The Best Brunch in London

From fry-ups to baked goods, fantastic coffee, gluten-free options and free-flowing Champagne, read our guide to the brunch in London. You can also read our guide to the best champagne brunch in London and the best Sunday roast.

Caravan, Clerkenwell

Caravan offers a weekend brunch menu to rival any in London in a relaxed and effortlessly cool setting on Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell.

Caravan King's Cross

The open plan layout and double facing glassed front make this an ideal location for enjoying a vibrant part of London.

Caravan has a second outpost on Granary Square behind King’s Cross station, Caravan King’s Cross, both of which serve some of the best coffee in London as the New Zealand influenced restaurant has its own coffee roaster.

Bernardi’s, Marylebone

Bernardi’s is a modern Italian restaurant in Marylebone from brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi, with Head Chef Sabrina Gidda.

Weekend brunch is served all day on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am through to 4pm.

Bernardi's Restaurant

The menu mirrors the relaxed Italian dining approach and features an Italian twist on classic brunch offerings including pizette with N’duja, egg, and basil as well as range of egg dishes such as poached eggs and prosciutto on toast or wild mushrooms, pancetta, fried eggs and focaccia croutons.

Balthazar London, Covent Garden

Balthazar London now offers a brunch menu to rival its sister restaurant in New York, which excelled in its weekend brunch offering.

Balthazar London

Dishes include apple cinnamon pancakes with Canadian maple syrup, spaghetti with lobster, a large selection of ‘Les Oefs’ (Benedict, Royale, Florentine) and a hamburger with excellent crispy fries. Wash it all down with the Balthazar Bloody Mary.

Duck & Waffle, The City

On the top floor of The Heron Tower in The City, Duck and Waffle is open all day, every day, with an all day menu from 11am to 2am.

From 2am until 6am the restaurant offers a separate late night menu, and breakfast is served from 6am to 11am.

Brunch at Duck and Waffle

Chef of the moment, Dan Doherty’s brunch menu includes the restaurant’s signature dish, Duck and Waffle, which consists of confit duck with fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup and interesting dishes such as the Foie Gras ‘All Day Breakfast’.

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Although more widely known for being one of London’s best steakhouses, Hawksmoor offers a mammoth Hawksmoor Full English for two people to share at its Guildhall location in The City.

Its other venues in Spitalfields, Seven Dials and Air Street offer a roast beef with all the trimmings on Sundays.

Brunch at Hawksmoor Restaurants

The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

Anna Hansen’s acclaimed Clerkenwell restaurant The Modern Pantry serves an excellent weekend brunch in light, bright surroundings on a beautiful square in Clerkenwell, claimed by many to offer the best brunch in London.

The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

The restaurant also has a large terrace to make the most of the sunshine in the summer months, making The Modern Pantry one of the best alfresco restaurants in London.


On the 10th floor of the Montcalm Hotel on Finsbury Square, The Aviary is a new restaurant, bar and roof terrace with fantastic views of London’s skyline.

Aviary Rooftop Bar

The restaurant offers a modern British menu, including a weekend brunch menu serving classics such as eggs Benedict, crumpets, avocado on toast as well as oysters, Dorset crab and chargrilled maple glazed bacon chops.

With excellent cocktails and a list of internationally renowned DJs, Aviary is a great spot for lazy weekends with friends.

Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish on Berkeley Square in Mayfair is undoubtedly one of London’s most glamorous restaurants.

Sexy Fish Restaurant

Throughout the summer, the restaurant will host their ‘Sexy Brunch’ parties every Sunday from 11.30am – 4.30pm where guests can enjoy an Asian-focused menu to a backdrop of guest DJs. Recent DJj have included Jodie Harsh and Nick Grimshaw.

The menu is classic with a ‘Sexy’ twist and includes Sexy Fish eggs, served on a black charcoal muffin with tuna & avocado or lobster and truffle.

My personal favourites are from the Asian selection including the rock shrimp tempura, buttermilk fried chicken, sashimi salad and a fantastic miso glazed Chilean seabass.

Lima Fitzrovia

Lima Fitzrovia is one of those restaurants that you want to revisit time and again – the food is vibrant, colourful and full of punchy and invigorating flavours.

Sea bream ceviche at Lima Floral

Since opening in 2012, the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star and opened a sister restaurant, Lima Floral, in Covent Garden.

Lima Fitzrovia’s brunch menu of Peruvian plates and pitchers of Pisco punches to share offers a relaxed place to spend your weekends.

Starters of ceviche and tiraditos to share are combined with a choice of mains, including a delicious Hake Plancha. Leave enough room for the Peruvian doughnuts for dessert.

Cecconi’s, Mayfair

Serving fine Italian food from the morning until the early hours, Cecconi’s is a perfect spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch and a great way to break up a day’s shopping on nearby Bond Street.

Brunch at Cecconi's in Mayfair

Cecconi’s is fun and glamorous, with a real buzz about the place – and Prosecco on tap in never a bad thing, especially for a Sunday brunch in London.

The Wolseley, Mayfair

The Wolseley has maintained its place as one of London’s chicest destination for brunch in London, with businessmen and fashionistas flocking there for the grand dining room and people watching.

The Wolseley

Try the grilled kipper with mustard butter, haggis with fried duck eggs or the mashed avocado with seeded croustade.


The brunch menu at 34 Restaurant offers eggs with a twist – lobster, crab, grilled asparagus, black pudding, smoked salmon, chorizo and much more.

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Grills include spatchcock chicken, pork belly, swordfish and steak; and brunch staples like buttermilk pancakes, pasta and Caesar salad are also available.

