Brunch is an institution. It’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch – but it’s absolutely brilliant in its own right. We’re delighted to report London is absolutely heaving with great brunch spots – some well known, others less so. Here are our team’s favourite places to head for a chilled-out Sunday brunch.
Damian – The Ivy Club
The Club at The Ivy opened in September 2008, spanning three floors above The Ivy restaurant. It’s the perfect oasis for a relaxed Sunday brunch, with great seasonal menus by Executive Chef Gary Lee.
Jay – The Modern Pantry
The philosophy of the Modern Pantry, a beautiful Clerkenwell restaurant, is the desire to please and excite the palate by fusing everyday cooking with modern ingredients. There’s an extensive menu with eclectic ingredients and unique cooking styles. Brunch here is always exceptional.
Bonnie – The Farm Girl
My favourite place for brunch, because I love cooking… has got to be my own house! My favourite thing to make is smashed avocado with balsamic roasted vine tomatoes. But, if I’m heading out for brunch I always go to Australian café The Farm Girl in Notting Hill.I love either the avocado toast or berry pancakes, with a flat white, after browsing the markets for an antique bargain and my weekend’s fresh produce. If you’re ever in Melbourne, I recommend Three Bags Full in Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne city.
Jen – Moosh Café
Sally – Aubaine
Aubaine brings a true blend of cosmopolitan style and French cuisine to South Kensington, promising an elegant Parisian catch up with your friends and family.
Brunch wins as my absolute favourite meal of the day! My top London five (in no particular order) are:
Ed – Ben’s Canteen
This Battersea restaurant serves one of the most indulgent brunches in London with great coffee and epic Bloody Marys.