The ultimate guide to the best brunch spots in London

Everyone loves brunch. 

From yummy pancakes to delicious full English breakies, brunch is the perfect excuse to indulge on a weekend morning. Thankfully London has no shortage of outstanding brunch spots.

Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch or a serene dining affair, discover our ultimate guide to the best brunch spots in London below.

Central London

French toast at Crome London 1. CromeNo one does French toast like Crome. Located in Marylebone, this TikTok-famous brunch spot has mastered fluffy, sweet and savoury French toast. Solidifying themselves in the London brunch scene in 2021, discover out-of-this-world French toast flavour combos alongside quirky cube-shaped pastries at Crome.

2. Apple ButterAs one of Covent Garden’s busiest brunch spots, Apple Butter’s all-day breakfast menu is nothing short of spectacular. Whether you’re a smoothie bowl enthusiast or craving succulent Shakshuka, Apple Butter does it all. Don’t forget Apple Butter’s unique pancake flavours change every day – talk about one-of-a-kind dining.

3. DrunchAt Drunch, classic brunch staples meet great vibes and adventurous flavour blends. Situated within the heart of Fitzrovia, Drunch serves an inventive menu catering to all taste buds. From their iconic Mexican Benedict to the legendary Drunch Feast, Drunch is a truly glorious London brunch spot.

4. 26 GrainsDanish-inspired brunch spot with a dedication to all things porridge (you read that right), 26 Grains is one of the most unique eateries on this list. Located in Neal’s Yard, 26 Grains is a calming Nordic café focused on high-quality eating and seasonal produce. Alongside porridge, you can’t miss 26 Grains’ topped toast choices!

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East London

Brunch at Grind London5. Grind London BridgeLocated above the bustling Borough Market, Grind’s passion for great quality coffee and irresistible brunch makes it a worthy mention. From thick-cut French toast to gorgeous house crumpets, Grind also delivers one of the best bottomless brunches in London. Choose from bottomless prosecco, rosé spritz or even margaritas!

6. Polo Bar 24-Hour Great British CaféPicture your classic British brunch with all the trimmings. We’re talking egg benedicts, bacon babs, buttery pastries and the traditional full English. Now imagine this served all day and night long! The Polo Bar in the heart of Spitalfields has made 24-hour brunch munching a reality. With an endless menu of all-day breakfast essentials, sandwiches, toasties and more, Polo Bar serves hungry Londoners 24/7.

7. Duck & WafflePerched on the 40th floor of Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle is a magnificent City favourite bringing together jazzy tunes, panoramic views and one of the best brunches in London. Specialising in perfectly cooked eggs and buttery waffles, try the showstopper signature ‘Duck & Waffle’ dish featuring crispy leg confit and fried duck egg with mustard maple syrup. Yum!

8. 14 HillsNamed one of the prettiest brunch spots in London, 14 Hills’ breathtaking views of East London and splendid interiors make it a flawless London brunch spot. Guests can choose from a two or three-course modern brunch menu showcasing the best British produce has to offer! While embracing elegant modern influences, brunch at 14 Hills would not be complete without a sumptuous mocktail or cocktail.

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West London

Toastie from Eggbreak in Notting Hill9. Eggbreak – Put simply, Eggbreak takes your average morning eggs to the next level. With locals and tourists queuing up at 8am daily, it’s easy to say Eggbreak is a truly ‘eggcellent’ (sorry) London brunch spot. Don’t believe us? Well, Eggbreak’s Sweet Potato Rosti has even been named one of Secret London’s must-try London breakfasts before you die!

10. Sunday in BrooklynOriginating in New York, Sunday in Brooklyn has become a beloved brunch and dining spot in the Big Apple – and in London’s Notting Hill, it’s no different. Sunday in Brooklyn serves all the American favourites. With an epic brunch menu, you’ll find no shortage of mouthwatering cinnamon rolls, chunky buttermilk pancakes and tasty omelettes.

