5 Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Angelica Malin
This is what weekends are made for: bottomless booze, leisurely brunches, and plates piled high with eggs. If you’re looking for somewhere new to dine this weekend – we’re your gals in the know. From a swanky champagne filled brunch to a Middle Eastern affair, here’s where to brunch in London this weekend:
What: Recently opened, MILK BEACH is a café and wine bar in Queen’s Park, rustling up expertly sourced coffee from around the world and organic wines from independent winemakers, as well as an all-day brunch menu of Australian inspired dishes, carefully curated by Head Chef, Chris Munnings.
Eat and Drink: Highlights include coddled eggs in a jar with cream and sweet potato purée, sea salt and chives, served with sourdough soldiers; Granny Elly’s banana bread with espresso cream cheese; poached Burford Browns eggs benedict with ham hock and spinach on sourdough; and the poke bowl, with tuna tamari, brown rice, pineapple chilli salsa, wakame seaweed, avocado, crispy shallots, spring onion and sesame seeds.
Where: 19 Lonsdale Road Queen’s Park NW6 6RA
What: BabaBoom is on a meat-fuelled mission: a mission to show that kebabs aren’t just to be eaten when inebriated, but when done properly can also be enjoyed as a hangover-busting-all-round-great-brunch-dish. They’ve conquered the brunch market in Battersea, and they’ve now opened a north London gaff in Angel.
Eat and Drink: Opt for the meat kebab: thick cut, sweet date glazed bacon, eggs, other meaty delights, spice everywhere, all sat atop a fluffy flatbread. To send your sugar levels soaring, try Baba’s eggy bread slathered in Nutella, honeycomb, clotted cream and banana. And for something deliciously different, try the veggie kebab – grilled Mastelo cheese, za’atar tomato, chermoula aubergine, 2 fried eggs and avocado tahini.
Where: 189 Upper St, London N1 1RQ
What: Want to blow the brunch budget this weekend? Visit the swanky The Landmark London on Sunday for their lavish Champagne brunch complete with live music and a limitless supply of chilled Chatelin Pere et Fils champagne.
Eat and Drink: There’s everything here: a selection of classic breakfast dishes (read: omelette station), a salad buffet brimming with freshly made salads like Caesar salad with condiments, smoked salmon terrine, and orzo pasta salad with pesto, and, if that’s not enough, a whole buffet table dedicated to the beloved Sunday roast – crispy yet fluffy roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, the lot.
Where: 222 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6JQ
What: A new brunch menu has arrived at Galvin at Windows, specially for the autumn months. Head Chef, Joo Won, has taken his time in perfecting an eclectic menu featuring old favourites as well as dishes, smoothies and cocktails that are anything but boring.
Eat and Drink: To start, choose from light French classics such as cinnamon roll, plain croissant with jam and Nutella, and fruit pumpernickel with butter. Mains feature healthy raw and cured items like ceviche sea bream, and raw scallops, through to traditional egg dishes – Royal, Florentine, Benedict and Deluxe – charred lobster tail, egg and Hollandaise. And if you have a real case of the munchies, opt for the star of the show, Joo’s Super Breakfast: soft polenta, Burford Brown eggs, maple-cured rib eye bacon, stir-fried chilli oyster mushrooms and Anne Rose Boudin Noir (black pudding to you and I).
Where: 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE
What: The Exmouth Market neighbourhood bar, Coin Laundry, just relaunched with a new menu celebrating British producers, letting seasonal ingredients sing. Grab a table in the sun-drenched and plant strewn bar and settle in for a morning of boozy brunch fun.
Eat and Drink: The Bottomless menu features sweet brunch classics such as eggy bread topped with smoked bacon, caramelised banana, maple syrup, alongside vegetable laden dishes including sweet potato and kale rostis, hung Dorset yoghurt, spring onion and Sussex tomato salsa, and baked eggs with spinach, courgette, Ogleshield cheese and green chilli. Pay £22 to take advantage of the bottomless cocktail menu: pick either Pink Apple Fizz Prosecco, apple, cranberry, cinnamon, lemon or classic Bloody Marys.
Where: 70 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QP