Imagine if you loved breakfast, but you also loved lunch and well, imagine if they put both together and just combined the names. Oh wait, they did? Fantastic. Well in that case, it’s only fair for us to keep you on top of all the smashed-avo, poached egg and pumpkin seed happenings across the capital.
We guarantee you’ll be saying thanks a brunch to us after having a scroll.
Tom's Kitchen Chelsea
South Kensington (0.6 miles)
What: Bottoms Up - Tom's Kitchen Brunch
Why: He’s a well known name and therefore a very safe option when it comes to quality on the foodie front. After relaunching his Chelsea restaurant, he’s now decided to throw a brunch in too. Yum. Guests can enjoy a menu featuring all the favourites, from eggs benedict and baked Turkish eggs with sumac yogurt to brioche French toast with caramelised apples and cinnamon cream.
Alongside the usual candidates of Mimosas and bloody Mary’s, the brunch menu also includes bottomless Prosecco: bottomless and Prosecco in the same sentence? That’s an incentive to go in itself.
Where: Tom's Kitchen, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
What: Don't Bottle It And Go For Brunch At...
Why: Spilling out into Old Spitalfields Market, BOTTLES is a rustic-style spot come wine cave that suits a Sunday brunching just fine. Upon entry, you’re greeted by wine bottles galore layering across the intricate Italian-themed space, and a speedy service sees you choosing from their brunch menu adorned by three foodie classics, introduced around the beginning of October. Options include a fried egg sandwich with guanciale, roasted garlic and chilli mayo, followed by a potato frittata which is flavoursome and complemented by a savoury although slightly sweet tasting pepper fennel and dill salad. Or, if you want to go super classic there’s an oak smoked salmon and avocado on toast with seaweed and orange hollandaise. BOTTLE’s are advocates for sustainable, organic and bio-dynamic wines, complimented by the SOOD family food (the joint venture of the venue). Suffice to say, the pairing of both wine and food found inside is whole-heartedly thought so, and our tastebuds completely agreed!
If the vast selection of wine doesn’t lure you in, guests can refresh their palette with a spritz synonymous to the spot. Bottles spritz is an aperitif laden with Aperol and other aromatic flavours, served up in a balloon glass of greatness. Be careful you don’t indulge in too many however, as you’ll be stumbling into the market for a spot of “I’ll regret this tomorrow” style purchasing.
Brunch is served on up every Saturday and Sunday from 11 until 4pm.
Where: Old Spitalfields Market, 67 Brushfield Street, E1 6AA
What: Bottomless Margaritas
Why: Ella Canta is bringing the Mexican vibes to brunch with bottomless margaritas and dishes such as fish tacos with huichoi and aji salsa; shrimp aguachile with cucumber and green mango; Mexican bread stuffed with slow cooked pork and adobo salsa and cactus salad with tomatoes and serrano chile and for pudding churros with both bitter chocolate and sweet caramel sauce and coconut and vanilla custard.
Where: 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, Mayfair, W1J 7QY
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea
What: Indian Weekend Power Station Brunch
Why: Bored of eggs benedict and smashed avocado? Then Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea is launching a new modern Indian weekend power station brunch with east meets west dishes from renowned chef Vivek Singh and cocktails from the award-winning Tony Conigliaro. The menu includes the like of tandoori chicken tikka and cheese naan with coriander chutney; Bombay scrambled eggs and keema parartha and Malpua – an Indian pancake with spiced honey and homemade garam masala ice cream. Going with a big group of friends? Order the Power Station Feast so you can all dig into a banquet of sharing dishes.
Where: Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, 4 Arches Lane, SW11 8AB
What: From Night to Day
Why: Spuntino may be known for their raucous nights but now they are keeping the party going until the morning by joining the brunch gang. The new NYC-inspired bottomless brunch features a sharing menu of truffled egg toast; steak and eggs and Bourbon and vanilla French toast with figs and ice-cream all washed down with bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
Where: 61 Rupert Street, Soho, W1D 7PW
Villandry St James's
What: The Villandry Summer Special
Why: On the topic of free flowing Prosecco, Villandry St James’ are offering a whole load of it at their new summer bottomless brunch. The menu lists all sorts of enticers, from sweetcorn chilli fritters and grilled halloumi burgers to a big ol’ cake platter.
The Villandry is the perfect pit-stop for true Britishness, with views of Big Ben, located in West London.
