5 Places to Eat Brunch Alfresco in London This WeekendBy Angelica Malin
Hot, hungry and ready to soak up some rays? We feel you. Here’s 5 places to eat brunch alfresco in London this weekend:
What: Set within South Bank’s hottest design hotel, Mondrian London, Sea Containers is the perfect riverside setting to enjoy a weekend brunch on their new Midsummer Terrace in colla
Eat and Drink: Brand new for summer, the weekend brunch menu features new dishes such as Benedict flatbread with baby spinach, roast ham and Béarnaise sauce; slow cooked beef sandwich served with fries, acacia honey, gherkins and coleslaw as well as virtuous options like the quinoa salad with avocado foam. As well as free-flowing champers, other bottomless options are also available including Grey Goose Bloody Mary’s from the Sea Containers signature Bloody Mary cart, as well as Mimosas, Prosecco and Bellinis.
Where: 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
What: We love brunch, and we’re creatures of habit when it comes to ordering (avo and eggs on sourdough – basic, we know)…but it’s sometimes good to shake it up a bit. Enter Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea and their brand new modern Indian Weekend Power Station Brunch, injecting some oomph and spice back into the glorious weekend staple.
Eat and Drink: Go on a journey of discovery with quirky East-meets-West dishes from renowned chef Vivek Singh. Tuck into sea bream and tumeric kedgeree with a poached egg; tandoori chicken tikka and cheese naan with coriander chutney; Bombay scrambled eggs and Keema paratha; or a bhuna lamb naan roll. Don’t miss the Malpua – an Indian pancake with spiced honey and homemade garam masala ice cream
Where: 4 arches lane Battersea Power Station SW11 8AB
What: One of Blakes Hotel’s best kept secrets is its private outdoor terrace, a stunning bohemian oasis discreetly nestled between the Hotel and their Mews House. This is the perfect tranquil retreat for an alfresco brunch with your pals.
Eat and Drink: Loads of sweet options including pancakes (can be made gluten-free on request), topped with mixed berries or crispy bacon and maple syrup; French toast finished with apricot compote, crème fraiche and mixed berries; flax seed biscuits with vegan Nutella, banana and blueberries; and granola, with Greek yoghurt and honey. And for savoury, there’s egg white omelette with kale, vegan fry up, egg Benedict and a build-your-own omelette.
Where: 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF
What: South London favourite, and all round great restaurant, The Lido Cafe have one cracking terrace overlooking Brockwell Lido. One of our favourite south London brunch hangouts, for sure.
Eat and Drink: Pretty much every diet is catered for here: gluten-free homemade granola with goji berries, yogurt, honey, seeds and mixed fruit; the vegan-friendly smashed avocado on toast; and the cajun spiced potatoes with poached eggs, greens and halloumi. For the classic brunchers, try the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast or the sausage and bacon bap with spicy ketchup. Nom.
What: This weekend enjoy an alfresco brunch on Pomona’s summer terrace – a hidden sun trap found in the heart of Notting Hill. The weekend brunch is delivered sunny side up from 9am until 5pm and features healthy choices, all your eggy favourites, salads and flavoursome mains from the grill.
Eat and Drink: Classic dishes include Scotch pancakes with whipped mascarpone and berries; French toast with maple syrup and crispy bacon; and sourdough topped with smashed avocado and poached eggs. Bigger brunch dishes come in the form of kedgeree; Welsh lamb rump with garden peas and goat curd; and grilled chicken Caesar salad, amongst others. Bloody Marys, coffees, smoothies and pressed juices sit alongside a selection of bellinis using house-infused flavours like sloe and mint, clementine and rosemary, pear and cardamom, and cherry and chocolate.
Where: 47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH