The best brunch hangouts in London
A London staple, brunch has become as synonymous with our capital city as red buses and black cabs. As the sun (finally) begins to shine, and our beds aren’t quite as tempting to stay in, more of us will be taking a lazy stroll in the sunshine, accompanied with breakfast food. We’ve taken a look at five of our favourite spots to spend the morning and afternoon in.
Christophers Grill- Covent Garden
Along with their ‘pick me ups’ which include mimosas and espresso martinis, Christophers Grill serves up a whole lot of food to pamper. Try their Huevos California for when the way ‘you want eggs in the morning’ is a little bit spicy, or splash out completely on their lobster hollandaise. Christophers stunning menu is only outperformed by their interior, and you can even have a little fun here, with their build your own pancakes menu.
Bad Egg- City Point
From the people behind Smokehouse, Bad Egg thankfully doesn’t live up to its name. Serving great food, that includes Harissa Lamb Hash, this brunch place has a bar vibe, with a reggae soundtrack and diner style tables.
Caravan- Kings Cross, Exmouth, Bankside
Once reserved to Kings Cross and Exmouth, Caravan have now branched out to Bankside. The cool kids of brunch, you can go healthy with their coconut bread or abandon the diet altogether and chow down on slow roast pork belly and kimchi pancakes. All of their restaurants have a soft industrial vibe but if you’re hoping to catch some rays, head to the terrace at the Kings Cross branch and take in the calming fountain installation. Perfect for those slightly hungover days.
Dishoom- Shoreditch, Kings Cross, Carnaby, Covent Garden
The worst kept secret in London, Dishooms dishes and interiors are based upon the history of Bombay. Not for the faint hearted, brunch plates include the Keema Per Eedu, a mixture of chicken keema, chicken livers and runny eggs. For some time in the sun, check out the Verandah in Shoreditch, where no matter what the weather, we guarantee you’ll get that holiday feeling.
The Book Club- Shoreditch
Home to creatives from all over London, The Book Clubs more traditional menu says nothing of its atmosphere. Here you’ll find creative events, thought workshops and a home from home for casual meetings. The restaurant is full of natural light as well as comfy seating and their hollandaise sauce is to die for.