Brunch, once a little-known meal time on these shores, is now an essential part of the London experience. As a meme page on Instagram would put it, 'if you don't brunch every weekend, do you even London bro?' Of course, the only way to make brunch better than it already is, is to add bottomless booze – with that in mind, we've rounded up our favourite bottomless offerings, helpfully categorised by type. Read below to get started – happy brunching!
Bottomless brunch with a view
So you can get sloshed high in the sky
Bokan 37, Canary Wharf
What: This sky-high restaurant and bar is far sexier than its Novotel wrapper suggests and boasts panoramic views of the London skyline, 37 floors high. If you’re looking to try out brunch at Bokan, you can expect a three course meal and two hours of free-flowing Prosecco. On the menu, you’ll find well-thought out dishes such as slow-cooked pork cheek, mascarpone polenta, chorizo and popcorn, or smoked salmon with daikon veloute and yuzu.
Where: Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall, E14 9TP
How much: £50 per person
Dokke, St Katharine Dock
What: Available from Tuesday to Sunday, bottomless brunch at Dokke (simply pronounced ‘dock’) is not just for the weekends. Nestled in a corner of St Katharine’s Dock, this Asian-fusion restaurant is a real hidden gem and the views over the marina are hard to beat. Brunch sees one hour of unlimited Prosecco or Bloody Marys along with a brunch dish or main from the menu – think a four-egg omelette with fig chutney or noodles topped with duck.
Where: Ivory House, E1W 1LA
How much: £35 per person
Skylon, South Bank
What: Found inside Royal Festival Hall, with views onto the Thames and the South Bank below, swish Skylon offers up a ‘Saxy brunch’(major pun appreciation), which features live sax music. Guests can enjoy three courses alongside two hours of bottomless Prosecco. Tuck into the likes of eggs Florentine or deep-fried Brixham haddock with chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, before finishing up with sticky toffee pudding served with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream.
Where: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
How much: £40 per person
Oblix at The Shard, South Bank
What: One of London’s most famous modern landmarks, The Shard boasts a handful of dining options. When it comes to bottomless brunch, we love the menu at Oblix. Chow down on a selection of hearty dishes, including a pork and chorizo sausage roll with garlic and saffron mayonnaise, or a decadent lobster omelette. Desserts are served deli-style from a counter and include cookies, banana bread and doughnuts. There are three different options for bottomless boozing too, which is great for any fussy friends in your party.
Where: Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
How much: Three courses, £55 per person. Unlimited wine, Chandon or Billecart Salmon, £20/25/45 respectively.
Bottomless brunch with entertainment
When you need more than your bestie’s drunken antics to keep you occupied
Bunga Bunga, Battersea
What: The original Bunga Bunga is famous across the capital for its karaoke brunch, where guests can choose from over 5,000 songs to try their hand at. If you weren’t gifted with Mariah-esque vocals, you can seek comfort in the three-course brunch menu, which features charcuterie, sourdough pizza, and jam-filled doughnuts dipped in Nutella. If you’re in need of some Dutch courage before you jump on stage, two hours of free-flowing Bellinis should do the trick.
Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA
How much: £48 per person
Bunga Bunga, Covent Garden
What: At Bunga Bunga’s other London location, things are a little more swish (expect camp, over the top interiors and water fountain taps in the bathroom). Here, you’ll find a matinee brunch where singers and dancers take to the stage for a raucous performance, while guests feast on an Italian menu of charcuterie and sourdough pizzas. To sip on, there’s never-ending Prosecco and Bellinis for 90 minutes…bottoms up!
Where: 167 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PG
How much: £46 per person
The Piano Works, Farringdon and West End
What: How do you make bottomless brunch better than it already is? Throw in some live music of course! At The Piano Works, you can ‘brunch to the beat’ while enjoying bottomless Prosecco, Bloody Marys or mocktails for two hours. The brunch features two courses, with options including the likes of pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup, or smashed avocado and a poached egg on sourdough toast.
Where: 113-117 Farringdon Road, ECR1 3BX; 47 Whitcomb Street, WC2H 7DH
How much: £50 per person
Ping Pong, Soho
What: 90 minutes of bottomless booze, banging beats and brunch? Sounds like fun to us! At Ping Pong’s Soho site, you can tap your feet to a live DJ who will spin classic tracks and contemporary hits, while tucking into an expansive menu of dim sum. Try the likes of a prawn and chive dumpling, or a Beijing quinoa gyoza, all of which are washed down by a mix of bottomless cocktails.
