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London's most delicious brunch spots

By Tasha Kleeman |

London’s food scene is bursting with incredible dining experiences but one thing’s for certain: Londoners know how to brunch. From greasy spoon cafes offering up full English breakfasts to cure the severest of hangovers, to edgy cafes with Instagrammable interiors and avocado toasts, the city is heaving with unique and delicious brunch options.

Caravan

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With outlets in King’s Cross, Bankside, Fitzrovia and the City, Caravan serves up refined, Aussie-inspired plates in cool, modern interiors. Just be prepared to wait in line.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £30

26 Grains

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Set in the picturesque courtyard of Covent Garden’s Neal’s Yard, 26 grains serves up bowls of oats and brunch plates that are (almost) too good to eat. Get there early on a sunny Saturday and bag a table outside.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £15

Duck & Waffle

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Enjoy brunch with a view at this sky-high, 24-hour restaurant. With an eclectic menu including a spicy ox cheek doughnut, duck egg ‘en cocotte’ as well its signature waffle featuring crispy duck leg and a fried duck egg, Duck & Waffle promises a truly unique brunch experience.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £40

Dishoom

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Dishoom is also a great dinner spot, but their brunch is next level. Signature plates include naan rolls filled with bacon, sausages and eggs, and an endlessly refillable bowl of date and banana porridge. They also offer a weekend breakfast feast, featuring a Bloody Mary and plenty of eggs, granola and naan.

Brunch for 2 with service: £19.80 (unless you go for the Weekend Breakfast feast, which is £22 each)

Smoking Goat

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This Bangkok-inspired Shoreditch bar and restaurant puts on an excellent brunch spread, with exotic plates including curried saffron eggs and smoked pork belly, fried egg & chilli roti.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £25

Coal Rooms

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Housed in a former train station ticket office in edgy Peckham, Coal Rooms serves interesting, refined dishes cooked over a bespoke charcoal grill and oven. Their ‘Full English For Two’ is a feast of sausages, hash browns, duck eggs and lashings of bacon and toast. Or for a more refined brunch, try their burnt hispi bubble & squeak, or coal-roasted cauliflower.

Bruch for 2 with service: around £25 (£40 with cocktails)

The Good Egg

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Featuring an impressive collection of sharing plates, breakfast cocktails and baked goods, this Soho spot has everything to satisfy your brunch needs. Try their Jerusalem breakfast for two, featuring fried eggs, labneh, whipped feta, marinated aubergine, plenty of pita bread and your choice of meat or halloumi.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £40

Lantana

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Australian café Lantana, based in Shoreditch, London Bridge and Fitzrovia, serves up comfort food brunch plates like tiramisu French toast, corn fritters and bubble & squeak, which can be washed down with your choice of bottomless mimosas or prosecco.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £25

Andina

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Switch up your standard avo toast with Andina’s Peruvian brunch. Plates include avocado pancakes, chicarron pork bites and a refreshing selection of ceviches. Try their signature bloody mary, featuring chilli-infused pisco and tiger’s milk.

Brunch for 2 with service: around £35

Roka

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Roka’s Han Setto brunch is a feast like no other. The small plates (like sushi, salads, dumplings and tempura) keep on coming, followed by grilled meat, fish or veg, and Roka’s signature dessert platter. For an extra £16, you can upgrade your brunch to include bottomless wine. It may not be a cheap brunch, but it will definitely be a memorable one.

Brunch for 2 with service: £130

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