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The best brunches in London

20 Mar 2024 | Updated on: 18 Apr 2024 |By Luxury London

From Duck and Waffle to Dishoom, here's where to find the best brunch menus in the capital

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar, London’s restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Brunch in Central London

Jikoni, Marylebone

Marylebone neighbourhood restaurant Jikoni‘s new brunch menu offers classic breakfast dishes with playful twists in founder Ravinder Bhogal’s ‘no borders’ style. Highlights include Goan sausage roll with pineapple ketchup, buckwheat and pumpkin dosa with red chilli garlic and coconut chutney, and bacon and mushroom bread and butter pudding with pul biber maple syrup – easily the most decadent bacon butty in London. No brunch is complete without pancakes, and diners will be able to round off with syrup-drenched saffron malpua served with pistachio ice cream. 

19-21 Blandford Street, W1U 3DJ, visit jikonilondon.com

Sexy Fish, Mayfair

One of Mayfair’s most opulent dining destinations, Sexy Fish, launched its new Sunday brunch earlier this month to give the capital what it really wants: bottomless sushi. Priced at £58 per head, the Japanese-inspired brunch menu features signature, sharing dishes – think smoked salmon bao buns and crispy duck watermelon salad – alongside low-key entertainment from Sexy Fish’s signature DJs and live musicians. The star of the show, of course, is the unlimited sushi station, where you can fill your boots with fresh sashimi, nigiri, maki, and tartare all made to order. 

Berkeley Square House, W1J 6BR, visit sexyfish.com

100 Wardour Street, Soho

Promising glitz and glamour, with a side order of funk and soul come the weekend, 100 Wardour Street has been bringing the fun to brunch since 2019. Offering two different menus on both Saturday and Sunday, we'd recommend kicking off the weekend with the Soho restaurant's Rhythm and Brunch, inviting guests to an all-day party with resident DJs The Dixon Brothers, Complexion and Chris Laroque.

Pick from three courses of delectable plates, ranging from breakfast classics such as Moroccan shakshuka, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, and eggs Benedict to more adventurous dishes of Korean fried chicken burgers and Josper grilled ribeye steak. Finish with mango and coconut parfait or buttermilk pancakes with berries and maple syrup and you'll be dance floor ready.

100 Wardour Street, W1F 0TL, visit 100wardourst.com

Daisy Green, across London

Daisy Green, the popular Australian brunch brand which has been springing up on street corners across the capital, is famed for its aesthetically pleasing and equally delicious morning menu. With outposts in Bishopsgate, Richmond, Paddington, Marylebone and Soho, brunch favourites include the Dirty Daisy – crispy tater tots, chorizo, chipotle sour cream, eggs, green tomato and avocado salsa – and the Bondi: an Australian take on a full English, featuring back bacon, poached eggs, chilli and fennel sausage, mushrooms, avocado, chilli pesto and charcoal sourdough. 

Across London, visit daisygreenfood.com

Claridge’s, Mayfair

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At £30 a pop, Claridge’s omelette Arnold Bennett is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel’s extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7-11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There are eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe – from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Brook Street, W1K 4HR, visit claridges.co.uk

Coya, Mayfair

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Brunch at Mayfair’s Coya might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £90 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including guacamole corn tortillas, quinoa flatbread with spiced chickpeas and Chilean sea bass with kaffir lime, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

118 Piccadilly, W1J 7NW, visit coyarestaurant.com

Pachamama, Marylebone

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Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital’s best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and features a waffle menu including options with Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs as well as fried chicken with maple syrup and a fried egg. Alternatively, there’s sea bass ceviche with sweet potato crisps and tiger milk, and yellowfin tuna with puffed rice and cucumber. 

18 Thayer Street, W1U 3JY, visit pachamamalondon.com

The Parlour at Sketch, Mayfair

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With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served daily from 11am-5pm, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled served with feta; poached with rancheros sauce and grilled tortilla and classic Scottish smoked salmon. There’s also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

9 Conduit Street, visit sketch.london

Brunch in West London

Eve, Kensington

Since opening in September 2023, Eve has become a popular neighbourhood haunt serving a diverse all-day menu inspired by the rich culinary style of the eastern and southern Mediterranean. New for 2024, however, is its Saturday brunch, priced at £35 per person for three courses that draw inspiration from these flavours and features head chef Talia Prince’s unique twist on brunch classics. Star dishes include granola with yoghurt, tea-soaked fruits and date molasses, ZFC fried chicken burger with zhoug mayo, and the cardamon pancake stack with sour cherries and hot spiced chocolate sauce. Wash it all down with Eve’s signature Bloody Mary, a hibiscus margarita or a simple (but very effective) mimosa. 

202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 0SW, visit evekensington.com

Dishoom, across London

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It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom’s Naved Nasir has done so to much acclaim. While the restaurant’s signature black daal is the focal point of its all-day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8-11.45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist; think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese; fried eggs on chilli cheese toast; and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Across London, visit dishoom.com

Brunch in East London

Duck & Waffle, City of London

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Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu is back, but currently only available between 6am and 4.30pm on Saturday and Sundays – which still gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant’s signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we’re huge fans), cheesy polenta croquetas, duck Benedict and foie gras crème brûlée with pork crackling and marmalade brioche. Best brunch in London? It’s certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn’t already know).

110 Bishopsgate, EC2N, visit duckandwaffle.com

Granger & Co., across London

Bill Granger’s tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant, Bill’s, and later across the globe, with the UK outposts of Granger & Co. serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King’s Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Across London, visit grangerandco.com

Ottolenghi, Spitalfields


Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi menu, brunch at the chef’s spacious Spitalfields location does not disappoint. Served daily until 12pm, or 1pm on Sundays, expect brunch classics imbued with Ottolenghi’s signature Middle Eastern flair, alongside a plethora of freshly baked pastries and breads. Standout dishes include the shakshuka-braised eggs with smoked labneh, porridge with roasted plums and the infamous scrambled tofu with rose harissa and Jerusalem artichoke chips – a true star of London’s buzzing brunch scene.

50 Artillery Lane, E1 7LJ, visit ottolenghi.co.uk

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