Brunch is definitely one of the highlights of our weekend, especially in the long winter months when the idea of a cheeky bloody mary and spicy shakshuka are pretty much the only thing getting us out of bed on a Sunday morning.
Even though the idea of brunch was born in the US, restaurants across Europe are making it their own with spectacular spaces and seasonal menus. Here are our favourite wintertime brunches in Europe for you to enjoy below.
Indulge in one of London’s best weekend brunches under the arbour at Dalloway Terrace in central London. The magical garden is complete with cosy blankets, twinkling lights and outdoor heating to keep you cosy on cold days.
The menu includes something for everyone, from classic bloody marys and mimosas, to truffle cheese fondue, acai bowls, and eggs benedict. Or, if you’re really hungry, beer battered fish and chips.
The popular brunch chain G’s has three locations in Amsterdam – two cafes and one canal boat that they claim is the only brunch boat in the world. The choice is yours but we would say the boat is the most fun! All locations serve a delicious winter menu – from classics like French waffles and fried eggs with warm pastrami, Emmental and sauerkraut, to Korean fried chicken with sticky garlic sauce, sauteed spinach and home-made kimchi.
A local’s favourite and for good reason, Caravan serves truly delicious homemade brunch. Located on the edge of the beautiful park Spoor Noord, it’s a great spot for warming up from the winter weather. Some of their most popular winter dishes include French gingerbread toast with honey, pear and chocolate, buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon and shakshuka with sourdough bread.
This neighbourhood brunch spot is a favourite with Berliners in the know. The Kinfolk styling and minimalist décor are Insta gold, not to mention the food by owner and self-taught chef Flore Schmidt. Think Bircher muesli, lemon cake and cheddar beer bread washed down with fresh lemonade and some of the best coffee in town.
The Diana, Milan
The Diana restaurant at the Sheraton hotel is one of the most popular places in Milan for a winter brunch. The huge buffet selection starts with pastries and croissants, moving on to salads, Italian cold cuts, cheese, bacon, eggs and pasta, followed by several hot dishes, all served with wines, beers and soft drinks. You’ll basically never want to leave. There are also veggie and gluten-free options.
The Meierei Restaurant, Vienna
Located in one of the most beautiful spots in Vienna with its surrounding gardens, the Meierei Restaurant offers a wide brunch menu spanning from classic bacon and eggs to traditional Viennese dishes like poppy seed noodles with plum compote. What’s more, the restaurant grows all of their own herbs on their secret roof garden.