The phenomenon that is brunch has proven itself to be equally as popular as the Sunday roast. These are some of London’s Best Sunday Brunches for spring.
The spring season welcomes Sunday brunch as an experience to be embraced either in the ambient indoors, or outdoors among the blossom-lined streets. These top brunches in London are popular with both locals and visitors.
The Mandrake embraces a unique jungle-inspired twist that makes brunch dining all the more exciting. On the Jurema terrace, choose between cocktails or champagne to accompany a feast of brioche french toast, chorizo and poached egg muffin, and buttermilk fried chicken – all of which generously come with unlimited sides. This is an ideal spot for the bruncher who wishes to remain close to London’s dynamic shopping scene. With its bamboo lounge chairs and emerald green vines draping from above, it is easy to forget that this tropical haven is just minutes away from busy Oxford Street.
All of the dining experiences at The Wolesley are wonderful, but the brunch experience is particularly special. Treat yourself to homemade viennoiserie, a full English breakfast, or Scottish smoked salmon served with scrambled eggs, a signature favourite. Rarely does a venue of such elegance offer such an expansive menu, and there’s a menu dedicated to vegan and vegetarian alternatives, too. In proper Mayfair fashion, the exclusive London hotel exudes grandness with silver teapots dotted around the restaurant, a gold, black and cream theme, and a no-photo rule – which must mean it is star-studded.
Taking all of London’s boutique high streets by storm, the dining experience at Ottolenghi is one to be savoured. Rich Middle Eastern flavours and blends from award-winning chef Yotam Ottolenghi make up the brunch menu, where the golden-yolked shakshuka, served on a skillet, steals the show. This contemporary brunch hub deserves all the praise it has received over the years for its beautifully constructed recipes. Adorned with flower bouquets and accents of plush velvet, spring is very much in the air and this is the perfect place to unwind on a weekday with some girlfriends or on a Sunday with the family.
The brunch at Belgravia’s The Buttery never falters. Part of the Lime Tree Hotel, a brunch date here has a distinct country-esque air to it. Expect fresh bread, pastries, and coffee sourced from the local Chestnut Bakery, Paul Rhodes Bakery in Greenwich and The Gentlemen Baristas in Borough. With its bucolic British charm, The Buttery proves that there really is nothing better than a countryside escape, even if it is in one of London’s most adored postcodes.
The Farmer's Mistress
The Farmer’s Mistress guarantees an idyllic Sunday brunch experience. Emphasising ‘naturally naughty’ food, as the neon sign within hints, the café aims to modernise the traditional English breakfast by using healthier, locally-sourced produce. From organic buttermilk waffles to vegetable-filled hashbrowns and baked beetroot served with non-dairy goat’s cheese and beetroot hummus, this Battersea spot is not only original but revolutionary.
Malibu Kitchen at The Ned
As the name suggests, Malibu Kitchen specialises in classically Californian cuisine. Don’t miss out on unique LA delicacies such as the crab burrito served with sour cream and fresh tomatoes, or turmeric pancakes with flavoursome bananas, coconut and oat butter, a perfect concoction. Rather than Bloody Marys, this LA-themed spot offers cold-pressed juices and wellness shots to add a kick to your morning. A slice of (healthy) heaven.
Farm Girl, Notting Hill
A Notting Hill brunch is never a bad idea. Founded by Rose Hood, Farm Girl – which can also be found in Soho and South Kensington – epitomises Portobello Road’s quirky flare with its Aussie influence and unconventional, health-focused dishes. Here you will find acai bowls and a BLT unlike any other: it comes filled with vegan coconut ‘bacon’, cashew cream, guacamole and juicy tomatoes and is best enjoyed alongside a liquid gold latte, fresh smoothie or kombucha. If you’re seeking a casual yet lively place to enjoy a spontaneous walk-in brunch, meet your new weekend sanctuary.
The Aubrey at The Mandarin Oriental
Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, the international Japanese restaurant and late-night izakaya, The Aubrey has created a unique brunch menu, celebrating the most loved Japanese brunch dishes with a creative and elegant approach. Available every Friday to Sunday from Midday, Japanese favourites are served alongside twists on classic brunch dishes such as Okonomiyaki (a savoury version of Japanese pancake) is topped with shimeji, spring onion, and tonkatsu; cloud-like Fluffy Pancakes are piled high with lashings of whipped cream, seasonal berries and syrup; and The Aubrey’s unique Warm mochi (Buchi) served with toasted sesame and yuzu curd. The menu also includes two hours of free-flowing drinks, choosing from The Aubrey’s very own champagne, Akashi Kuro Sake, the Japanese Bloody Mary, made with sweet potato shochu, tomato juice and Japanese spices; or the Crystal Mary, a completely transparent Bloody Mary.
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