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Remember bottomless brunches? They might have been dressed up breakfast dates with alcohol involved and an egg on top, but gosh did we love them. Well, let’s not let a little lockdown ruin our brunch vibe. This is London after all and if there’s one things we’re good at, it’s brunching.

There are a whole host of restaurants, delivery companies and cafes getting involved, bringing some of our favourite brunch dishes straight to our doors. From Hide’s decadent Croque Monsieur laden with black truffle to Mac & Wild’s breakfast boxes if you’d rather cook it up yourself and By Chloe’s utterly Instagrammable and seriously healthy dishes, there’s a brunch to choose from no matter what you’re after.

And the best bit? You don’t even have to get dressed for these brunches. Heck, you don’t even have to get get out of bed if you don’t want to, apart from opening the front door.

By Chloe

If you’re after a plant-based and healthier brunch in bed, By Chloe’s three London outposts are available to order through Deliveroo near Oxford Circus, Tower Bridge and Belgravia.

The vegan menu loved by the fashion set features locally-sourced ingredients in their most natural form to create inspired dishes. Highlights include the likes of the Chicky Parm Parm, the Classic Burger made with tempeh, lentil, chia and walnuts and the Quinoa Taco. Virtuous and pretty enough to make it onto your Instagram feed.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Up your brunch game with Dominique Ansel Bakery’s new pickup and delivery services.

The award-winning French chef makes the prettiest and tastiest brunch delights, from rice pudding and jam filled cronuts to a cheesy Florentine Breton Crêpe.

Order in, stay in bed and turn lockdown into a holiday, even if just for a couple of hours.

Gail’s

We’re pretty sure The Handbook team kept our local Gail’s afloat pre-lockdown given the amount of flat whites, sourdough and spinach, cheese and feta rolls we got through. Now we’re feeding our habits with the bakery’s online delivery and click and collect services.

Choose from your favourites and the Gail’s team with deliver straight to your door within 48 hours for minimum orders of £20. Or, if you can face getting out of your PJs and have a Gail’s local to you, take advantage of their online orders that will be bagged and ready to collect.

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Hide

Hide out at home with Mayfair’s decadent weekend menu that can be delivered straight to your door. The high-end restaurant is the work of one of London’s most exciting chefs, Ollie Dabbous, and will be cooking up dishes such as French toast with blueberry compote and crème crue or Ollie’s famous Hide Croque Monsieur laden with lashings of black truffle.

Deeney’s

Masters of door stop toasties oozing with rich mature cheddar and spiced Scottish haggis, Deeney’s, are satisfying our weekend brunch cravings with their call to collect Covid menu.

The Scottish toastie makers are cooking up their usual favourites including; the Macbeth – haggis, cheddar cheese, caramelised onions and mustard; the Lady Macbeth – a veggie alternative to the Macbeth; and Roberto the Bruce – roasted chicken, mozzarella, sriracha mayo, spicy tomato chutney and spinach.

They will also be stocking beer, wine, coffee, cake and sourdough loaves ready for pick up to create the perfect at-home boozy brunch.

Mac & Wild

Sticking with the Caledonian theme here, London’s best Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild, who get their produce from the Scottish Highlands, are serving their regular customers with their online butchers throughout lockdown.

If you’re happy to make your own brunch, order their Breakfast Box which includes some of the finest Scottish breakfast products from Lorne sausage (that’s square sausage to southerners) to sliced haggis, black pudding to venison sausages.

Sure to make the Rob Roy MacGregor of breakfasts.

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B Bagel

From BBQ meat boxes to seasonal veg, we’re bypassing as many supermarket trips as we can in favour of our home groceries being delivered straight to our door in a box. That includes brunch too, thanks to Fulham and Soho favourite, B Bagel.

They have joined forces with Chelsea Farm to deliver fresh brunch boxes to Londoners at home and they include everything you need to make your weekend brunch in bed the best yet.

The Brunch Duo Box comes filled with four freshly baked bagels, sliced smoked salmon, cream cheese, extra virgin olive oil, a box of six free range eggs, butter, jam, salad, veggies, lemons and fresh herbs, all for £26.

Recipe cards are also included to help you make a stacked bagel that’s Insta-worthy.

 

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Forman & Field

If you’ve got a birthday or special occasion coming up, don’t let a little bit of lockdown stop you.

Forman & Field are delivering some of the most decadent dishes to London homes including some brunch favourites such as Truffle and Leek Macaroni Cheese or Lobster and Salmon Fishcakes, as well as loads of single products and pre-made dishes. All you have to do is reheat.

Eggslut

If you’ve yet to try Eggslut’s famous Fairfax roll – soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun – do. It’s without a doubt the best egg sarnie we’ve ever tasted.

The LA eatery that now holds a London outpost in Notting Hill are making deliveries, but you can make the bun for yourself using the recipe the lovely team at Eggslut shared with us.

Check it out here.

Panzer’s

St John’s Wood favourite Panzer’s famous bagels are now available online. Their classic smoked salmon and cream cheese has our names written all over it, plus, you can put an order in for fresh fruit and veggies, store cupboard essentials, sweet treats and speciality foods all at the same time.

Bistrotheque

For Easter Londoners missing lazy, slightly hazy Sundays at Bistrotheque, rest assured, they are delivering to your door.

Their Boozy Brunch order is available on Sundays and includes two Farinatas with avocado, rocket, capers, crispy chickpeas and chilli, one French toast with smoked butterscotch, clotted cream and pecan brittle; one portion of pancakes with berries and clotted cream and a mammoth 1000ml bloody Mary.

The Bank Holiday just looked a hell of a lot better.