As I’m back in the UK after my stint in New York I thought what better way to celebrate than to talk about my favourite topic, the best brunches in London!
Best for Avocado On Toast: Dean Street Townhouse
Dean Street Townhouse is one of my all time favourite restaurants for brunch in London as it has such a cosy, upscale interior but with affordable prices (between £8-£12 for brunch). Not only that but they also do the tastiest avocado on toast in London (and I feel that I am qualified to say that as I have eaten my way through almost every avo dish in London). Creamy, zingy chunks of avocado sit on earthy grain toast with lemon on the side to an extra lightness. Even talking about it is making me desperate to order one.
Second choice: Caravan, a large, relaxed King’s Cross restaurant housed in an old granary brick building. Cool vibes and delicious avo to be found here.
Best for Vegetable Fritters: Lantana
There are a few Lantana restaurants in London but the one I would recommend most is in Shoreditch. The brunches here are slightly higher than average (between £10-£18) but the large portion sizes and incredible flavours completely justify this. The sweetcorn fritters here are moist and delicious and piled high with smashed avocado and streaky bacon. You can read my full review of brunch at Lantana Shoreditch here.
Second choice: Coming in at a close second would be Brother Marcus in Balham, South London, who do a mean beetroot fritter breakfast dish.
Best to take the Family: Bill’s
Yes I know there are Bill’s all over the UK now but I just don’t think they can be beaten on tasty food, good prices and pretty ambience. It’s the perfect restaurant to take the family, not just for brunch but for lunch and dinner too.
Best for Luxe Vibes: Joint Winners
I couldn’t pick out a clear winner for this category so I thought I’d list the top choices. They are: Balthazar (Covent Garden), The Wolseley (Green Park), The Ivy Chelsea Garden (Chelsea) and Berner’s Tavern (Soho), as they are all very similar and all have some pros and cons. Balthazar has a gorgeous French brasserie style to it but the waiters can be a bit slow, The Wolseley is very beautiful but the service can be a bit slow or confused at times, the Ivy Chelsea Garden is a fab conservatory/outdoor space to breakfast in but sometimes the food can be a little cold and Berner’s Tavern is a grand restaurant room but the portion sizes could be bigger.
What other breakfast categories would you be keen to know about? Any other restaurants I should try? Do let me know in the comments!
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Best Brunches in London (2015 edition)