Bottomless brunch is a constant on Londoners’ social calendars. Diners regularly take advantage of daytime menus that pair diverse global flavours with cocktails and lively soundtracks. Bao, pizza, and tapas share menu space with waffles and pancakes in the city’s many hotspots—all topped off with free-flowing booze, of course.
Read on for a guide to 11 bottomless brunch spots that keep the party going all over London.
Flesh & Buns (Covent Garden)
Flesh & Buns takes cues from Japanese izakayas, where the menus are packed with salty, umami-rich food meant to make diners thirsty. Though izakayas are typically known for late-night grub, Flesh & Buns’s two-hour bottomless brunch (served every Sunday between noon and 4pm) steals the show. Expect do-it-yourself steamed buns, sashimi, Korean chicken wings, and more, accompanied by a steady stream of bloody marys and bellinis. Dig into it all in a subterranean Covent Garden space lined with intimate booths that feel like a Tokyo tavern.
Temper (Soho, Covent Garden, Bank, Shoreditch)
Get ready for a carnivore’s dream at Temper’s bottomless brunch. The fiesta-like experience, available from noon to 3:30pm every Saturday, is an ideal way to sample the barbecue restaurant’s greatest fire-cooked hits. Tear into platters of coal-roasted beef, housemade smoked sausage, and pork burnt ends—all of the meat is butchered in-house—matched with sides such as bourbon-pickled chillis, paratha, and chimichurri. Wash it all down with drinks that also bring the fire, including a Lychilli margarita (tequila, lychee juice, and hot sauce). At the Soho location, a seat at the long counter means a view of the buzzy open kitchen.
Quaglino’s (St James)
This elegant brasserie is known for stellar onsite entertainment, so it’s no surprise that its bottomless brunch is also one of the most festive in town. From 11:30am to 5pm each Saturday, diners are treated to chef Jack Smith’s contemporary European dishes, Champagne, and live R&B and pop music performances by local singers. Choose from a variety of enticing egg options or get the prix-fixe meal, featuring lunchier dishes such as chilled corn velouté, roasted harissa aubergine, and a knockout house burger—then burn it all off on Quaglino’s always-bustling dance floor.
Jam Delish (Angel)
Go for the tropical cocktails and stay for the one-of-a-kind vegan Caribbean plates. This energetic neighbourhood restaurant run by siblings Jordan and Chyna Johnson brings meat-free island-inspired cooking to Angel, making it the first restaurant of its kind in London. (Its former ghost kitchen avatar was loved by celebs, including Black Panther star Letitia Wright). Brunch is served on weekends between noon and 3 pm and includes jerk plantain fries, pepper “prawns,” and fried seitan burgers, among other plant-based creations. Make it bottomless with 90 minutes of free-flowing rum punch, strawberry daiquiri, or Prosecco. Bonus points for the extra-smooth R&B soundtrack.
Heliot Steak House (Leicester Square)
Casino floor views and a rare daily bottomless brunch (from 12pm to 2:30pm) make Heliot Steak House, the flagship restaurant at the West End’s Hippodrome Casino, a standout London spot. Savour crowd pleasers such as prawn cocktail and goat cheese lollipops alongside heartier dishes including a surf-and-turf combo of steak and lobster or the signature Heliot burger with truffle mayo. Add the unlimited Prosecco option to keep the good times rolling, and end on a sweet note with a mango Alaska or crispy filo and pistachio with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream.
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant (Kings Cross)
Sunny days bring Londoners to this sprawling modern British spot, a canalside perch with sought-after outdoor seating. Brunch (available on Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4pm) leans Latin American, featuring dishes such as avocado and poached eggs with pico de gallo and chimichurri bavette steak with fries and house salad—especially appealing as the menu’s beef and lamb is sourced from Rotunda’s own Northumberland farm. Diners can drink in soothing water views while sipping on glasses of Prosecco—those looking for something a little different can get the Guava Beermosa, a mix of tequila, guava purée, lime, agave, and beer.
Chino Latino (Embankment)
Elevate your Saturday with an entertainment-filled bottomless brunch experience at Chino Latino, a chic escape in the Park Plaza hotel. Sip on a glass of welcome bubbles and browse head chef Ederson Bonasso’s menu, which includes taquitos, chicken curry, and sushi rolls filled with tropical ingredients such as coconut and avocado. It’s all enhanced by 180-degree views of the River Thames and Houses of Parliament, courtesy of the restaurant’s swish glass-domed conservatory setting. A live band playing jazz and pop hits makes sure the party vibes extend into the late afternoon.
Cinnamon Kitchen (City)
Indian spices meet seasonal British ingredients at this creative Liverpool Street gem. That cross-cultural connection plays out on the nine-course brunch menu, served on weekends from noon to 4pm, in the form of masala scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and layered paratha, venison kebabs with smoked paprika raita, and Welsh lamb rogan josh with lentils and rice—and for an additional price, diners can add a bottomless beer option. Cinnamon Kitchen’s decor is just as vibrant as its food, complete with plants and an enchanting outdoor space decked with multi-coloured furniture and silk pink awnings.
The weekend is when the action unfurls at Bocconcino. The rustic-chic Mayfair faithful dials up all things la dolce vita with a live DJ, all-you-can-eat pizza, and free-flowing drinks on Saturdays from noon to 2:30pm (for up to six diners per group). There are ten pies to choose from, including a classic margherita, a Parma ham and stracchino cheese version, and the Diavolo with spicy salami. Once you’ve eaten your heart out, groove to chill house beats, engage in some day drinking, and while away the afternoon at this swanky Italian staple.
Aqua Kyoto (Regent Street)
Japanese-accented plates are the star attractions at Aqua Kyoto on the fifth floor of the famous Dickens & Jones building. The scenic spot makes an intimate backdrop for brunch, served every Saturday between noon and 2:45pm. Diners can upgrade their brunch experience with free-flowing cocktails, Prosecco, wine, beer, or Champagne. Go on a warm day and soak in some sun—and live DJ beats—on the restaurant’s flower-clad terrace. To graze, there’s a three-course brunch menu of items such as crunchy shrimp tempura, or robata-grilled sirloin, with vegan options also available and a loaded dessert platter piled with fresh fruits, ice cream, and housemade cakes.
Farzi London (Piccadilly)
Mumbai-born chef Dhwani Agarwal churns out inventive Indian fusion food at this sleek restaurant just a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Circus. Its leisurely brunch, which stretches till 5pm, draws crowds on weekends. Flocks come for innovative fusion dishes such as dosa tacos and paratha wraps, plus unique cocktails—some of London’s most avant-garde—crafted with liquid nitrogen, lecithin, and other chemistry lab-inspired substances. Consider the Scorpion’s Chalice (Champagne, ghee-washed cognac, oudh, almond, amaro, and popcorn) or the restaurant’s reimagined take on a mai tai. For an additional fee, diners can add a bottomless drinks option for two hours.