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The Top Brunch Restaurants in London

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 09 November 2023

When looking for the best brunch in London, this historic city offers dozens of beloved hot spots. From modern, vegetable-focused spots to full English breakfasts, there's something for every taste and occasion. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether you're visiting “the square mile” or call this incredible city home, impress your friends and score a table; we wish we could join you.

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4.0
4 (18426)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Covent Garden
About the restaurant
The best restaurants in London are those that leave a lasting impression, which is exactly what you’ll experience when dining at The Ivy Market Grill. Sophisticated yet relaxed, this all-day dining establishment offers some of the best breakfast and brunch options around. Located in the West End of London, you can enjoy breakfast all week here, starting at 8 a.m., but their weekend brunch is what really draws a crowd. Served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday (as well as on bank holidays), you can enjoy a wide selection of unique and highly memorable brunch dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for an avocado and spinach Benedict or a warm truffled chicken sandwich, there are dozens of options to choose from. To drink, go for their nutrient-dense green juice or one of their thirst-quenching brunch cocktails. Served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday (as well as on bank holidays), you can enjoy a wide selection of unique and highly memorable brunch dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for an avocado and spinach Benedict or a warm truffled chicken sandwich, there are dozens of options to choose from. To drink, go for their nutrient-dense green juice or one of their thirst-quenching brunch cocktails.
Top review
Yvonne
Dined 2 days ago
It was lovely restaurant and beautiful set up, we went for the set menu which is delicious. Location wise is the best as quite center. Will come another time.
A photo of The Ivy Tower Bridge restaurant
4.1
4.1 (13721)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
London Bridge
About the restaurant
The Ivy Tower Bridge offers a nearly identical menu to The Ivy Market Grill, excluding any of their daily specials. They feature all-day dining options and a dedicated brunch menu. If you are in South East London, try The Ivy Tower Bridge for one of the best brunches in the city. Depending on your mood, start with a white onion soup, a crispy duck salad, or some oak-smoked salmon. Once again, you can choose from so many incredible main dishes, including eggs royale with chips, hot buttermilk pancakes with berries, or even a grilled whole lobster.
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SharonB
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful place to dine. Our waitress was super! Food was great. Setting perfect.
A photo of Bistrotheque restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1837)
£26 to £40
French
Bethnal Green
About the restaurant
Located in East London, Bistrotheque offers a modern contemporary setting. It has an open, airy concept, and seats fill quickly during their weekend brunch. Dishes here meet a fine dining standard, but you can expect a more relaxed atmosphere while you savor one of the best brunches in London. With over a dozen unique cocktails to choose from, as well as a selection of teas and coffees, you can happily sip away while you decide on your exquisite meal. The soft shell crab Benedict is a local favorite, in addition to their steak tartare with chips, ricotta pancakes, and mushrooms rarebit dish. Puddings include pannacotta with poached plums and a walnut biscotti, so you may want to save room for dessert. With over a dozen unique cocktails to choose from, as well as a selection of teas and coffees, you can happily sip away while you decide on your exquisite meal. The soft shell crab Benedict is a local favorite, in addition to their steak tartare with chips, ricotta pancakes, and mushrooms rarebit dish. Puddings include pannacotta with poached plums and a walnut biscotti, so you may want to save room for dessert.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 Jan 2020
Food is amazing. Service is great. Every time I go I remember why I keep coming back.
A photo of Riding House Fitzrovia restaurant
4.3
4.3 (4735)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Fitzrovia
About the restaurant
Although diners first come to The Riding House Cafe to try the beloved menu, they come back due to this modern cafe’s neighborly hospitality. Serving breakfast throughout the week, the restaurant has built a name for itself as one of the best breakfast spots in London. However, for those who treat themselves on the weekend, their brunch receives just as much praise. With a menu that is certainly worth writing home about, you will be able to sample a chorizo hash, a Benedict burger, a soy and honey pork belly sharing dish, and so much more. No matter how hungry you are or what you’re in the mood for, there is something for everyone. There’s even a roast chicken meal for two, complete with roasted vegetables, stuffing, and gravy. With a menu that is certainly worth writing home about, you will be able to sample a chorizo hash, a Benedict burger, a soy and honey pork belly sharing dish, and so much more. No matter how hungry you are or what you’re in the mood for, there is something for everyone. There’s even a roast chicken meal for two, complete with roasted vegetables, stuffing, and gravy.
