25 best brunch places in London for 2024

Treat yourself to a lie-in and indulge in a spot of brunch at one of the best brunch places in London, from gorgeous cafes and fancy restaurants to hotels with stunning views.
Visit London Editors
Written by Visit London Editors 24 May 2024

Whether you’re looking for the best boozy brunch spots London has to offer, a late breakfast with friends or a healthy take on the mid-morning meal, you’ll find everything, from egg and avocado dishes to loaded pancakes and brunch burgers, at these top restaurants and best brunch spots in London.

London's best traditional brunches

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1. Duck & Waffle

For delicious brunch plates and sweeping city views, head to Duck & Waffle. Tuck into the "Full Elvis" waffles loaded with the king of rock'n'roll’s favourite trimmings. Or dine on a plate of classic bites such as smoked salmon royale, shakshuka and fresh pastries, as well as the 24-hour restaurant’s signature dish of duck leg confit, fried duck egg and waffles.

Where: City of London (110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY)

2. The Wolseley

Savour popular brunch dishes in grand surroundings at The Wolseley in Piccadilly. This iconic restaurant serves up one of the best brunches in London, featuring everything from eggs benedict and kedgeree to signature dishes such as fishcakes topped with a poached egg.

Where: Mayfair (160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB)

Cheap and affordable brunch spots in London

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3. Caravan King's Cross

Head to Caravan King's Cross to experience one of the best brunches in London: scrumptious dishes, top-notch drinks, affordable prices and a great location within a grade II-listed Victorian grain store. Enjoy seasonal brunch treats, with plenty of plant-based and gluten-free options to choose from, along with fresh juices and freshly roasted coffee.

Where: King's Cross (1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA)

4. Balthazar London

Step into the classy interiors of Balthazar London and indulge in some lovely French bistro dishes. You'll find a large choice of egg-based options such as omelette Arnold Bennett, scrambled eggs with Cornish crab and eggs royale.

Where: Covent Garden (4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ) 

Boozy brunches in London

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5. Smith & Wollensky

If you love a good Bloody Mary, make sure to visit Smith & Wollensky, which boasts nine tasty versions of the classic cocktail. Egg dishes, pancakes and its signature steaks also feature heavily on the menu at this American restaurant perfect for a boozy brunch in London, located just off the Strand.

Where: Embankment (The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, WC2N 6HT)

6. The Good Egg

Start your brunch with one of The Good Egg’s refreshing cocktails before salivating over the Middle East-influenced dishes. Tuck into shakshuka (baked eggs in a smoky tomato sauce), sourdough with date butter or a deliciously moreish hand-rolled babka at this popular London brunch spot.

Where: Soho (Kingly Street, W1B 5PW) 

Bottomless brunch places in London

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7. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

When one drink isn’t enough, grab a table in the unusual abandoned-members-club-meets-overgrown-conservatory that is Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings. Choose between bottomless bellinis with weekly fresh fruit blends, or endless Bloody Marys with your choice of gin or vodka, and spice levels to suit your tolerance for heat. Baked avocado with runny eggs is the perfect match to your cocktails.

Where: Clerkenwell (42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU)

8. Bunga Bunga

Aptly named Party Brunch, this fun-fuelled London brunch at Bunga Bunga is not a quiet weekend affair. A three-course brunch and two hours of endless bellinis has the crowd dancing to live music and eventually storming the karaoke stage. The La Famiglia Sunday version, with the same bottomless bellinis, is only slightly more quiet.

Where: Covent Garden (167 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PG)

Musical brunches in London

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9. West End Musical Brunch 

Enjoy some of your favourite West End musical hits, performed by some of the stars themselves, as you tuck into a two-course brunch and bottomless drinks at a secret location with the West End Musical brunch* cast. The perfect meal for theatre and brunch lovers.

Where: Secret location revealed in your confirmation email! 

10. Mr Fogg's City Tavern

Enjoy Live Music Bottomless Brunch for Two at Mr Fogg's City Tavern*, featuring free-flowing prosecco or punch, and a lively atmosphere. This nautical-themed restaurant has the classic charm of a Victorian dockside tavern, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a breakfast feast while listening to live music. Kick things off with a selection of mini pastries, cardamom yoghurt and fruit salad before choosing a main dish, from eggs royale to buttermilk chicken and waffles, or a full English.

Where: Broadgate Circle (37 Broadgate, EC2M 2QS)

Healthy brunch spots in London

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11. The Riding House Café

Vintage chic design is the background to the The Riding House Café's delicious brunch options. Sink into a plush leather booth and plump for one of the cafe's superfood salads, or indulge in a plate of lobster benedict.

Where: Bloomsbury (1 Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AF) 

12. Granger & Co

Granger & Co has brought its Australian vibes over to London, with a focus on being "sunny, easy-going and generous". Try the signature ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, or choose from their extensive list of sides to add to an eggs-your-way dish.

Where: Chelsea (237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP), King's Cross (7 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG), Marylebone (105 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4RS), Notting Hill (175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB) and Clerkenwell (50 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0HA)

Late London brunch restaurants

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13. The Breakfast Club

You don’t need to wait for the weekend to enjoy brunch in London – it’s served every day at The Breakfast Club. Whether you’re after a full English-style fry-up, a stack of fluffy pancakes or avocado on rye bread, the choices are incredible at this London restaurant and available until 5pm each day. Afterwards, head over to one of the chain's quirky cocktail bars.

