Brunch. It really is our favourite time of the day, even the word itself puts a smile on our faces.
Originating in the 19th Century in Britain, it was traditionally served following a church service when time wouldn’t allow for you to have breakfast beforehand.
However according to the 1896 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary; Punch magazine wrote that the term was coined in Britain to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers”. Over the last few years, the increase in demand for food at this time has meant more and more eateries are adding a brunch option onto their menus. Here’s our run through of our favourite brunch spots in London.
A slightly upmarket brunch experience; with roasted guinea fowl, beef tartare and gilt head bream are some of the options you’ll find on the menu.
Prices start from £35 for 2 courses, £40 for 3 courses and a bottomless bubbles option for £25.
Miss Tapas, the Andalusian traditional tapas bar launched in 2014 by Blanca Rowe, introduces a new concept of Spanish Brunch and Wine Bar. El Subgundo brings a brilliant mix of Spanish traditions to one of the trendiest places in London.
Brunch is served on Saturday & Sunday between 11am – 3pm. Prices start from £29 and with a bottomless drink option it’s definitely one to try.
Brought to you by the people behind Smokehouse, Pig & Butcher and The Princess of Shoreditch; Bad Egg has been rocking Moorgate’s foundations since late 2014.
One of the first to bring bottomless brunch to London their brunch continues to win awards and new fans. You could easily spend your entire weekend here. Saturday is not for the faint-hearted; eat and drink whilst listening to old skool hip hop and reggae.
It really is one of our favourites for a day that turns into a night out. Be prepared to nurse a sore head the next day!
Prices start from £25.
New Street Grill
This brunch menu is all about classic dishes made with fantastic British produce. Kicking off with a chorizo scotch egg, then continue with a delicious salt cod fishcake with gem heart salad and tzatziki, and finish off with pancakes!
Their Saturday bottomless brunch runs for 2 hours a table and is £20/£25 for two/three courses and all the bubbles you can consume for an extra £15.
Brown & Rosie
Brown and Rosie is a landmark coffee shop which brings a slice of the Australian breakfast and brunch culture to London.
Catering to the demands of modern life, the menus are rich in taste, authenticity and quality. Brown and Rosie redefines the notion of takeaway and dine in food.
You must try their French toast, for us it’s the best thing on their menu; served with maple syrup, chocolate crumb and either ice-cream or mascarpone it’s seriously so scrummy.