5 London Brunches
Brunch has become big business in London. A perfect combination between the best meal of the day and great company, is there anything better? Here are some top picks for 5 London Brunches.
I love this restaurant for dinner and I love it just as much for brunch. The huge dining room filled with ornate picture frames gives it a glamorous feel. It’s almost impossible not to just take one of everything on the menu created by one of the hottest chefs of the moment, Jason Atherton. I can highly recommend the pancakes. And the waffle wasn’t too bad either!
Behind the unassuming shopfront door lies a world of curiosities that work perfectly together. Split into different rooms, each with their own style and mismatched decorations, the stand out has to be the greenhouse. Chairs are covered in tropical plants and potted plants spill from the ceiling at this whitewashed spot close to Exmouth Market. Weekend brunch includes bottomless cocktails and an accompanying hefty food menu which will definitely leave you wanting to come back.
Living in Angel, I am fortunate to have one of London’s breakfast institutions on my doorstep. With branches all over the city, these temples of nostalgia have people queueing every day. Old school vintage furniture, chic mismatched chairs, and walls adorned with record sleeves of movie soundtracks cover their 70’s wallpaper. A menu with creations such as ‘Breakfast in Bread’, ‘Reggie the Veggie’ and ‘Huevos al Benny’ as well as lists of various Pancake concoctions, there is always something new to try. Arrive by 9.20 on weekends to avoid a queue.
One of London’s grandest openings in a while, The Ned brings back to life a Grade I-listed, 3,000 sqm former bank, retaining much of its original features to create a strikingly sumptuous setting. The Soho House development is home to a hotel, private members club and nine restaurants spread across eleven floors. Entering into the expansive lobby-esque space, each section is seamlessly separated by a network of imposing pillars, with each of the five restaurant areas have a slightly different style. We enjoyed brunch at Millie’s Lounge which is filled with armchairs and carpets giving it better acoustics, and serves classic British dishes throughout the day.
One of London’s hottest restaurant spots, getting a space at this former fire station turned Michelin-starred restaurant is hard work. Walking through the garden into a world of glitz and glamour, the huge windows of the dining room make this a great spot for daytime eating. Having been for a delicious dinner, I came with high hopes for Brunch and ended up being slightly disappointed. The menu was just a little too fancy for a good hearty brunch, but if hobnobbing with the stars is your thing then this celeb hang-out is the one to go for. I was told when entering that you can’t take photos, so I had to sneak these..sorry!