21 of the Best Brunches 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 offers a weekend brunch menu to rival any in London in a relaxed and effortlessly cool setting.

Caravan Fitzrovia

With locations on Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell, on Granary Square behind King’s Cross station, Caravan King’s Cross, Bankside, The City and Fitzrovia.

Caravan serves some of the best coffee in London as the New Zealand influenced restaurant has its own coffee roaster.


Kudu is a fantastic restaurant in Peckham that you wished you had in your neighbourhood. The menu is influenced by the chef’s South African heritage with a wine list to match.

brunch at Kudu Peckham

Highlights on the brunch menu include Sourdough Waffle with Duck Eggs, Homecured Bacon and Crème Fraîche, Honey Roasted Ham Crumpet with Black Pudding, Eggs and Hollandaise, and French Toast Babka, Kumquats, Hazelnuts and Miso Caramel. 

A selection of classic brunch cocktails such as Bucks Fizz, Bellinis and Bloody Mary pitchers are also on offer.

Website: https://www.kuducollective.com/kudu/

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.

The food at Duck & Waffle in LondonChef 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’.

Continue reading our guide to the best brunch in London…


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 Laundry

The Laundry, Brixton’s neighbourhood bistro and wine shop, offers guests a varied brunch menu each day from 9am.

Serving classics such as crushed avocado and pickled chilli on sourdough and Croque Madame, with a gooey combination of gruyère, béchamel and fried egg, The Laundry also offers bakery items such as toasted banana bread and pastries.

The Laundry, Brixton

A selection of drinks are also available including Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.

Visit in the warmer months to enjoy the lovely outdoor terrace above.

Isabel Mayfair

‘Isabel Sundays’, which is available from 12-4pm on Sundays, offers classic brunch dishes with a twist.

brunch at Isabel restaurant in Mayfair
Photo by Joe Howard

Think English muffins with smoked salmon, poached egg and passion fruit hollandaise or a lighter choice of Chia seeds bowl with exotic salad and granola, all set against the backdrop of live music from their band Casa.

Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns, the Japanese Izakaya restaurants by the Bone Daddies group, offer brunch at both the Oxford Circus and Covent Garden restaurants.

At Oxford Circus, guests can choose the brunch menu or the ultimate brunch menu, both of which comprise a pisco sour on arrival, snacks and a dessert.

Flesh & Buns

Dishes include chilli miso brisket and Japanese fried chicken, served with homemade steamed buns.

At Covent Garden, guests have the choice of three small dishes, such as Korean fried wings, ceviche and softshell crab with yuzu mayo, and one flesh & bun.

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 DJ 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.

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.

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.


Quaglino’s has long been synonymous with glamour and excess since its heyday in the 1920s.

It has kept its art deco roots, but there’s a definite feel of 80s and 90s flashiness for good measure.

Quaglino's restaurant in St James's

Starters include hand chopped beef tartare and oak smoked salmon, while mains focus on the roast beef or pork, or the seafood platter to share.

The bottomless bubbles are attentively topped up, with up-beat music keeping the atmosphere lively.

With no windows there is no time of day in here, so the decadence comes all the easier.

Continue reading our guide to the best brunch in London…

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.

Nobu Shoreditch

The breakfast menu at Nobu Shoreditch includes Japanese twists on the breakfasts we know, including a Nobu style “Full English” with Japanese Kurubuta sausage and crispy boudin noir alongside the traditional items.
Nobu Shoreditch
The weekend brunch menu includes a selection of hot & cold Nobu classics including oysters, ceviche chicken karage, Japanese beef curry, pan seared salmon, salads and assorted sushi.
The brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday 11:30am – 3pm.

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.


Saturdays at temper includes smoky brunch classics and 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks.

Expect platters of coal-roasted, dry-aged Belted Galloway beef, house-made smoked beef sausages and pork burnt end with sides of Andean yellow potatoes with gochujang butter, fried eggs, charred ramiro peppers, red onions, bourbon-pickled chillies, paratha and chimichurri.

Brunch is available from 12-3.30pm every Saturday at temper Soho, temper Covent Garden and temper Shoreditch.

The best brunch in London

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

If you liked this top 10 feature on the best brunch in London, why not read our guide to the best gluten free restaurants, the best cocktail bars in London or the best alfresco restaurants in London?

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