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Love2Eat
Dined 1 day ago
Service was attentive and food was generally good but portions a little small.
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4.3
4.3 (5080)
£26 to £40
French
Covent Garden
About the restaurant
If you’re a lover of brunch, Balthazar has pulled out all the stops. Not only do they serve brunch each Saturday and Sunday, but they also serve their “petit brunch” both days. From this smaller menu, you can enjoy all of classics, including a quality full English, as well as almond waffles and eggs florentine. For those in a hurry, they also offer croissants, cinnamon buns, fresh fruit salad, and more. Their brunch menu is much more extensive, serving some of the best brunch dishes in London. Where else can you find lobster spaghetti, a French veal T-bone, or caviar for brunch? During this time, you can also order everything from avocado on toast with poached eggs to their cherry and goji berry granola. Their brunch menu is much more extensive, serving some of the best brunch dishes in London. Where else can you find lobster spaghetti, a French veal T-bone, or caviar for brunch? During this time, you can also order everything from avocado on toast with poached eggs to their cherry and goji berry granola.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great staff, especially our waiter Nisarg. I must say the reception staff was great, the bar staff that did our first round of cocktails while we we waiting for our table were great. Also the Jazz trio were fantastic. We look forward to our next evening!
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4.6
4.6 (491)
£25 and under
British
Mayfair
About the restaurant
HIDE is a stunning establishment, set over three floors. Each floor creates a unique dining experience and diners rave that it is the perfect place for any occasion. HIDE Ground is the “heart” of the restaurant, serving the best breakfast in London. Their ingredients are mainly sourced from farmers and suppliers across the U.K., making as much in-house as possible. From the jams they make to their juices, the bread they bake to their charcuterie, you will immediately taste the difference. Offering diners options they’ll never forget, including a smoked eel omelet, truffled scrambled eggs, or banana bread with smoked maple butter, HIDE has without a doubt, earned its spot on the “best brunch in London” list. From the jams they make to their juices, the bread they bake to their charcuterie, you will immediately taste the difference. Offering diners options they’ll never forget, including a smoked eel omelet, truffled scrambled eggs, or banana bread with smoked maple butter, HIDE has without a doubt, earned its spot on the “best brunch in London” list.
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JeremyW
Dined on 14 Sept 2019
Sublime innovative fabulous Brunch menu and outstanding knowledgeable service A triumph
A photo of Dean Street Townhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4392)
£26 to £40
British
Soho
About the restaurant
Located in the Dean Street Townhouse, a breathtaking 36-room hotel, the restaurant serves hungry diners all day and is particularly known for their brunch. Highlighting many British culinary classics, whether you are in the mood for Lincolnshire roast pork and crackling or a twice-baked smoked haddock souffle, you can expect an elegant, memorable experience. From their all-day breakfast menu, be sure to try their ham hock hash, served with a fried duck egg. They also offer smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, a comforting kedgeree dish, and of course, a classic full English served with all the trimmings. With “high tea” options like a Scotch duck egg, fish fingers, and sausage rolls, no matter what you’re in the mood for, you will be well fed. From their all-day breakfast menu, be sure to try their ham hock hash, served with a fried duck egg. They also offer smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, a comforting kedgeree dish, and of course, a classic full English served with all the trimmings. With “high tea” options like a Scotch duck egg, fish fingers, and sausage rolls, no matter what you’re in the mood for, you will be well fed.
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silverdinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Very nice venue, good but not outstanding food, rather expensive.
