Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but it’s not always the most glamorous. Finding the best brunch in London, however, is an exercise in putting a little magic into mealtime. Brunch combines all the high points of its hybrid parts to form the perfect way to kick off a weekend. It takes place late enough to allow for a lie-in, but early enough that afterwards, the day still stretches ahead of you, full of possibility. Plus, day drinking is as good as encouraged. What’s not to love?
After years of coming up short in the eggs Benedict department, brunch in London now rivals the offering in New York – and with slightly shorter queues than those in Manhattan. There are plenty of classic, Bloody Mary-filled options, from celebrity haunt Chiltern Firehouse to AA Gill’s old favourite, the Wolseley. For something less traditional, feast on bagels and latkes from the Jewish-inspired menu at Monty’s Deli, or treat yourself to brioche French toast with honey, ricotta and quince at the always delicious Dusty Knuckle. Or, for a truly decadent outing, head to Ollie Dabbous’s Hide in Mayfair, where the brunch menu includes everything from Porthilly oysters with Amalfi lemon to buckwheat waffles topped with foie gras parfait and Moscatel chutney. Read on for Vogue’s definitive guide to the best brunch in London.
Location: London Bridge
Best brunch in London for… Belgian waffles (go for the eponymous classic or the Full Elvis for a sumptuously sweet treat) served with a side of breathtaking city views.