- Jessica Barnfield
The up-and-coming little sister of the upmarket Borough of Chelsea, Fulham in London is full of great places to nurse that weekend hangover over a hearty brunch. We pick the top 10 spots in this west London borough to refuel with a great mid-morning meal.
This Moroccan restaurant might be best known for its tagines, but the brunch menu is possibly even better, full of English and American classics such as a fry up and pancakes, all with a Moroccan twist. A great choice in the summer when you can sit outside and soak up the sunshine.
Del’Aziz, 24 – 32 Vanston Pl, London, UK, +44 20 7386 0086
Tucked right by Fulham Broadway station, Manuka Kitchen has amazing brunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Alongside a lovely villagey atmosphere and coffee that will satisfy even the most discerning coffee snobs, they also serve up a crushed avocado and feta bruschetta that you’ll be trying to recreate in your kitchen for weeks afterwards…
Boma has a heavenly brunch combination; delicious classic brunch dishes, and lethally strong cocktails. Best of all? Brunch is served all day, every day (from 9am on weekdays and 10am on weekends). The Bloody Mary is highly recommended, and packs enough punch to get your weekend off to a running start.
Boma, 116 Wandsworth Bridge Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7736 5114
Chairs and Coffee
Sometimes neglected due to its position in the shadow of the more well-known Manuka Kitchen, Chairs and Coffee is a quirky café serving up great coffee and delicious homemade cakes. Their speciality is perhaps their banana bread: served slightly warm, drizzled in honey, and covered in fruit.
Chairs and Coffee, 512 Fulham Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7018 1913
Drawing Room Café
For an extra-special brunch date, the Drawing Room Café is elegant and on the slightly more expensive end of the breakfast-scale. It’s perfect in the summer, when you can take brunch outside to enjoy beautiful views of the gardens.
The Drawing Room Café, Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Ave, London, UK, +44 20 7736 3233
The Troubador Café
Decked out in a vintage style, the Troubador does brunch from 9am until late, giving you plenty of time over the weekends to lounge in bed before you sample their full-English breakfast. To top if off, all the meat and dairy are locally sourced from producers in the Fulham area.
The Troubadour Café, 265 Old Brompton Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7370 1434
Local Hero on Fulham Road is small but perfectly structured. Independently owned, this cute little coffee place does an incredible flat white that you can enjoy with their delicate Scottish Salmon Eggs Royale. Stick around long enough into the afternoon and you can make a start on their homemade cakes, too.
Local Hero, 640 Fulham Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7348 7994
Love Walk Café
Whether you’re trying to be kind to your body and give it a healthy smoothie, or replenish its strength from the night before by drowning it in a fry-up, Love Walk has exactly what you’re looking for. Describing itself as a place “where breakfast dreams become reality,” the fluffy American-style pancakes are definitely heavenly, especially when enjoyed out on the terrace on a warm summer morning.
Love Walk Café, 12 Jerdan Pl, London, UK, +44 20 7385 8508
The jury is out on whether this hot, Kings Road brunch spot belongs to Chelsea or Fulham. But when the eggs Benedict are so good who cares? They can be washed down with freshly squeezed juices or coffee. In the summer the outside courtyard is beautiful. Head back in the evening for dinner to sit among the fairy lights and feel a world away from the rush of the city.
Megan’s Deli, 571 King’s Rd, London, UK, +44 20 7348 7139
Just off Parson’s Green, Hally’s has a wonderfully beach vibe that will leave you feeling in a relaxed, summery mood all day-even, when the sun isn’t shining. Weekend brunch is served all day, and the menu has an amazing array of American brunch classics such as huevos rancheros and corn fritters.
Hally’s Ltd, 60 New King’s Rd, London, UK, +44 20 3302 7408