If you’re a student in London, you’ll no doubt want to spend your weekends brunching with friends.
After a late night exploring London’s hot spots, no one wants to get up early for breakfast. You need your beauty sleep, time to restore the soles of your feet and build up a hunger for that all-important weekend feast. Here are our favourite five places to brunch in the city:
DEAN STREET TOWN HOUSE, SOHO
Located in the thick of soho, Dean Street Town House offers all day dining within discreet booths and velvet armchairs. The menu include the usual brunchy items – a bakery, full English, Eggs Benedict etc or you could branch out to Lorne sausage with tattie scones. If you’re looking for something a little more extravagant; you could opt for a starter, salad and/or main and accompany it with one of four different Bloody Marys.
DUCK & WAFFLE, CITY
Duck and Waffle prides itself on being the highest 24/7 restaurant in London. Located on the 40th floor and with floor-to-ceiling windows, brunch in the city will be the highlight of your week. It’s served Saturdays & Sundays 9am – 4pm and the menu includes a snacks section with the likes of BBQ-spiced crispy pig ears, eggs - Shaksuka or Ox Cheek Benedict among others, and delights such as the eponymous Duck and Waffle – crispy leg confit, fried duck egg and mustard maple syrup.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB, LONDON BRIDGE
The Breakfast Club have restaurants dotted around London, but our favourite is the site in London Bridge. They claim to be ‘well known for our banging brunches’ and we agree they are just that. They have a selection of ‘Club Classics’ which are served all day and our favourites are the Breakfast Burrito, Chorizo Hash or Reggie the Veggie.
BERNERS TAVERN, FITZROVIA
If you’re looking for an up-town brunch for a special occasion, get your glad rags on and head to Berners Tavern. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm; and the menu includes sweet options such as Vanilla Waffles with macerated raspberries, whipped cream & grated chocolate, eggs, salads, mains and sides such as roasted mushrooms or dingley dell bacon; accompanied by a cocktail list, champagne, dairy free smoothies and juices.
THE GOOD EGG, STOKE NEWINGTON
Based in North London, The Good Egg’s menu are changed daily and seasonally but are influenced by the Middle East. You can find the likes of Shaksuka eggs, Iraqi- style Aubergine with Tahini or Parsnip & Potato Kugel with Smoked Trout. There’s also a cocktail list with the likes of the obligatory Bloody Mary, a Shrub Fizz, Mimosa or Cardamom Coffee.