Brunch is one of my favourite meals. It cures a hangover like nothing else. It allows you, nay, it encourages you to pig out on pancakes whilst simultaneously munching on a burger, to order extra bowls of fries for the table to “share” and makes it acceptable to keep knocking back the booze. London is full of good brunch spots; here are some of my favourites.
Dishoom One of my favourite places to eat in London, period. Dishoom’s menu pays homage to the Irani cafés that were once popular in the city of Bombay. It’s food is good all day long, however its brunches are one of the best. You wouldn’t necessarily think of this Bombay café as a brunch spot, until you’ve been, so just go.
Caravan A cool industrial-vibe dining room with an onsite coffee roastery and open kitchen.
The Riding House Café An awesome all-day brasserie with cool decor and delicious brunch menu ranging from eggs to pancakes to full roasts
Granger & Co A delicious, healthy and extensive menu, in a bright and airy setting. Just what you need when you’re wearing your hangover shades. The queue at the Notting Hill branch is notorious for elongating around the block at weekends, but that might have something to do with the fact it’s a favoured haunt of David Beckham. Yum. Me!
Berner’s Tavern Quite literally a work of art, Berner’s Tavern is a stunning setting with high ceilings, Victorian coving and gold-gilded picture frames. The modern British menu is under the direction of one of my favourite chefs in London, Jason Atherton.
Electric Diner Soho House’s diner in the heart of Notting Hill, serving a French-American menu including fries au cheval, Philly chilli cheese dog, waffles, salads and honey-fried chicken.
Bistrotheque One of my favourite spots in East London, this cool loft space reminds me of somewhere you’d find in New York.