From smashed avos to omelette sliders, City Pantry rounds up the top brunch in London.
Brunch: Every Londoners favourite weekend activity. And lucky for us, this city has more places than you could dream of to enjoy a leisurely meal. From modern Indian to down-under Australian, every cuisine has made it's mark on this mid-morning meal. So gather the troops this weekend and visit one of these top picks for an epic brunch in London.
Dominique Ansel Bakery is an innovative French patisserie in the heart of Belgravia. Named after the head chef himself, Dominique's bakeries are rooted in French techniques, focused on creativity in the kitchen. With a light and airy atmosphere and both indoor and outdoor seating, it's the perfect place for a Sunday brunch no matter what time of year. We can't go past Chef Dominique's favourite, the Croque Monsieur - A toasted sandwich with sliced York ham, Gruyère cheese, and oozing béchamel sauce.
Craving something sweet to complete your meal? You can't leave without getting dessert. Think cronuts, frozen smores, choc-chip cookie shots and cotton-soft cheesecakes - It would be a sin to leave this patisserie without satisfying your sweet tooth.
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Run by celebrity chef, food writer and TV personality Yotam Ottolenghi, Ottolenghi is a deli-cafe chain with Middle Eastern influence. Using only the best ingredients in his food, every dish is packed with flavour, using a perfect combination of middle-eastern herbs and spices.
With more than four successful cookbooks up his sleeve, you're guaranteed a great meal at Ottolenghi. Go for his famous shakshuka - an Israeli dish consisting of eggs braised in a rich, tomato sauce topped with labneh (strained greek yoghurt) served with thick, grilled pieces of focaccia. This is the type of dish that really warms the soul.
Farmstand is a casual eatery that focuses on sustainably-sourced, good-for-you food that doesn't harm the earth. They source all their produce from sustainable UK suppliers, operate a zero waste-to-landfill philosophy and sell no single-use plastic products, highlighting their commitment to minimising their environmental footprint.
With every item on the menu carefully constructed to provide maximum nutrition, Farmstand's plant-based menu is low in salt, free from added sugar and 80% vegetarian. Order the build-your-own breakfast pot or the smoked salmon bagel - either way you're bound to leave feeling good both inside and out.
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For a modern British meal in a beautiful setting with exceptional service, The Ivy is the place to go. Since opening its doors over 100 years ago, they have fully-mastered the British brunch scene.
The menu consists of your usual suspects like eggs benedict and buttermilk pancakes, along with some modern twists like lobster gratin or salmon crumpets if you're feeling adventurous. But we can't go past the The Ivy Full English Breakfast. Smoked streaky bacon, sausages, fried eggs, black pudding, roast plum tomatoes, grilled mushroom and baked beans with your choice of toast, it doesn't get more British than this.
When it comes to brunch, it's a fact that Australians don’t mess around - and Lantana Café is no exception. With a menu full of Aussie classics and a laid-back vibe, it's no wonder this Aussie café has amassed a cult following. Go for the smashed avo with beetroot-cured salmon or the bircher bowl - whether you're in the mood for sweet or savoury, you'll find plenty of options on this menu.
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Commonly known for serving some of the best Indian food in London, Dishoom's breakfast menu is a real winner. Inspired by the old Iranian-style cafes in Bombay, Dishoom is an Indian restaurant that pays homage to these old cafes with a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and down-to-earth, delicious food. Famously known for its long queues and no-booking policy at night, the best part about visiting for brunch is that you can book in advance - you heard us, no waiting required.
There's something for everyone on the menu, with a mix of traditional Indian dishes like akuri along with brunch classics like granola. But their infamous naan rolls are not to be missed - freshly-baked, hand made naan bread filled with cream cheese, chilli-tomato jam, fresh herbs, and fillings of your choice. The egg and bacon naan roll is a must - the runny yolk and smoky bacon are a match made in heaven.
Can't decide what to order? Go for the Weekend Breakfast Feast to enjoy bottomless chai, generous bowls of fruit and yoghurt, and freshly-baked naan rolls that'll leave you fully satisfied and wishing you could eat more.
Recently opened by the Roti Chai group, Bambusa is a new to-go Asian café shaking up the brunch scene. After travelling and working across Asia for inspiration, the founder Rohit Chugh incorporated elements from parts of Japan, Singapore and Laos into the menu. On the brunch menu are items like sriracha egg-scramble buns and kewpie omelette sliders for a unique Asian twist on your brunch classics. Top tip: Be sure to try the coffee, brewed with a bespoke monsoon malabar blend that will have you coming back for more.
Tempted to stay for lunch? With build-your-own boxes of sushi rice, salad, dressing and a main of your choice, this donburi-inspired meal is packed with Asian flavour. The best part? You can get Bambusa's breakfast and lunch boxes delivered straight to your workplace with City Pantry.
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