Hello lovelies, are regular blog posts becoming a thing? Lets not speak too soon lol. This post is very dear to my heart because as you all know.. I am literally the queen of brunching. Not quite sure how I got into it, probably from uni days and going to The Breakfast Club for the first time.. It was love at first sight. I get asked quite often where to go for brunch in London and also some of the most instagrammable brunch locations so this post is going to highlight my top 10 brunch spots (taking both factors into consideration) in London. Enjoy 🙂 x
This is a new spot that in my opinion is currently being overhyped. Now it’s only made the list because the facade is absolutely beautiful, the food for me was about a 5/10. I asked for my eggs to be well done but they came out runny, I sent it back but my food didn’t come until my friend was almost finished with his so technically, it wasn’t a great experience overall. It is a tiny spot just off oxford street (there’s one in Regent’s Park too) and is great for filling up during shopping. Average spend £15
9. Elan Cafe
This is a very pretty cake/coffee/brunch spot located in Knightsbridge and Mayfair. Everything in the shop is pink, it is a blogger’s dream! I had an Eggs Royale with avo which was about a 6/10, again my eggs came out runny against my wish lol.. starting to sound like a brat now but I promise I’m not. We also had some cakes which were delicious! I’m not keen on very many cake shops but the cakes here were fresh and tasted great. Only other thing about Elan is that they accept walk ins only so on weekends, you could be waiting in a queue for about 30-40 mins. Average spend £22.
8. The Breakfast Club
My first love! I believe there are quite a few of these around London including London Bridge, Angel, Canary Wharf and Oxford Circus. I only ever order the all American breakfast which is a very dreamy plate of buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon, sausage, eggs and fried potatoes with maple syrup on the side. It is delicious! I have this with the hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, divine! Average spend £15.
7. Cafe Concerto
Another beautiful restaurant and dessert shop in many parts of London. Some of the biggest and prettiest are in both Westfields and Piccadilly Circus. The Eggs Benedict here was lovely and we also had a side of waffles which sent me to cloud 9. Average Spend £18.
I looove a Bill’s brunch! The portions are huge and the pancakes are super fluffy. I always have two meals here because I can never quite make up my mind whether I want sweet or savoury so I have to have both. You can find a Bill’s in almost any shopping centre or area. It is a rustic vibe there but sometimes they have a pretty facade too (Covent garden and Westfield White City branches). Average spend £12.
5. The Ivy
These guys get it right every time! Every branch has a different look and are all very gorgeous and sophisticated. Some of the prettiest branches include Tower Bridge, Marylebone, Chelsea and Soho. I know I always have an Eggs Benedict but theirs is exciting because it comes with chips! Average spend £18.
4. 34 Mayfair
I went here for my birthday 3 years ago and had the best time. It is a gorgeous, classy french restaurant with a large brunch offer and what is the best thing about french restaurants? Free bread! Not just free bread, free and the best banana bread EVER. Their Eggs Benedict comes with some little fried potato thingys on the side, so tasty! Average spend £20.
3. Aubaine, Selfridges
This was on my list for the longest time and after seeing the photos, I’m sure you can understand why. The decor is ridiculously beautiful! All other Aubaine restaurants serve brunch but the Selfridges branch doesn’t and is a walk-in service only. They only do breakfast and open from 9am so its quite an early start but definitely worth it! I had french toast with caramelised bananas and berries with a side of crispy bacon. The food was fantastic! You’d imagine it’d be so much more expensive for what it is and the ambience, definitely value for money! Average spend £15
Number 2 is reserved for places I already know are amazing but haven’t had the opportunity to try. Dalloway Terrace for one, I can never seem to get a reservation here! It is always fully booked which says a lot. Also on my list is Duck and Waffle and Celeste at the Lanesborough, Knightsbridge. These are at number 2 because I don’t think anything can beat my number 1.
1. Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings
Just like Dalloway Terrace, I’d tried to get a reservation here for ages and it was always fully booked. I set a reminder to book this 2 weeks in advance and was able to secure a booking finally. The decor is very cool, rustic but pretty and very artsy. The food- *hands up* I was blown away. I had an Eggs Benedict and shared some very beautiful pancakes with my friend. The portions were very generous and the food was super tasty. We didn’t even take time out for proper food pictures because we literally wanted to dive in straight away! I can’t wait to go back but I know I need to set another reminder lol. It is located in Islington, a little random but extremely worth it. Average spend £17
I hope you enjoyed this post and have gotten some brunch inspo!