The Top Breakfast Restaurants in London

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in London, there are plenty of ways to get it right. From busy commuters heading to the financial district’s towers to lazy late-risers recovering after a night out in Soho, everyone is looking for the best breakfast in London. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From the finest Eggs Royale to a refreshing red-berry smoothie, London has it all. Read on to find out exactly where to book for the best breakfast in London to start the day.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Ivy Market Grill, Dean Street Townhouse, The Ivy Tower Bridge
Price Range:££ - £££
Cuisines:Breakfast, British
Neighborhoods:Covent Garden, Soho, London Bridge
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Ivy Market Grill

££££·Breakfast·
Covent Garden
9,851 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating

Covent Garden is a hive of activity in the heart of London. This relaxed branch of the Ivy has a terrace where diners can enjoy breakfast while overlooking the activity outside. An extensive eggs menu...

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Dean Street Townhouse

££££·British·
Soho
2,716 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

The unassuming sign in Soho that advertises the Townhouse belies the luxury that lies within. This up-market hotel houses a restaurant bedecked in studded red leather seats, artfully lit for an intima...

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The Ivy Tower Bridge

££££·British·
London Bridge
7,570 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating

With branches of the iconic Ivy dotted all over London, how can diners know which serves the best breakfast in London? Well, diners say that the Ivy at Tower Bridge is a “lovely dining experience” com...

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The Riding House Cafe

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
3,731 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating

Beloved by Fitzrovia locals, the Riding House Café is a light, airy space ideal to wake up even the most bleary-headed revelers. Breakfast is a colorful affair. Juices are simply called red, green, an...

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Holborn Dining Room

££££·British·
Holborn
1,811 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch

Set in the luxurious Rosewood London Hotel close to historic Covent Garden, Holborn treats guests to a touch of old-fashioned elegance and grandeur. The entire breakfast menu is a la carte, so no pre-...

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·Breakfast·
Chelsea
8,978 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch

One of the most glamorous of the Ivy restaurants, this Chelsea treasure has a gorgeous garden terrace and “orangery”—a beautiful glasshouse-type area filled with wicker chairs and comfy sofas. Their l...

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Most Booked in London

Franco's

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,189 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies

A Jermyn Street institution since 1946, Franco’s is allegedly one of the oldest Italian restaurants in London. They combine the Italian passion for food with the English love of breakfast to create a ...

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Berners Tavern

££££·British·
Oxford Circus
3,793 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

The term “tavern” is a bit of a misnomer for this grand Fitzrovia dining room set in the Edition London hotel. Framed works of art cover the walls and chandeliers drip delectably from the ceiling. Hot...

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Balthazar London

££££·French·
Covent Garden
3,558 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch

A spin-off of the New York original, Covent Garden’s Balthazar is just as indulgently French inspired and very popular among Londoners. Petit déjeuner, or breakfast, ranges from simple porridge with b...

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Coq d’Argent Restaurant

££££·French·
Bank
5,933 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays

London’s skyline is one of the most famous in the world, including iconic modern architecture like the Gherkin. Get up high and enjoy the view with breakfast at one of the finest French restaurants in...

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The Ivy City Garden

££££·Breakfast·
Liverpool Street
4,286 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

Set right on the edge of a beautiful inner city garden in Bishopsgate, the Ivy City Garden continues the urban greenery theme by housing its own hidden garden, with seating for around 100 hungry guest...

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Most Booked in London
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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
1,978 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Business Meals
  • Child Friendly

As the only restaurant on Savile Row, Sartoria is definitely the best breakfast in London for those out suit shopping at this haven for tailored fashion. An elegant Italian joint, breakfast reflects t...

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Bread Street Kitchen & Bar — St Paul's

££££·Modern European·
St Paul's
4,235 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a wide range of restaurants all across London. This St Paul’s venue is perfectly placed for those visiting the famous cathedral and other surrounding sights. They serv...

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££·Breakfast·
Soho
6,046 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

Soho is always buzzing, and the Ivy prides itself on serving up British food from dawn until dusk. Classy and sophisticated, diners love the exceptional service here. The Ivy Garden Breakfast is a veg...

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The Garrison

££££·Contemporary British·
Bermondsey
1,704 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

The interior is a mix of shabby chic and eclectic vintage at this Bermondsey gastropub. Breakfast is available every day, and locals often find that around 9:30 a.m. is a great time to enjoy some peac...

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