The best bottomless brunches in London

Luxury London

6 April 2022

Whether seeking champagne in St James's or cocktails in Shoreditch, these leading restaurants in London are serving unlimited good times

6 April 2022 Luxury London

Whether a lengthy affair enjoyed over the Sunday papers or a raucous event serving as the beginning of a great day out, brunch is big business in London, cited by many as their favourite meal of the week. This popular portmanteau is the best of both worlds, bringing together breakfast and lunch in leisurely, delicious harmony for a meal that lasts all afternoon. And how to improve on this already indulgent affair? Throw in unlimited bubbles, cocktails or beer, of course. These are the best bottomless brunches in London...

Quaglinos, St James's

Nothing beats dinner and show. Except, perhaps, bottomless brunch and show. That exactly what Quaglino's is serving up with its ever-popular Champagne Brunch. Held every Saturday from 11.30am to 2.30pm, two- or three-course options include brunch classics, such as Eggs Florentine and buttermilk pancakes, alongside substantial dishes including saffron risotto, Quaglino's brunch burger and an enticing dessert list. The whole event is soundtracked by live music, or classics spun by Quaglino's in-house DJ, creating a party atmosphere that will keep you going all day long.

From £38 for two courses plus £80 for free-flowing champagne,

Shangri-La at The Shard, Southwark

Celebrating a special occasion? Few bottomless brunches come more sophisticated than that offered at the Sky Lounge at the Shangri-La. So named for its position on the 34th floor of the Shard, the Sky Lounge's signature Sky Brunch has been created in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot and offers guests 90 minutes of unlimited Yellow Label champagne alongside a mouthwatering brunch menu inspired by the hotel's Far Eastern heritage. Tuck into a range of starters, including crispy oyster mushrooms on grilled sourdough, crab crumpets and miso aubergine before choosing from a menu of mains featuring sweet and sour tiger prawns, Malaysian fried rice and Buddha's Delight. Finish with an elegant dessert platter of raspberry and lychee pavlova to share. Served every Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm. 

£135 per person,

Rake's, Liverpool Street

Located just minutes from Liverpool Station, Rake's is a favourite with the out-of-town weekend crowd looking for a good time in London – so expect bottomless brunch here to be a noisy, entertaining affair. Which isn't to say Rake's doesn't take the business of feeding its guests seriously. The brunch menu is a hefty one featuring everything from French toast and homemade waffles to Caprese salad and pesto linguine while the bottomless drinks offering is one of the few to feature a mix and match variety of cocktails and prosecco. For those looking for an alternative take on classic brunch, settle down in the opulence of the Rake's Parlour for a decadent brunch in partnership with Japanese restaurant Miyako. Served on Fridays and Saturdays between 12pm and 3pm, the Japanese brunch menu features a mouthwatering selection including maki rolls, gyoza, salmon teriyaki and chicken karaage, washed down with two cocktails and bottomless genmaicha tea, or take things up a notch and add a bottle of sparkling sake for just £15.

Sparkling brunch £32, Japanese brunch £35

Crazy Pizza, Marylebone

Pizza might not be the obvious choice for brunch but, equally, is there ever really a bad time for pizza? We thought not. This is especially true when said pizza is accompanied by unlimited bubbles and Crazy Pizza's eclectic take on restaurant service, which includes a resident DJ and chefs who aren't adverse to putting on a show. Served every Saturday from 12-3pm, the Crazy Bubbles brunch menu starts with small paltes of focaccia, caponata with mozzarella, truffle arancini and garlic and rosemary fries followed by your choice of the restaurant's signature pizzas, including its much lauded Tartufo truffle pizza. Finish up with tiramisu and a mysterious sounding Crazy Cake, all washed down with champagne, wine, beer, soft drinks or a selection of signature cocktails.

£100 per person,

NOBU Shoreditch

Descend the sweeping staircase of Nobu Shoreditch to the lower-ground restaurant and load up on unlimited self-serve sushi, alongside main dishes including Rock shrimp tempura, roast chicken toban-yaki, truffle parmesan risotto and Nobu Eggs Benedict. Bottomless tipples include prosecco, an oni negroni and a zesty lychee and elderflower cooler. With live DJs, this is a relaxed and value-for-money Nobu experience, amid stylish interiors that marry low-key Asian opulence with Shoreditch chic. 

£83 per person,

Mr Bao, Peckham, Tooting & Shpeherd's Bush

Mr Bao is a pocket-sized pleasure, with outposts in Peckham, Tooting and Westfield London. The charming restaurant serves namesake fluffy steamed Bao buns alongside Taiwanese-style small plates. On weekends, enjoy brunch bao options including ham hock with tangy plum sauce, smoked salmon onsen egg and furikake or ‘The Drunken Prawn’, with marinated prawns, pickled mooli and spiced spring onions. The perfectly formed menu is served with bottomless saké-based cocktails, including a fruity lychee twist on the classic daiquiri. The lively atmosphere is bolstered by a banging, Beyoncé-filled soundtrack and the friendliest service in London.

Brunch dishes from £5.50 plus £18 for an hour of bottomless cocktails,

Brigadiers, City of London

Brigadiers is an Indian barbecue restaurant within the newly developed Bloomberg Arcade, a modern dining concept in the City. Head here from 12-5pm at weekends for a contemporary Indian twist on brunch, including goat belly vindaloo samosas, Konkani coast masala scallops, beef shin and bone marrow byriani and wood roasted aubergine and bell pepper salan. For £25, you can add free-flowing sparkling wine, Brigadiers lager or a holy basil royale. Key sporting events are shown on large screens, while the outside terrace can hold up to 34 guests.

Brunch dishes from £9; £25 extra for bottomless drinks,

Bad Egg, Moorgate

Bad Egg – from Noble Inns, the people behind Smokehouse, The Pig and Butcher and The Princess of Shoreditch – puts the fun into brunch with its bottomless offering which is available all day Saturday and Sunday (meaning you can even go for dinner if you want). Choose your poison - from a Bloody Mary, prosecco or mimosa and take your pick from a menu of indulgent mains, with cheeseburger hash, popcorn chicken bowl, pancakes and French toast among options. Dishes are served with a signature soundtrack of old skool hip-hop, reggae and ska.

£35 for two hours of bottomless drinks and two brunch dishes,

Shackfuyu, Soho

Shackfuyu, part of the Bone Daddies group, serves unlimited prosecco and small plates (think sashimi, chicken wings and prawn toast), plus the option of one larger dish from the menu and finishing with a dessert of kinako French toast with ice cream. Highlights include grilled salmon fillet with chilli teriyaki or Iberico pork pluma with spring onion and black pepper miso. Served fromn 12-7pm every Sunday.

£39 per person,

Sea Containers, Southbank

There's no better way to start a weekend then by sinking into a plush velvet seat at Sea Containers, the super-sized dining room of the five-star hotel of the same name, overlooking the Southbank. Tuck into all-day brunch dishes including crab on sourdough with avocado, shakshuka and mac and cheese with pulled pork. Enjoy free-flowing prosecco, Bloody Mary or Laurent-Perrier champagne, and roasts on Sundays. A yellow submarine hangs above the Tom Dixon-designed bar as an ode to the building's maritime history. 

Brunch dishes from £14, plus £19 for bottomless prosecco/mimosa or £59 for champage,

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