Where: 45 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7JL
How much: £30 per person
Quirky bottomless brunch
For experienced brunchers who are tired of the ordinary offerings
Darcie & May, Paddington
What: If you’ve tried pretty much every standard brunch out there, then we recommend broadening your horizons…to as far as Paddington. Hop aboard Darcie & May Green, who are not a pair of old biddies off Coronation Street, but two floating barges moored up on The Grand Union Canal. Darcie & May serve up a two-course brunch alongside unlimited Prosecco or Mimosas. Dishes to choose from include sweetcorn and spring green fritters and a coconut tapioca pudding.
Where: Grand Union Canal, Sheldon Square, W2 6DS
How much: £39.50 per person
Ballie Ballerson, Shoreditch
What: Some of our fondest childhood memories comes from playing in ball pits, so it’s only natural to add booze into the equation for Ballie Ballerson’s adult version (although drinks aren’t allowed in the actual pit, as that would just be careless). Brunchers can tuck into unlimited pizza alongside free-flowing Prosecco and Pornstar Martinis. Pizza toppings to try out before you dive in include barbecue chicken with mozzarella, bacon and red onion.
Where: 97-113 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
How much: From £20 per person
The Little Blue Door, Fulham
What: The team here are committed to the restaurant’s ‘house party’ persona – reservations are made via Whatsapp, there’s a faux utility room inside and staff are referred to as ‘housemates’. Blue Door’s lively brunch sees bottomless Prosecco or house punch paired with dishes including a truffle cheeseburger served with fries, chocolate pancakes with salted caramel ice cream or a chicken salad with avocado, sugar snap peas and cashew.
Where: 871-873 Fulham Road, SW6 5HP
How much: From £32 per person
Affordable bottomless brunch
For when you’re living la vida broke-a
Zobler at The Ned, City
What: The Ned’s stable of restaurants and bars aren’t exactly renowned for being pocket-friendly, but the brunch at Zobler’s represents a pretty good deal. You can enjoy any main dish or sandwich from the brunch and à la carte menus, alongside bottomless Mimosa for two hours. Which sandwich should you go for? We’ve got our eye on the classic Reuben: corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on toasted rye bread.
Where: The Ned, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ
How much: Add bottomless booze for £20 per person
What: For a slice of sunny Jamaica in the decidedly less sunny Dalston, head to brunch at Rudie’s. Its weekend offering means guests can enjoy one dish from the Bottomless Rum Punch Brunch Menu (try saying that after a few drinks), alongside 90 minutes of free-flowing rum punch. Tuck into the likes of a Full Jamaican, which features ackee and saltfish, lamb sausages, baked butter beans, sautéed spinach and boiled green banana.
Where: 50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
How much: £18 per person
What: Brunch at this Borough joint is a strictly Nordic affair. On both Saturdays and Sundays, guests here can enjoy dishes such as Swedish potato pancakes topped with bacon and lingonberries, or eggs any style on homemade rye bread, with optional extras of smoked salmon or bacon. There are three bottomless options to add on to your brunch, including free-flowing beer, Prosecco or Champagne – and don't forget to grab a Danish pastry from the counter on your way out.
Where: 180 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB
How much: Beer and wine £10, Prosecco £20 and Champagne £30
Breddos Carnaby and Clerkenwell
What: Forget resting on a Sunday, as Breddos is encouraging you to put all your energy into feasting on tacos. At both the Carnaby and Clerkenwell locations, guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos, including the likes of an egg and avocado variety, as well as a veggie-friendly black bean taco. For an extra £15, you can add bottomless booze, which means free-flowing frozen Margaritas and beers.
Where: 26 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QD; 82 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DB
How much: £20 per person for bottomless tacos (add bottomless booze for £15)
Mac & Wild, City and Fitzrovia
What: This Scottish pair of restaurants is well known for its menu of gut-busting comfort food (think truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and stacked burgers). On the weekend, you can visit for bottomless brunch, sinking unlimited Bucks Fizz or Bloody Marys for up to two hours. Food wise, expect the tempting likes of haggis pops, grilled monkfish tail and a venison Scotch egg. Finish up with sticky toffee pudding or a deep-fried Mars Bar sundae.
