The Best Boozy Brunches In London

Brunch  | © Pixabay
Brunch | © Pixabay
Photo of James Moore
3 October 2017

The laid-back weekend is in vogue in London and the boozy brunch has snuck its way into the cultural routine for big-city living. A range of London restaurants now offer weekend boozy brunch deals that specifically cater for this most decadent of repasts. We check out the top 10 places to break your fast over a fresh mimosa.


Restaurant, Fusion, $$$
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Enjoy the fantastic New American cuisine served in London restaurant Avenue. The restaurant has styled itself on the vibrant New York dining scene with modern decadent environs and mood lighting. Avenue’s Saturday brunch menu is extensive and delicious. Enjoy home-made waffles served with maple syrup and streaky bacon or, for a fresher mouthful, plump for mixed berries and creme fraiche. Guests looking to quench their thirst should take advantage of the option to add unlimited Prosecco or bloody Mary’s to their meal.

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One Canada Square

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One Canada Square, London
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Sequestered away within the needling towers of Canary Wharf is One Canada Square. Wander over to the Wharf on a Saturday to indulge in One Canada Square’s infamous bottomless brunch that takes place between 9am and 5pm, with alcohol served from 11am. The three course brunch is guaranteed to sate your weekend appetite with delectable dishes such as the Dorset crab linguini with chilli oil or the Shorthorn burger with smoked cheddar, served with hand cut chips. There is an option to add bottomless Prosecco, bloody Mary’s, raspberry Bellini’s, red, white or rose wine.

Union Street Cafe

Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian, Mediterranean, $$$
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Union Street Cafe
Union Street Cafe is chef Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Southwark, London | © John Alex Maguire / REX / Shutterstock

Stroll over to Southwark’s Union Street Cafe for their Prosecco Pranzo brunch, which delivers a taste of languorous Italian culture on a Sunday morning. Opt for either two, three or four courses and, of course, the free flowing Prosecco served with abandon. Highly recommended from the menu is the hearty three meat lasagne, a sumptuous taste of homely Italian cooking at its very best. The hake, cime di rapa, mussel and fresh chilli dish goes particularly well with the fresh, piquant Prosecco. With natural light flooding in through expansive windows at Union Street Cafe’s front and exemplary waiting staff anticipating your every need, the Prosecco Pranzo dining experience is thoroughly relaxing and convivial.

Aqua Kyoto

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Tumble into one of London’s top contemporary Japanese restaurants, Aqua Kyoto, and make your Sunday a memorable one with the ‘infinity brunch’that takes place between 12pm and 4pm. The menu offers six courses of delectable Japanese fare. Sink your teeth into the chef selected sushi roll and sushi platter before moving onto the chicken, duck and asparagus yaki-tori. All of these Japanese weekend dishes are accompanied by unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, house white, house red or beer served for two hours.


Cocktail Bar, Market, Restaurant, Peruvian, $$$
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Pop into Mayfair’s award-winning Coya restaurant, a Peruvian culinary paradise. The restaurant’s interior is irrepressibly jazzy with vivacious furnishings and patterning adorning the walls. The weekend brunch menu offers a myriad of Latin American delights as well as the option of upgrading to unlimited wine or champagne. Tuck into a succulent dish of slow roasted pulled pork with smoked chilli and salsa criollo or the Chilean seabass with rice, lime and chilli. Be sure to book yourself a table in advance using the restaurant’s website.

Flesh & Buns

Restaurant, Dessert Shop, Japanese, $$$
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Flesh & Buns Covent Garden, London
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Make your way over to Izakaya restaurant Flesh & Buns for their abundant Sunday brunch with two menus, priced at £34 and £42 respectively. Imbibe a refreshing cocktail before hunkering down to an appetiser of chips, dips and edamame. Guests are able to order an unlimited number of hot and cold dishes from the restaurant’s excellent menu. Enjoy one of the restaurant’s eponymous flesh and buns whilst drinking the unlimited supply of Prosecco, red or white wine.

The Folly

Restaurant, European, $$$
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Wander your way through the verdant oasis of serenity that is The Folly‘s garden lounge and settle for a taste of their excellent breakfast and brunch. The Sunday menu boasts a generous roast of topside British beef, half a farm-reared chicken or roast pork belly served with a profusion of vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and luxurious gravy. The brunch menu also offers some delicious cocktail options like the ‘Bloody Decisive’, a secret recipe for what is described as ‘the best Bloody Mary in town’. There is also an option to build your own ‘bubbles and bloodies’, where patrons are invited to mix their own morning beverages to suit their individual palates and recuperative need.

Mews of Mayfair

Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, British, $$$
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Nestled in the shells of converted 18th century mews houses, Mews of Mayfair offers guests top class food served in refined surroundings. The restaurant sources all of its fish and meats sustainably, an example of its commitment to the environment. Every Sunday, the restaurant serves its two or three course ‘roast and toast’ menu, delectable British cuisine with the option of unlimited bloody Mary’s, Bellini’s and mimosas. Begin your morning’s repast with the Dorset crab on toast, followed by the Jimmy Butlers free range roast pork belly with smoked apple, Yorkshire pudding, duck-fat roast potatoes and summer vegetables.

Paradise By Way of Kensal Green

Bar, Restaurant, Gastropub, British, $$$
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Located in Kensal Green, the eponymous Paradise By Way of Kensal Green restaurant is a favourite amongst trendy local diners. The restaurant puts on a weekly lavish Sunday lunch that consists of British Sunday classics like the pork belly served with Bramley apple sauce or the roast rib eye of beef, both served with all of the trimmings. The restaurant’s well-stocked bar serves exemplary bloody Mary’s and a multitude of other cocktails to accompany your hearty repast, ensuring your Sunday is a boozy one. Try the carnival punch cocktail, seven-year Ron Abuelo mixed with Wray & Nephew, guava, lychee and pomegranate.

Penkul & Banks

Restaurant, British, $$$
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Located within the labyrinthine streets of Shoreditch, Penkul & Banks woos its visitants with a heady fusion of European and Japanese flavours. The restaurant offers a bountiful weekend brunch menu where two brunch plates and a bottomless supply of Prosecco or bloody Mary’s can be purchased for the reasonable price of 25. Tuck into a classic plateful of scrambled eggs, chorizo, broadbeans and sourdough or an East Asian delight like the chipirones squid served with piquant yuzu mayonnaise. The restaurant is housed in the skeleton of an old warehouse, lending the space a trendy, post-industrial vibe.

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