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4.5
4.5 (4371)
£26 to £40
British
Oxford Circus
About the restaurant
You can expect nothing less than the best brunch in London when visiting Berners Tavern. With a kitchen led by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, you will enjoy a brunch menu of seasonal, contemporary British dishes — all of which match this establishment’s charming yet sophisticated atmosphere. Berners Tavern serves breakfast seven days a week, which is then followed by a set lunch in the week and afternoon tea on the weekend. Start off your morning right with one of their incredible juices, such as their curly kale, apple, cucumber, and lime juice. Choose from a selection of savory or sweet delights, including a vegetarian frittata, blueberry pancakes, or a slow-cooked smoked ham hock croque monsieur. Berners Tavern serves breakfast seven days a week, which is then followed by a set lunch in the week and afternoon tea on the weekend. Start off your morning right with one of their incredible juices, such as their curly kale, apple, cucumber, and lime juice. Choose from a selection of savory or sweet delights, including a vegetarian frittata, blueberry pancakes, or a slow-cooked smoked ham hock croque monsieur.
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MartinHearnvip
Dined 2 days ago
Always incredible to eat at this restaurant. Stunning location, the waiters and waitress' look after you at the top level. The food is classic and stunning all in one. Great wine menu.
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4.5
4.5 (5550)
£41 and over
Mediterranean
Soho
About the restaurant
Soho-based NOPI offers diners a dynamic setting and a menu that celebrates bold flavors. This two-story establishment is cohesive, yet gives guests a choice of two separate atmospheres. Upstairs is more formal, making it the perfect place for any special occasion. Breakfast is typically served downstairs, where communal dining tables overlook the kitchen. Although the service and overall dining experience are certainly memorable, it is their menu at NOPI that makes it one of the best places for breakfast in London. Sample their scrambled tofu on sourdough with rose harissa and avocado salsa; or their French toast served with star anise sugar, berry compote, and orange yogurt. For meat lovers, add a side of Lake District sausage or streaky bacon. Although the service and overall dining experience are certainly memorable, it is their menu at NOPI that makes it one of the best places for breakfast in London. Sample their scrambled tofu on sourdough with rose harissa and avocado salsa; or their French toast served with star anise sugar, berry compote, and orange yogurt. For meat lovers, add a side of Lake District sausage or streaky bacon.
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Angie
Dined on 5 Jan 2020
Reserved seats at the bar hoping it would give us a more exciting view & experience of the hustle & bustle of the bar, kitchen & restaurant - alas that is not the case. The bar is situated at one corner of the room and we could not get a view of the restaurant without turning our backs / heads. Most of the food is sent up to the bar area through a food delivery elevator so we mostly either watched the waiters bustling around. Pro- we got to see the bartender mix his lovely concoction of cocktails. Decor and atmosphere was bright, clean and very NYC style. Good selection of healthy dishes to share. We had a couple of the salads and the cod + beef were delightful. One could continue ordering and find themselves set back quite a bit so be cautious of how many dishes you really need. The kitchen is apparent manned by close to 10-15 chefs at a time - compliments to them for serving up lovely dishes. Overall lovely experience, good food, great vibe & location.
A photo of Holborn Dining Room restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2618)
£26 to £40
British
Holborn
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of London, Holborn Dining Room is a stunning grand brasserie, serving up seasonal British cuisine with a twist. The combination of antique decor pieces and reclaimed oak offers a unique vibe, and although you can anticipate a relaxed atmosphere, the food is anything but laid-back. Their full English breakfast comes with freshly brewed coffee or tea and fresh juice, as well as the classic components of this beloved menu item. If you feel like something different, be sure to try their spelt pancakes, made with mascarpone and blueberry compote, or their steamed chicken served with spinach and scrambled egg whites. Their full English breakfast comes with freshly brewed coffee or tea and fresh juice, as well as the classic components of this beloved menu item. If you feel like something different, be sure to try their spelt pancakes, made with mascarpone and blueberry compote, or their steamed chicken served with spinach and scrambled egg whites.
