5 Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
If there’s one thing we know about – it’s where to get a decent brunch in London. This weekend sees a number of fitness and brunch events taking place across the capital: HIIT, yoga, eggs. You heard it here first. Here’s where to get your brunch fix in London this weekend:
What: Drop into Ella Canta this weekend to sample their newly launched Mexican bottomless brunch. Served from 11.30am every Saturday and Sunday, dig into three-courses plus unlimited margaritas for £45 per person. Free-flowing Margs! Oh baby.
Eat and Drink: Start off with something light such as fish tacos with huicholand ají salsa or shrimp aguachile with cucumber and green mango, before moving onto main courses like scrambled eggs Mexican-style with black beans and maize totopos or the hearty Mexican bread stuffed with slow cooked pork and adobo salsa – a particularly popular hangover cure. Finish things off on a sweet note with classic Mexican churros served with bitter chocolate and sweet caramel sauces.
Where: One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
What: Bluebird Cafe in White City are teaming up with their new neighbours, F45, for a HIIT workout followed by a slap up brunch on Saturday (11th August). Tickets cost £30 per person, and the 1 hour class will begin at 10:40am.
Eat and Drink: First get down to Hollywood, F45’s signature 60 minute class where a live DJ and nightclub grade sound system brings the ultimate HIIT party. Once freshened up with showers and changing facilities, stroll over to Bluebird Café for brunch dishes like granola with Greek Yogurt and fruit; banana pancakes with maple syrup; and the always reliable, avocado and poached eggs on toast.
Where: unit 1a, Westworks, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7TQ
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What: CERU South Kensington has added a new dish with a Turkish twist to its weekend brunch menu. Known for going big on flavour, with dishes inspired by the punchy ingredients found in the eastern Mediterranean, you can now tuck into the Turkish equivalent of a Full English, Kahvalti.
Eat and Drink: The Kahvalti includes baked eggs in an aromatic tomato sauce, served with halloumi and spiced merguez sausages. Other dishes already available on the weekend brunch menu include spicy lamb hash, a rich and flavoursome dish of slow cooked lamb with red chilli, edamame, fresh coriander and green peppers served with a fried egg; and CERU Shakshuka, the favourite combination of baked eggs in a tomato sauce, served alone or with halloumi; all accompanied by soft freshly toasted pitta bread for dipping.
Where: 7 – 9 Bute Street, London SW7 3EY
What: New snappy decor and a new brunch menu – it’s all happening at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea. Alongside new brunch dishes and old favourites, upgrade your brunch to include bottomless prosecco for £15 a pop.
Eat and Drink: Discover a brilliant brunch menu of indulgent favourites such as eggs Benedict, baked Turkish eggs with sumac yogurt, and brioche French toast with caramelised apples and cinnamon cream. From noon, a selection of à la carte dishes are also available with starters comprising spicy Devonshire crab cake with cucumber and quinoa salsa, and truffle mac and cheese. These are followed by main courses including Herdwick lamb rump, spiced yoghurt and roast lemon, hot smoked salmon niçoise salad, and courgette and pistachio risotto.
Where: 27 Cale St, Chelsea, London SW3 3QP
What: From 9.30-10.30am on Sunday (12th August), yoga guru Molly Robinson will be leading an al fresco Vinyasa Ashtanga class on Fiume’s beautiful piazza-style terrace. Following the class, yogis are invited to stay and enjoy a wholesome Italian brunch in the restaurant. Tickets, priced at £25, include the class and a brunch dish.
Eat and Drink: Options from the menu include a beetroot salad with yoghurt and salsa verde, seasonal grilled vegetable salad; avocado bruschetta with poached eggs; asparagus salad with soft boiled eggs; and finally, the brand-new Fiume smoothie.
Where: Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 5BN
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