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Top London Restaurants for Brunch

6 Restaurants
The breakfast/lunch combo we all love to love is as good for a tête-à-tête as it is for a catch up with friends. Since it is by definition a weekend thing, we have the time to take it at a leisurely pace; there’s plenty of light coming in the windows for eminently hashtagable pictures; and it’s the only time apart from Christmas that it’s acceptable to drink before midday. Cheers to brunch!
Updated on 10 July 2023
Bombay Bustle
29 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 2PA London
££ · Indian

Sunday brunch Mumbai-style comes courtesy of this charming, train-themed restaurant, which pays homage to the culture and people of India. The menu offers everything from dosas and samosas to curries and kebabs. Try the Masala Akuri Truffle Naan – a popular breakfast favourite in Parsi households – or, for a more classic brunch, pick the Railway Breakfast with its eggs, sausages, mushrooms and bacon.

Chiltern Firehouse
1 Chiltern Street, Regent’s Park and Marylebone, W1U 7PA London
£££ · World Cuisine

Ensconced in one of the leather booths of this glamorous, New York style brasserie, you and your gang can pick apart the details of the night before whilst getting stuck into a Bloody Mary or two. The menu lists all the usual suspects like scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, and buttermilk pancakes; but, seeing as you’re here, perhaps you should splash out on some oysters and champagne…

119 Queen's Road, Southwark, SE15 2EZ London
££ · South African

If you’re a Peckhamite then you’ll doubtless have heard of this buzzy South African bistro. But if you haven’t yet been in for brunch, then what are you waiting for? They’re open 11am-2.30pm Saturday and Sunday and offer such delights as shakshuka with parmesan crisps & burnt kale; Boerewors roll with egg, padron peppers & crispy shallots; and French toast babka with kumquats, hazelnuts & miso caramel: all packed with flavour and at excellent prices, too!

10 Paddington Street, Regent’s Park and Marylebone, W1U 5QL London
£££ · Greek

Contemporary Greek cuisine might not be the first choice that springs to mind for a weekend brunch, but this fun and enthusiastically run restaurant might just convince you otherwise. The menu is extensive and designed for sharing, and the portions are pleasingly generous. Clay pots are a feature, alongside lighter salads, raw fish and even caviar if you fancy an added dose of luxury. The colours and flavours of mainland Greece and its islands shine through in the cooking - and be sure not to leave without trying the pancakes for dessert. The atmosphere retains a strong neighbourhood feel, despite having become a dining destination amongst those in the know.

Santo Remedio
152 Tooley Street, Southwark, SE1 2TU London
££ · Mexican

This lively, colourful spot serves brunch at the weekends between 12 and 4.30pm; sip Margaritas as if in Mexico, surrounded by vibrant décor, tropical plants and happy faces. The bottomless option gives you two hours of the classic cocktail; or alternatively cava, sangria or beer. These are enjoyed alongside enchiladas, tacos and tostadas, with plenty of choice for vegetarians –and moreish churros with cajeta to finish.

The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly, St James’s, W1J 9EB London
£££ · European

With its all-day menus, lively atmosphere and architectural grandeur, this iconic restaurant makes for the perfect spot for brunch with your bestie, followed by an afternoon wandering around The Royal Academy of Arts. Homemade Viennoiserie, eggs every which way, kedgeree, porridge, a full English: the choice here is immense. And who knows, you might even spot a celebrity…