London may not yet specialise in the lavish, unlimited-champagne brunches so common in places like Hong Kong and Dubai, but an increasing number of restaurants are offering innovative and intriguing brunch menus - diners can now choose from much more than basic egg dishes and bottomless options with unlimited prosecco and Bloody Marys becoming more popular too. From inventive champagne brunches to classic lazy Sunday brunches,Telegraph writers select their favourite brunches in the capital.
Duck & Waffle, the City
It's London's highest brunch, 40 floors up the Heron Tower, and you pay a hefty premium for those views - in another setting paying £11 for plain scrambled eggs on toast (and an extra £4.50 for a morsel of chorizo) would be hard to justify. Fortunately the food here doesn't disappoint. Duck, of course, is the thing- served crispy and simply with waffles and syrup, or in a creamy Asian congee with spring onions and hot sauce. Must-have extras include refreshing strips of smoked mackerel with lime yoghurt and apple, and thick slices of mouth-watering yellowfin tuna; traditionalists will be kept happy with duck egg and soldiers, ox cheek benedict, freshly-baked pastries or the hefty full English.
Top treat: The Full Elvis, a sweet and sticky mountain of waffles, bananas, peanut butter, fruit and cream, would handily satisfy even The King's appetite.
Address: The Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Days and times: Saturday and Sunday; 9am-4pm
Prices: The House Breakfast and the Full Elvis both £15; mimosas £15.
Review by Oliver Smith
Tried everything on offer? If you're ready for something a bit different then book a visit to one of London's most unusual brunches or you could try making brunch at home using our guide to London's best brunch recipes and sweet and savory brunch recipes. And for brunches elsewhere, see our round-up of boozy bottomless brunches available throughout Britain.