The Top Breakfast Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Ivy Market Grill, NOPI, Dean Street Townhouse
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:British, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Covent Garden, Soho

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,767 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch
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. AnRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in West End London
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NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,220 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Warwick Street’s NOPI is a bright, contemporary space with a surprisingly warm and hearty morning menu. For those that have never experienced the joys of shakshuka, NOPI is the plaRead more
92% recommended
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Dean Street Townhouse

££££·British·
Soho
2,611 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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, artfulRead more
95% recommended
British in West End London
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Hide Ground

££££·British·
Mayfair
489 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Notable Wine List
Hide is a restaurant split over two levels with two different styles of dining. Owners describe Hide Ground as “the hearth of the restaurant, providing nourishment and comfort,” whRead more
87% recommended
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The Ivy Tower Bridge

££££·British·
London Bridge
5,441 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
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 diRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in London
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The Riding House Cafe

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
3,398 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
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 cRead more
87% recommended
Modern European in West End London
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Holborn Dining Room

££££·British·
Holborn
1,548 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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 Read more
82% recommended
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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
7,196 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
87% recommended
Most Booked in London
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Franco's

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,233 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • 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 brRead more
94% recommended
Italian in West End London
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Berners Tavern

££££·British·
Oxford Circus
3,572 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 fRead more
92% recommended
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Balthazar London

££££·French·
Covent Garden
3,227 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Brunch
  • 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 siRead more
87% recommended
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Coq d’Argent Restaurant

££££·French·
Bank
6,424 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Lunch
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 FRead more
93% recommended
Outdoor Eating in City of London
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The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,326 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 aroRead more
92% recommended
Brunch in City of London
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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
2,112 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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, Read more
81% recommended
Fit for Foodies in London
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Bread Street Kitchen

££££·Modern European·
St Paul's
4,396 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
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 surroundiRead more
Brunch in City of London
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Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,872 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romance
The world-famous Savoy Hotel is renowned for five-star service and elegance. There’s a rich history of excellent restaurants hosted at The Savoy, and Kaspar’s proudly continues thiRead more
95% recommended
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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££·British·
Soho
4,678 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 GardeRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked in West End London
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The Garrison

££££·Contemporary British·
Bermondsey
1,592 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
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 timRead more
91% recommended
Contemporary British in London
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The Natural Kitchen Baker Street - Permanently Closed

££££·British·
Marylebone
83 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Casual
  • Lunch
Famously the home to Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street is now a shopping haven with some exciting places to eat. When shoppers need to take a break or for tRead more
88% recommended
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