Covent Garden's Best Brunches | Top London Selections

Jessica Buck

Situated in the heart of London and falling within the boroughs of Camden and Westminster, Covent Garden is a shopping and theatre district popular with locals and tourists alike. This handy guide compiles the top brunches and breakfast menus for eateries in the area; the perfect way to start a lazy weekend!

Kopapa Café Restaurant

1. Kopapa

Restaurant, European

Balthazar London
© David Loftus/Balthazar
Situated in the heart of the lively West End, next to the Seven Dials Sun-Dial Monument and within the pretty Covent Garden district, Kopapa is a boutique café-restaurant perfect for lazy weekend brunches as well as a popular haunt for theatre goers. Open seven days a week from 8 am till 11 pm (closing earlier on Sundays) there are a range of different eating options available from small platters and evening meals to hearty breakfasts and delicious desserts. Weekend brunches are served every Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am-4.00 pm with an ample menu including toasties, fry ups, sides, cheese and meat sharing platters and their speciality Crosstown Doughnuts.

2. Balthazar

Bakery, Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant, Pastelaria, French

Situated on Russell Street in the centre of Covent Garden, Balthazar is a fantastic brasserie restaurant serving all-day dining to include afternoon teas, lunches, dinners and of course, weekend brunches. Weekend brunch runs every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm with popular dishes, posh nosh and hors d’oeuvres including everything from steak tartare and lobster spaghetti to eggs benedict, fresh pastries and breads. Launching a brand new promotion, Balthazar is hosting the Matthew Williamson AW15 Afternoon Tea serving stunning cocktails, sweet treats and teas inspired by the world famous British fashion designer. Running until 5th February 2016, The Matthew Williamson Afternoon Tea will be served daily between 3 pm and 5 pm.

3. Mabel's Bar & Kitchen

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Market, European

© Carluccio's
This trendy little set up is the newest eatery in Covent Garden, centred in the heart of the lively West End. With popular events such as Live Friday’s, Happy Hours and special occasions such as Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, Mabel’s is fast becoming the hottest place in town. With a choice of menus from salads and snacks to mains and puddings, Mabel’s offers something for everyone. Their brilliant brunches are served daily from 10 am with menu specials including avocado on toast, smoked salmon, eggs any which way and their own version of a traditional Full English.

4. Carluccio’s – Covent Garden

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Pastry Shop, Italian

For a taste of Italy in the midst of the bustling streets of Covent Garden head over to Garrick Street and enjoy a traditional breakfast served the Italian way. Found on high streets up and down the UK, Carluccio’s is first port of call for anyone looking for proper Italian grub serving everything from pastries, pizzas and pasta to coffee, cakes and chocolate desserts. Their excellent breakfast menu boasts treats including traditional Italian panettone, eggs and frittatas, smoky pancetta and even brunch cocktails such as bellinis and bloody marys.

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