Perhaps you're coeliac and can’t eat gluten. Perhaps you’re going bread-free for a while. Perhaps, just perhaps, you ate a pizza at midnight and you’re looking for a brunch that offers more than various egg-on-toast options. We've got you, London. Here are six places worth visiting for a gluten-free feed.
Duck & Waffle, Moorgate
If you can ever get a table at this spectacular, and very popular 24-hour food joint (maybe book a post night-out table and then refuse to leave?) go for one of the imaginative brunch options, like the yellowfin tuna with watermelon, black olive and English mustard or the confit duck with egg, hazelnuts and hot sauce. Oh, and snack on a few of the bacon-wrapped dates while you’re at it.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Workshop Coffee, Clerkenwell
Workshop does a lot of great bread-free egg options, and you can find simple but hearty plates, including poached eggs with morcilla sausage and fried potatoes and baked organic eggs with chorizo and feta. Does a damn good hot beverage, too.
27 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5RN
Caravan, King's Cross
Everything in Caravan is delicious. Everything. Expect to be satisfactorily filled here, with options such as the quinoa and buckwheat grain bowl with avocado, soft boiled egg, carrot, spinach, pickled cucumber, yoghurt, harissa and super seeds, or the unusual teriyaki crab and spring onion omelette with wasabi mayo and katsuobushi.
1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA
Nama, Notting Hill
If you fancy really jumping on the health wagon, go raw. Notting Hill’s Nama serves all gluten-free dishes, and you'd be a fool to miss the ‘Toast & Smashed Avocado’ – the toast is made from raw almond and walnut bread – and the ‘Breakfast Sundae’ – almond crumble, coconut ‘mascarpone’, berries and raw chocolate.
110 Talbot Road, W11 1JR
The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell
So. Many. Choices. You might find treats like the goat’s curd, Russian kale, wasabi leaf and crispy amaranth salad with manuka honey, lemon and buttermilk dressing. If you want to go more classic brunch, pick The Modern Pantry Bircher muesli with nectarine, passion fruit, toasted pumpkin, sunflower and caraway seeds.
47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4JJ
The Good Life Eatery, Chelsea
These guys know how to do GF very well indeed. Poached eggs with red and white quinoa, kale, sweet potato, omega seeds and spinach-cashew cream makes for a far tastier meal than eggs with tasteless gluten-free toast. If you fancy skipping the eggs altogether, you could do worse than the ‘Rise and Shine’ – chia seed pudding, homemade GF granola, almond-hazelnut butter, strawberry, banana and cranberry powder.
59 Sloane Avenue, SW3 3DH
Please note, some of these menus are subject to regular change.Share the story