Brunch is taken very seriously in London, and the options are as diverse and delicious as they come. From healthy plates to indulgent comfort food and bottomless champagne, the capital’s brunch scene is always evolving, so how do you keep up?
Fear not, because we’ve scoured the city to bring you the latest and greatest brunches in London. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed rooftop for a casual catch up with friends, or a sophisticated spot for a special occasion, these are the capital’s brand new brunch menus worth trying in May.
AllBright, the trailblazing collective for ambitious women, is bringing a slice of Tulum to Mayfair with their terrace’s summer transformation. Launching May 13th, premium tequila cocktail brand Pimentae will be taking up residence on the rooftop terrace, or ‘Casa del Paraiso’, for a Mexican makeover complete with rattan lampshades, beach-style seating and mini cacti tablescaping. The Paradiso Brunch menu will feature Mexican-inspired dishes, including small plates like tacos, sea bream ceviche, and guacamole, and seasonal summer favourites.
Members and non-members alike can head down on Friday and Saturday nights to indulge and sample Pimentae’s multi-award-winning cocktail range, which includes the flagship Spicy Margarita, The Eclipse, and Tommy’s Margarita. AllBright’s Live Well summer campaign also includes Tequila Tasting sessions, wellness classes, and inspiring Terrace Talks to inspire you to live your best life this summer.. Pre-bookings for the rooftop paradise can be made by emailing [email protected].
Mr Bao / Daddy Bao
Be transported to Taiwan with Daddy Bao Tooting or Mr Bao Peckham’s new brunch menu, and indulge in reinvented brunch classics. Try the bacon bao, a delicious Taiwanese take on the classic BLT, or the kimchi and crispy corn fritters for a spicy, crunchy start to your day.
The Taiwanese sausage with Cantonese scrambled egg is a must-try, as well as exclusive one-off dishes offered in each neighbourhood. And don’t forget to wash it all down with the rotating selection of bottomless cocktail specials.
Double Standard, the ground floor bar and restaurant at trendy hotel The Standard London, has launched a new Sunday Brunch menu this Spring, featuring a combination of British brunch favourites, hearty American classics, and a DIY Bloody Mary station. Available every Sunday from noon to 4pm, indulge in your favourite brunch dishes paired with bottomless Prosecco or your perfect Bloody Mary. Choose from Classic Vodka, Red Snapper Gin, Bloody Maria Mezcal or Virgin Maria, and add a mix of five garnishes, including prawns, cheddar and stilton cheese and a Double Standard hot sauce float.
The brunch menu includes the likes of Buttermilk chicken and waffles, Short rib mac and cheese, and Eggs Benedict served with a Sriracha hollandaise – the perfect cures for any weekend hangover.
From fluffy pancake stacks to perfectly spiced shakshuka, Town House at The Kensington Hotel has unveiled their delicious new brunch menu with a modern twist. Nestled in the heart of South Kensington, the restaurant offers a rare and tranquil combination of rich heritage and contemporary elegance to while away your morning in.
The new brunch menu features starters to share, including pea, mint and basil arancini, and homemade granola served with coconut yoghurt and seasonal compote. For the main course, indulge in the likes of croque madame, spring omelette, or avocado on sourdough toast topped with English feta, pine nuts and siracha tahini. Sweet options include Buttermilk Pancakes with crispy bacon, apple syrup, berries, and whipped cream, while dessert lovers can savour glazed pear yoghurt ice cream and créme brûlée. You’ll also get a brunch cocktail on arrival.
Where: 109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5LP
Mayfair’s Bacchanalia has launched Sunday Brunch, complete with live performances from a Greek band to take your dining experience to the next level. Under the direction of internationally acclaimed chef Athinagoras Kostakos, enjoy an indulgent Mediterranean brunch menu, with both savoury and sweet options including the Greek Hash Brown with fried potatoes, Greek sausage, and feta, as well as Small Bomboloni doughnuts with chocolate and cinnamon sugar.
Diners can also choose from the à la carte menu, offering classic Mediterranean dishes to share. With live music and the backdrop of Bacchanalia’s renowned interiors, it’s sure to be a feast for the senses.
