Brunch in Chelsea: 18 of the best places to start your day

Treat yourself to a snazzy Chelsea brunch this weekend

Updated on 15 May 2019 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

Brunch in Chelsea: 18 of the best places to start your day

Looking for brunch in Chelsea? We have got you covered, with options for every eventuality. Need a quick cuppa and a croissant with your other half? Baker and Spice make the perfect spot. Fancy taking a few hours enjoying a full English with pals? Try Han's Bar and Grill.

With its crowd of yummy mummies and well-heeled young professionals, Chelsea is an area practically made for brunching. There are plenty of places where you can while away the afternoon over eggs and hot coffees, so check out 10 of our favourites below and treat yourself to booking your next brunch.

Big Easy Chelsea brunch dishes

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Big Easy

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 menu at this good-time crab-shack and barbecue kitchen features clam chowder or Cobb salad; alternatively, choose the limitless pork and chicken-based barbecue or a fresh lobster feast.

Where: 332-334 King's Road, SW3 5UR

Bluebird brunch dishes

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Bluebird Café & Courtyard

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 New Yorker eggs with pastrami and pickled eggs, and vanilla cheesecake with Kentish strawberries.

Where: 350 King's Road, SW3 5UU

The Botanist brunch dishes

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The Botanist Sloane Square

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 brunch menu which includes light bites such as porridge with coconut milk and passion fruit, and avocado toast on charcoal bread. There are heartier options too though, such as chicken breast with parmesan, polenta and wild mushrooms.

Where: 7 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EE

Chicama brunch dishes

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Chicama

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 crab, ají panca hollandaise and pickled chili, or fish and spiced red cabbage stuffed in a brioche bun. Meanwhile, desserts such as banana and yuzu ice cream cater to a sweet-toothed crowd.

Where: 383 King's Road, SW10 0LP

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Colbert

Why: More relaxed than its stablemates The Wolseley and Brasserie Zedel, Colbert takes you back in time with its 1930s-style interior, 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, SW1W 8AX

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Farm Girl Park Walk

Why: Cutesy interiors and an Australian-inspired menu have helped this Farm Girl branch become a brunch fixture. Instagram-friendly dishes you might find include colourful smoothie bowls and a veggie BLT made with coconut ‘bacon’. To drink, we’d recommend the Liquid Gold latte, which is made with turmeric, cinnamon, honey and coconut milk.

Where: 9 Park Walk, SW10 0AJ

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GOAT

Why: The only thing better than a standard brunch, is when it comes with bottomless bubbles. At GOAT, you can sip on free-flowing Prosecco, wine or beer while tucking into the likes of a pepperoni pizza or poached egg topped with pancetta and mushrooms, as well as chocolate brownie bites for dessert. We can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon.

Where: 333 Fulham Road, SW10 9QL

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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, SW3 5ED

Manicomio brunch dishes

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Manicomio Chelsea

Why: Ok, so this one is more of a breakfast menu (served until 11am), but the offering is tasty enough to include it anyway. Head to Manicomio early to enjoy the likes of a bacon and avocado piadina, or smoked salmon with poached egg and an avocado muffin. If you’re in a rush, opt for the pastries, which include a pain au raisin and a toasted ham and cheese croissant.

Where: 85 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY

Kurobuta brunch dishes

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Kurobuta

Why: The Japanese ‘dude food’ brunch at Kurobuta is not for the faint of heart. Weekend eaters can feast on unlimited sushi, buns and hot and cold dishes, while bottomless wine, Prosecco or beer is available for an extra £10 per person. Chow down on the likes of a salmon sashimi pizza with truffle ponzu, while enjoying brunch-time beats from a live DJ.  

Where: 312 King's Road, SW3 5UH

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Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea

Why: The weekend brunch (served from 9.30am-3.30pm) at this branch of Tom’s Kitchen sticks to the classics, turning out a menu of crowd pleasers including brioche French toast topped with caramelised apples, or an epic breakfast grill complete with two fried eggs, bacon, two sausages, grilled tomato, lamb cutlet, Portobello mushroom, Heinz baked beans, black pudding and slice of toast – phew.

Where: 27 Cale Street, SW3 3QP

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Megan’s

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 Rd, Fulham, London SW6 2EB

Muriel’s

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. There’s a Buddha bowl we love the sounds of that is packed with black quinoa, tomato, beetroot, edamame beans, avocado, crispy potatoes and topped with a jalapeno yogurt dressing.

Where: 1-3 Pelham Street, London, SW7 2ND

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Eelbrook

Why: For a tempting vegan brunch look no further than Eelbrook and their menu that caters to most dietary requirements. Their ‘Full Vegan’ breakfast includes mushrooms, kale pesto, tomatoes and avocado. For those not following a vegan diet there are comically named dishes like the ‘Trump Stack’, which is made up of American fluffy pancakes, maple syrup and bacon. You’ll have to decide whether you can stomach that one or not.

Where: Eel Brook Common, New King's Road, London SW6 4SE

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Why: Served until 11am during the week and until 5pm at the weekend, Bidendum's brunch offering is a high end affair. Their location in the original Michelin building creates a dramatic backdrop to brunch and their menu, which is laden with traditional dishes, features full English breakfasts and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

Where: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD

L’Eto

Why: Brunch shouldn’t be relegated to mornings only, and it’s not just us that think so. The team at L’Eto very happily serve up brunch all day long, with plates focused on different cuisines. Try the Lebanese breakfast with poached egg, avocado, labneh yoghurt, falafel, hummus, za’atar, flat bread, tomatoes and rocket; or the Italian breakfast with burrata, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, sourdough and tomatoes. 

Where: 149 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5TX

Baker and Spice

Why: Baked goods are pretty high up on the list of best ways to start the day, and Baker and Spice come into their 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 St, Chelsea, London SW3 2LX

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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, grilled kippers or a Full English (which , crucially, comes with hash browns).

Where: 164 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0AW

If you like to dine in Chelsea at all times of the day, check out our pick of the best restaurants in the area.