On Sundays, We Brunch

Arguably the best meal of the week, here are my favourite weekend brunch spots in London (not necessarily in order), definitely worth hot-footing out of bed for.

Christopher’s, Covent Garden

Brunch at this Covent Garden institution is one for all London foodies, be it for the all-American classics, or for healthier eats from the superlative superfoods weekend menu. We find the perfect balance when we go: an arresting avocado toast and a warm kale and butternut squash salad, followed by the truly decadent brioche French toast, oozing rich dark chocolate with every bite… It might just be the best French toast to be found in all of London-town!

Christopher’s, 18 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD

34, Mayfair

Primarily known for its organic steaks, seasonal game and fish, the handsome restaurant from Caprice Holdings also has a less carnivorous side with lighter dishes and a veggie menu on request. Weekend brunch is an all-too-dreamy affair featuring the likes of charcoal lobster tacos, huevos rancheros and banoffee waffles, alongside complimentary baskets of their highly-craveable banana bread!

34 Restaurant, Grosvenor Square (entrance on South Audley Street), London W1K 2HDX

Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone

The cobbled courtyard of Chiltern Firehouse presents a chic yet cosy bolthole on a Sunday morning. Expect all the usual suspects for the perfect brunch, including melt-in your mouth buttermilk pancakes smothered with blueberries, crème fraîche and all the maple syrup. Full review, here.

1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA

Granger & Co, Pavilion Road

But to really up the ante on your weekend-pancake fix, head to this Aussie-style eatery for Bilbo Granger’s signature ricotta hotcakes, dished up with lashings of honeycomb butter. Just be prepared for a bit of a wait, as these are now something of a cult-classic with a fan following to match! Full review, here.

Granger and Co, Several locations from Notting Hill to King’s Cross. 

Dokke, St Katharine Docks

Then there’s Dokke, looking out onto the tranquil waters of St Kats Docks. Helmed by Neil Wager, a chef with extensive experience as a luxury private island specialist, the restaurant is an instruction in the wild beauty of seasonal ingredients. Highlights include the charcoal cloud egg, almost soufflé-like in texture and fashioned to resemble an exploding volcano; and an ethereal lift to avocado toast in the form of charcoal-infused sourdough festooned with foraged toppings! Full review, here.

Coya, Mayfair

Also removed from brunch as you know it, is the Party Brunch at Coya Mayfair. Bottomless pisco sours and canapés set a steadying start soundtracked by a resident DJ; before you help yourself to Coya’s characteristic take on Peruvian staples in the main restaurant. At some point, the afternoon erupts into a full-blown party so don’t be too surprised if you discover yourself dancing with your neighbouring diners before moving on to dessert! Full review, here.

The Providores and Tapa Room

Buzzy vibes and an offbeat brunch in Marylebone. I’m still dreaming of their sweet potato and miso hash assembled with a soft boiled egg, garlic labne and praline. They were kind enough to make me a vegetarian version (with avocado), although I’m told that the original, with grilled chorizo, really hits the spot too!

The Providores and Tapa Room109 Marylebone Rd, London W1U 4RX

Still looking for more brunch-spiration? Here are a few other weekend spots to whet your appetite, with links to my reviews. 

Ella Canta, Mayfair


The Good Egg, Carnaby


Sunday Barnsbury


Daisy Green


Where are your favourite weekend spots in London?

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