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The best bottomless brunches in London

Looking for a boozy brunch? Go one better with the best bottomless brunches in London

By Time Out London Food & Drink
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If your response to a 10pm curfew is to start on the sauce even earlier, then this list could be your saviour. The Bottomless brunch possibilities are about to sky rocket in London as restaurants and bars cater to an earlier clientele at weekends. As such, we’ve sought out the best bang for your buck when it comes to unlimited booze plus eggs on toast. In fact, you can forget plain old avocados; from fried chicken, to sushi, to milk-white steamed buns, London’s restaurants are simply the most inventive when it comes to this booziest of in-between meals. Pick your poison: whether you’re after limitless margaritas, or bubbles, or you just fancy a mimosa with your mum – it’s all here. Time to go hard then go home!

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Bottomless brunches in London

Bad Egg

Restaurants Global Moorgate

Price: Frunch: £35 per person (unlimited frozen slushies, prosecco, mimosas and Corona), three dishes; whole table only; two-hour time limit. Friday, 2.30-10pm. Weekend Brunch: £35 per person (unlimited bloody marys, prosecco, mimosas), two dishes; whole table only; two-hour time limit. Saturday, various times from 10am-7.30pm, and Sunday, 10am-5pm.

You followed your hangover here. So thankfully this part of the City-to-Shoreditch pass is a ghost town at the weekend – and all the gentler for it. Meanwhile American-style diner Bad Egg is hopping – but don’t recoil, everyone’s in the same morning-after boat. Sit back and enjoy unlimited hair of the dog, including a spicy gochujang bloody mary that’ll slap you straight. You can choose from two plates from a crazy-ass fusion menu (plus your choice of soul-reviving pancakes or French toast), so go with a group and order strategically.

The top 10 brunches in London, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
The top 10 brunches in London, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

Bars and pubs Clerkenwell

Price: £37

Bourne & Hollingsworth does bottomless brunch in its purest form. The venue? A light-drenched conservatory, filled with ferns and palms. The menu? Two courses of simple breakfast food – smoothie bowls, pancakes, avo on toast, hash browns – alongside as many Bellinis and Bloody Marys as you can handle, plus hot drinks. It’s a formula that’s been copied across the city, but these lads do it properly

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Brigadiers

Restaurants Indian Bank

Price: £20 per person for unlimited lager, sparkling wine or bucks fizz. All food items priced individually. Saturday and Sunday, noon-2pm; two-hour time limit.

A modern Indian grill from the team behind Hoppers, Brigadiers is super-slick – the service is as refined as you’d get at venues with more hefty price tags, but friendlier. Likewise, the interior is intimate, sexy and sophisticated (the eclectic music selection doesn’t disappoint either). Try an Asian twist on the traditional fry-up: the full Indian nashta includes the likes of black pepper curry leaf bacon chop, bhutwa masala black pudding and chilli cheese naan. Go hungry (or hungover).

Venue says Visit us for Indian barbecue, beer, whisky, & live sport! Available for delivery or get our cook-at-home kits on ambassadorgeneralstore.com

Daddy Bao

Restaurants Taiwanese Tooting

Price: £18 per person for one hour of speciality cocktails, £50 for bottomless day (11am-4pm) All food items priced individually. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm.

A welcome spin-off of Mr Bao in Peckham, Daddy Bao is Tooting's answer to reliably good Taiwanese cuisine. Go for the much-lauded fluffy steamed milk bao of course, but don’t miss the small plates and rolled spring onion pancakes (with slow cooked beef or mushrooms) while you’re there. The atmosphere oozes contemporary Asian: trad red lanterns hover above and hand-drawn Mandarin characters adorn the walls. It’s distinctly moody and buzzy (but fun) – pull up a pew and watch your food being made in the kitchen while you wait.

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Darcie and May Green

Restaurants Global Paddington

Price: £39.50 per person (a dish from each section of the menu plus unlimited prosecco and mimosas). Monday to Saturday, from 10am; Sunday, from noon. Two-hour time limit.

