The best brunch in London can be found at these standout restaurants

A stellar brunch menu fuels English countryside vibes at The Buttery. Credit: The Buttery

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back restaurant to linger over tea and toast or a buzzing hotspot to kick off a day of partying with unlimited prosecco and mimosas, the best brunch in London can be found throughout the city.

A slick place in Westminster is known for live jazz and innovative Indian dishes. Bank boasts a stellar brunch buffet feast at a 5-star hotel. A Japanese hotspot serves one of the best bottomless brunches in London and Honor Oak is home to a family-run café with killer flat whites that doubles up as a treasured community hub.

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For one of the best unlimited brunch in London – visit Cecconi’s Sunday Feast at The Ned in Bank

A restaurant counter featuring a row oh red leather stools and a range of wine glasses standing on an upper shelf at Cecconi's Sunday Feast at the The Ned hotel, one fo the best restaurants for brunch in London

Splurge on the exquisite Cecconi’s Sunday Feast at the iconic The Ned hotel. Credit: Cecconi’s

A massive Italian spread awaits at the iconic Cecconi’s Sunday Feast at The Ned London. Feast on platters of fresh seafood, pizza, pasta, roast meats, salads, and classic desserts, all while listening to lively musicians from the central stage. Though the real scene stealer might be the roaming drinks trolley, decked with punchy bloody marys and sparkling mimosas.

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For a Mediterranean-inspired weekend brunch – book at Sonya in Chelsea

A spread of Mediterranean plates and cocktails at Sonya, one of the best brunch places in London

Take a trip to the Aegean islands at Sonya. Credit: Sonya

There’s a new hotspot in town: independent bistro Sonya brings Aegean-Mediterranean fare to the Chelsea neighbourhood. Sourcing local produce, eggs are free range, salmon is hot smoked in the in-house charcoal oven and bacon comes from the UKs first free-range pork producer in Suffolk. Coffee is organic and dishes are wholesome (read: ideal for post-workout brunches) and include protein-packed Greek sausage with folded eggs, shakshuka, spiced scrambled tofu, banana pancakes and tahini porridge. The signature saganaki toastie with a side of potato latke is a must-try.

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For the best brunch in East London with unlimited drinks – try Kitchen E20 in Stratford

A pancake stack topped with fruits and a scoop of ice cream at Kitchen E20, one of the best restaurants for brunch in London

Go for the free flowing kitchen brunch featuring bottomless fizz and pancakes at Kitchen E20. Credit: Kitchen E20

This airy Olympic Village spot is ideal for a group brunch thanks to shareable British plates and cocktails galore. Head over to Kitchen E20 and grab a seat by the dynamic open kitchen or choose from wide armchairs and cosy tables, suited for parties of all sizes. There’s a disco brunch on Saturdays featuring DJs in the kitchen. Daytime faithfuls such as sourdough and brown butter or mushroom arancini with truffle mayo plus larger plates including ham and eggs and a juicy brisket burger make up the menu. Bottomless bellinis, frozen espresso martinis, and a steady stream of bubbles keep the fun flowing. 

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For one of the best musical brunch in London – book at The Cinnamon Club in St. James’s

Rows of tables set in a dining room filled with books at Cinnamon Club, a restaurant in London

The Cinnamon Club’s grand dining room is set in the Old Westminster Library. Credit: The Cinnamon Club

Chef Vivek Singh’s Indian fine-dining restaurant The Cinnamon Club offers a pitch-perfect musical brunch. A live band graces the library-style dining room with smooth beats every Saturday. Take it all in while savouring boldly flavoured dishes including kedgeree with smoked haddock and poached egg and kale, quinoa, and sweet potato kofta with saffron rice. Signature cocktails such as the Pretty Spritz (rosemary-infused Aperol, hibiscus, passionfruit, ginger beer, and champagne rosé) sweeten the deal. 