Where: 9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN; 65 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7PS
How much: Add bottomless drinks for £23 per person
Daddy Bao, Tooting
What: Tooting’s foodie credentials have been on the up for a while now, and this Taiwanese joint is a great addition to the area. On Saturdays, it serves bottomless brunch alongside its regular menu, and you can add free-flowing cocktails for under £20 – sip on the likes of a White Night in Taipei (white rum, passionfruit jam, lychee, lime) while chowing down on eggs Benedict served in a bao bun.
Where: 113 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PE
How much: Add bottomless booze for £18 per person
Pachamama Marylebone and Shoreditch
What: Pachamama is a Peruvian-leaning restaurant which deals in seriously pretty plates. Weekend brunch here sees bottomless Prosecco and Bellinis, which you can mix at the table yourself, if you’re that way inclined. Alongside the drinks, you’ll enjoy a selection of sharing dishes – think a fish sandwich stuffed with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and wasabi mayonnaise, or perhaps caramelised aubergine with peanuts and coriander oil.
Where: 18 Thayer Street, W1U 3JY; 73 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HR
How much: Add bottomless booze for £20 per person
Posh bottomless brunch
For when you want to flash the cash
Kaia at The Ned, City
What: See you later Saturday debriefs, as we’re hearing that Sunday is the new day to go for brunch – well, at least according to The Ned. To enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Asian-inspired fare, head to Kaia on a Sunday from 11.30am. Dishes include endless amounts of sushi, sashimi, poke bowls, robata grilled corn, prawn tempura, Japanese fried chicken, lamb cutlets, teriyaki salmon and more (phew), and that’s not even covering pudding.
Where: The Ned, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ
How much: £45 per person, including a welcome drink
Aqua Kyoto, Soho
What: If you’re looking for a glamorous brunch that’s perfectly positioned for some post-prandial shopping along Oxford Street, Aqua Kyoto is the place for you. Its Ukiyo brunch sees diners choose between indulgence or purity, with opposing dishes such as vegetable gyoza with wasabi sauce, or chicken wings slathered in a spicy teriyaki sauce. You’ll finish up with Japanese-style waffles, all the while sipping on free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Where: 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), W1B 3BR
How much: £65 per person
COYA, City and Mayfair
What: Brunches at COYA normally end up with punters dancing on the tables. If that’s the kind of brunch experience you’re after, head to its London branches in either Angel Court or Mayfair for an afternoon to remember. The three hour affair of bottomless Pisco Sours and Champagne features Latin American dishes such as kingfish tiradito with truffle oil, and churros with dulce de leche.
Where: 31-33 Throgmorton Street, EC2N 2AT; 118 Piccadilly, W1J 7NW
How much: £75 per person
What: Planning a catch up with your pals? Head to Shackfuyu on a Sunday, where you can enjoy a Bloody Mary on arrival, as well as unlimited small dishes, one big dish per person, unlimited Prosecco and dessert for the table. Highlights from the small dishes include salmon tacos with shisho avocado, prawn toast and Korean fried chicken wings, while bigger plates see a vegetarian katsu curry or Iberico pork with black pepper miso and spring onion.
Where: 14a Old Compton Street, W1D 4TJ
How much: £39 per person
Image credit: Charlie McKay
Flesh & Buns, Covent Garden and Fitzrovia
What: The Sunday brunch menu at Flesh & Buns doesn’t feature your traditional fare (no avocado on toast here, thank you very much). Instead, it sees dishes such as Korean friend chicken wings with a spicy sour sauce, or bao buns stuffed with crispy duck leg and a drizzle of plum sauce. You can wash down your brunch with unlimited red or white wine, or Prosecco – cheers to that!
Where: 41 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LX; 32 Berners Street, W1T 3LR
How much: From £39 per person
Image credit: Charlie McKay
What: Swanky Quaglino’s might not be the hottest ticket in town anymore, but it’s still got class in spades. Head here to enjoy its Q brunch, which is fuelled by bottomless bubbles and live music. You’ll dine from a menu which includes the likes of lobster thermidor with fries and garden salad, or a brunch burger topped with streaky bacon, cheddar cheese and pickled gherkins.
Where: 16 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AJ
How much: Add bottomless bubbles for £25 per person
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