Brunching in London
Delightfully suspended not simply between breakfast and lunch, brunch is quickly becoming an all encompassing excuse for a meal of whatever, whenever, wherever. At the weekend, Brunch really comes into its own and whether it’s an all you can eat feast, seven course’s worth of dim sum or an excuse to get your booze on at 11 in the morning, I’ve come up with a little brown list of my top haunts to satisfy those irregular rumblings.
A Little Brunch list
For a laugh and a half
Bunga Bunga - Battersea
(Think all you can eat pizza and antipasti, unlimited prosecco and a daytime party fiesta)!
For a taste of the Orient
Flesh and Buns - Covent Garden
(More unlimited prosecco, signature flesh and buns galore and toilets that will entertain).
Hakkasan - Fitzrovia
(For a splash out afternoon of the best dim sum in London).
For cosy comfort
Riding House Cafe - Fitzrovia
(A delightfully relaxing escape from the nightmare of Oxford Street).
For a little bit of this and that
Pix - Angel, Notting Hill, Covent Garden
(All the things on sticks).
For duck and waffle
Duck & Waffle - Liverpool Street
(Sky high dining - the duck and waffle is a total winner).
For sophisticated ease
The Delaunay - Aldwych
(White table cloths, shining silver, and a super friendly doorman).
Nopi - Soho
(Suave and scrumptious tastes of the Middle East from Ottolenghi).
For an Indian feast
Dishoom - Shoreditch
(Vintage interior and wonderful wafts of chai).
For effortless cool
Caravan - Kings Cross
(Pick-me-up coffee, avocado on sour dough and all the cool kids).
For relaxation stations
The Proud Archivist - Haggerston
(A lovely canal-side spot with a gallery for your culture hit).
For playful plates
The Parlour - Kensal Rise
(Fun which doesn't compromise on taste, the best menu names around)!
And if that hasn't tickled your fancy, here are some great posts from across the web for extra inspiration.