Top 5: Ways to Eat Brunch in London This WeekendBy Alicia Grimshaw
Life’s too short for bad brunch. Grab your fellow brunchers and head out to the best brunch spots London has to offer this weekend. Happy munching, London:
What: Fresh from a summer of festivals and a collaboration with singer, Kelis, Le Bun have just launched their Le Brunch: midday to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Drop into their new temporary home at Birthdays for burgers and Bloody Marys.
Eat and Drink: They will be serving up their truffles n’ waffles, a plateful of waffles, with truffled beurre noisette and confit chicken, and their take on the classic eggs Benny with the Benedict Bun – thick cut maple bacon, and hollandaise on their signature brioche bun. And if you’re an avocado fiend, try the avocado bun – avocado, citrus maple dressing, chipotle, maple bacon and a poached egg. Le Bun fans will also be pleased to hear that you can pick up a Le Mac (National Burger Day Classic), Le Truffle Cheeseburger or a Le Truffle Double Double to satisfy those brunch-time burger cravings. This can all be washed down with another Le Bun classic, the cheeseburger Bloody Mary – Instagram at the ready for the mini burger garnish.
Where: Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 8BJ
What: Brunch just turned into the ultimate sporting event thanks to The Flight Club. Happening on Saturday, The Flight Club hold their weekly brunch socials – a game of darts paired with enough food to feed the whole of East London, twice over. If there’s one brunch to get your mates together this weekend. Make it this one.
Eat and Drink: Included in the ticket price is two hours of endless pizza. Two hours. Yeah, you read that right. There’s various pizza to tuck into, including the classic margarita to the garlic and sea salt pizza bread, and three cheese and caramelised red onion pizza. And that’s not all. Alongside slices of cheesy carbs (the best kind of carb if you ask me), each person receives one bottle of process. Obviously, it wouldn’t be brunch at The Flight Club without a spot of healthy competition – bring your A game and show off your dart skills. Each group is allocated a minimum of 30 minutes of darts.
Where: Tickets are £30 per person. Buy yours here. 2A Worship St, London EC2A 2AH
What: This week, Social Pantry invites everyone to “Step into the Wilderness” for a magical pre Bonfire Night brunch on Saturday from 11am- 2pm, bringing Chelsea a taste of the classics from their award winning Battersea-based café. Go, go go.
Eat and Drink: Set to a Saturday soundtrack of house, disco, funk and soul by female DJ Sophie Bond, begin with brunch canapés of sweet potato pancakes and date syrup, followed by Social Pantry’s distinctive signature dishes, including slow roasted pulled pork and brioche slider with fried egg. For those in search of a sweet Saturday treat, Social Pantry will offer almond pancakes with walnuts, and toasted banana bread with espresso butter. Coffee will be provided by Social Espresso, alongside a refreshing build your own juice station.
Where: Tickets are £30 per head for a 3 course brunch, including coffee and juice, and are available here.
What: Not your usual brunch, sure. Bunga Bunga’s party brunch every Saturday combines a generous helping of pizza, with a healthy dose of karaoke and live entertainment. Belt out party bangers whilst enjoying copious amounts of Prosecco and pizza. We’re totally in.
Eat and Drink: Get interactive with the build your own bellini kits on each table, accompanying the carafes of unlimited prosecco. Here, you can mix everything from the red berry-based Rossini to the Bunga Mimosa – a zingy blend of fresh grapefruit and pomegranate juice. How bubbly you like your bellini is up to you. For two hours fill your boots with free-flowing pizza. Toppings include: An Englishman’s Breakfast with sausage, mushrooms, tomato, pancetta with a soft egg, and The Bunga Benedict – Hollandaise sauce, parma ham and rocket, with a soft egg. And, there’s also plenty of veggie pizzas to go around. Try the Italy’s Fun-Guy, a dreamy combination of wild mushroom, pecorino, truffle oil and confit tomato, and Frank’s Capra with goat’s cheese, caramelised red onion, fresh thyme and toasted pine nuts.
Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3BA
What: Bill’s. Bill’s. Bill’s. No, we’re not talking about your gas and electric bill, we’re talking about Bill’s Restaurant. This super-chilled European eatery is a fail safe brunch spot – there’s dishes galore. They’ve just revamped their oh-so-popular vegetarian breakfast especially for autumn.
Eat and Drink: The nutritious veggie breakfast includes poached free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, served with sweet chilli sauce, basil and toast covered with hummus and guacamole. And you can also add bubble and squeak rosti, made with potatoes and seasonal veg on the side too. Other veggie highlights includes chunky avocado on toast with a lime and dried chilli dressing, scrambled eggs on toasted bloomer, and blueberry buttermilk pancakes topped with banana, strawberries and maple syrup. We highly recommend the porridge – it’s a huge bowl of creamy oats drizzled with honey, and topped with hazelnuts and honey. Like meat? Order the Bill’s breakfast – Cumberland sausage, fried free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, smoked streaky bacon and toast. Nom.
Where: Locations here