Darcie and May Green aren’t two old toffs, but a pair of floating barges moored up on the Grand Union Canal outside Paddington station – complete with artwork from Brit Art godfather Sir Peter Blake. Head to Darcie for its Aussie-style bottomless brunch, which brings you unlimited prosecco and mimosas plus two dishes – one savoury, one sweet. Try the ‘Fancy bacon roll’ (poached eggs, crispy onions, bacon, holy f*ck hollandaise, paratha roti) or their award-winning banana bread sandwich slathered with mascarpone. Craving a hearty ‘full English’? Order ‘The Bondi’.  

Double Standard Bloody Mary
Double Standard Bloody Mary
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Double Standard

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars King’s Cross

Price: £30

When the original, ultra-sleek Standard hotel opened in LA, it was a place for hyped bands to stay and for the city’s scenesters to party at super-exclusive disco nights. It’s no wonder, then, that its King’s Cross outpost feels very, very hip. Its restaurant Double Standard – with its sleazy ’70s aesthetic and dive-bar menu – is a big ol’ part of that. On Sundays, it hosts bottomless brunch, with unlimited Bloody Marys and a brunch burger with, er, Bloody Mary ketchup (plus American classics like banana pancakes). It’s also got a very nice, sunny terrace if eating breakfast in a space that screams ‘4am afterparty’ feels wrong.

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el pirata de tapas bottomless brunch
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El Pirata

Restaurants Spanish Mayfair

Price: £35

Few London restaurants channel big holiday energy like El Pirata. The luxury Mayfair spot has the vibe of a fancy joint on a Spanish city break. Bottomless brunch comes with free-flowing sangria and beer and is more about snacking on very good small plates – padron peppers, tortilla, prawns with chilli, garlic and olive oil – than eating and drinking yourself into a stupor.

Venue says £12.50 Lunch: 2 tapas dishes, bread & aioli and a soft drink for just £12.50 throughout November.

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flesh & buns bottomless brunch
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Flesh & Buns

Restaurants Japanese Seven Dials

Price: £39/£59 per person (depending on the menu you choose), including unlimited red or white wine or prosecco. Sunday and bank holiday Monday, noon-4pm (last seating). Two-hour time limit, groups of six maximum.

After a heavy Saturday night, what do hardcore caners do? They carry on the party somewhere where the sun don’t shine and where the rock music doesn’t spare their tender eardrums. The Flesh & Buns brunch is a no-brainer for postponing and minimising your oncoming hangover, with a selection of chips, dips and edamame plus a choice of three small dishes per person (and a signature bao bun to boot) – plus as much hair of the dog as you can stomach (prosecco, red or white wine) to ease the pain (for now). It’s not a traditional brunch menu by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s all tasty ballast.

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HotBox

Restaurants Barbecue Spitalfields

Price: £25 per person for bottomless prosecco, mimosas and a selection of cocktails. All food items priced individually. Tuesday-Sunday, 11.30am-2.30pm (last seating 2.15pm on Saturday, 2.45pm on Sunday). Two-hour time limit.

They call it a ‘liquid brunch’ here, which probably sets the tone nicely for a bit of a Texas hoedown. Big, meaty flavours mean this is as bombastic as bottomless brunch can get, with the likes of beef-rib taco and a pork-belly eggs benedict with spiced hollandaise on the line-up – choose from a selection of cocktails, unlimited prosecco and mimosas. Traditionalists don’t have to go in heavy on the meat and can complement their unlimited booze with huevos rancheros or the classic hipster combo of crushed avocado with feta and a poached egg on sourdough. There’s even a twist on a classic cheese toastie made with truffle, fontina cheese and asparagus. Fancy!

Venue says Tuesday to Friday 5-6.30pm 20% off food and 2x1 cocktails, wines & beers!

Lantana Shoreditch

Restaurants Australian Shoreditch

Price: £30 per person with bottomless prosecco, mimosa and coffee with any brunch item. £25 with unlimited juices and coffee. Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm. 90-minute time limit.

Rise and shine in Shoreditch with a menu of Aussie-leaning brunch treats – from shredded confit duck with roasted sweet potato, edamame and a peanut sesame seed chilli crunch to corn fritters and smashed avocado every which way. Speaking of smashed, guests can choose from bottomless mimosas for classic brunch vibes or go classy with prosecco a-flowing. Lantana is sympathetic to the teetotallers too, offering coffee and juices on tap. And with its Aussie roots, you know the coffee will be bonzer.

