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Dishoom in London’s Soho Serves Brunch Parsi Style

Dishoom in London’s Soho Serves Brunch Parsi Style

The restaurant is designed to evoke 1960s Bombay

Beautiful yellow light and a retro jukebox add to the retro vibe.

Are we in London or Mumbai? Dishoom has a faint feeling of sun-dappled sub-continental 1968, whatever the weather on Regent Street. The food and décor is based on the Irani cafés run in Bombay by Zoroastrian refugees who arrived in India in the 1960s, but the smattering of local media lovies indicate you’re in Soho. There are other branches in Covent Garden, King’s Cross, and Shoreditch, and you can now also have the Dishoom experience in Edinburgh, where an outpost opened lae last year.

Dishoom has traditional dishes on its breakfast menu (perhaps unfamiliar to non-Indians) on its breakfast menu, and these are a great choice for untraditional brunching. It’s the type of place that’s perfect to go to with a hangover, without the grease of the greasy spoon. The cooked breakfasts are the traditional egg-based favourites of Parsi bodybuilders to build up their physique. Keem per Eedu is one of those power breakfasts, designed to give you super strength. The dish includes spicy chicken keema studded with chicken liver topped with runny fried egg and sali crisp chips. There’s also house porridge, cooked with milk, bananas, and dates, with free refills in case that’s not a sturdy enough dish for you.

There’s a selection of bacon naan rolls too. Oh-so-tempting, but too familiar, so I plumped for kejriwal, two fried eggs on chilli toast, a favourite of the venerable-sounding colonial-era Bombay Willingdon Club. It has just the right amount of spice, waking me up even more than the strong creamy coffee that I ordered to kickstart the day (delicious, though I’d love also to try their authentic cardamom teas). My companion had the akuri, with spicy scrambled egg piled up against the traditional soft white pau buns and with grilled tomato. She looked rather uncertain as it arrives, but it was one of the most interesting and tasty scrambles I’ve tasted, a flavor-blast, though it had a dirty cream color from the spice.

After a meal like this, I’m set up for the day, and I’d definitely return on those mornings when Parsi comfort food will hit the spot or I want to imagine there’s sunshine outside.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


The best brunches in London

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Whether poached and served with a side of avocado, slathered in Hollandaise sauce or scrambled and topped with Oscietra caviar , London&rsquos restaurants never fail to deliver. With a thriving brunch scene to rival that of New York and Melbourne, the capital is home to some excellent breakfast and brunch menus that cater to every taste, from decadent diners craving truffle and caviar-infused eggs to purists seeking a staple fry-up. Read on for our pick of the best brunches in London.

Claridge&rsquos

At £85 a pop, Claridge&rsquos scrambled eggs &lsquoen brioche&rsquo with Oscietra caviar is certainly one of the more expensive brunch dishes we&rsquove come across in the capital. If breakfast is too early for fish eggs in your book, the hotel&rsquos extensive brunch menu, which is served in The Foyer & Reading Room from 7am until 11am Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sunday, has plenty of other dishes to choose from. There&rsquos eggs Benedict or Royale served with Périgord truffle, French toast with hazelnut chocolate, and buttermilk pancakes, to name a few, as well as a range of set breakfasts featuring dishes hailing from all corners of the globe &mdash from England and Japan to the Middle East.

Coya Mayfair

Brunch at Mayfair&rsquos COYA might just be the most energetic early-afternoon knees-up in London. Brunch bookings at the award-winning Peruvian restaurant open from midday and last until 4pm (although the unlimited Veuve Clicquot runs out at 3pm). The experience costs £150 per person but offers far more than runny eggs on muffins. Alongside contemporary South American dishes, including Arroz Nikkei made with Chilean sea bass, rice, lime and chilli, and Lomo de Res with spicy beef, crispy shallots, aji limo and star anise, expect live entertainment in the form of Latin dancers and a resident DJ. How you sustain the tempo into the evening is up to you.

