Best Brunch Places In London (PICTURES)

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Duck and Waffle

There is only one way to HuffPost UK's heart, and that is through our stomachs... in brunch form - ideally between 11am-3pm, on Saturday or Sunday.

(But we'd just as happily eat brunch at any other time...)

So, without further ado our editors have given the low-down on their favourite places for eggs, coffee, orange juice and all things brunch.

From cheap-and-cheerful to card-melting luxury, your traditional English caff to something a little different, we've got London's brunch scene sorted.

  • 1
    Kopapa
    Kopapa
    "If you’re an ‘I-must-mop-up-the-alcohol-from-last-night-or-else-I-shall-die’ type of person but the local greasy spoon no longer cuts it, this is the place for you," says traffic and trends editor Sara Nelson.

    "The ‘Turkish’ eggs served with whipped yoghurt and hot chilli butter have saved my life on more than one occasion."

    Kopapa, 32-34 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HA

    020 72406076
  • 2
    Duck and Waffle
    Duck and Waffle
    "At the top of Heron Tower, this really is a room with a view. And what better place to have brunch than looking over the whole of London," says Brogan Driscoll, HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

    "At £14, it's probably the most expensive English breakfast this side of lunchtime, but you won't really give a crap because the view is worth every penny - and the food is pretty good too. If you get in that is, booking is a bit of a nightmare."

    She adds: "Wild mushrooms, gruyère, truffle, soldiers is my breakfast of choice."

    Duck And Waffle, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

    020 3640 7310
  • 3
    The Breakfast Club
    Brogan Driscoll
    "Although the last thing you might want to do on a Sunday morning is stand in a queue for breakfast the wait is sooo worth it," says Caoimhe O'Reilly, consumer marketing manager.

    "For me this place offers everything a breakfast should, amazing bacon, eggs, pancakes and a fantastic 80s theme.

    "Hash browns like you’ve never seen them before and the world’s smallest Strawberry Shortcake disco loo. I can’t recommend this place enough."

    The Breakfast Club 31 Camden Passage N1 8EA and various other locations (incl. festivals)

  • 4
    Cookbook Cafe - InterContinental Park Lane
    InterContinental Park Lane Cookbook Cafe
    "This is no namby-pampy eggs and orange juice brunch, this is the kind of brunch that should take three hours and end with you tottering away unsteadily from the table," says Poorna Bell, editor of HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

    "The surroundings are classy - think typical high-ceilinged five-star restaurant - which makes it perfect for a romantic or a girly special occasion, and the food is spread out in a vast buffet.

    Delicate twirls of salmon, mountains of fresh couscous salads, platters of good cheese are my favourites. Make sure you leave room for pudding though - all those delicate mini desserts and dainty chocolates will turn your eyes into saucer-plates."

    She added: "It might seem a little pricy, but considering most afternoon teas are eye-wateringly expensive, £50 for never-ending fizzy wine and food is bang on."

    Cookbook Cafe, Intercontinental Hyde Park, 1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY

    020 7318 8563
  • 5
    The Good Egg
    The Good Egg
    "Eggscellent, eggstraordinary, eggsquisite - there are plenty of ways to describe the oeuffy offerings of The Good Egg," says Brogan Driscoll, assistant editor of HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

    "Try their trademark blue Cotswold Legbar eggs with merguez sausage, in the delicious spicy North African shakshuka (pictured). Mop up the juicy goodness with sour dough bread."

    "A popular attraction at various pop-up events last summer keep your eye on their website to see where they will be frying/poaching/scrambling next."

    The Good Egg
    Cortado, Gainsborough Studios, N1 5EA - Every Saturday and Sunday 9am till 4pm.
  • 6
    Dishoom
    Dishoom
    "If you're on a budget (like I am), tired of greasy spoon offerings and unable to fork out for poncy brunch venues, Dishoom offers a cheap brunch with a twist," says Brogan Driscoll, HuffPost UK Lifestyle. "It's ridiculously good value for central London."