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Maison Bab
Maison Bab
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Maison Bab

Restaurants Lebanese Covent Garden

Price: £20 for food, £20 extra for booze.

Two hours of unlimited pork shawarma isn’t a meal plan for the faint-hearted but the brave souls who step up to the plate at Maison Bab are lavishly rewarded. The bottomless brunch menu features all-you-can-eat smoky meat – and we mean ‘slow-cooked over charcoal for 15 hours’ stuff. Veggies can plough their way through unlimited sabich (a plant-based stuffed pitta). For £20 more, accompany your protein gains with endless Espresso Babtinis, Daiquiris or Blood Orange Spritzes.

Made in Italy 3.0

Restaurants Italian Battersea

Price: £15 per person for unlimited pizza plus a beer or soft drink. 90-minute time limit. Minimum group of 2. (Only available at the Clapham branch on Mondays, 12 noon until 11pm)

As if you ever really needed a good reason to ditch the diet, this Italian mini chain is literally serving it up to you on a platter. With humble décor and cosy corners dotted around the place, Made in Italy’s 48-hour slow fermented sourdough make for a truly primo slice in a homely setting. You can even custom-build your pie, right down to the type of flour (stone ground, multigrain or gluten-free) to the cheese (classic homemade or vegan mozzarella). Whether it’s a classic margherita or the ‘P.R.P’ (mozzarella, parma ham, rocket, cherry tomatoes and parmesan), however way you slice it, at £15 a pop for unlimited pizza plus a drink? Sì grazie!

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Megan's by the Green

Restaurants Contemporary Global Parsons Green

Price: £19 per person for unlimited Pimm’s, prosecco or bloody marys when ordering a main. All food items priced individually. Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays, 2-6pm (last seating at 4.30pm); 90-minute time limit.

Half a mile down the road from the Fulham branch of Megan’s, the equally dog-friendly Parsons Green spin-off is a hit with the locals as a regular go-to café for coffee or brunch. It’s versatile too: great for an intimate tête-à-tête but also offering a reliably good children’s menu too. The vibe is cosy and slightly dreamy – think paper flowers and fairy lights on the ceiling.

Mr Bao

Restaurants Taiwanese Peckham

Price:  £16 for bottomless house cocktails; £17 for bottomless bloody marys. All dishes priced individually. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. One-hour time limit.

Toast devotees, shield your eyes – the menu at this Peckham restaurant offers Taiwanese takes on brunch classics with the traditional bready carbs replaced by Mr Bao’s soft ’n’ springy milk-white steamed buns. The bao benedict is the pick of the bunch, topped with the same slow-braised pork that stars in the restaurant’s signature bao. The veggie version with teriyaki shiitake mushrooms is a stunning option, too. Whatever you choose, at least one punchier-than-average bloody mary is non-negotiable. With sparkling saké, wasabi and sriracha getting in on the party, it’s a slap in the face of trad brunching, in a very, very good way.

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Pachamama

Restaurants Peruvian Marylebone

Price: £25 per person for unlimited prosecco. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Two-hour time limit.

Inject some colour into your mid-morning feasting, with the prettiest Peruvian plates paired with bottomless prosecco. That booze also pairs well with sharing plates of sea bream tiradito, fried aubergine with smoked yoghurt or Pachamama’s signature brunch waffles – the sweet version topped with peanut butter, grilled plantain, coconut and Peruvian chocolate is a must-try. If you’re missing the famous full English, order up the bacon, egg and yacon syrup waffle while you jam to bachata beats.

Pergola Paddington

Restaurants Pop up restaurant Paddington

Price: £30 for booze; £5 per food dish

Paddington on a Sunday might not yell ‘party time’ but that’s when Pergola – a vast, greenery-packed rooftop – becomes a rave space for the era of curfews and five friends. It has loads of bookable benches, a perspex roof and heated areas. Thirty quid gets you unlimited prosecco or Aperol Spritzes for three hours, while you nosh on £5 brunch deals from resident traders. Our recommendations? Loaded halloumi fries from Babek Brothers and aubergine katsu rice bowls from Temaki Bros.