Where: 1-3 Mount St, London W1K 3NA
Laurel’s On The Roof
Nothing says summer like brunch by the pool. And Laurel’s On The Roof, the glamorous rooftop eatery at Mondrian Shoreditch, offers a stunning poolside alfresco terrace perfect for dining during the Spring season. With city views, bespoke cocktails, and a band new brunch menu, it’s the ultimate indulgence spot.
The seasonal Sunday brunch allows you to create your perfect feast from a selection of ten items for £55 per person including shakshuka, a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, avo on toast and eggs royal lobster.
Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
Get ready to indulge in a modern Indian Sunday brunch like no other at Covent Garden’s Cinnamon Bazaar. The new brunch offering features live Bombay beats spun by resident DJs – the perfect soundtrack to a spicy feast – and a menu that’s bursting with chaats, curries, big plates, biryanis, and of course, bottomless drinks, from draught beer to delicious cocktails.
Soak up the vibrant atmosphere, complete with illuminated lanterns, and indulge in a brunch that’s all about samosas and mimosas.
Where: 28 Maiden Ln, London WC2E 7JS
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The newly refreshed YOPO at The Mandrake has launched a free-flowing Brunch with a spiritual twist. The experience brings together spiritually, decadence and high-class food, to revive the mind, body and soul and liven up a Sunday afternoon.
Available for bookings between 12pm-4pm, it’s priced at £65 per person for three courses and you also have the option to upgrade to free-flowing cocktails, free-flowing rosé or free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Where: 20-21 Newman Street YOPO, London W1T 1PG
Dipna Anand at Somerset House
Award-winning chef Dipna Anand has launched a Bottomless Thali Weekend Brunch at Somerset House this Spring, featuring authentic Punjabi and South Indian cuisine served on traditional thali platters. Dishes include black lentil Dal Makhani, fragrant Lamb Kofta Curry, and Sag Paneer, or you can choose from the a la carte brunch menu, which includes Mumbai’s spiced potato gram flour patty Vada Pav, and Masala Anda Bhurji, a paratha filled with masala scrambled eggs.
Finish off with sweet treats like Gulab Jamun, Spiced Mandarin Cheesecake, and creamy Rasmalai. The brunch is available every weekend until the end of May and includes unlimited refills of chai tea or mango lassie.
Authentic Punjabi and South Indian cuisine served on traditional thali platters.
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Mayfair’s Bocconcino has teamed up with iconic Italian brand Aperol to launch their latest Sunday Bottomless Brunch, offering an authentic taste of “La Dolce Vita”. Enjoy unlimited Roman-style pizza, freshly made in front of you at the open pizza kitchen, and pair it with bottomless Aperol Spritz or Prosecco for 90 minutes of indulgence.
At £64 per person, it’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely Sunday in Mayfair, complete with live resident DJs setting the mood.
Where: 19 Berkeley St, London W1J 8ED
Looking for a tranquil brunch haven in the midst of bustling Covent Garden? Look no further than The Garden. Nestled inside Theatre Royal Drury Lane, this idyllic spot boasts lush, twinkling foliage and now is the perfect time to visit, with the release of their new Spring/Summer menu featuring light bites, sharing platters and an all-day brunch menu.
Tuck into classic American-style pancakes with sweet toppings, or savour the grilled bacon steak with poached eggs, portobello mushrooms and toast. For a sharing option, go for the baked British brie with slow-cooked ham, pickles, tomato chutney and crackers, and for the dessert, indulge in the Royal strawberries and cream with blackberry compote. The perfect retreat for a casual, relaxed brunch.
A tranquil brunch haven in bustling Covent Garden.
Where: Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF
Indulge in unlimited classic brunch dishes and wash it all down with Whispering Angel Provence Rosé.
Get ready for the ultimate summer experience with Aviary Rooftop Restaurant and Bar’s new Bottomless Brunch Sessions. Available every Saturday from 27th May onwards, this is a bottomless brunch you won’t want to miss, because when they say bottomless, they really mean it.