11. TAB X TABStaying in Notting Hill, TAB X TAB is a buzzing independent brunch café focusing on high-quality, seasonal dishes alongside speciality coffee and tea. TAB X TAB’s uncomplicated menu features house granola, vegan blueberry pancakes, avocado on toast and much more. With consistency, freshness and taste at the focus throughout, TAB X TAB guarantees are hearty meal with every visit.

12. Megan’s at the Flower Market – While there are plenty of Megan’s restaurants scattered across the UK,  Megan’s at the Flower Market in Chiswick, West London, is a Mediterranean paradise. And Megan’s freshly prepared brunches cannot be disputed. Using renowned family recipes, the Shakshuka Baked Eggs is easily a menu highlight. Hashbrown fan? Check out Megan’s loaded hash browns with piri piri, date BBQ and chives.

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North London

Pancakes from Mildreds in London13. Mildreds – This famous vegan brunch spot has become a bit hit across the plant-based world – and it’s easy to see why! With multiple locations across the capital, Mildreds Dalston is perfectly situated within this trending London neighbourhood. Being fully plant-based, the weekend vegan brunch at Mildreds covers everything from PB&J porridge to banana Biscoff pancakes and scrambled tofu.

14. Jolene – Dubbed one of the best up-and-coming restaurants in London, Jolene Newington Green is a low-key brunch spot making waves in the London bakery scene. By day, Jolene serves gorgeous pastries, baked treats and savoury sandwich delights. With the smell of freshly baked bread throughout, Jolene radients a great atmosphere in an exciting and spirited London neighbourhood.

15. The Breakfast ClubThe Breakfast Club has popped up in several UK locations since 2005, but its outstanding quality and atmosphere have continued to shine over the years. Their enormous American-style brunch dishes range from fluffy pancakes drenched in maple syrup (as they should be) to oversized breakfast sandwiches and greasy spoon classics. What’s not to love?

16. Il Bebo’sIndulge in an Italian brunch like no other at Il Bebo’s in North London. In this elegant Italian Mediterranean restaurant, discover an expertly curated all-day brunch menu, taking inspiration from traditional family recipes. Served 7 days a week, Il Bebo’s tasty brunch dishes include Mediterranean-style omelettes and Halal American breakfasts.

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South London

Brunch at Juliet's Quality Foods in Tooting, London17. Juliet’s Quality Foods – As one of Tooting’s best-loved cafés, Juliet’s Quality Food is a modern London brunch spot that adds a contemporary twist to British cuisine. Masters in the smoothie game, Juliet’s’ showstopper signature plate, the ‘Crispy Hot Smoked Pork Neck Pastrami Bagel’ cannot be missed. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, try the ‘Young Betty’ eggs benedict, featuring smoked eel, Cackleberry eggs and a hollandaise sauce.

18. Hob (Heart of Balham) – With cuisine influences from Palestine, Giza, Marrakech, Turkey and Lebanon, HOB (or Heart of Balham) is a South London brunch and deli gem. Adored by the local community and beyond, HOB’s vast breakfast and brunch menu has it all! Discover authentic Middle Eastern delights, including the traditional shakshuka, fully loaded baps and vibrant acai granola bowls.

19. Milk LondonTop-notch coffee, delicious breakie options and a cosy neighbourhood atmosphere. The Milk London brunch is one of the capital’s absolute favourites. From the people behind Juliet’s Quality Foods, Milk London’s smaller menu packs a punch with its one-of-a-kind dishes. Working with local suppliers, including BreadBread Bakery and Neal’s Yard Dairy, sustainability is at Milk London’s core.

20. TUPI Peckham – Start your weekend off right with a bottomless brunch at TUPI Peckham. TUPI’s 1½ hour boozy brunch, packed with South American, European, and Asian flavours, is an inspiring fusion – a chef’s kiss with bottomless Brazilian bellinis!

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