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LauraDvip
Dined on 18 Jun 2023
Beautiful restaurant . Very attentive service and good food. I particularly liked the scallops as a starter. It is pricey
A photo of 34 Mayfair restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1326)
£41 and over
Steak
Mayfair
About the restaurant
If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience, 34 Mayfair will not disappoint. Serving British game, as well as world meats, their imported Argentinian grill cooks each cut to perfection. The art-deco inspired interior provides an authentic feel and has been impressing diners since their launch in 2011. Although quality beef is their specialty, their brunch menu offers a wide range of thoughtfully created dishes. With dozens of items to choose from, including steak and frites, Korean lamb ribs, waffles with foie gras, and their delicious Huevos rancheros, you will remember your dining experience for many years to come. Although quality beef is their specialty, their brunch menu offers a wide range of thoughtfully created dishes. With dozens of items to choose from, including steak and frites, Korean lamb ribs, waffles with foie gras, and their delicious Huevos rancheros, you will remember your dining experience for many years to come.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
I ordered a filet steak which was not up to a standard of filet in terms of quality, and was tough and hard to chew. I didn’t want to escalate it because of my guests, but made the complaint to the waitress. She said she will inform the Chef but never came back to me. We left after having a coffee and paid the bill.
A photo of The Good Egg Soho restaurant
4.2
4.2 (489)
£25 and under
Middle Eastern
Soho
About the restaurant
Start your day off right at this Soho brunch spot. After all where else can you find a pastrami-cured trout bagel or baked eggs with tomato, peppers, and preserved lemon?
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Parky
Dined on 20 Mar 2023
The food is so tasty and all of the staff are very friendly. This is my third visit and I will definitely be back again
A photo of Kai restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1776)
£41 and over
Chinese
Mayfair
About the restaurant
Kai is a sophisticated Chinese restaurant that serves gourmet classics within an elegant, yet modern dining room. Their Saturday brunch is a 15-course tasting menu, inspired by the weekend brunches at traditional Chinese restaurants. You will have a chance to sample a wide range of dishes, including pan-fried dumplings, steamed monkfish, claypot pork belly, and so much more. This is unlike any brunch you’ve ever had before, making it one of the best brunch restaurants in London. You will have a chance to sample a wide range of dishes, including pan-fried dumplings, steamed monkfish, claypot pork belly, and so much more. This is unlike any brunch you’ve ever had before, making it one of the best brunch restaurants in London.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
A start to finish - excellent!
A photo of Big Easy Canary Wharf restaurant
4.1
4.1 (8036)
£26 to £40
Barbecue
Canary Wharf
About the restaurant
Known for their ""Bar.B.Q,"" Big Easy Canary Wharf offers diners a beautiful view and when the weather is right, outdoor seating is available. For those who want to start their day with barbecue food, this is the place to come. Their weekend brunch includes limitless servings of pit-smoked chicken, ribs, smoked beans, chips, freshly baked cornbread, and much more. "Known for their ""Bar.B.Q,"" Big Easy Canary Wharf offers diners a beautiful view and when the weather is right, outdoor seating is available. For those who want to start their day with barbecue food, this is the place to come. Their weekend brunch includes limitless servings of pit-smoked chicken, ribs, smoked beans, chips, freshly baked cornbread, and much more. When visiting Big Easy Canary Wharf, expect hearty portions, live music, a friendly atmosphere, and good old-fashioned hospitality. With over 400 whiskeys and rums, plus more than 20 beers on tap, this is the perfect place to meet with friends and family, enjoying the most unique brunch in London.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 Jul 2024
This has been my 3rd time this year they are a complete waste of money don’t listen to your requests and also the only people that was good was the server and the shift manager otherwise everyone is completely useless
A photo of Chick n' Sours restaurant
4.4
4.4 (73)
£25 and under
Comfort Food
Hackney
About the restaurant
Open at noon on both Saturday and Sunday, Chick 'n' Sours is another unique brunch spot, serving up the best sour cocktails and fried chicken around. Their ""Brunch Bun"" is always a crowd-pleaser, complete with fried thigh, avocado, hot sauce, bacon, a fried egg, and Gochujang mayo. Two people can also share their ""Whole Fry Sundays"" dish, which includes a whole friend chicken plus two sides. Choose from options like their beef dripping fries, pickled watermelon, or spicy, sour cucumbers. Their cocktail menu is highly creative, pairing perfectly with their innovative chicken dishes. Two people can also share their ""Whole Fry Sundays"" dish, which includes a whole friend chicken plus two sides. Choose from options like their beef dripping fries, pickled watermelon, or spicy, sour cucumbers. Their cocktail menu is highly creative, pairing perfectly with their innovative chicken dishes.
