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London's Best and Quirkiest Brunches

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Updated: 8 May 2017
London’s taken to the brunch craze like a duck to water. But it’s not enough to have indulgent dishes and bottomless drinks, there are plenty of places that have themed their brunches. Welcome to the quirkiest ways to get tipsy on a weekend morning.

Go Peruvian

Head to Coya in Mayfair for a Peruvian themed brunch on a Sunday. Dine on ceviche and various Peruvian tapas and pair it with a main meal like Josper corn-fed chicken, aji panca, coriander aioli or Chilean sea bass, rice, lime, chilli. You can add unlimited bubbly or Pisco Sours or Bloody Marys for an extra fee.

Start off with ceviche | © cyclonebill / Flickr

Go Cuban

Over on St Martin’s Lane at Asia de Cuba you can enjoy a bottomless brunch that teams picky bits like black bean hummus and plantain chips, guava and cream cheese pastelitos and shrimp churros with a main from the menu and all-you-can-drink mimosas, bellinis or Bloody Marys.

Go play darts

Social dart bar Flight Club does a two hour brunch at the weekend with bottomless Prosecco, pizza and a few rounds of darts thrown in.

Darts board
Make it a bullseye | © Incase / Flickr

Go back in time to the 1960s

Find the Holy Birds in Spitalfields — it’s a pantheon of 1960s chic. At the weekends it does a £10 brunch menu. The menu is a pimped up breakfast affair — think poached eggs with sweet potato hash or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs — but it also includes bottomless Babycham, delivered in the iconic coupe glasses.

Take the dog

At M in Victoria, they’ve launched a brunch where you can take your dog. There’s a Six Leg Menu which includes two courses for both of you and you can add in bottomless bellinis (just for you, obviously).

Plump for hotdogs

As if we didn’t love Bubbledogs enough, they also now do a brunch. They’ve partnered up with The86Co to provide a Bloody Mary menu and hotdogs that come with a fried egg on the side. Over Easter you can order a Welsh Rabbit Dog.

Go Italian

Venetian wonders Polpo in Soho are now also doing brunches. Order breakfast pizettas and ricotta doughnuts with blood orange jam, and team it all with Bellinis.

Sunrise brunch

Roll out of the club and straight into brunch at Duck & Waffle, which famously stays open all hours of the day and night. Order the famous dish, ladle over the syrup and watch the sun come up over London.

The view from Duck and Waffle
The view from Duck and Waffle | © Mike Flemming / Flickr

Hip hop brunch

Expect carnage at the weekly Hip Hop Brunch which by 2pm is a full-on club experience. There’s a three course meal, bottomless cocktails and the best beats on a Saturday afternoon.

The 90s Brunch Party

The 90s Brunch Party is a 1990s version of the Hip Hop Brunch — there are unlimited cocktails for an hour, the biggest party and rock tunes from the 1990s (hello Britney and Backstreet Boys), and a lipsync battle. It’s once a month in a secret location. Do dress the part.

Ballpit Brunch

Combining 2017’s favourite things is the Ballpit Brunch. It’s a full-on party, complete with food, booze and, of course, 250,000 balls to get stuck into. Dates are already sold out but check the website for more dates and book them fast. This is guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve had this year.

Ballpit Brunch
Ballpit Brunch | © BallieBallerson