Whether you’re looking for the best boozy brunch 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 for brunch in London.
London's best traditional brunches
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 everything from eggs benedict and kedgeree, to signature dishes such as fishcakes topped with a poached egg.
Where: Mayfair (160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB)
3. 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 St, WC2B 5HZ)
Boozy London brunches
4. Mrs Fogg's Dockside Drinkery and Distillery
Tuck into a delicious Two-course Brunch for Two at Mrs Fogg's Dockside Drinkery and Distillery*. This nautical-themed restaurant has the classic charm of a Victorian dockside tavern, making it the perfect spot for stowaways to come together and enjoy a breakfast feast while listening to live music. Kick things off with a selection of mini pastries, cardamon 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)
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, located just off the Strand.
Where: Embankment (The Adelphi, 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)
Healthy brunch places in London
7. 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)
8. 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
Have some fun in the adult ball pit, before tucking into brunch at quirky London attraction, 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 Rd, EC2A 3BS)
10. 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 PI, E14 5AR) and London Bridge (11 Southwark St, SE1 1RQ)
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)
Top alternative London brunches
12. 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!
13. Sushi Masterclass at 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 whilst sipping on a glass of bubbles on a Bottomless Sunday Brunch with Free-Flowing Drinks for Two at Inamo*.
Where: Soho (134-136 Wardour St, W1F 8ZS) and Covent Garden (11-14 Hanover PI, WC2E 9JP)
14. Brunch with Prosecco and a Film at The Courthouse Hotel
Enjoy a delicious meal before catching a movie on a Brunch with Prosecco and Film for Two at The Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch*. The stylish hotel, situated in a Grade-II-listed building, sits in the centre of London’s trendy Shoreditch. Tuck into a three-course brunch at the modern yet cosy Judge & Jury restaurant, served with free-flowing bubbles, before heading to the private cinema that screens many iconic classics across a fixed weekly line-up.
Where: Shoreditch (335-337 Old Street, EC1V 9LL)
15. Panema Geisha V60 Experience at Queens of Mayfair
The Panama Geisha V60 Filter Morning Experience with Breakfast* at Queens of Mayfair is a brunch made for coffee enthusiasts. Experience some of the highest-grade coffee in the world as an expert barista prepares the premium 94-grade 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 St, W1J 5PH)
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 in London.
Where: Spitalfields (60-62 Commercial St, E1 6LT)
Bottomless brunch in London
17. Whispering Angel Brunch at Restaurant Ours
Calling all wine lovers! Celebrate the weekend with a Whispering Angel Bottomless Brunch at Restaurant Ours for Two*. As you enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless rosé, sample dishes from the extensive set menu that combines flavours from around the world, from a refreshing summer tartare to seabream puttanesca and the restaurant’s classic sweet croissant bun.
Where: South Kensington (264 Brompton Rd, SW3 2AS)
18. 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 Rd, EC1R 0HU)
19. The Landmark London
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 Rd, NW1 6JQ)
20. 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 Ln, WC2B 5PG)
Vegan brunch in London
21. 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 Rd, SW10 9HL)
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)
23. 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)