Bellini's, and burgers, and eggs Benedict – oh my! Could there be a better way to both start and end your weekend? Never. Saturdays and Sundays aren’t the same without copious amounts of toast and tipple. So, it seems perfectly fitting for the hottest London brunch spots to launch SOCIETE’s Elegant Eats series.
If you’re a devotee for this delightful dining occasion, the very first feature is your perfect match. To recommend only the tastiest, prettiest, and chicest eateries around, the bar has been set to an insanely stunning standard. Like exceptionally scrummy dishes enjoyed in the most striking of surroundings. Or thoughtful service combined with an elegant ambience. And an overall divine foodie experience that leaves you wanting more.
Exactly what you want to experience? Ladies, you’re in for a treat. SOCIETE’s Elegant Eats brings you an eclectic mix of eateries to satisfy your weekend schedule. For the females who prefer a full English and the women with eyes for waffles, here are the London brunch locations you have to explore.
After a Bloody Mary-drenched breakfast in a fashionable spot? Start with Dean Street Townhouse. Eggs in all their glory sit nicely next to superfood smoothies and classic British lunch options on the sizeable brunch menu. Enjoy an excitable atmosphere among Soho’s media crowd, enhanced with a seamless service and traditional surroundings.
69-71 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SE 0207 434 1775; deanstreettownhouse.com
For London brunch views that can’t be beaten, head to Oblix. Set on the 32nd floor of The Shard, this three-course brunch experience is as filling as the views are fabulous. Start with a trip to the deli counter for unlimited appetisers, before your main course order arrives. Our choice? The Oblix cheeseburger with truffle mayonnaise, of course. Dare you save space for pudding, the petit fours style bites offer a sweet goodbye.
Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY; 020 7268 6700; oblixrestaurant.com
Looking for a modern London brunch location with stylish vibes? The Lido Cafe’s all-day option is the one. Whether a quick dip in the water is on your agenda or not, the brekkie menu will certainly wet your appetite. Trendy avocado on toast, spicy huevos rancheros, and homemade granola give you plenty of choice. All in comfort of casual dining space, what’s not to love?
The Lido Cafe, Dulwich Road, SE24 0PA; 02077378183; thelidocafe.co.uk
Modern elegant interiors are hard to come by. But The Modern Pantry has created the perfect casual dining space that also looks the part. A unique cooking style that excites takes centre stage. Expect to enjoy delights like the Kashmiri masala marinated pulled pork or the coconut and cassava waffles with maple syrup. All wrapped up with smooth service, The Modern Pantry is a must.
47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ; 020 7553 9210; themodernpantry.co.uk
Mexican-inspired menus are a must-try when it comes to brunch. And it’s hard to beat the beautiful Corazón in Soho. This chic eatery feels authentic yet still emits a cool London style. A hearty selection of breakfast tacos sit next to surprising sweets like the ‘Caballeros Ricos’, brioche french toast topped with piloncillo syrup. Make ordering easier by opting for one of each!
29 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 8QR; 0203 813 1430; corazonlondon.co.uk
Brekkie at Granger & Co is a breath of fresh air. The space is light, inviting, and relaxing – just what a girl needs when she wants a weekend feast. Served until noon, breakfast comes with a signature Aussie twist. Choose between the balancing açaí bowl, jasmine tea hot smoked salmon, or soft shell crab, chorizo and kimchi fried rice to name a few.
175 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2SB; 020 7229 9111; grangerandco.com
Sea Containers London is as elegantly styled as they come. The interiors are absolute bliss. And brunch certainly follows suit. Classic breakfast choices boasting the likes of egg and smoked salmon are served up with wholesome British favourites such as chicken & mushroom hotpot and fish pie. Or a weekend roast lunch, suitable for two, accompanied by a bevvy by the glass or bottomless is the only way to spend your Sunday.
20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD; 020 3747 1063; seacontainerslondon.com
The chic come trendy interiors at NAC Mayfair make this a beautiful London brunch location you’ll come back to time and time again. Femininity with a modern edge is complemented with French-inspired cooking and an elegant atmosphere. For something sweet, the ricotta pancakes are a must. The array of egg dishes, hearty main meals, and selection of sandwich give you endless options for next time too.
41 North Audley Street, London, W1K 6ZP; 020 7493 3443; naclondon.co.uk
If you haven’t tried the iconic Duck and Waffle yet, make this your priority. Alongside their signature dish, the rest of the inspiring brunch menu doesn’t disappoint. Decadent scrambled eggs, American style breakfast waffles, and Sunday lunch style mains for two are a treat. All made better with a caffeine kick and incredible city views.
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY; 0203 640 7310; duckandwaffle.com
Every Ivy spot oozes classic style and sophistication. The Ivy Kensington Brasserie offers a hint of the West Street luxury, but in the form of an all-day dining affair. Options are endless of the extravagant weekend brunch menu. Sip on something sparkling and enjoy a light bite or a hearty four-course event, surrounded by the brasserie’s signature stylish decor.
96 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4SG; 020 3301 0500; theivykensingtonbrasserie.com
If dreamy decor is what you’re after, head to Coppa Club. Palm printed and as pretty as they come, it’s a venue to see and be seen at. Dine al fresco in a dramatic dome during the winter or cute wooden cabana come summer. But this joint isn’t just about the design. The brunch menu is a fabulous as the furnishings. Kale toast, a bunch of Benedicts, and a sizzling skilled brekkie make this London brunch spot highly coveted.
3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH; 020 7993 3827; coppaclub.co.uk
Are you a huge lover of brunch too? Where do you love to enjoy a hearty start to the day in London or around the UK? Share your favourite brunch spots in the comments below.
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