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The best bottomless brunches in London

26 Feb 2024|By Luxury London

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

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. Here’s where to go for the best bottomless brunch in London…

STK, Soho and Stratford

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So often when it comes to bottomless brunch, the drinks options are generous and plentiful but the food decidedly less so. Not at STK – which has recently launched its new Vibe Brunch at its outposts in Soho and Stratford. Designed as a series of packages that promise a three-course brunch plus various drinks options, start your meal with glorious platters of beef and soft shell crab sliders and California rolls before choosing from an array of decadent mains, including flat iron steak and French fries, braised short rib, roast salmon and pumpkin ravioli.

For dessert, there’s a seriously Instagrammable ‘party board’ of chocolate brownies, sweets and candy floss. For the full experience add on 90 minutes of bottomless drinks, ranging from wine and beer to unlimited Moet & Chandon champagne, while a live DJ gets the party started. Plus, with incredible views across London from the Stratford rooftop location, bottomless brunches don’t come much more memorable than this. Served from 11.30am to 4pm on Saturday only.

336-337 Strand, WC2R 1HA; 40 Celebration Avenue, E20 1DB; visit stksteakhouse.com

Bamboo Mat, Stratford

East London’s newest sushi restaurant is also home to one of the capital’s best bottomless brunches. Set on a charming piazza on the former Olympic Park, and boasting Parisian-style al fresco dining, the brunch here is a celebration of shared feasts with something to please even the pickiest eater. Nikkei, or Asian-Peruvian fusion, is the specialty here so expect a parade of delectable small plates including seabass ceviche, pork belly bao buns, salmon avocado maki and a selection of nigiri. Served every Saturday and Sunday, a vegetarian menu is also on offer while the whole affair is accompanied by unlimited prosecco, sauvignon blanc, Hugo Spritz or non-alcoholic cocktails for 90 minutes.

21-24 Victory Parade, E20 1FS, bamboo-mat.co.uk

M Canary Wharf

Kickstart your weekend and celebrate in style with M Canary Wharf’s Tokyo-inspired brunch. Taking place every Saturday from 1-4pm, indulge in a selection of starters plus a sweet and savoury course per person – including bao buns, dim sum, Japanese pancakes and matcha tiramisu – paired with free-flowing prosecco and cocktails. With the sun shining, DJs on the decks and brunch next to the river, we're sure you'll be transported to the exotic climes of Asia...

Unit 10, Newfoundland Place, E14 4BH, visit mrestaurants.co.uk

Park Chinois, Mayfair

One of London’s most opulent Asian restaurants, and home to some of the best dim sum in Mayfair, Park Chinois has relaunched its brunch offering in time for the summer season. From 12-5pm every Saturday, Club Chinois will invite guests to take a seat in its low-lit, plush dining room and enjoy three courses alongside half a bottle of Delamotte champagne. The chef's selection of dim sum is a must while we also recommend the wagyu beef gyoza, steamed sea bass in plum sauce and honey-roasted pork alongside classic egg fried rice and stir-fried kale. To ensure brunch remains as decadent as ever, attentive staff at Park Chinois will also serve caviar bumps on silver trays and look out for the roaming Moulin Rouge cocktail trolley, all enjoyed against a backdrop of live performances and DJ sets that bring the weekend to life.

17 Berkeley Street, W1J 8EA, visit parkchinois.com

Double Standard, King's Cross

If you like your brunch with a slice of Americana (after all, it is where the trend originated), hot foot it over to Double Standard, the bar and terrace at The Standard hotel. New for spring, the restaurant has launched its Another Bloody Brunch, targeting the Bloody Mary fans among us. Available every Sunday from 12-4pm, the DIY Bloody Mary station enables guests to create their perfect tomato concoction: choose between a classic vodka, red snapper gin, bloody maria mezcal or a virgin maria and add a mix of five garnishes including gherkins, cherry tomatoes, bacon and celery, seafood delights of prawns, pickled anchovies and lobster claws or cheddar and stilton cheese or a or add an extra kick with a Double Standard hot sauce float. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan, there are bottomless mimosas and prosecco too. 

Enjoy your homemade cocktail alongside a menu of hearty comforting classics, including buttermilk chicken and waffles with crispy bacon, maple syrup and chicken fat butter; short rib mac and cheese; baby back pork ribs with barbeque sauce and jalapeno slaw. If you’d rather a traditional British breakfast opt for The Standard’s full English or eggs Benedict, royale or Florentine served with a sriracha hollandaise. 