Venue says Pergola Paddington returns as an urban winter forest this winter with a warm welcome as the nights draw in ~ BOOK NOW!

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Quaglino's

Restaurants Contemporary European St James’s

Price: Q brunch (£25 per person for unlimited prosecco for the duration of your meal when eating two courses or more), Saturday, 11.30am-2.30pm. Q lunch (£23 per person for bottomless bubbles or £20 per person for bottomless white or rosé wine for the duration of your meal when eating two courses or more), Sunday 11.30am-2.30pm. Parties of 13 or more must have three courses.

Fashion fades, but class lasts, and swanky Quag’s just keeps on rolling along – always ready for the latest celebrity bash or dressed-up party. It’s also worth putting on your glad rags for the ‘Q brunch’ – a fancy socialising affair fuelled by bottomless bubbles (of course) and live music. You can eat handsomely from a roster that runs from native lobster thermidor to roast loch duarte salmon, a flashy croque monsieur or wild mushroom linguine with herby truffle and aged parmesan. Ready for pud? Try the mandarin and pistachio baked Alaska. There are buttermilk pancakes plus eggs every which way too – if that’s more to your liking.

Radici

Restaurants Italian Islington

Price: £20 per person for bottomless prosecco/£35 for bottomless Ferrari Trentino with at least two courses from the brunch menu or set menu (£15 two courses; £20 three courses). Saturday, 11am-2.30pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm. Two-hour time limit.

Islington’s Almeida Theatre is across the road, so bag a seat among the olive trees on Radici’s terrace for a spot of alfresco people-watching while you stock up on brunch at this reborn trattoria (now fronted by star chef Francesco Mazzei). Bottomless prosecco or Ferrari Trentino (Italian sparkling wine) flows, as punters munch their way through top-drawer Neapolitan-style pizzas and dishes such as ‘eggs purgatorio’ with ’nduja and roasted peppers or pancakes with pancetta and red berries. We’re also fans of the ‘Tuscany meets Puglia’ combo (eggs, pappa al pomodoro, burrata, anchovy) and it’s fun to share the brunch ‘pinsa’ – a twist on several classic combinations, featuring smoked salmon, avocado and yoghurt, baked eggs and pancetta, prosciutto and mushroom, etc.

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Restaurant at Sea Containers London

Restaurants Contemporary European South Bank

Price: £19 per person for bottomless prosecco, rossinis, mimosas or Grey Goose bloody marys, or bottomless Laurent-Perrier Brut for £59. All brunch items priced individually. Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, noon-4pm (last seating). 90-minute time limit.

The perfect brunch-time distraction for culture vultures who have bookmarked a weekend meet-up with friends and a visit to Tate Modern or the South Bank, Sea Containers’ waterside dining room offers a sharing deal in maritime-themed, tromp l’oeil surrounds. The menu goes on a transatlantic cruise, stopping off for buttermilk fried chicken with waffles and blue cheese or a poshed-up mac ’n’ cheese with braised beef and garlic crumbs – with the odd detour for heritage tomato and ricotta flatbread and a crowd-pleasing aged cheddar cheeseburger. Check in at the Grey Goose bloody mary station to juice your own tomatoes and add garnishes from the ‘market cart’.

Venue says Enjoy weekend bottomless brunch, plus lunch or dinner with stunning views across the river Thames as your backdrop.

Roka Aldwych

Restaurants Japanese Holborn

Price: £59 per person (ten sharing plates, a main course, dessert and unlimited prosecco, red and white wine). Saturday, 11.30am-3.30pm; Sunday and bank holidays, 11.30am-8.00pm.

The weekend brunch menu at Roka Aldwych goes under the title of ‘han setto’, which is Japanese for ‘gently wasted’. Just kidding (it means 'set menu') although the procession of 10 sharing plates, plus a main and a sumptuous dessert platter, does come with the option of unlimited prosecco, red or white wine throughout the meal – and you’ll be pleased to hear that staff don’t hold back with top-ups. Move from dumplings, sashimi, tempura and the like to hearty grilled meats and veg from the robata. The dessert platter’s sugar rush will lift you from any post-wine slump.

