Nathan Howard. I'm a second year student living in London. I like to share my experiences with other's to inform them on London and what it has to offer!
Published June 21st 2017
Ahh, brunch, we salute you.
Whether for a hangover cure or a treat with friends, it's no lie that Londoners love a hearty brunch. But with so many choices it can be hard to find the right place for you. Here I explore some of my favourite places visited for brunch this year, and why I think they're so great.
The Breakfast Club
With several of these scattered all round London, you're bound to find one near you. This popular chain of restaurants serve breakfast every morning in all 9 of its London locations. The Breakfast Club fulfils all your brunch needs from 'Breakfast Butties' to 'Full Monties', and even an all-day serving of pancakes or waffles. With prices starting from £4.50, you really can't go wrong with this place. This place is popular with students, not only for its prices, but also its quirky decor inside. Expect a friendly service and generous portions if you're wanting to pay this place a visit.
The Duck and Waffle This place offers a brunch service from 9am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This is one of the few places in London you can have brunch with a spectacular view, but that isn't its only selling point. It's signature dish named after the restaurant itself, 'Duck and Waffle' is served as a brunch alternative. If you enjoy a more traditional brunch, they have a range of egg dishes with a twist including 'Shakshuka' (eggs, toast, yogurt and mint) and Ox Cheek Benedict for those feeling super ambitious. With prices ranging from £7-£15, cheaper places are possible, but with the view too, it's certainly reasonable.
Foxlow Brunch here is available from 8am at weekends and offers a great laid back atmosphere for those wanting a good old catch up with friends. Expect fabulous 'hearty' dishes and good quality meats including their farm sausages. If the full works doesn't take your fancy, why not try one of their avocado and London fetas for a cool £7.50. Foxlow have four restaurants in London including Soho, Balham, Chiswick and Clerkenwell, so why not check out all four and see which one is your favourite.
Bottomless Brunch, anyone? Yes, you heard. Bottomless brunch is now a thing, and in London it's as popular as ever. One of my favourites for this is The Jam Tree in Chelsea. Every weekend, Good Friday and bank holiday Monday the Jam Tree offer bottomless prosecco to all its brunch guests from 10am-4pm for £17.50. This little extra is perfect for celebrations and adds a touch of glamour to your meal. As featured on the TV series Made in Chelsea, it's no wonder this restaurant has this sophisticated addition to the menu. As for your time spent here, with some luck you may even meet some of the cast yourself. Cheers to that, indeed.