Top 10 Brunch Destinations

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Well, that depends if you like them with a side of avocado, baked with chorizo or topped with beetroot-cured smoked salmon. With so many dining venues to choose from, we’ve rounded up some of the best brunch locations in the West End of London.

With the majority of cafés and restaurants boasting outdoor seating, Covent Garden is the perfect place to indulge in a long, lazy al fresco brunch and watch the world go by – weather depending, of course. Whether its eggs, granola, pancakes or a bottomless brunch that takes your fancy, you name it, Covent Garden has it.

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Gentlemen Baristas

Time to call the brunch buddy as there is a new coffee spot in Covent Garden and it is serving up the most delicious brunch offer.

Any coffee aficionado will tell you that The Gentlemen Baristas’ coffee is up there with the London legends of coffee making so you know when you go whether you take it with oat milk, on ice or black it is going to be just the right cup of coffee for you. Making a weekend out of it? Make sure to check out their Brunch Cocktails.

From acai bowls to eggs Florentine all the way to Greek frittatas and something called cowboy beans, The Gentlemen Baristas is your new favourite brunch spot. Serving brunch daily from 8am until 2pm

→ The Gentlemen Baristas

RedFarm

Now open, award-winning, New York restaurant and celebrity haunt RedFarm, brings playful contemporary Chinese cuisine and supercharged dim-sum to London’s Covent Garden.

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Every Sunday, RedFarm host their legendary Sunday Brunch which includes eight signature dishes and champagne. Yes, you read that right. Fill up with the likes of Prawn & Black Cod Skewers, Cheeseburger Spring Roll, Pork & Crab Soup Dumplings and of course the insta famous Pac Man Shrimp Dumplings Featuring 8 Redfarm signature dishes with unlimited champagne, wine & beer £68 per person, alcohol free £48 per person. Bonus too, you will have one chance to roll a lucky “8” out of two dices to win a prize on your next visit.
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AVOBAR

Avobar, London’s first all-avo casual dining concept, recently opened its much-anticipated and highly Insta-friendly restaurant on Covent Garden’s Henrietta Street.

The all-day-dining menu consists of an eclectic mix of classic dishes with an exciting twist such as smoothie bowls and avo toasts served on your choice of either sourdough or sweet potato ‘toast’, with toppings including smashed avo, poached eggs and smoked salmon or homemade coconut labneh, beetroot hummus with feta and many more.

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ABUELO

Abuelo is an Australian-meets-South-American coffee house serving light, fresh, produce-led meals and a variety of single origin speciality coffees. Think amazing coffee, a warm and friendly atmosphere and if you're lucky you can even enjoy cuddles with the resident pooch, Annie!

With an Aussie all day dining approach, you really can brunch all day long to your hearts content! Try the poached eggs with labneh, avocado salsa and paprika dulce or the honey whipped masceropone with figs (which you would have seen all over Insta) and crushed pistachios on toast.

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FLORAL by Lima

Based on traditional flavours and adapted to the local palate, Floral by LIMA's brunch menu stays true to the healthy aspects of Peruvian food. The Weekend Brunch starts at £29 for 6 courses or £44 for bottomless Prosecco, beer or Pisco Mary. On this 6-dish sharing menu you'll find Rainbow Quinoa Salad with avocado and citrus dressing, Sea Bream Ceviche with ginger tiger's milk, cassava and Andean corn, Salmon Hot Ceviche with Langoustine broth and corn tostada, Beef Saltadito Turnips and more.

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Ladurée

Served on weekends from 10am until 3pm, Ladurée’s brunch costs £38.50 and includes fresh juice, a hot drink, a silver stand filled with croissants, jams and macarons, and then scrambled eggs on brioche toast served with avocado, smoked salmon or turkey pastrami. If you’re after something quick, breakfast is served all week from 8am until 11.30am, with Truffle Omelette and Soft Boiled Eggs Benedict on the menu. Ladurée also has the best terrace in town – head on up and enjoy the view!

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Balthazar

What meal are American’s renowned for? Brunch, of course. Balthazar brings a slice of downtown New York to London with their French-styled Covent Garden brasserie, serving up a whole range of brunch favourites in Balthazar’s signature style.

Le Petit Dejeuner is served weekdays from 7.30am until 11am and features a range of pastries, tartines and jams alongside eggs, New York style pancakes, and almond waffles.

For those in a rush, Petit Brunch is served on the weekend from 9am until 10am. Opt for Le Panier, a basket of freshly baked bread and mini pastries for £10, or for hungrier stomachs, there’s Eggs Royale and Balthazar’s Full English Breakfast.

But for those who like their brunch to last for as long as possible, Balthazar’s Brunch menu is available on the weekend from 10am until 4pm and offers a Balthazar twist on your favourite brunch dishes; try the Scrambled Eggs and Cornish Crab or Balthazar Steak and Egg

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Ivy Market Grill

Designed for those who want to sit on the Piazza terrace and watch the world go by, the breakfast and weekend brunch menus at the Ivy Market Grill collectively offer over 20 dishes to choose from. During the week, breakfast is served from 9am until 11.30am, with breakfast smoothies, pastries, eggs, pancakes and The Ivy Market Grill’s famous Full English Breakfast. From 11am on Saturday & Sunday, you can enjoy the delicious choice of Eggs Benedict, hot buttermilk pancakes and oak smoked salmon.

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Grind

What is brunch without good coffee? Say hello to Covent Garden Grind. You won’t just find fresh pastries and smoothie bowls on their breakfast menu - Grind has been upgraded to finally bring the bigger and better brunch dishes. Favourites include French banana toast with coconut cream, beetroot smoked salmon and one-pan eggs, chorizo, spinach and yoghurt. On the weekend, take advantage of the £14.50 bottomless prosecco – and don’t forget to finish with Grind’s signature Espresso Martinis.

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