Where: 12 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AU, United Kingdom
Brick House, East Dulwich
What: Sourdough Brunch
Why: The award-winning East Dulwich bakery, Brick House is taking a moment away from slowly fermenting things (it’s what they’re known for) to serve up a new brunch at East Dulwich Warehouse and Peckham Rye Café. Dishes include cured salmon with two soft eggs and avocado on Danish rye sourdough toast; sourdough ‘Migas’ with chorizo, slow cooked peppers and a fried egg and toasted brioche with lemon mascarpone and roasted peaches. To drink, there’ll be Daily Dose cold pressed juices, Jarr Kombucha or start the day with bloody Mary’s and prosecco.
Where: 1 Zenoria Street, East Dulwich, SE22 8HP
DUM Biryani House
What: South East Indian Brunch
Why: Whilst most might associate brunching with eggs Benedict and OJ, Soho’s DUM Biryani House are proving that it’s not all about same old, same old by jumping off the brunching bandwagon.
Introducing their weekend brunch taking inspiration from the coastal flavour of South East India. A hip hop playlist will accompany your brunch that will include dishes showcasing the regional flavours of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. So for all you mutton fry pavs, butter soft shell crab and roasted wild sea bass fans, you’re in for a treat.
Where: 187B Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 8ZB
Old Street (0.3 miles)
What: Yorkshire Pud Breakfast Sandwich
Why: Mark Hix’s Tramshed has launched a brunch menu that features a Yorkshire pudding breakfast sandwich, and that’s all you really need to know because surely that’s going to make you want to visit? Need more persuading? The sandwich possesses all brekky things we loved, sausage, bacon and eggs wrapped up in a very yummy outer shell.
Also on the menu is Yorkshire pudding with whipped chicken livers, cock ‘n’ bull hash with fried Braddock White duck egg and… yep, the classic eggs Benedict, De Beauvoir or smashed avo. Quite the brunch with a twist.
Where: 32 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3LX, United Kingdom
What: New Brunch on the Block
Why: There’s a new kid on the block, namely Soane’s Kitchen at Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery in Ealing, and we’re so glad because they’re catering for our needy Sunday, sore-headed wishes with a fabulous bottomless brunch for lazy get-togethers. Popping up on the brunch menu will be dishes summer pea on toast with feta and poached egg and a ginger fry up with all the trimmings. If you want to find out what else is to offer well, you’re just going to have to go along aren’t you!
Where: Walpole Park, Mattock Ln, London W5 5EQ
What: Brunching in Mayfair
Why: Here at The Handbook, we know all too well that Indian food isn’t just to be enjoyed on a Friday night in front of the television. As well as being one of our favourite cuisines for lunch and dinner, Indian Accent in Mayfair is proving that it’s also a great choice for brunch with its new weekend brunch menu.
Unfortunately, there’s not an avocado in sight, but you might be glad of this. Instead, chef Manish Mehrotra has put a spin on brunch with spiced, imaginative dishes with options including Parsi fried eggs with crispy potatoes an chutney and quail egg pulao with bacon, crispy shallots and mint yoghurt.
As well as cocktails, there will be a large range of rare whiskies.
Where: 16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HW
Market Hall Fulham
What: Market Hall's Weekend Brunch
Why: Market Hall Fulham’s weekend brunch is available 10am-3pm with highlights including the fried buttermilk chicken, smashed avocado, fried eggs and Sriracha in a toasted English muffin. As this food hall is one of London’s best, we’re not surprised their brunch menu sounds delightful with signature cocktails nodding to the food haven; Pink Fulham Spritz, a French 75, Breakfast Martini and Bloody Mary.
Where: 472 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 1BY
Leicester Square Kitchen
What: Frida Kahlo Brunch
Why: How about a Frida Kahlo brunch that’s super colourful and sure to rake in those Insta likes, and taste oh so good (which is the most important part). Paying homage to the Mexican artist, Leicester Square Kitchen have partnered with V&A’s Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, and will be throwing a series of brunches for city-dwellers to enjoy.
Involved will be Mexican food, cocktails and Frida-themed flower installations and DJ sets to get things fired up, allowing guests to enjoy the Latin American culture at home in London.
Where: 31-36 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LH
Rake's Cafe Bar
What: Brunch at Rake's
Why: Smack bang in the city on bustling Liverpool Street is Rake’s Cafe Bar, a place eager to lure you in with its brunch favourites including smashed avocado on sourdough toast with tomato and chill salsa and the Rake’s Benedict (see what they did there?!) with cured ham, avocado hollandaise (avo everywhere), poached Burford browns and walnut waffle… still not finished, and with lemon creme fraiche and rose and fennel syrup.
We’re assured you’ll be eating a lot, so try the crafted cocktail menu to wash it down.
Where: Rake's, 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN