28 Dec 5 Amazing Brunch Spots in London
Seeking out the best brunch in London means diving into a pool that can seem, a little like the drinks offerings, bottomless. The sparkling sake flows at fusion restaurant TOKii, while at Vinoteca, sophisticated wines are perfectly paired to your eggs. For a sober—and sweet—alternative, head to Dobar, which is home to the best hot chocolate. And let’s not forget about the food. The best brunches in London span classics perfected by old favorites—like The Riding House Café, or the Insta-famous NoMad hotel—but also familiar dishes elevated to new heights, like the delightful Levantine dishes at Barboun, or the phenomenal pan-African fare at Stork.
For a mouth-watering change-up from your standard eggs Benedict, head to Stork, a sumptuous wood-paneled pan-African restaurant in Mayfair, where the (quite life-changing) dishes range from fluffy vitumbua pancakes with moringa cream and a ginger bissap syrup to akara fried egg with green chili and cheese. The classic red-red stew comes with a plantain boat, and vegetables support the outstanding jerk poussin.
Inside Marylebone’s Prince Akatoki Hotel is the sleek chic Japanese fusion restaurant TOKii, where visitors can enjoy a truly five-star brunch surrounded by soothing minimalist interiors. Choose between prosecco or bottomless sparkling sake before turning your attention to the food menu, which includes dishes like tamago omelet with miso soup.
At the top of hotel Treehouse is Mexican-by-way-of-California restaurant Madera, which serves phenomenal margaritas (using toca, guava, or passionfruit), and experimental Mexican cuisine with a side of panoramic London views. For brunch, try the carne asada over eggs or a Mexican flatbread with tequila prawns.
Bringing a taste of New York’s weekend brunch scene to Covent Garden, this beloved Manhattan import opened in 2021, transforming the historic Magistrates’ Court into a British outpost of its beautiful luxury hotel. Dishes include twists on brunch classics from both the Big Apple and the Big Smoke. Try the breakfast burrito, which stars pork confit, eggs, potatoes, cheddar, avocado and salsa roja, or the truffle chicken sandwiches served with French dip, and enjoy it all under NoMad London’s beautiful glass-ceilinged atrium.
The Michelin-starred restaurant that needs no introduction, Hakkasan is world-renowned for its modern twists on authentic Cantonese cuisine. Its brunch offering features the signatures the restaurant is celebrated for, including the crispy duck salad and excellent dim sum, along with mains such as sweet-and-sour Duke of Berkshire pork. Fret not, vegetarians: there is an equally sumptuous vegetarian menu on request.