Looking for brunch in Chelsea? We’ve got you covered, with options for every eventuality. Need a quick cuppa and a croissant with your other half? Bread Ahead sounds like the perfect spot for you. Fancy taking a few hours enjoying a full English with pals? Try Han’s Bar & Grill.
With its crowd of yummy mummies and well-heeled young professionals, Chelsea is an area practically purpose made for brunching. Whether you’re strolling down the far western reaches of the King’s Road or shopping ‘til you drop up towards glitzy Knightsbridge, there’s a plethora of options to suit all tastes.
As a result, competition is high, and if you’re desperate for a coffee and a slice of cake, you’re likely to stumble upon something good. There are plenty of great cafes in the area for laid back brunching, but if you’re gearing up for something longer and boozier, the likes of Big Easy, Jolie and Haché offer bottomless brunches which stretch late into the afternoon.
Chelsea has a reputation for Instagram-friendly brunches - you might even spot a celeb or two at the Bluebird Café - but even if you’re a food purist this part of London is worth the trip. The King’s Road is even home to one of the best hidden gems in the city - Natalie Tangsakul’s Northern Thai cafe Talad Eatery.
You see? Chelsea really is the place to be between breakfast and lunch. Read on for our pick of Chelsea’s best brunch spots - hit the links and you can book a table straight away.
Best brunch near Sloane Square and on the King's Road
People flock to Chelsea's famous King's Road for a lot of things: designer fashion, homeware shops, Sloane Square's Saatchi Gallery and to eat. It's chock-full of places to grab a bite and that includes brunch. It covers quite a long stretch, so next time you're in the area, have a wander and pop in to one of these brilliant brunch restaurants.
Why: The Bluebird Café is a bit of a local institution, and its often-packed courtyard is a great spot for people watching in the sun (look out for the Made in Chelsea cast). Two or three-course weekend brunches are available, with dishes including the likes of French toast with streaky bacon and wild blueberries, and avocado on sourdough toast with poached eggs, green tomato and coriander salsa.
Where: 350 King's Road, London, SW3 5UU
Book now: Bluebird
Big Easy Chelsea
Why: Celebrating New Orleans in all its sinful glory, Big Easy lays on a weekend ‘boozy brunch’ including a choice of alcoholic beverages (from house wine to Mojitos). The brunch menu at this good-time crab-shack and barbecue kitchen is dead simple; choose between unlimited barbecue, a Texas-style steak or a half lobster.
Where: 332-334 King's Road, London, SW3 5UR
Book now: Big Easy Chelsea
Why: With its outdoor courtyard, Megan’s offers the perfect spot to make the most of sunny mornings. Catering to a crowd of twenty-something Londoners, you can expect all the usual brunch big-hitters - avocado on toast, shakshuka and eggs Benedict. Depending on what area of Chelsea you’re in it could be a little walk, being at the Fulham Brodway end of the King’s Road.
Where: 571 King's Road, London, SW6 2EB
Book now: Megan’s
Why: This seafood-led Peruvian serves up a brunch that goes beyond your usual eggs royale. Diners can pick from specials which include a sweetcorn pancake topped with prawns, ají amarillo hollandaise and pickled chili, or a huge seafood platter of squid, octopus, scallops and prawns. Meanwhile, desserts such as banana and yuzu ice cream cater to a sweet-toothed crowd.
Where: 383 King's Road, London, SW10 0LP
Book now: Chicama
Why: This chic cocktail bar on the King’s Road hosts brunch everyday between 12-5pm. The menu features a mixture of brunch favourites and French bistro classics, and bottomless drinks will keep you there until the DJ arrives at midnight.
Where: 459 King’s Road, London, SW10 0LR
Book now: Jolie
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Why: The manicured garden and opulent interiors here help to give this branch of The Ivy its trademark touch of glamour. Brunchers can indulge with an extensive menu which features everything from warm buttermilk pancakes topped with berries, to a truffle chicken sandwich with chips. The drinks list is just as varied, with green juices and bubbles both on hand.
Where: 197 King's Road, London, SW3 5ED
Book now: The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Why: You'll always find a decent crowd in good old reliable Gail’s, where you can nip in for something simple like porridge or toast while you work at your laptop, or go for something more substantial like eggs (and a pastry to finish). If you’re in a rush, pick up a cinnamon bun to go – they're really very good.
Where: 209 King's Road, London, SW3 5ED
Book now: Gail’s King’s Road
Best brunch in Chelsea and around Sloane Square
Chelsea is concentrated with popular brunch locations, with some of the most notorious including Pavilion Road, Fulham Road and Sloane Square. Find everything from fluffy pancake stacks to healthy smoothies to start your day.