Indulge in unlimited classic brunch dishes, including Eggs Benedict and Royale, seafood ceviche, charcuterie, salads, pastries, and sweet treats, and wash it all down with your drink of choice, from Bloody Marys to Whispering Angel Provence Rosé, all included in the package. You’ll also enjoy live entertainment from DJs and dancers while taking in stunning panoramic views of London’s skyline from the Shard to the Walkie Talkie and beyond.
Where: Royal London House, 10th Floor Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
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Rake’s Cafe Bar
Scandal at Rake’s Brunch has just gotten even more scandalous because on the last Saturday of every month, brunch will be backdropped by music from everyone’s favourite scandalous superstars, from Madonna to Britney, Elvis to MJ.
Dishes include Smashed Avocado on Toast with an added kick of Tomato and Chilli Salsa; Ham, Cheese and Truffle Toastie; and Raised Pecan Waffles with Lemon Crème Fraiche, Rose & Fennel Syrup and Seasonal Berries, available with bottomless prosecco or cocktails for £35. Or, make it properly scandalous with bottomless champagne for £89.
Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
Sun Street Hotel
Experience the ultimate weekend indulgence with Sun Street Hotel’s new champagne brunch at The Orangery, complete with an eclectic music mix to get you in the weekend mood.
Served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm, enjoy 90 minutes of free-flowing Taittinger Champagne, alongside a tempting menu featuring breakfast classics like poached eggs and smoked salmon or a black truffle omelette, as well as more hearty lunch options like Chicken Schezwan and the Cod Rendang Burger.
Ninety minutes of free-flowing Taittinger Champagne alongside a tempting menu of breakfast classics.
Where: 5-15 Sun St, London EC2A 2EP
M Threadneedle Street
Be transported to Tokyo with M Threadneedle Street’s new bottomless brunch – an indulgent, unique experience that pays homage to the world’s largest metropolis with carefully crafted cocktails and Japanese-inspired dishes. Enjoy sharing platters of dim sum, wagyu beef and tofu bao buns, and pork belly yakitori, followed by savoury pancakes filled with kewpie, chilli, fried shallots and spring onion, kimchi fried rice, or ramen with chicken and mushroom. For dessert, feast on a boozy Matcha Tiramisu.
For those looking to take it up a notch, you can bolt-on the Osaka or Kyoto packages which include a private karaoke room with free-flowing cocktails or Champagne for one hour.
Where: Unit 2 & 3, 60 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8HG
Served in the heart of Marylebone, indulge in the new weekend brunch menu at 108 Brasserie’s chic, sophisticated and foliage-filled terrace.
The brunch menu features a range of starters from coconut acai bowls to oak-smoked salmon and poppy seed bagel, and for mains, choose from Atlantic prawn and avocado Caesar, braised shortrib benedict or freshly prepared waffles.
Swan at The Globe is offering a brand new weekend brunch menu for those seeking a delicious riverside start to their day. With the perfect mix of healthy smoothies and indulgent breakfast cocktails, the menu caters to whatever weekend mood you happen to be in, with the star dish of the menu being their incredible pancakes.
There’s also a wide range of egg dishes like Eggs Benedict or Shakshuka, or Swan’s take on a vegan full English breakfast. Whether you’re after a healthy start or a boozy brunch, it’s a failsafe spot, with Thames views to boot.
Where: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
The SOAK in Victoria has launched a luxurious bottomless brunch experience with a choice of a two or three-course menu and an indulgent 1.5 hours of bottomless pours of sparkling wine, draught beer, or soft drinks. The menu features a range of small plates, mains, and sweet treats, with classics like Smashed Avocado and Omelette Arnold Bennett, as well as more substantial dishes like Dirty Steak & Chips, Sichuan Chicken Rice Pot, and a Buttermilk Chicken Burger. For those with a sweet tooth, there are American Pancakes, Warm Belgian Waffles, and Blackcurrant Cheesecake.
Available Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, prices start at £35 per person for two courses and £42 per person for three courses, with 1.5 hours of bottomless drinks included.
Where: Terminus Pl, London SW1W 0RP