitting, try to get a table outside. Besides a variety of fancy looking cakes, they serve very delicious breakfasts as well as burgers and other lunch items like risotto (from 12.30 pm). Try the Trecolore breakfast special.

When: Saturday and Sunday, breakfast served from 9 am – 4.30 pm; lunch starts from 12.30 pm
Where: Shoreditch
Price: Around £10

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Bottomless Brunch

For that fizzy Saturday or Sunday brunch in London, here are some of the best bottomless brunch options.

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
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I love the look of this place and the menu sounds great – all at a very affordable price. Need to go.


When: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Clerkenwell
Price: Bottomless Bellinis
 £16, dishes £4-9 


New Street Grill

New Street Grill
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Modern British grill with a weekend brunch with the option to choose from a two or three course menu, single dishes and a bottomless option. I tried the Breakfast Waffle and the prosecco was very tasty. Very stylish place.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Liverpool Street
Price: 2 courses for 
£20, 3 courses for £25, mains £11-20; for the bottomless prosecco option an additional £15

Bunga Bunga

Bunga bunga
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They call it the Bunga Bunga Party Brunch:

“2 hours of Frizanti and “do it yourself” Bellini kits, a full 3 course brunch including breads, pastries, jams, antipasti meat platters and metro brunch pizzas, followed by fresh fruit and gelato.
Throw in a huge variety of live entertainment, a stage prepped and ready for crowd-sourced karaoke, and you’re only then scratching the surface of one of our most lively parties!”

When: Saturday at 11.30 am or 2 pm
Where: Battersea
Price: 1st sitting at 11.30 am for £38 and 2nd sitting at 2 pm for £48; 2 hours unlimited Bellinis plus a set menu of Antipasti, Primi, Pizze e Dolce (Veggie option available)

 

Bad Egg

Bad Egg London
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Diner style restaurant with a boozy brunch option at £32.50 with unlimited Bloody Marys, Cava or Mimosas plus a choice of three dishes. The menu features a variety of French Toast or Pancakes, egg dishes, or even a cheeseburger.

When: Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Moorgate
Price: £32.50 for 3 dishes and unlimited Bloody Marys, Cava or Mimosas or £22 for the non-alcoholic version

Happy brunching!

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