The BEST Places To Have Brunch In London

Photo: Courtesy of M1lk.
Confession: Brunch is our favourite meal. We'd eat it every single day if we could. However, until recently, London's offerings for this beloved weekend feast were sorely lacking. Luckily for us (and you), that's changed. The city is now home to a plethora of restos serving up next-level breakfast burritos, baked eggs, Bloody Marys, and more.
To narrow down the now-bursting selection, we chomped our way through town in search of the most delectable dishes to kick-start your mornings. And, we found local hangouts, refined restaurants, and charming cafés serving up sweet and savory selections so good, you'll actually want to get out of bed. Ahead, the best of the brunch.

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Photo: Courtesy of Duck & Waffle.
Duck & Waffle
If you can tear yourself away from the panoramic views over the city, Duck & Waffle's innovative brunch menu is pretty hard to beat. Alongside the restaurant's interpretations of traditional dishes like the full English breakfast are more unique offerings, such as ox-cheek doughnuts with apricot jam and wild cornish pollock meatballs. Finger-licking good.

Duck & Waffle, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopgate, London, EC2N 4AY; +44 (0) 203 640 7310.
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Albion prides itself on selling products sourced directly from within the U.K. And, this is apparent on its breakfast menu of traditional dishes, such as scrambled eggs on toast, kidneys on toast, and porridge with prunes. Try to grab a table outside, where you can watch the hustle and bustle of people on their way to Brick Lane.

Albion, 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD; +44 (0) 207 729 1051.
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8 Hoxton Square
This restaurant is a recent addition to the eponymous square, but it is fast gaining fans for its tasty dishes and laidback charm. Breakfast is served from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during which you can order such delicious offerings as crumbed duck egg, wild mushrooms, spinach, and pine nuts, or and buttermilk-and-ricotta pancakes.

8 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU; +44 (0) 207 729 4232.
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Rita's Bar & Dining
Can't drag yourself out of bed until well after midday? That's not a problem at Rita's Bar & Dining, which serves brunch from 12 to 4 p.m. The menu's brunch dishes are a mix of the traditional and the modern. Don't be surprised if you find yourself trying to decide between the patty melt or the kedgeree grits. We suggest getting both.

Rita’s Bar & Dining, 175 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH; +44 (0) 203 096 1530.
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Photo: Courtesy of M1lk.
M1lk is worth braving the queue that wraps around the block. This Balham resto is fast making a name for itself for its legendary coffee, friendly staff, and delicous breakfast offerings. We've been trying to try something other than the amazing sweetcorn fritters with grilled halloumi, avocado, poached eggs, and kasundi, but that dish is just too good. But, the Kurdish baked eggs look divine, too. Maybe next time.

M1lk, 20 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9RG; +44 (0) 208 772 9085.
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Photo: Courtesy of Holborn Dining Room.
Holborn Dining Room
If you want to eat your eggs and waffles in a slightly more refined environment, look no further than the Holborn Dining Room. This British brasserie looks a little like a film set for an episode of Poirot, but the menu offers an interesting mix of traditional and modern brunch dishes. Think grilled chicken, egg whites, and spinach or a ham-and-cheese toast topped with a fried egg.

Holborn Dining Room, 252 High Holborn, London, WA1V 7EN; +44 (0) 203 747 8633.
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The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is where you go if you want to keep the party going from the night before. This kitschy-cool resto offers an almost-overwhelming amount of brunch options. If our blood-sugar levels are feeling a little low (read: we're hungover), the breakfast burrito is our dish of choice. But, the smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs and fresh chilli is pretty hard to beat, too.

The Breakfast Club, 2-4 Rufus Street, Hoxton, London, N1 6PE; +44 (0) 207 729 5252.
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The Lockhart
The Lockhart may be situated in Marylebone, but its heart and its dishes are in the Deep South. It's no wonder, too, since Mississippi-born chef Brad McDonald is the man at the helm. Sure, there's granola on the menu, but our money's on the fried chicken and waffles or smoked pork hash and fried eggs to make us feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the weekend ahead.

The Lockhart, 22-24 Seymour Place, London, W1H 7NL; +44 (0) 203 011 5400.
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Photo: Courtesy of Dishoom.
Dishoom's tasty Indian dishes are inspired by the iconic Bombay café dishes of yore. Here, you'll find a bacon naan roll, breakfast lassi, and Bombay omelette. The spices and super-fresh ingredients make these meals an interesting alternative to the traditional mid-morning eats. Well worth a repeat visit.

Dishoom, 12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2H 9FB; +44 (0) 207 420 9320.
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Brixton's Kaff takes its breakfast inspiration from Amercia's Deep South. After a morning spent shopping at Brixton Village for artisan bread and vintage knick-knacks, treat yourself to the Kaff's po'boys, pancake stacks, and breakfast waffles.

Kaff, 64-68 Atlantic Road, London, SW9 8PY; +44 (0) 207 274 5373.
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Photo: Courtesy of Nopi.
NOPI, run by London's most beloved chef, Yotam Ottolenghi, is the stuff of brekkie-based dreams. We've been known to transverse the length of London just to taste its signature Shakshuka dish — braised eggs in a spicy tomato sauce covered by strained yoghurt. It is just so heavenly.

NOPI, 21–22 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5NE; +44 (0) 207 494 9584.
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Duck Egg Café
We discovered this East Dulwich café through Instagram, as more and more friends started posting delicious-looking pictures of its eggs benedict. Our eyes and stomachs were captivated. As the name suggests, duck eggs feature prominently on the menu, although you can opt for hen eggs if you prefer.

Duck Egg Café, 35 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London, SW9 8LF; +44 (0) 208 613 1916.
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Photo: Courtesy of Village East.
Village East
Village East is the kind of place where you go for brunch and stay for dinner. The sharp decor and easy-on-the-eye menu are just a couple reasons why we keep coming back for more. Next weekend, pull up a pew, grab the papers, and treat yourself to a bacon buttie, chopped salad, or cheeseburger. We guarantee you'll still be there when the sun begins to fade.

Village East, 171 - 173 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW; +44 (0) 207 357 6082.