A Sunday roast with all the trimmings is also available for Sunday brunch.

The Providores and Tapa Room

The Providores and Tapa Room serves its brunch menu in Marylebone 7 days a week in the ground floor, no-reservations Tapa Room from 9am to 11.30am.

The Providores and Tapa Room in Marylebone

At weekends their kiwi-inspired, relaxed brunch menu is available until 3pm or alternatively upstairs in The Providores where bookings can be made from 10.00am – 2.45pm.

The menu features chef Peter Gordon’s classics such as Turkish Eggs or Hot-smoked salmon, poached eggs and spinach on caraway toast with yuzu hollandaise.

Theo Randall at The Intercontinental

Theo Randall at the Intercontinental offers a four-course ‘La Dolce Vita’ brunch menu at its Mayfair restaurant.

Brunch at Theo Randall at The Intercontinental

In typical Italian style the courses are divided into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci.

The antipasti highlights are fresh burrata with red peppers and swiss chard; panzanella with red and yellow peppers, tomatoes and anchovies; and a large variety of excellent salads that you can help yourself to.

The Primi, ‘A taste Theo’, involves an excellent pumpkin ravioli with cime di rapa, ricotta, butter and sage. For mains, select from a range of breakfast-like dishes such as a frittata or, my favourite, the beef tagliata with beans, tomatoes and salad.

Arlo’s, Balham

Arlo’s, the Balham steak restaurant, has launched a larger weekend brunch menu, which is also available on Fridays.

Arlo's brunch Balham

True to being ‘serious about steak’, Arlo’s ‘Our Big Brunch’ menu is based around dishes using beef from grass-fed British native breeds. Try The Full Arlo’s – bavette, two fried eggs, vine tomatoes and toasted sourdough.

The vegetarian version – The Other Arlo’s – substitutes sumac-grilled halloumi, wild mushrooms and spinach for the steak and sourdough.

Ember Yard, Soho

Spanish restaurant Ember Yard has now started offering a weekend brunch menu between 12pm and 4pm on Saturdays and Sunday, running alongside the regular lunch and tapas menus.

Ember Yard, Soho

Try the baked eggs with chorizo, tomato, mushrooms, peppers and spinach or the avocado and grilled spring onions on flatbread with chilli, garlic and poached egg.

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The Delaunay, Aldwych

The Delaunay, sister restaurant to The Wolseley and Brasserie Zedel from restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, sits on the corner of Drury Lane and Aldwych.

The Delaunay Restaurant

The restaurant is open seven days a week – until midnight from Monday to Saturday and 11pm on Sunday – serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and à la carte lunch and dinner menus ‘inspired by the grand cafés of Europe’. They also serve some of the best brunch in London.

Margot, Covent Garden

Italian Restaurant Margot, which opened at the end of 2016 in Covent Garden, has launched a weekend brunch menu.

Standout choices include Margot’s twist on a brunch favourite, with poached eggs served with avocado bruschetta and crispy pancetta.

Margot, Covent Garden

Margot’s is a great place to relax with the weekend papers, socialise with friends or family over an Italian-inspired brunch.

Minnow, Clapham

Minnow is a charming spot in Clapham Common’s Old Town village area. It sits between independent butchers, french boulangeries and the gorgeous tree-lined Clapham Common.

Minnow restaurant in Clapham - guide to the best brunch in London

With a pretty and inviting window display that reflects the seasons it’s a great spot in the Old Town to grab a drink or bite to eat.

A busy site, it’s a bustling affair at brunch time and offers a short but well-executed menu of popular weekend favourites served by a gracious and friendly team.

Coffees are excellent, and so are the pastries so grab a window seat or sit al fresco for some great people watching.

Pachamama, Marylebone

Peruvian restaurant Pachamama has just launched their new brunch menu. Available on week days as well as weekends, Pachamama’s brunch menu offers brunch classics with a Peruvian twist.

The brunch menu at Pachamama

Dishes include: Quinoa Waffles with Devonshire Clotted Cream and Yacon Syrup; Beef Short Rib Porridge with Peruvian Kimchi & Burford Brown Eggs; Smoked Brisket with Plantain Hash and Aji HP.

Brunch will be available 11.30am-3pm Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm at the weekends.

Riding House Café

The team behind the acclaimed Garrison and Village East in Bermondsey opened the Riding House Café, an all day Brasserie offering a selection of small plates to share as well as traditional main courses in Fitzrovia.

The restaurant has a great vibe and a ‘buzzy’ bar area too, making an ideal venue for weekend brunch in London.

Brunch at Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia

Dean Street Townhouse, Soho

Dean Street Townhouse serves classic British cuisine from first thing in the morning until the early hours. The weekend brunch menu offers a full range of breakfast classics as well as a traditional Sunday roast.

The pitchers of Bloody Mary are always popular too!

Brunch at Dean Street Townhouse in Soho


This delightful coffee house is nestled down a lane in Fitzrovia. Lantana’s Australian ownership is reflected in the brunch style dishes, flat whites and relaxed atmosphere.

The cakes are particularly good and breakfast dishes always delight.


Located in Spitalfields, Gunpowder is a small, cosy Indian restaurant, specialising in home-style Indian cooking.

brunch at Gunpowder Indian restaurant in Spitalfields

The brunch here isn’t your traditional eggs and avocado (although they do offer a chickpea pancake with a fried egg on to). Try the spicy empanada and the paneer parcel and the cardamon and ginger tea porridge.

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If you like your brunch with a glass (or bottle) of something bubbly, read our guide to champagne brunch in London.

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