Who doesn’t love brunch?
It’s two meals rolled into one, there are usually eggs involved, and it’s the one occasion where it’s socially acceptable to be tipsy before noon.
We’ve sniffed out some of our favourite breakfast spots in London for you to try, from a cheesy Alpine feast to maple pancakes via New York and Vancouver (let’s be honest, they know how to do brekkie across the pond).
Plus there are even bottomless options, because unlimited alcohol is just what you need first thing.
The Meaty One
Newly opened Hotbox’s brunch menu puts meat at the centre, with dishes including the Pork Belly Benedict, the Breakfast Burger, and Waffle Chicken (featuring deep-fried chicken strips, spiced maple butter, bacon and egg).
Vegetarians aren’t forgotten, though, with truffled egg on toast, beetroot and feta sourdough, and mushroom rarebit.
The Canadian One
West 4th, Parson’s Green
A new restaurant inspired by the Canadian West Coast, West 4th (named after a Vancouver street) provides brunch by day before becoming a wine and charcuterie bar by night.
Tuck into poutine, as well as pancake and waffle stacks, and Eggs Benny, with options such as smoked salmon or maple-cured bacon.
The Cheesy One
Transport yourself to the Alps with Haugen’s new Fondue Brunch. You can choose from a classic fondue with four types of cheese, a tomato version or the wild mushroom and truffle.
All are served with sourdough, new potatoes and cold cuts, along with a shot of Schnapps. To finish (you off), there’s apple strudel with vanilla sauce.
The Bottomless One
Pergola On The Wharf, Canary Wharf
Have the hair of the dog at the weekend with POTW’s new brunch accompanied by either bottomless prosecco, bloody Marys, mimosas, pergola punch or Aperol spritz. Soak it all up with smashed avo on toast, pastries and eggs Benedict.
From £35pp for two hours
The American One
Sunday In Brooklyn, Westbourne Grove
Feel like you’ve woken up in New York City with a trip to West London, where Sunday In Brooklyn has US classics from biscuits and gravy, to a cheddar scramble, a crispy chicken sandwich, and steak and eggs.
But it’s their pancakes, with the fluffy, hazelnut maple praline stack, that will have you groaning (with pleasure).
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