Dishoom

It takes a brave chef to revamp the traditional bacon butty, but Dishoom&rsquos Naved Nasir has done so with much success. While the restaurant&rsquos signature black daal is the focal point of its all day menu, the bacon naan roll, topped with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs, plays a star role in its breakfast offering, which is served from 8am until 11:45am on weekdays and from 9am on weekends. The rest of the menu follows a similar style, with traditional breakfast dishes given a Bombay-inspired twist think omelettes served with chopped tomato, onion, green chilli and cheese, fried eggs on chilli cheese toast, and Medjool date and banana porridge.

Duck & Waffle

Prior to London being plunged into lockdown, Duck & Waffle was serving its popular brunch menu seven days a week. The menu&rsquos back, but is currently only available between 7am and 5pm on Saturday and Sundays. Which gives you plenty of time to sample some of the destination restaurant&rsquos signature dishes. Highlights include bacon-wrapped dates (we&rsquore huge fans), spicy ox cheek doughnuts, duck Benedict and the eponymous duck and waffle (a crispy leg confit served with a fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup). Best brunch in London? It&rsquos certainly up there (on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, like you didn&rsquot already know).

Granger & Co.

Bill Granger&rsquos tasty brunch dishes are loved the world over, finding fans first in Australia, where he opened his first restaurant Bills, and later across the globe, with the UK outpost, Granger & Co., serving an informal menu of breakfast and all-day dishes in Chelsea, Notting Hill, King&rsquos Cross and Clerkenwell. Visit for brunch before 12pm to sample signature dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, toasted coconut bread, and sweetcorn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon.

Photography by Keiko Oikawa

Offering the fresh, bold flavours typical of a Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant but with an unlikely marble and gold interior, Nopi in Soho is a sophisticated spot for weekend brunch, which is served until 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Once you&rsquove navigated yourself out of the restaurant&rsquos striking mirror maze bathrooms (they&rsquore worthy of a visit alone), tuck into dishes such as Shakshuka-braised eggs with piquante tomato sauce and smoked labneh, brown butter egg salad, and chickpea & herb pancake with rose harrisa tempeh and courgette salad.

Pachamama Marylebone

Another Peruvian restaurant delivering bold South American flavours and a party atmosphere, Pachamama prides itself on using the best British ingredients and housing one of the capital&rsquos best-stocked Pisco bars. Brunch is served from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The waffle menu includes options with peanut butter, grilled plantain, cacao nibs and coconut, and Peruvian chocolate, toasted quinoa ice cream and cacao crumbs. Alternatively, there&rsquos beetroot-cured smoked salmon, and sea bream tiradito with purple cauliflower. For £25 per person, a couple can enjoy a tasting menu of four small plates, a savoury waffle dish to share and a sweet waffle dish to share. It&rsquos £20 per person for unlimited prosecco.

The Parlour at Sketch

With its zany prints and neon signs, The Parlour at Sketch feels more appropriate for cocktails than it does brunch, but its menu of breakfast dishes, served until 11am, suggests otherwise. The focus here is on eggs, and you can have yours in six different ways, including scrambled and served with feta cheese and sourdough bread, poached with streaky bacon and Hollandaise sauce or tempura with avocado, asparagus and &lsquoSketchup&rsquo. There is also a selection of pastries and sweeter dishes, such as waffles, acai bowls and fruit salads.

Sumosan Twiga

The brunch offering at upmarket, Japanese-Italian party-restaurant Sumosan Twiga is certainly international. Every Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm, the restaurant&rsquos &lsquoAllegria&rsquo brunch (that&rsquos &lsquojoy&rsquo in Italian) sees dancers, international bands and DJs provide a backdrop to a £55-per-person, 10-dish tasting menu that includes tagliatelle bolognese and Japanese-style skewered chicken. Between the same time on Sundays, the &lsquoMarhaba&rsquo brunch (meaning &lsquowelcome&rsquo in Swahili) serves a similar Italian-Japanese menu but to a backdrop of African-influenced music. Except either an earlier night or a mother of a Monday morning hangover.


Watch the video: Balthazar, Covent Garden - Breakfast in London. (January 2022).