Brunch is somewhat of an institution on weekends in the city. Diners are seeking their fix of fancy eggs, bubbly cocktails and decadent desserts – and West London brunch spots can offer this and much more! Here’s our list of the 5 best places to get brunch in West London:
33 D’Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EU
Known as the original spot for brunch in London, The Breakfast Club didn’t even serve eggs in the beginning. Then the brunch epidemic happened and now diners can enjoy a delicious breakfast from early morning to evening at the 80’s inspired diner.
The Soho Breakfast Club was the first branch of the successful chain to open back in 2005 and since then they’ve been serving dishes like fried chicken and waffles, disco fries and pecan pie for dessert.
191 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED
Located in the heart of the famous bustling Portobello Road market, Electric Diner is adjacent to one of London’s oldest cinemas. The diner opens each morning for breakfast at 8 am and then operates an all-day menu from 12 pm to 11 pm. Brunch is served at weekends from 12 pm to 5 pm.
The brunch menu is small but packed full of both interesting and classical dishes like the full English and eggs benedict. Highlights include honey-fried chicken, the grilled cheese sandwich and their three types of milkshakes: vanilla, triple chocolate and Oreo.
Electric Diner is a good location if you’re after a healthy brunch. They serve smoothies, kombucha, yoghurt and granola and superfood lattes with made with pea, beetroot, matcha or turmeric.
187 North End Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 9NL
Bonjour Brioche is a friendly neighbourhood café and bakery that hand prepares and bakes every item on their menu. The delicious aroma of fresh-baked bread fills the cafe every morning and there are options for those on gluten-free or vegan diets.
Their breakfast and lunch menus have options such as freshly baked bagels with a range of fillings, free-range eggs served in a number of ways and, of course, baked delights like cakes, cupcakes, muffins and pastries. Bonjour Brioche take coffee very seriously, they serve Monmouth organic, fair-trade coffee.
Bonjour Brioche cater for eat-in and take-away and they also deliver, so you can bring brunch to you this weekend!
96 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4SG
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie possesses the luxurious aura of the Ivy on West Street but is slightly more relaxed describing itself as an ‘all-day casual dining restaurant’. The restaurant has a beautiful garden terrace adorned with flowers and plants that’s perfect for those London summer days.
Brunch is served from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays and their menu varies by season – choosing a dish might prove difficult! Stand out dishes include the Ivy Hamburger, monkfish & prawn curry, jackfruit and peanut bang bang salad and hot buttermilk pancakes topped with berries, Greek yoghurt, lemon and warm strawberry sauce.
Booking is advised for the Ivy Kensington Brasserie and you can do so through their website.
5. Honey & Co
25a Warren St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 5LZ
Looking to try something a little different for brunch? Forget about eggs benedict and French toast, try Honey & Co, located near The Regent’s Park. The restaurant serves spectacular dishes inspired by the Middle East, including all-time favorites such as creamy hummus and Shawarma. If you still have room for dessert why not try their feta & honey cheesecake. Honey & Co have a great selection of fruit teas to go with your brunch or if you are looking for something a little stronger try their Middle Eastern Mojito.
Honey & Smoke is located in close proximity and is owned by the same couple. The restaurant focuses more on all things Grilled, menu items include Apricot BBQ chicken shish and Pork gyros.
Pop into their food store, Honey & Spice, and pick up all the ingredients and spices you need to recreate these amazing dished at home.
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