Dine out: Four of London's best brunch spots

Event checks out four venues that are serving up great brunch experiences across London.

Aqua Shard serves up brunch on weekends, with dishes including this lobster egg benedict on offer
Aqua Shard serves up brunch on weekends, with dishes including this lobster egg benedict on offer

Event checks out four venues that are serving up great brunch experiences, across London. 

Brunch at Aqua Shard

Head up to level 31 of The Shard of a weekend morning and you’ll be treated to a leisurely three-course brunch with a view at Aqua Shard. The selection of dishes on offer is constantly changing, and includes things like lobster benedict, game terrine and beetroot cured salmon to start, plus mains such as baked organic eggs, roasted Cornish lamb leg and gammon steak.

Dessert creations span winter forest cake, a lemon meringue tart and artisanal cheese selection, among others. Brunch is available on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Cost: £48 pp

Contact: (0) 20 3011 1256


Champagne brunch at The Landmark London

Enjoy a little luxury on a Sunday, as well as on selected Saturdays throughout summer, with a Champagne brunch at five-star hotel, The Landmark London. Available from 12.30pm to 3pm, the buffet-style brunch includes unlimited Champagne, freshly made pastries, continental charcuterie, smoked salmon and a range of salads, soups and sushi, along with mains such as aubergine and spinach tortellini and roast lamb shoulder with rosemary jus.

Sweet treats aren’t forgotten either, with the likes of macaroons, cupcakes, a chocolate fountain with fruit and marshmallows and Eton mess among the offerings. The hotel’s brunch menu will be available on two select Saturdays over summer - 30 May and 25 July.

Cost: £90 pp

Contact: (0) 20 7631 8000


Rock 'n' Roll Brunch at The House of Ho

Modern Vietnamese restaurant, The House of Ho in London’s Soho is bringing its much-loved Rock ‘n’ Roll Brunch back for summer. Available every Sunday between noon and 5pm from 3 May onwards, this year’s offering will include an entirely new menu.

Guests will receive a lychee bellini cocktail on arrival, as well as edamame beans and crackers, and choose from three of seven sharing plates, which include chilli-glazed chicken wings, smokey aubergine, a shredded chicken pomelo salad and fresh vegetarian summer rolls.

They will also be treated to one signature HO dish each – think lemongrass chicken in a fish caramel sauce, vegetable curry, apple-smoked pork belly and more. To top it all off, there will be a dessert of the day, as well as unlimited Prosecco.

Cost: £29

Contact: (0) 20 7287 0770

Granger & Co.

Australian chef Bill Granger is set to open a third Granger & Co. at Pancras Square in London’s Kings Cross over the summer. Can’t wait that long? Head on over to the chef’s Clerkenwell or Notting Hill restaurants, which adopt a similar approach to all-day dining as his newest venture.

Choose from freshly baked goods including scones, pastries and muffins, Australian-style fry ups and even a ginger-cured prawn and spring onion omelette. Mueslis, smoothies, juices and coffee are available, as well as bellinis, bloody marys and more from 11am.

Cost: varies according to order

Contact: (0) 20 7229 8944


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