Voted as one of the best brunches in London, the pretty Cookbook Café is located on Park Lane. It is inside the luxurious five-star Intercontinental Hotel, just a short walk away from Hyde Park. Hotel guests and members of the public flock to Cookbook to enjoy brunch favourites. These include waffles, pancakes, pastries and traditional British breakfast items, served between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Take advantage of the unlimited drinks menu which has Bellini’s, Prosecco, and a range of hot and cold drinks. Serving all kinds of food from light bites, desserts and cold platter lunches to evening meals and Asian inspired cuisine, Cookbook offers something for everyone.
1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY +44 20 7318 8563
Located in the heart of Picadilly, The Wolseley is an acclaimed grand European cafe-restaurant with a range of breakfast, afternoon tea and fine dining menus. Breakfast is served in their stunning dining rooms weekdays from 7am sharp, and from 8am on weekends. The extensive menu offers a mixture of delights from fresh homemade breads, eggs cooked any way preferred, traditional English breakfast and even a luxurious caviar omelette. Afternoon tea, including small cream teas, assorted finger sandwiches and champagne teas are served every weekday from 3pm and from 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB +44 20 7499 6996
Bringing a little bit of Australia to the heart of London, Lantana is a family run cafe. It is situated just off a pedestrianised lane in trendy Fitzrovia, between the bustling boroughs of Westminster and Camden. Operating an innovative IN & OUT system, this smart little cafe is open daily for breakfast, brunch and lunch. It has a range of menus offering a whole host of foods, snacks and drinks. Dishes range from salads, grilled meats and nibbles to the legendary Aussie delicacy of vegemite. Lantana also serves a fantastic weekend brunch menu between 9am and 3pm. Ordinary daily breakfasts are served from 8.40am. Popular favourites are avocado and salmon on sourdough breads, French toasts served with something sweet and even mighty steak sandwiches for something different. The IN cafe is open all day every day and the OUT cafe is open Mondays to Fridays. OUT serves quality takeaway items, coffees and even caters for office meetings, events and evening functions.
13 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SN +44 20 7637 3347
Located on the historic Villiers street which shares the same name, this spot is perfectly positioned between Embankment and the Strand. It serves all-day food and drink seven days a week to locals and tourists, as well as offering a delivery/collection takeaway service. Starting bright and early, breakfast is served each day from 7.30am and the eclectic menu caters for every tastebud. Visitors can choose from a traditional full English breakfast or a more contemporary continental breakfast with a range of pastries, cakes and breads. Villiers is also known for its brilliant small plate sharing platters and daily specials. These are served everyday from midday and are changed seasonally.
31a Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND +44 20 7925 2100