Brunch is about to get a whole new makeover… With restaurants preparing to reopen for business alfresco style, we’re almost certain that you’ll be on the search for the best outdoor brunching spots in the city and luckily for us Londoners, the city has a plethora of options.
From boozy brunches to avocado toast with riverside views, here are the best 14 alfresco brunching spots to head to.
The favourite of so many, The Good Egg will be reopening for outdoor dining, bringing with them the return of London’s best and eggiest brunches. Almost every dish comes with an egg accompaniment, with each one just as Instagrammable as the next.
Their Soho branch boasts a heated, covered outdoor courtyard, which is just perfect for all of the British weather that this spring-summer throws at us. Inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, expect to be tucking into Challah Buns, Shakshuka, Sabih and their famous Babka French Toast.
Reopening 12th April
Where: Ground Floor, Kingly Court, Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5PW
For those partial to minimalist interiors, head to No 197 Chiswick Fire Station for interiors inspo and delicious brunching options. And their muted white and wooden colour palette seeps into their walled garden, hidden at the back of the restaurant. In the summertime it becomes flooded with sunlight and provides the perfect backdrop to any brunch occasion.
Reopening in May, their bottomless brunch will also be back in action providing diners with free flowing drinks, a sunny waterfront location and a DJ to soundtrack your afternoon.
Reopening 17th May
Where: 197-199 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 2DR
Brunch and booze go hand in hand at Devonshire Terrace by Drake & Morgan. The restaurant, located just by Liverpool Street Station, is preparing to launch a boogie busting Disco Brunch.
Running every Saturday from 29th May, the outdoor covered terrace will be equipped with smoke machines, disco balls, throwback tunes and glitter. Cocktails and fizz will be bottomless and you’ll be munching through all of your favourite brunch classics. Think avocado with poached eggs, crispy duck salad and buttermilk chicken waffles. Book now and prepare to get your party on.
Running every Saturday from 29th May outdoors on the covered terrace and inside. The outside area is open from 13th April
There’s no better way to kickstart the weekend than with unlimited Mimosas, Prosecco and Bloody Mary’s and that’s exactly what you’ll find at West London members’ space Kindred’s on site restaurant, The Cellar.
Arm yourself with your drink of choice before diving into delicious brunch offerings curated by Head Chef Romulo Silva. He’s crafted a menu that can only be described as a love letter to London’s multiculturalism and fusion of cuisines. Hero dishes include French Toast with a healthy helping of creme fraiche, cinnamon and berries; Shakshuka with spicy chorizo; and Buttermilk Pancakes loaded with bacon, blueberries and maple syrup.
Where: Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9BW
For brunch with a backdrop of Instagrammable interiors, it’s always going to be Allegra, and their immaculate interiors seep into their outdoor offering too.
Slotted on the seventh floor, Allegra is a bar, restaurant and terrace from the expert team behind the A-lister favourite, Chiltern Firehouse and St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. It’s Head Chef Patrick Powell who has crafted a phenomenal brunch menu to gorge on out on the terrace. Think Cornish Crab, Potato Latke with pickled fennel and sesame and Croque Madame with baked ham and confit egg.
Running from April 15th – May 16th, Happy Burger at Allegra will be popping up on their terrace for a casual dining offering, before the team prepares to reopen fully on 17th May.
Where: The Stratford, 20 International Way, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 1FD
For those looking to escape the city for a weekend soiree, head to Coppa Club at The Great House, Sonning. Head out on the outdoor terrace and soak up the riverside gardens while you tuck into one of their brunch dishes. Or, book into one of their legendary onsite igloos to really level up your brunch date.
Enjoy dishes such as the Skillet Breakfast, a fun take on the classic English brekkie; Buckwheat and Rye Pancakes topped with bacon, maple syrup and Netherend Farm butter; or try the Crushed Avocado and Eggs with a fresh squeeze of lime and chilli.
Okay, so this one doesn’t entirely tick the box of ‘brunch’ as there’s no dedicated menu to it but this English country garden-inspired restaurant is too pretty of a spot not to include. Located on Sydney Street, Stanley’s is a new courtyard bar and restaurant that specialises in British seasonal produce.