10 Argyle Street, WC1H 8EG, visit standardhotels.com

Gaucho, across London

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Paying homage to the restaurant’s South American roots, the new Gaucho brunch will comprise a menu of signature breakfast staples sprinkled with modern Latin twists, accompanied by 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks to be enjoyed against a backdrop of saucy, samba beats. Available every Saturday from 11am-4pm at Gaucho outposts, from Piccadilly to Tower Bridge, bottomless brunches begin with a fruity cocktail or two — think passion fruit martinis, citrus negronis and Aperol spritzes — or choose from a range of beers and wines, with an Argentine sparkling wine on offer too.

Then, tuck into a free-flowing selection of South American-inspired starters to share, such as Argentinian sausages, prawn tostadas, empanadas and zingy smoked corn ceviche. Main courses include the signature marinated churrasco de cuadril or make a beeline for the hearty brunch burger. Not for the faint-hearted, this burger is made with 100 per cent Argentine steak, topped with cherry tomato jam, Portobello mushrooms, an egg and streaky bacon, all loaded into a fluffy brioche bun and served with chips or salad. 

Visit gauchorestaurants.com

The Aubrey, Knightsbridge

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Styling itself as an 'eccentric izakaya', the Japanese version of a Spanish tapas bar or Venetian cicchetti, The Aubrey is the perfect place for those who love nothing better than to linger over small plates of delectable Asian fare. Located on the ground floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, between Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, its bottomless brunch offers a truly expansive selection. Highlights include Irish oysters, prawn sando, Tokyo eggs royale, matcha pancakes and tempura platters. Wash it all down with bottomless Ippongo Denshin 'Ine' Junmai Sake, signature cocktails or The Aubrey's own brut cuvée champagne and consider yourself thoroughly inducted in the art of Japanese cuisine. Served from 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA, visit mandarinoriental.com

Quaglinos, St James's

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Nothing beats dinner and show. Except, perhaps, bottomless brunch and show. That is 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 to wash down with unlimited champagne or prosecco include brunch classics, such as eggs florentine and buttermilk pancakes, alongside substantial dishes including glazed Magret duck breast, Quaglino's truffle 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.

16 Bury Street,  SW1Y 6AJ, visit quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk

Shangri-La at The Shard, Southwark

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Celebrating a special occasion? Few bottomless brunches come more sophisticated than those 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 crab crumpets and soy-glazed before choosing from a menu of mains featuring sweet and sour tiger prawns, Malaysian fried rice and roasted butternut squash. Finish with an elegant dessert platter of mango and coconut sago pudding. Served every Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm.

31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU, visit skylounge-shangrila.com

Flesh & Buns, across London

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Offered at its two London locations in Covent Garden and Oxford Circus from 12-4pm on Sundays, Japanese restaurant group Flesh & Buns is another eatery that allows for wide-roaming across the menu. Diners are delivered a selection of small plates and desserts, from a selection that includes Korean fried wings, spicy tuna maki and salmon sashimi, alongside their choice of 'flesh'; a main protein served with steamed buns, shiso and salad. Choices include crispy duck leg, piglet belly, Portobello mushrooms and Japanese fried chicken, while the whole affair is accompanied by free-flowing prosecco, red or white wine.

Visit fleshandbuns.com

Rake's, Liverpool Street

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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. Every Saturday from 12-5pm, The Scandal Brunch invites guests to let their hair down with a menu of indulgent brunch dishes — think pecan waffles, truffle ham and cheese toastie and panko chicken burger — alongside bottomless drinks where you can mix-and-match cocktails and prosecco or upgrade to champagne.

40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN, visit rakescafebar.co.uk

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 tiger shrimp tempura, salmon teriyaki, nasu miso and scrambled egg donburi. Bottomless tipples include prosecco, Asahi beer and a zesty lychee and elderflower cooler. With live DJs, this is a relaxed and value-for-money Nobu experience served every Saturday from 12-2.30pm and Sunday from 12-3pm, amid stylish interiors that marry low-key Asian opulence with Shoreditch chic. 

10-50 Willow Street, EC2A 4BH, visit nobushoreditch.com

Mr Bao, Peckham

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Mr Bao is a pocket-sized Peckham pleasure serving namesake fluffy steamed Bao buns alongside Taiwanese-style small plates. On weekends from 11am-4.30pm, enjoy brunch bao options including bacon, beef brisket, smoked salmon, 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.

293 Rye Lane, SE15 4UA, visit mrbao.co.uk

Shackfuyu, Soho

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Shackfuyu, part of the Bone Daddies group, serves unlimited prosecco and small plates (think seared salmon sashimi, Korean fried 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 from 12-7pm every Sunday.

 14A Old Compton Street, W1D 4TJ, visit bonedaddies.com

Sea Containers, Southbank

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There's no better way to start a weekend than 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 smoked salmon bagels, fried chicken and waffles, and sharing plates of whole seabass and BBQ chicken. 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.

20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD, visit seacontainerslondon.com

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