Where: Several branches in London including Canary Wharf (1 Crossrail PIace, E14 5AR) and London Bridge (11 Southwark Street, SE1 1RQ)

14. CERU

Enjoy a weekend feast of delicious Levantine flavours at CERU. This contemporary London spot serves up a selection of brunch favourites such as shakshuka, alongside hand-pressed juices, homemade lemonade and Bloody Marys until 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Where: Queensway (11 Queensway, W2 4QJ) and South Kensington (7-9 Bute Street, SW7 3EY)

Fun brunches in London

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15. BallieBallerson 

Have some fun in the adult ball pit, before tucking into brunch at quirky London venue, BallieBallerson*. You can enjoy two hours of bottomless prosecco, punch and delicious pizza at one of the two daily sessions. The later of these sessions starts at 3pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays, so there’s plenty of time for that lie-in.

Where: Shoreditch (97-113 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS)

16. Queens of Mayfair

The Panama Geisha V60 Filter Coffee Experience with Breakfast at Queens of Mayfair* is one of the best brunches in London for coffee enthusiasts. Experience some of the highest-grade coffee in the world as an expert barista prepares the premium 94-grade Panama Geisha coffee beans by hand. Enjoy the hot beverage alongside a selection of pastries and a delicious breakfast dish such as sweet pancakes or poached eggs on toast.

Where: Mayfair (17 Queen Street, W1J 5PH)

Themed brunches in London

A dragon made out of sushi at the inamo restaurant sushi masterclass brunch in london.

17. Inamo 

Try your hand at making authentic Japanese cuisine on this Sushi Roll Masterclass and Bottomless Brunch at Inamo*. As you sip on your glass of bubbles, learn a new culinary skill as your talented chef shows you how to create some of the world’s most popular dishes, including the futuristic restaurant’s signature dragon roll. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy a selection of sushi while sipping on a glass of bubbles on a Bottomless Sunday Brunch with Free-Flowing Drinks for Two at Inamo*.

Where: Soho (134-136 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZS) and Covent Garden (11-14 Hanover PIace, WC2E 9JP)

18. Andina

Packed with native Peruvian ingredients, Andina aims to bring South American cooking to the UK by pairing traditional recipes with great British produces. Enjoy your poached eggs with a side of spicy potato puree, spinach, mushrooms and Huancaina sauce when ordering the Huevos Q’apachana at this restaurant perfect for an alternative brunch in London.

Where: Spitalfields (60-62 Commercial Street, E1 6LT)

Best hotel brunches in London

The Landmark London 

19. The Landmark London

Discover one of the best brunch spots London has to offer. For a bottomless brunch that is a true classy affair, it can only be five-star hotel The Landmark London. The Sunday champagne brunch consists of a jam-packed buffet to rival them all with pastries, fresh seafood, charcuterie and of course, as much champagne as you desire. 

Where: Marylebone (222 Marylebone Road, NW1 6JQ)

20. Sea Containers London

Enjoy one of the best brunches in London with stunning riverside views at the Sea Containers hotel's restaurant, featuring delicious brunch dishes, such as lobster mac & cheese, crushed avocado and fried chicken and waffles, with bottomless bubbles.

Where: South Bank (20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD)

Fancy brunches in London

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21. HIDE

For a truly sophisticated affair, head to HIDE, Ollie Dabbous’ Michelin-starred restaurant on Piccadilly, which serves up immaculate breakfast dishes every day of the week and one of the best brunches in London. Try the classic full English with a twist, black truffled scrambled eggs on toast or homemade granola, or indulge in caviar and oysters with bellinis or Bloody Marys. The open bakery also serves delicious signature breads and viennoiseries, freshly baked each morning.

Where: Mayfair (85 Piccadilly, W1J 7NB)

22. Aqua Shard

For one of the best brunch spots in London with breathtaking views, book a table at Aqua Shard, on the 31st floor of the city's most iconic tower. Tuck into a delectable three-course brunch, featuring delicate flavours and perfectly paired ingredients, such as Cornish cod, leek fondue and saffron emulsion, or fluffly pancakes with maple-cured bacon and seasonal berries. Enhance your weekend brunch experience with expert wine pairing or treat yourself to a glass of Pommery champagne.

Where: London Bridge (Level 31 The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY)

Vegan brunches in London

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23. Ollie’s House 

Tuck into a laid-back vegan brunch at Ollie’s House and enjoy Asian-inspired dishes such as tofu breakfast bao buns, coconut and turmeric chia bowls and tropical poke bowls.

Where: Chelsea (236 Fulham Road, SW10 9HL)

24. Farmacy

Savour seasonal delights at trendy bohemian eatery Farmacy in Notting Hill. Vegan brunch dishes include plant-based Farmacy Benedict served on gluten-free waffles, fluffy buckwheat pancakes and crunchy chickpea waffles.

Where: Notting Hill (74-76 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH)

25. The Gallery Café

Bustling The Gallery Café serves up affordable vegan brunch dishes such as gluten-free American-style pancakes and hearty granola bowls. You’ll also find a tempting full English with scrambled tofu and marinated tempeh.

Where: Bethnal Green (St Margarets House Settlement, E2 9PL)

If you're hungry for more of London's food and drink, check out the best breakfast venues in London, sip on cocktails at a rooftop bar and find the quirkiest places for afternoon tea in London.