Inside it feels like you’ve stepped inside a modern countryside adobe, while the courtyard garden is filled with booths that have been fitted with reclaimed timber screens to help with social distancing. On the menu, there are a series of small plates which can double as new brunch favourites. The menu changes with the season but expect dishes such as Barley and Aged Cheese Porridge; Sourdough Crumpet with Cornish crab and potted shrimp; and Venison Doughnut with spiced plum gel.
Where: 151 Sydney Street, Chelsea, SW3 6NT
For the first time ever, brunch will be available to enjoy on Aqua Nueva’s covered outdoor terrace! While your holiday abroad might be cancelled for yet another yet, get your Spanish fix at the rooftop spot. The free-flowing brunch will see you enjoying Prosecco and cocktails, alongside a selection of tapas favourites. Think padrón peppers, rustic tomato bread, croquettes and classic Spanish tortilla. And if it’s not quite as sunny as the Spanish isles, fear not as they have outdoor heaters.
Looking for something a little different? Try brunch on Aqua Kyoto’s covered terrace instead.
Where: 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, W1B 3BR
Riverside views never looked so good… Get your brunch fix at Battersea Power Station’s waterside gem, No. 29 Power Station West.
The team are busy preparing to reopen their outside terrace from 12th April, meaning you’ll soon be sipping on fresh juices and enjoying freshly prepared brunching favourites. Go savoury with the Breakfast Brioche, that’s packed with scrambled free range eggs, melted cheese and chives, or let your sweet tooth loose with the Caramelised Banana and Ricotta Pancakes slathered with butterscotch sauce and coconut yogurt.
Reopen from 12th April
Where: 29 Circus West Battersea Power Station, SW11 8NN
For a secret courtyard dining experience, 116 Pall Mall is opening the doors to it’s wonderful secluded garden and terrace for dining to the public for the first time!
As of 12th April, you can step into this tranquil terrace surrounded by lush greenery for a delicious alfresco lunch. You won’t find many gardens like this in the heart of London, located just a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus and Regents Street. And they’re launching a delicious brunch menu too filled with bakery favourites and a moreish sandwich selection.
It’s a perfect stop off to take a shopping break or to uncover a hidden gem only a select few know about.
Where: 116 Pall MallSt. James’s, SW1Y 5ED
Changing with the seasons, expect Dalloway Terrace’s floral installation to have been given a spring makeover.
The Instagrammable restaurant, has partnered with Master Florists McQueens and Belvedere Vodka this season, and will be inspired by the rolling hills of the British countryside, scattered with dried wheat, corn flowers, daisies and pampas grass.
Their brunch menu is filled with the classics. Think Lemon Curd Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Florentine and Avocado Sourdough Toast.
Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3NN
Head out of the city and to Coppa Club’s Streatley branch for the ultimate riverside brunch experience. Surrounded by riverside gardens, the outdoor terrace is the perfect place to while away your weekend, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Order in a round of real kombucha to kickstart your morning before tucking into brunch staples. If you’re dining with someone who isn’t partial to brunch classics, there’s also a whole host of other delicious savoury options too.
Where: High Street, Streatley-on-Thames, EG8 9HR
Boasting views over some of London’s most iconic buildings including the giant rotunda of St Paul’s Cathedral, Madison Restaurant should be on your go-to list immediately, if you haven’t already ticked it off.
It’s the ultimate spot for brunch and their new menu includes an indulgent dish of Bloody Mary-fried chicken waffles topped with a fried egg, sriracha and maple syrup. It doesn’t get better than that. Plus, there’s outdoor heating, perfect for those cooler days.
Known for their Instagrammable interiors and modern French cuisine, Mayfair’s NAC also boasts a beautiful outdoor terrace that’s just perfect for whiling away your weekend, people watching and munching your way through their delectable brunch offerings.
Served on Saturday and Sunday, NAC’s brunch menu is filled with dishes such as Crushed Milk Chocolate Cookies, Frosties Soft Serve; Acai Bowls; Ricotta Pancakes with dulce de leche and banana; and Black Rice Bowl with fried egg, kale, avocado and salsa macha.
Where: 41 N Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6ZP