5 of the Best: New Brunch Menus to Try in LondonBy Alicia Grimshaw
We’re here to spill the
tea avocado on the freshest menus in town. Say goodbye to the same old smashed avo and bland pancakes. From bottomless pizza to Spanish-sharing dishes, these London hotspots are dishing out brunch like never before.
What: Decimo at The Standard has just launched a new summer Saturday brunch menu. Expect sharing dishes served with vibrant salsas, lots of tacos and even more Palomas.
Eat and Drink: The menu has been curated by Michelin-starred chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, and merges Spanish-Mexican cuisine. Think Baja tacos, grilled chicken with annatto adobo and a new vegetarian dish – sweet potato with black beans.
Where: 10th Floor, 10 Argyle St, London WC1H 8EG
What: A new summer brunch menu has arrived at Bourne and Hollingsworth, the multi-faceted clubhouse in Clerkenwell. Executive Chef Matthew Harris has created a selection of new sweet and savoury dishes for the warmer months.
Eat and Drink: Kick off the weekend the right way with brunch staples on the menu that include the B&H huevos rancheros with chorizo, avocado, béarnaise sauce and pico de gallo on a toasted English muffin or the vegan falafel burger, with seasonal greens, hummus and mint yoghurt, followed by French toast drizzled in caramel sauce, or classic B&H stacked pancakes with an array of sweet and savoury toppings.
Where: 42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU
What: Enjoy a slice of La Dolce Vita at Bocconcino in Mayfair with a new bottomless weekend brunch bringing authentic Italian charm, live music, spectacular spreads of all-you-can-eat wood-fired pizza and free-flowing drinks and cocktails, every Saturday from £59 per person.
Eat and Drink: Choose from 12 varieties including Bocconcino’s famous hot and spicy Diavola to the iconic Burrata pizza (who doesn’t love a sphere of creamy cheese?), and not forgetting the Pizza quattro stagioni with mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, olives and artichokes.You’ll also have a choice of bottomless drinks including prosecco, Italy’s iconic orange tipple, Aperol Spritz, plus Bellinis and Rossinis.
Where: 19 Berkeley St, London W1J 8ED
What: Enjoy brunch with a side of music at St Pancras Brasserie by Searcys with its new Sunday Brunch Feast with Live Jazz.
Eat and Drink: The brunch menu specialises in seafood dishes and seasonal salads, running alongside a signature Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and plenty of gravy. Dish highlights include Tomato carpaccio burrata, a Roasted harissa aubergine with spiced quinoa, and Seafood linguine, along with a selection of oysters. There is also a delectable selection of sweet treats, including a live waffle-making station with banana and caramel toppings and a zesty Lemon tart.
Where: St Pancras International Station, King’s Cross St. Pancras, London
What: New opening The Apollo Arms, located in the heart of Clapham Old Town, showcases the very best of British pub culture alongside high-quality food and drink, and a hangin’ brunch menu.
Eat and Drink: It’s all about brunch and Bloody Marys – something The Apollo Arms is not in short supply of. Kick back and savour classics like Eggs Florentine, Benedict or Royale; or smoked salmon with creamy scrambled eggs on crunchy sourdough. Choose your Bloody Mary from the six-strong ‘Bloody Good Bloodies’ range, including a showstopping ‘The Hunter’s Moon Bloody Susan’ for up to six to share.
Where: 13-19 Old Town, London SW4 0JT