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Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch

Restaurants Spanish Shoreditch

Price: £35

Stripped walls, hanging hams, a lovely view of Goodhood… hip Shoreditch tapas spot Brindisa doesn’t look like the kind of place that would do unlimited cava and sangria on the weekend. But it does. Plus vast quantities of extremely high-quality Spanish food. At its bottomless brunch, nibble on ham croquetas and padron peppers before gorging on a ‘feasting’ paella. It sounds like a classy way to get horrendously bloated very quickly, and we’re well into it.

Temper Covent Garden

Restaurants Mediterranean Covent Garden

Price: £39.50

Temper’s held a solid top-ten spot on our Best Restaurants list since it opened in 2016. One of a wave of chic barbecue joints that have set up in London over the past few years, it’s a sort-of industrial, sort-of retro space where tough-nut chefs chuck huge hunks of meat on to charcoal fires in a central open kitchen. At the weekend you can sit back and watch the show with unlimited cocktails and a platter of Asian- and Latin-spiced flesh. Think: impossibly juicy pork and full-flavoured, smoked and ‘blow-torched’ mackerel, tucked into tacos and flatbreads.

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Shackfuyu

Restaurants Japanese Soho

Price: £39 per person (unlimited small plates, one main dish per person, dessert for the table, plus bottomless prosecco and a yuzu kosho bloody mary on arrival). Sunday and bank holiday Monday, noon-9pm (last reservation 7pm). Two-hour time limit. Groups of six maximum. Advance booking required.

Sunday brunch we can cope with, but doing the bottomless thing on Mondays is strictly for dedicated sybarites. Now a staple of Soho’s east-west fusion scene, this outfit from the Bone Daddies team is a sexy, grungy rock ’n’ roll den that welcomes its hardcore brunch devotees with Asian-style yuzu koshu bloody marys. The food is equally twisted, with unlimited small plates of edgy Japanese-themed intensity plus one main course (including wickedly sticky bo saam beef short rib), all rounded off with dessert – perhaps an Instagram star dish of matcha soft-serve ice cream on French toast.

Smiths of Smithfield Farringdon

Restaurants Contemporary European Farringdon and Smithfield

Price: £30 per person (bottomless prosecco, mimosas or Absolut bloody marys). Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm. 90-minute time limit.

Sure, breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but brunch is obviously the most fun. If you’re in the game for top notch cuts of quality meat and sausages, Smiths is right down your alley. Go all out for their all-day breakfast, baked eggs with suffolk chorizo and wood-fired peppers, or try the severn & wye smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and crème fraiche on toast. There’s also a pretty decent vegan option, too, for those wanting a meat-free meal.

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Yashin Ocean House

Restaurants Japanese Earl’s Court

Price: £60 per person (bottomless champagne with unlimited sushi plus one additional main course and complimentary extras). Sunday, noon-5pm (last seating 2.30pm).

If the weekend end has taken its toll, what better than some sparkling-fresh sushi and frisky bubbles to cleanse the system and see you right. That’s the bottomless Sunday deal at Yashin Ocean House – a classy purveyor of cheek-to-fin Japanese cuisine. It’s pricey, but in return you get a choice of tasty morsels ranging from various carpaccios and tempura or vegetable croquettes to a whole fleet of sashimi and sushi rolls. You can also pick a main dish such as chicken or salmon teriyaki to go with your endless bubbles (or juice). Even with a scoop of Matcha green-tea ice cream for afters, bottomless brunching never seemed so healthy.

ziggy green brunch
ziggy green brunch
Photograph: Harvey Gorst

Ziggy Green

Restaurants Barbecue Mayfair

Price: £39.50

Tricia Jadoonanan, exec chef of Ziggy Green, is a former Ottolenghi staffer. So it’s no surprise that she knows flavours. The food here is punchy as hell: sweetcorn fritters with habanero peppers, bacon rotis with chilli-spiked mayo, shakshuka with charcoal sourdough and something called a ‘healthy start’: poached eggs, loads of veg and maple celeriac toast. Wash it all down with 100 minutes of Mimosas.

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