Around the world in 20 London brunches

Can’t face another poached egg? Then it’s time to shake up your brunch game with delicious dishes from around the world. Kick-start your day with tacos, huevos rancheros, and Korean fried chicken – all without leaving London.

American at Christopher’s, Covent Garden – This glam West End restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy an all-American brunch. Their superfood dishes are great if you’re trying to be good, but it’s hard to resist the more indulgent options like the lobster Benedict or chocolate brioche French toast. There’s even a build-your-own pancake menu.

Italian at Cantina del Ponte, Bankside – At this riverside trattoria, you can enjoy brunch Italian-style – think small plates, fresh pasta, and bottomless spumante. On warmer days, dine alfresco and enjoy the view of Tower Bridge.

Caribbean at The Rum Kitchen, Notting Hill – Start the day with fresh juices and smoothies, a spicy jerk chicken burger, or cola cured gammon with sweet potato fries and a fried egg. (Also available at their Brixton branch).

French at Bellanger, Islington – This Parisian-inspired brasserie is a treat at any time of day. On a sunny day, grab a table overlooking Islington Green and enjoy coffee and pastries, tarte flambées, or a classic croque monsieur.

German at German Gymnasium, King’s Cross Brunch with a German twist is available every weekend in the Grand Café. The menu ranges from healthy chia parfaits to hangover-curing fried eggs with Nürnberger sausages and bacon.

Japanese at Sakagura, Mayfair – Escape the bustle of Regent Street and linger over a 3-course brunch for just £45 a head. It includes bottomless booze (for 1.5 hours), plus crowd-pleasing dishes like chicken karaage, sashimi, and beef teriyaki.

Nordic at Aquavit, St James’s – Drop in for coffee and cinnamon rolls or Nordic brunch dishes like smoked eel Benedict and raggmunk (Swedish potato pancakes) with bacon and lingonberries. Don’t miss their Viking Breakfast – it’s just like a Bloody Mary but with aquavit instead of vodka.

Indian at Chai Ki, Canary Wharf – Spice up your weekend with fragrant masala chai,  fresh juices, and breakfast dishes with an Indian twist. Try red onion and curry leaf scrambled eggs or their bacon bun with tamarind tomato ketchup.

Spanish at Camino, Bankside – Every weekend, Spanish food fans can enjoy unlimited cava or mimosas with tapas dishes like jamón serrano, Ibérico meatballs, and crispy calamari for £30pp. The Bankside restaurant is just behind the Tate Modern and has a terrace that’s perfect for brunching alfresco.

Eclectic at Foley’s, Fitzrovia – At Foley’s, chef Mitz Vora and his team experiment with flavours from Asia and the Middle East. For brunch, they stuff freshly baked parathas with a fried egg and your choice of smoked salmon, lamb merguez, mushrooms, or avocado. If that’s not for you, there are pastries, granola, and egg bowls with sourdough and fennel butter.

Israeli at Bala Baya, Southwark – Bringing the flavours of Tel Aviv to SE1, Bala Baya serves flavour-packed brunch dishes like Turkish chilli cornbread with cured salmon and steak and eggs with harissa hollandaise. Bring a few pals along and get stuck into unlimited small plates for £8pp when you order a main brunch dish. Best of all, brunch is served until 4pm!

Greek at OPSO, Marylebone After a stroll around Marylebone farmers’ market, head to OPSO for Greek pastries, homemade spanakopita, or their twist on eggs Benedict, served with Greek yoghurt ‘hollandaise’ and koulouri milk bread.

Korean at Jinjuu, Soho & Mayfair If you fancy brunch before hitting the shops on Carnaby Street, head to Jinjuu for Korean fried chicken wings, crispy prawn pops, and delicious ssam platters. For an extra £19.95, you can enjoy add bottomless bubbles, goji berry Bellinis, or spiced kimchi Bloody Marys. (Note: brunch served Sundays only).

Peruvian at COYA, Mayfair For big flavours and bottomless Pisco Sours, head to this stylish Peruvian restaurant in Mayfair. Their brunch menu features superb ceviche, tamarind glazed pork ribs, and Chilean sea bass with lime and chilli.

Austrian at Fischer’s – If you prefer savoury to sweet, you’ll love the hearty dishes at this Viennese café. Choose from black pudding rösti, scrambled eggs with Dorset crab, or the classic bacon gröstl (a breakfast hash) with a fried egg.

British at Dean Street Townhouse, Soho – If you can’t resist a proper British breakfast, grab a table at this all-day dining destination on Dean Street. We’re big fans of their kedgeree and the ham hock hash topped with a fried duck egg.

Mexican at Corazon – After a wild night in Soho, why not return to the scene of the crime for brunch at this Poland Street taqueria? Expect huevos rancheros and bacon and egg tacos washed down with agua frescas.

Levantine at Arabica Bar & Kitchen – Combine a Borough Market shopping trip with an Eastern Mediterranean-inspired breakfast at Arabica. Every Saturday, they serve Turkish eggs (poached and served with whipped yogurt, Urfa chilli butter and sourdough), an Arabica fry-up, and breakfast pide (like pizza) topped with peppers, beef sausage, egg and halloumi.

Argentinean at Gaucho – Gaucho’s Electro Brunch features steak and eggs, French toast with dulce de leche, and a blend-your-own juice station. (Click here to find out which Gaucho restaurants serve brunch).

Australian at Timmy Green, Victoria – Situated close to St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace, this laid-back brunch spot is the ideal place to fuel up before a day of sightseeing. Try Aussie-inspired dishes like their banana bread sandwich with berries and mascarpone, broccoli-corn fritters with avocado, or The Bondi – a feast of bacon, poached eggs, sausage, mushrooms, avo, and chilli pesto, served on charcoal bread.

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