5 Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that weekends are made for eggs, coffee and breakfasts that stretch well into the afternoon. Here’s our tips for where to brunch in London this weekend:
What: Sophie’s Soho have now launched a brand-new breakfast menu featuring traditional early morning fare made with locally sourced ingredients.
Eat and Drink: On offer for breakfast are classic dishes including: shakshuka – a hearty combination of baked eggs, roast tomato, feta, red pepper, spinach and grilled sourdough; Sophie’s Full English – a mega plate of fried hen’s egg, field mushrooms, thick cut bacon, breakfast sausage, fire pit baked beans, roast tomato and grilled sourdough; and Greek yogurt, topped with winter fruit compote and toasted hazelnut granola.
Where: 42-44 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London W1D 7NB
What: Bagatelle has created their first brunch menu after a successful summer opening. The restaurant has partnered with the renowned Season Paris, a French neo-bistrot created by Cathy Clossier, to create four signature dishes within the capsule brunch menu.
Eat and Drink: Dishes include the Season Bowl: a colourful dish of cauliflower rice, topped with seasonal vegetables, Romanesco, pumpkin, red cabbage, oyster mushrooms and a scattering of chestnuts, pesto, pistachio and sage; green pancakes topped with maple syrup, white chocolate mascarpone, blueberries and pecan nuts; and the lighter green beast muesli with Greek yogurt, peanuts, sesame, lemon and moringa powder topped with quinoa, ginger, cinnamon, dried banana and dates. And for something sweet – an avocado chocolate mousse with dates, and almond milk, topped with crushed almonds.
Where: 34 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NG
What: Farmer J has launched a new weekend ‘Build Your Own’ brunch at the recently opened all-day eatery on King William Street. This is brunch how you like it: create your own feast from a selection of favourites, alongside bottomless bubbles or brunch cocktails.
Eat and Drink: Pick three, five or seven dishes from the Farmer J selection, which includes The Shak, baked runny eggs with radish chilli salad, feta and laffa bread, and the hearty charred flank steak with green tahini. Other dishes from the field include grilled greens with chimichurri, and sweet potato and butternut harissa smash. Sweet tooth? Opt for the loaded banana bread – warm banana bread with a tahini drizzle topped with fresh banana or the pumpkin pancake with apple compote.
Where: 24-32 King William St, London EC4R 9AT
What: New opening, Brera in Canary Wharf, which focuses on regional Italian cooking, has created a superb new brunch menu, available across the weekend until midday.
Eat and Drink: The menu offers well loved Italian dishes, like Frittatina with Mozzarella di Bufala and avocado; panettone – panettone toast with mixed berry jam and mascarpone cream, and Avocado e Pane di Segale – crushed avocado on rye bread topped with a choice of soft boiled eggs, smoked salmon or marinated beets.
Where: 31 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RR
What: The Little Blue Door are hosting a series of ultimate festive brunch feasts throughout December. As well as special yuletide inspired food, there’s also cocktail specials, like the Mince Pie Martini served with mini mince pies, and the EggNog Whiskey Flip.
Eat and Drink: Regular dishes have been given a dusting of merriment including American pancakes served with fried turkey; Jamie’s eggs -fried eggs served with capers, tomatoes and pigs in blankets as well as a Christmas Croque Madame with truffle, cranberry sauce and Christmas ham. And their knockout weekly Sunday roasts swaps roast chicken for roast turkey with all the usual trimmings, served piping hot every hour on the hour.
Where: 871-873, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HP