Ten brand new breakfast and brunch menus to try in London
September 18, 2021
It’s safe to say that there is no shortage of brunch options in London. However, this summer some new competitors are emerging offering morning menus that may be high on your visit list. We’ve rounded up a few offerings that you may never have heard of, from breakfast baos to bottomless biryanis.
Café Bao at King’s Cross has launched a weekend breakfast inspired by Taiwanese cuisine and Western-style cafes across Asia. The menu combines both Eastern and Western breakfast classics with a range of Bao bakery products and a selection of hot drinks inspired by morning traditions. Fans can order the brand new Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Bao, a signature gua bao filled with a sausage and cheese patty, layered with a hash brown and a fried egg, or opt for highlights like Taiwanese Savory Soy Milk, a version of the traditional dou jiang breakfast dish. Breakfast is served every Saturday and Sunday from 9-11.45 a.m. Book a table here.
Breakfast and weekend brunch at Maison Francois
Maison François, the modern French brasserie in the heart of St. James’s, has launched breakfast and brunch menus that kick off the all-day brasserie experience an early morning. Welcome at the weekend, brunch at Maison François is laissez faire, The dining room is filled with Loch Ryan oysters, pastries from the famous dessert cart, and the pouring of Pet Nat, pinot and cocktails. Breakfast at Maison François will be available from Wednesday September 1st and the weekend brunch will start on Saturday September 25th. Book a table here.
Bottomless Biryani Brunch at Cinnamon Bazaar
The Bottomless Biriyani Brunch landed on the cobblestone streets of Covent Garden at Cinnamon Bazaar. Head to Maiden Lane every day between 12pm and 4pm and stock up on some of the best Indian food in London. Bruncher can choose from three of Chef Vivek Singh’s divine biriyanis: subtle and sweet Lucknow-style chicken biryani, fragrant Hyderabadi lamb or khari-baoli root vegetable biryani, all accompanied by anda curry and Burhani raita. For just £ 15 per person Monday through Friday and £ 20 on the weekend, this bottomless deal can fill your boots without breaking the bank. Book a table here.
French influenced brunch at Cocotte
Cocotte – home to the best fried chicken this side of the canal – has launched a delicious, French-influenced weekend brunch in each of its neighborhood restaurants. Available on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Notting Hill, Parsons Green, Queen’s Park, and Shoreditch, brunch includes croissant waffles with sweet chilli chicken legs and a fried egg; and cinnamon French toast with caramelized rum banana, red berry coulis and vanilla crème chantilly. Freshly squeezed juices filled with vibrant fruits and vegetables and exhilarating brunch cocktails, including bottomless prosecco (for just £ 20), are also available. Book a table here.
Japanese-Peruvian brunch at Ayllu
If you’re looking for something a little different, there’s a new brunch menu in town that will come in for a pleasant surprise. Ayllu is a Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant in the heart of Paddington. Tucked away under Smith’s Bar and Grill, this exclusive venue effortlessly combines coolness with party vibes with a selection of specially curated cocktails, sushi, ceviche and bao rolls. The highlights of the new menu include the Chicharron Roll with pork, avocado, lime and kimchi mayo as well as new items such as the Salmon Taco and Beef Bao Buns. Book a table here.
The brunch party at Aqua Nueva
Those looking for their newest brunch spot can party with Aqua Nueva’s new La Fiesta brunch, which features authentic Spanish tapas, free flowing cocktails, live music and entertainment. Brunch visitors are served a variety of tapas dishes from the Andalusia region, starting with a southern Spanish delicacy, salmorejo, to crystal bread and aioli, a classic Spanish tortilla with red piquillo puree and a selection of croquettes. The brunch also includes a selection of chorizo, chicken and fried salmon skewers, served with a traditional southern papas aliñas salad, followed by raspberry churros with Paedro Ximénez chocolate sauce to finish off. Book a table here.
Carnival brunch in Temakinho
Temakinho London will continue its Carnaval Brunch this fall with an appointment in October. At Soho’s Temakinho on Old Compton Street, guests have the opportunity to enjoy The Temakinho Experience with incredible Brazilian sushi, bottomless cocktails and carnival entertainment. Temakinho’s playful menu features an incredible variety of sushi rolls, temaki, Brazilian tapas and delicious cocktails, all of which can be sampled in the beautiful and lush interior of the Temakinho. This event repeats monthly, with the upcoming event on Saturday October 2nd. Book a ticket here.
Bottomless brunch in the Boxpark
Boxpark, London’s largest food, culture and entertainment venue, continues its brunch saga in September with a diverse array of bottomless brunch parties at its Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley branches. This starts with the Bougie Drag Brunch at Boxpark Wembley on Sunday September 19, where you can enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless cocktails and a range of delicious Boxpark street food vendors while enjoying unforgettable performances by iconic drag queens. At the end of the month there will be Party n Paint Brunch in Boxpark Croydon and Amapiano Brunch in Boxpark Shoreditch on Sunday, September 26th. For more information or to book, visit the website here.
All day great hits menu at the Riding House Cafe
This month, Fitzrovia’s Riding House Café launched its Greatest Hits menu, created by Chef Henry Omereye for his tenth birthday. Widely credited as a groundbreaking all-day dining in London, the Greatest Hits menu celebrates the Riding House Café’s favorite dishes and drinks over the past decade. Dishes on the birthday card include the decadent lobster lasagna, served with a grilled lobster claw on a melted cheese crust, and the indulgent eggs hussard. Bar manager Antonio Del Monte also brought three limited-edition cocktails as part of the Greatest Hits menu. Book a table here.
Fat Tony’s Full Fat Brunch at The Anthologist
DJ Fat Tony will deck the decks of premier cocktail bar The Anthologist for a brunch celebration like no other. A legend of London’s party scene, DJ Fat Tony presents Full Fat Brunch from September 18th – a series of weekend events in the heart of the city, near the bank. Experience high energy and glamor as Fat Tony plays his basic sounds along with some of his favorite national and international artists and an entourage of dancers. Tickets (£ 41 pp) include a two-course brunch with starters such as slow-cooked pork ribs; Eggplant and Mozzarella Arancini; and salt and pepper squid; with main courses including buttermilk chicken and waffle; and Wagyu beef burger and fries. Book a table here.
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