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NicolaB
Dined on 29 Mar 2019
always great - chicken heaven and the pisco sours are an added bonus.
A photo of Exmouth Market Grind restaurant
4.1
4.1 (279)
£25 and under
Cafe Dining
Clerkenwell
About the restaurant
This Clerkenwell restaurant is known for their espresso and cocktail bar. However, their food has diners coming back for more. When you have options like house-cured beetroot salmon, flat iron steak, and bottomless Prosecco, you can't go wrong.
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SamanthaM
Dined on 21 Oct 2019
Like all Grinds, it is modern. Great for cocktails, but equally the food is great! Good for groups as well as smaller parties.
A photo of Scarlett Green restaurant
4.3
4.3 (111)
£25 and under
Australian
Soho
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Soho, the bottomless brunch at Scarlett Green is sure to satisfy any craving. Available every day, you can enjoy one savory dish, one sweet dish, and bottomless select cocktails. Whether you opt for their baked aubergine fritter with poached eggs and corn salsa or their buttermilk blueberry pancakes with fresh berries and mascarpone, it's a win every time.
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AC93
Dined on 19 Oct 2018
Visited this restaurant for date night as both of us are foodies. Excellent variety on the TimeOut set menu for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Tasty and well presented cocktails. Fantastic service with waiters being very attentive throughout. Would recommend to friends and family.
A photo of Rawduck restaurant
4.1
4.1 (234)
£25 and under
Italian
Hackney
About the restaurant
With its eclectic menu, Rawduck attracts diners from near and far. To drink, try their Indian spiced kombucha or their green matcha and almond milk. To eat, sample their curried potatoes with salt beef and eggs, their hot crumpets with Westcombe cheddar, or one of many other unique dishes.
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RachelA
Dined on 26 Jul 2019
Interesting menu. Competent cooking. Good for casual comfortable local meal.
A photo of Lantana Cafe Shoreditch restaurant
4.4
4.4 (5)
£25 and under
Australian
Shoreditch
About the restaurant
This Australian-inspired cafe serves breakfast during the week and brunch on weekends. Here, you'll find classic dishes like "bubble 'n' squeak" and smashed avocado with poached eggs, but with an elevated twist. Be sure to try their French toast with spiced poached pears, orange mascarpone and a pistachio crumble.
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Karolicious
Dined on 6 Dec 2018
Great food with a bit leaking service here and there but very pleasant and always with a smile. Overall we have a great experience and both of the girls provide us with everything we needed after a while. I’ll be definitely back!
A photo of Galvin at Windows restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6630)
£41 and over
British
Mayfair
About the restaurant
While dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton, you bet you’re going to have a memorable experience. Of course, the view is one of the reasons why Galvin at Windows offers diners the best brunch in London. However, their quality food is what has critics raving. Served only on Saturdays, you will embark on a true culinary journey. Here, you’ll be able to order the best of the best, including raw scallops with a plum soy and chili dressing. From their selection of mains, you can enjoy anything from their fried Korean chicken thigh dish to their tempura lobster tail, served with egg and Hollandaise. To drink, choose from a selection of cocktails, coffees, smoothies, and champagne. Here, you’ll be able to order the best of the best, including raw scallops with a plum soy and chili dressing. From their selection of mains, you can enjoy anything from their fried Korean chicken thigh dish to their tempura lobster tail, served with egg and Hollandaise. To drink, choose from a selection of cocktails, coffees, smoothies, and champagne.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 Mar 2024
Galvin offers everything we want from a fine dining experience! We first dined at Galvin in 2017 and are there at least twice a year, I can honestly say the food gets better every visit! The staff are polite and attentive, and the Head Sommelier Rudina is just amazing. She makes beautiful recommendations based on your budget. She is super friendly too, a wonderful person.
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