Why: Just a stone’s throw from the Saatchi Gallery, Vardo’s sleek stone and glass pavilion is a prime spot for people watching. Fortunately the brunch offering is as good as the entertainment, with interesting riffs on favourites like granola, poached eggs and smashed avocados, as well as a healthy cocktail list and tasty sourdough pizzas later in the day.
Where: 9 Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY
Book now: Vardo
Why: Perfect for a pre- or post-shopping pit stop (it's located on the King’s Road after all), The Botanist serves up a set price brunch menu that, on closer inspection, looks suspiciously like a lunch menu served from 11am. Still, it's a good lunch menu and well worth the price, especially as you can add bottomless drinks for an extra tenner and hang out on Sloane Square for the afternoon.
Where: 7 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EE
Book now: The Botanist
No.11 Pimlico Road
Why: No.11 on Pimlico Road has got every dining situation covered: Sunday roast, vegan options, child-friendly menus – you name it. One of the best reasons to visit this casual eatery though, is for brunch (boozy or otherwise). Served at the weekend, you can feast on everything from bircher bowls to breakfast brioche with scrambled eggs and melted cheese. Want to go bottomless? You can do that too with free-flowing Prosecco, mimosas and mojitos for an hour and a half.
Where: 11 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NA
Book now: No.11 Pimlico Road
The Good Life Eatery
Why: For a virtuous way to start the day, The Good Life Eatery offers a solid range of wholesome breakfast options that are available all day. Think egg white frittata with vegetables and cashew pesto; an acai bowl with homemade granola, banana, blueberries and raw coconut flakes; vegan porridge and build-your-own avocado toast options. Guests can eat-in or takeaway, and it sources all its produce locally and sustainably.
Where: 59 Sloane Avenue, London, SW3 3DH
Why: Bread Ahead’s unmissable doughnuts continue to roll out across London. The latest outpost is just off Sloane Square and offers up freshly baked sourdough, as well as sandwiches, pastries, cakes and, yes, all the doughnuts you can handle.
Where: 249 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP
Book now: Bread Ahead
Why: Haché is a regular on London’s best burger lists, and the weekend bottomless brunch features an unmissable full English breakfast burger as well as a souped up smokey bacon sandwich for purists. Wash all that down with jugs of elderflower spritz.
Where: 329-331 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL
Book now: Haché
Granger & Co Chelsea
Why: If you’re hankering for eggs, sourdough, smashed avocado and good coffee, Granger & Co is the place to go. It doesn't take walk-ins and it can get busy, but don’t fret - Pavilion Road is brunch central in Chelsea so you’ll be able to find another option close by if needed.
Where: 237-239 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP
Book now: Granger & Co Chelsea
Why: More relaxed than its stablemates The Wolseley and Brasserie Zedel, Colbert takes you back in time with its 1930s-style interiors, featuring red banquette seating and lots of dark wood. On the brunch menu you’ll find eggs every which way, accompanied by the likes of mushrooms, ham or cheese. Elsewhere, treat yourself to kedgeree or a full English.
Where: 50-52 Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AX
Book now: Colbert
Why: There's no strict brunch menu at GOAT, but the breakfast menu rolls very easily into the lunch menu, so there are solid options for early birds and late risers. The breakfast menu includes the likes of granola, Cumberland sausage on sourdough toast and chocolate brioche, before the kitchen starts slinging pizzas at midday. We can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon.
Where: 333 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL
Why: Despite its South Kensington address, this brunch bolthole is just a fifteen minute walk from Sloane Square, and offers something a little healthier than your typical fare. Activated charcoal and turmeric lattes are on the drinks menu, alongside smoothies, buddha bowls and lots of eggs.
Where: 1-3 Pelham Street, London, SW7 2ND
Book now: Muriel’s Kitchen
Baker & Spice
Why: Baked goods are pretty high up on the list of best ways to start the day, and Baker & Spice comes into its own here. As a bakery and deli you can expect oven-fresh treats alongside larger plates. For a light breakfast (or a breakfast starter) try a buttery almond croissant, or go all in with Welsh rarebit served on thick homemade sourdough toast, topped with a fried egg.
Where: 47 Denyer Street, London, SW3 2LX
Book now: Baker & Spice
Han’s Bar & Grill
Why: Han’s Bar & Grill is in the 11 Cadogan Gardens hotel and offers up a contemporary, stylish place to enjoy a Chelsea brunch. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing Sunday morning, where you can tuck into dishes like fruit bowls and yoghurts, brioche French toast or a Full English (which, crucially, comes with hash browns).
Where: 164 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0AW
Book now: Han’s Bar & Grill
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