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.
1. Fucina, Marylebone
Mamma Mia, there is a mouth-watering bottomless brunch menu at Fucina in Marylebone. The menu places an Italian spin on popular brunch dishes, such as avocado and poached eggs oozing with a mordadella taleggion fondue or a breakfast pizza, loaded with fried eggs, sausages, grilled mushroom, baked beans and pancetta. Generous portions are served with free-flowing Aperol Spritz, refreshing Hugo cocktails and Italian beers, amid swanky, stylish interiors.
£49 per person, 11am-4pm; 26 Paddington Street, Marylebone W1U; fucina.co.uk
2. NOBU Shoreditch
Descend the sweeping staircase of Nobu Shoreditch to the lower-ground restaurant and load up on unlimited self-serve sushi, alongside hot and cold sharing dishes including Japanese beef curry, tiger prawns, pan seared salmon and razor-sharp salads. Bottomless tipples include prosecco, Aperol spritz and a zesty lychee and elderflower martini. 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.
Available Saturday and Sunday; £45 excluding drinks; £75 for bottomless; 10-50 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH, nobuhotelshoreditch.com
3. 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 ‘Frunch, otherwise known as a late Friday afternoon bottomless feast. Choose your poison - from a boozy slushie, prosecco or mimosa and take your pick between the Frunch menu of indulgent mains, with burgers, a mac and cheese bun and pulled pork and kimchi hash among options. On weekends Bad Egg delights with breakfast tacos and guacamole and poached egg on toast, available with free-flowing prosecco, Bloody Mary or mimosa cocktails. Dishes are served with a signature soundtrack of old skool hip-hop, reggae and ska.
Bad Egg’s Bottomless ‘Frunch’ (Late Friday afternoon Brunch) every Friday 2.30pm-11pm. To reserve a table please email email@example.com or call 020 3006 6222. Bad Egg, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW
4. KuPP, Paddington
At KuPP, enjoy a Scandi-style brunch with unlimited smörgasbord refills and spice-infused cocktails or beer. Choose between an entirely vegetarian selection of bites; a Nordic fish platter or two meaty spreads, all of which are available with bottomless concoctions or unlimited Czech Pilsner Krusovice. KuPP is set alongside the canal in Paddington Basin, a newly thriving social space, with Pergola Paddington Central located within easy staggering distance.
Bottomless brunch at KuPP costs £30 per person and can be enjoyed for 90 minutes between 12pm and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
5. Shackfuyu, Soho
Bottomless brunch needn’t only be on weekends. One of our favourite restaurants, Shackfuyu, now offers bottomless bubbles on Mondays. Whether looking to continue the weekend or kick-start the week in style, select from a succinct but perfectly formed menu of contemporary Japanese dishes, paired with unlimited prosecco and pineapple sake. Highlights include grilled salmon fillet with yuzu miso or Iberico pork pluma with spring onion and black pepper miso.
£35 per person; Shackfuyu’s bottomless Boozy Monday Brunch menu is available 12-10pm (last booking 8pm), Shackfuyu, 14A Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4TJ; 0207 734 7492; bonedaddies.com
6. Villandry St James’s
Toast the weekend at Villandry St James’s, the Mediterranean restaurant housed in a lofty Edwardian dining room on Waterloo Place. Fresh pastries are followed by brunch options including courgette and sweetcorn fritters with poached eggs; halloumi burgers and stacked pancakes, dripping with either streaky bacon and maple syrup or berries and Chantilly cream. Guests can add free-flowing prosecco, champagne or Bloody Mary cocktails.
The new Villandry Brunch is £25 per person. For two hours of free-flowing prosecco add £15 per person, or £25 for champagne.
7. Sea Containers at Mondrian London
Sink into a plush velvet seat at Sea Containers, the super-sized dining room of the five-star Mondrian hotel, which overlooks the Southbank. Tuck into all-day brunch dishes including benedict flatbread with roast ham and baby spinach; quinoa salad with avocado foam and slow-cooked beef sandwich, served with fries. Enjoy free-flowing prosecco or bloody mary, bellini and mimosa cocktails, plus live music on Sundays. A yellow submarine hangs above the Tom Dixon-designed bar as an ode to the building's maritime history.
Bottomless drinks for £18; Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD