Where to have brunch in London?

Where are the best brunch spots in London? Brunch (breakfast+ lunch) has become one of my favourite meal out since moving to London, so much so that less than 2 years ago, I have started an Instagram account , called Welovetobrunch, organising brunch meet ups in London with my really good friend Rosella. We believe very Sunday should start with brunch, our favourite? Smashed avo with salmon and pancakes with fruits and maple syrup, yummy.

If you are visiting London and love to brunch as much as we do, we have compiled a list with some of our favourite brunch spots.

Story Coffee

This cosy cafè in St John's Hill is the perfect spot for brunch lovers who also want to enjoy to a perfect cup of coffee- attention to details is not only applied to the amazing food and every coffee served, but to the interiors too. It can get quite busy on weekends, but guarantee you will enjoy amazing smashed avo and one of the best flat whites in London.

After brunch, you can check out the shops in Northcote Road and go for a walk in nearby Battersea Park.

Pachamama

Pachamama is a Peruvian-inspired restaurant in Marylebone, their brunch menu includes quinoa and gluten-free, sweet potato waffles with sweet and savoury toppings, plus you can't have brunch in a Peruvian restaurant without ordering a cocktail with Pisco- the national spirit of Peru. Great atmosphere and the best waffles we have had in a long time in London. 

To burn your brunch off, we would recommend going for a walk around Marylebone, which is one of the nicest neighbourhood in London. We would recommend a visit to one of the pretties travel bookstore in London, Daunt Books.

The Quince Tree (Clifton Nurseries)

The Quince Tree Cafè is set in the multi-award winning Clifton Nurseries- London's oldest garden centre.

If you are looking for a peaceful place where to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, then look no further. If planning a visit make sure you check their website, as they do sometimes close for private functions.

After brunch, we would recommend a nice walk along the canals in Little Venice, maybe all the way to Regent's Park.

Daisy Green

A collection of six Australian inspired cafes in London. My personal favourite has to be the one in Seymour Street, near Marble Arch, where you can have brunch in the quirky secret brunch garden. The bottomless brunch will not leave you hungry with generous portions and superb flat whites, plus Bloody Mary, always a favourite brunch cocktail.

After brunching in the one near Marble Arch,  we would recommend walking to Soho and to get yourself lost in its streets.

No197 Chiswick Fire Station

A new addition to Chiswick High Road, No197 Chiswick Fire Station is a neighbourhood restaurant with stunning interiors. We particularly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and their brunch menu was super good. Definitely a place where you could have a slow start to your weekend and relax for hours.

What to do after brunch? We would highly recommend a visit to Chiswick House & Gardens.

Olympic Cinema

Why not have brunch before watching a movie? You can at the Olympic Cinema, in Barnes, which is housed in the legendary home of the historic Olympic recording studios. What we loved most about brunching at the Olympic Cinema is realising that every accessory, starting from the cutlery to the chandelier, has a story. We do recommend following their Instagram account to find out more about this fascinating place.

After brunch, you can walk on the Thames path to Hammersmith.

The Drift Bar

If you are looking for a super cool restaurant to have a boozy brunch in, this is just the place. The brunch experience at the Drift Bar - which is part of the Drake & Morgan family- is simply great: delicious food paired with thirst-quenching cocktails. We loved starting our Sunday with Eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary.

To burn it off, you can explore Spitalfields and Brick Lane, a vibrant area with amazing street art.

Ben's Canteen 

How not to love a place that gives you a free Bloody Mary when you upload a picture of your brunch on Instagram? Do you need more reasons? What about a super good breakfast burrito, great coffee and DYI doughnuts? We brunched in both locations (Earlsfield and Battersea) and always had excellent friendly service and great experience.

Both restaurants are located in lovely neighbourhoods, so after brunch, just walk around and explore the area. 

As said at the start of this post, this is just a selection of our favourites. What are your favourite places to have brunch, in London or where you live? Let us know!