Where to Find the Best Brunch in London
Forget breakfast, lunch or dinner – anyone who’s anyone knows these days it’s all about brunch. Brunch, a meal taken too late to be breakfast and too early to be lunch, has been soaring in popularity in recent years with people of all ages planning catch-ups over a hearty brunch every weekend. Brunch is even replacing dinner as the go-to date option.
As such brunch establishments have been popping up left, right and centre. From cute cafes to hipster diners and fine dining brasseries, all types of eateries are offering their own twist on brunch. Popular brunch dishes include eggs benedict, decadently loaded pancakes and waffles, smoked salmon, and anything involving an avocado.
Another popular new addition to the brunch scene is the bottomless brunch, which offers bottomless drinks along with your brunch dishes. Some even offer bottomless food too!
Of course in a city like London, the brunch trend is booming with local business ranging from hotels to cafes to burger bars and even Indian restaurants getting in on the massive appetite for brunch. For a tourist to London, or a London local, the brunch choice in London is endless – meaning there is plenty of delicious brunches to be enjoyed…but sometimes too much choice can make it impossible to decide where to go.
Luckily, London experts Ampersand Travel – who offer luxury holidays around the world including London, have put together a taxonomy of London brunch to help you find the best brunch in London whatever you’re looking for.
The infographic is handily broken into three sections – dishes, neighbourhood and atmosphere, meaning you can scout out the best place for eggs, the perfect vintage chic café for that Instagram shot, or just somewhere good within walking distance of your hotel.
The graphic is super cute as well, with quirky illustrations of eggs, avocados and fry ups – they are definitely too cute to eat!
We’ve certainly found some delicious inspiration for our next Brunch bite in London from Ampersand’s London brunch guide. Have a look at some of our favourite places, below:
Foyer at Claridge’s
Claridge’s elegant foyer and reading room is the perfect setting for a special occasion. Brunching in the exquisite surroundings is a true experience of a traditional English brunch. Claridge’s delicious brunch menu offers an outstanding variety – from the classic English fry up to a special healthy option featuring juice, eggs, avocado and porridge, to a unique Chinese offering which includes dim sum and duck egg. The wide menu also offers tasty gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. The prices are higher than your average fry up but the experience is something to be remembered.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is an iconic brunch establishment in London and is particularly popular with the young hipster crowd. The place can get so busy there is often a long queue outside on a weekend morning, but we’ve heard the delicious food inside is worth the wait. The all-day brunch menu includes some unique options which have got us dreaming about our visit already. Included on the menu is beer cheese benedict which features pulled pork and beer cheese on eggs benedict, an all-American option featuring pancakes AND bacon, eggs and sausage, and a sweet buttermilk waffle with caramelised banana. Certainly a place to visit with an empty stomach.
Eggs Benedict Café
If you’re looking for good eggs Benedict, where better to go than the Eggs Benedict Café? True to its name sake the café offers a selection of eggs options including with ham, spinach or salmon.
Is anyone else hungry?