    "Try the bombay omelette - a personal favourite."

    Dishoom 12 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB

    020 7420 9320
  • 7
    Albion Caff
    Albion Caff
    Dave Leonard, managing editor at HuffPost UK says: "Easily one of Shoreditch’s hidden gems. This Conran owned ‘caff’ serves up one of the best full english breakfasts in London."

    He added: "They also have a market shop so after brunch you can pick up fresh bread, cakes and juices."

    2-4 Boundary St, London, Greater London E2 7DD

    020 7729 1051
  • 8
    Village East
    Food is great, but the setting is better.

    Set in a listed warehouse, the recently-refurbished interior of Village East is mix of cosy leather-seated booths, soft lighting and exposed brick work.

    The Bloody Mary and Cucumber Mary (replace tomato juice with cucumber) are perfect for the weekend hangover, while the campfire breakfast (slow-roasted pork shoulder, baked beans and fried eggs) is the perfect comforting meal for the morning-after-the-night-before.

    The vegetarian breakfast has a bizarre twist (we've never eaten eggs with carrot and quinoa before, but it takes all sorts), but the fresh grapefruit offers a light and refreshing end to a great brunch experience.

    Village East
    171-173 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3UW
    020 7357 6082
  • 9
    Electric Diner
    Brogan Driscoll
    "Electric Diner's breakfast of quinoa, avocado, green beans and poached egg holds a special place in my heart -- not only is it bloody delicious, but sets the day up pretty nicely," says Brogan Driscoll, HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

    "Located in the heart of busy Portobello Market - the outside seating area is perfect for people watching, the inside is perfect for hiding from the crowds.

    "Low lighting, exposed brick work, red-seated booths - even at its busiest, it still feels pretty private."

    Electric Diner, 191 Portobello Rd London, Greater London W11 2ED

    020 7908 9696
  • 10
    Shrimpy's
    Shrimpy's
    "The once petrol station is a truly unique and beautiful spot for brunch boasting sweeping views of Regents Canal," says Dave Leonard.

    "Try the Beef Shin Hash washed down with Glasss of Prosecco. If you are lucky, you can also catch their in-house Mariachi band."

    Shrimpy's, King's Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, London N1C 4UR

    020 8880 6111
  • 11
    The Landmark Winter Garden
    Landmark Hotel
    "Sunday brunch at the Landmark Hotel is not cheap, so it's a very-special-occasion-only kind of place," says Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief HuffPost UK.

    "However, the food is fabulous, the Champagne doesn't stop flowing and the live music all makes it worth splashing out. I've only been treated once, so here's hoping someone will take a hint...!"

    Landmark London Hotel, 222 Marylebone Rd, London, Greater London NW1 6JQ

    020 7631 8000
  • 12
    Rivington Bar And Grill (Greenwich)
    Rivington Bar And Grill
    "Lovely setting right by the outdoor market and the Picturehouse cinema," says Andrea Mann, comedy editor. "Go buy yourself a vintage something, have brunch, then watch a movie!"

    Rivington Bar And Grill 178 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NN

    Phone:020 8293 9270
  • 13
    The Montagu
    Hyatt

    I popped down to the Montagu, tucked away behind Marble Arch station after hearing they started an 'Italian style brunch'. The room for brunch is light and airy - vast ceilings that can conceal plenty of chatter after a few drinks.

    And drinks there are - the biggest appeal is endless Prosecco and the spicy Bloody Marys.
    Brunch is divided into three parts - starters, mains and desserts, but my favourite parts were the starter and desserts. Plates of antipasti, cheese, cold cuts and salads were spot on, with loaves of fresh bread. The mains featured an alright steak - but not a patch, we felt, on the first course.
    Desserts were a triumph - short stacks of tiramisu, tiny tarts and New York-style cheesecake.

    We tottered out thoroughly tipsy and stuffed. At £59 it is at the upper end of the scale, but worth it and perfect for group brunches, we feel.

    The Montagu, 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH. 020 7486 5800.

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