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 6 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.
The restaurant operates a walk-in only system and you can bring your own drink after 5pm for a £5 corkage fee.
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 8am and then operates an all-day menu from 12pm to 11pm. Brunch is served at weekends from 12pm to 5pm.
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’s 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 across Hampstead, Primrose Hill, and Kentish Town – 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 11am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays and their menu is massive – choosing a dish might prove difficult! Stand out dishes include lobster and asparagus gratin served with a poached egg, brioche and roasted tomatoes, 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.
4-6 Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
Balthazar is a friendly all-day brasserie serving French bistro style food, hand selected wines and American whiskeys from their prime location at the heart of Covent Garden. Their large brunch menu is available on weekends from 10am to 4pm and diners can choose from classics like scrambled eggs with Cornish crab, smoked salmon eggs royale, smashed avocado with homemade sourdough toast or, if feeling adventurous, sample one of the many options from the crustacea bar.
If you’re dining in a group, Balthazar have two private dining rooms available that make the perfect setting for a celebration such as birthday, engagement, anniversary etc. You can make bookings and enquiries directly with Balthazar through their website.
242 West End Ln, West Hampstead, London NW6 1LG
The Wet Fish Café & Brasserie has a rich history. Before its opening in Hampstead in 2003, the building was home to a wet fish shop for much of the 1900’s. The owners of the café restored the building’s 1930’s decor and took inspiration from the past when naming and styling the café paying homage to its past.
Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. The café offers a ‘hangover cure’ deal of a bloody Mary, chorizo, egg and potato scramble, and a coffee for £16 – perfect for those hazy Sunday mornings after a heavy night out! Other options include braised cauliflower, veg feijoada, breakfast salad and lots more.
The Wet Fish don’t take bookings for brunch so you can just walk-in. Sittings are limited to 90 minutes to ensure tables become available regularly during brunch hours.
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