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For a celebratory champagne brunch in London –  don’t miss Jikoni in Marylebone

A spread of brunch dishes featuring waffles, eggs and coffee at Jikoni, a restaurant serving one of the best brunch in London

A cosy weekend brunch awaits at Jikoni. Credit: Jikoni

Travel the world—if only momentarily—with a weekend brunch at chef Ravinder Bhogal’s sophisticated diner Jikoni. The menu reflects the chef’s African, Indian, and British heritage (“jikoni” means kitchen in Swahili) featuring an especially inventive riff on the Scotch egg: Bhogal’s version is a soft, gooey quail’s egg wrapped in prawn toast mix, served with banana ketchup. Other standouts include spicy sweetcorn pancakes and gruyere pudding with bacon and maple syrup. Pair the cosmopolitan entrees with signature cocktails, tea flights, or champagne

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For a dog-friendly brunch in an idyllic garden – try The Buttery in Belgravia

The outdoor garden at The Buttery, a restaurant in London

Countryside vibes and rustic decor make The Buttery the perfect getaway for a brunch with families and four-legged friends. Credit: The Buttery

Four-legged friends are welcome at the bucolic garden at The Buttery, a charming cafe inside the Lime Tree Hotel. The rustic-chic ambiance pairs well with a classic brunch menu of eggs, salad bowls, and pancakes. A formidable fizz selection fuels an English countryside vibe. Standouts include the Buttery Paloma, a refreshing combo of tequila, grapefruit and lime, and a Limoncello spritz with Italicus, prosecco and lemonade.

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For the best bottomless brunch in London for a Japanese feast – don’t miss ROKA in Aldwych and Canary Wharf

A spread of Japanese dishes at Roka, a restaurant in London

An exceptional Japanese feast awaits at Roka. Credit: Roka

Diners flock to ROKA’s locations in Aldwych and Canary Wharf for the prolific “setto brunch,” a shareable Japanese feast. Expect prawn dumplings with yuzu truffle dressing, vegetable tempura, made-to-order robata skewers, premium sashimi platters, plus unlimited red or white wine for each table. Save room for the spectacular dessert platter piled high with fresh fruits and cakes.

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For one of the best brunches in London for coffee and healthy plates – try Grounds & Grapes in Honor Oak

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For a hearty brunch with local vibes and homemade cakes, look no further than Grounds & Grapes. Credit: Grounds & Grapes

Come for one of the city’s best cappuccinos and stay for the community hub vibes at Grounds & Grapes. This family-run café (a bar by night) draws Londoners from all corners of the capital for its killer coffee selection. If java isn’t your thing, choose from a top-notch lineup of housemade iced teas. The drinks pair well with homey brunch plates such as creamy pesto scrambled eggs and whipped ricotta on toasted sourdough and buttered cornbread with poached eggs, spicy chipotle baked beans, and chimichurri. Enjoy it all in a lush, plant-filled space complete with a vibrant flower wall.

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For one of the best family-friendly brunches in London – book a table at Bill’s Restaurant & Bar in Covent Garden, Soho, Marylebone, Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush and Wimbledon

A tall pancake stack topped with chocolate, strawberries and ice cream at Bill's Restaurant & Bar, one of the best restaurants for brunch in London

Treat the family to a pancake party like no others at Bill’s Restaurant & Bar. Credit: Bill’s Restaurant & Bar

With a dedicated children’s menu and a variety of locations around the city in Covent Garden, Soho, Marylebone, Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush and Wimbledon, Bill’s Restaurant & Bar is ideal for families. Little ones can go for buttered toast or downsized versions of adult classics such as pancakes and vegan meatball pasta. Adults can try Bill’s big brunch, a spin on the traditional full English with crispy rosemary potatoes, or go for the Mediterranean-inspired with poached eggs, butternut, hummus, spinach and feta. All-day highlights include a truffle cheese fondue to share and save room for Bill’s flower pot, a passionfruit cheesecake with chocolate soil, fresh strawberries and edible flowers. Treat the family to Bill’s pancake party with bottomless pancakes for adults and build-your-own pancakes for kids. For something extra special, top it all up with bottomless drinks.

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Whether you’re heading out on a brunch date or planning an exciting get-together with friends, the best brunches in London are scattered around the city and promise a memorable time. From bottomless brunches to laid-back neighbourhood gems, the best brunch spots in London suit any taste or budget, from elegant breakfast buffets to all-day brunch menus. Start your culinary adventure today, the best brunch places in London await. 

 

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