5 new London brunch spots you need to try

Bored of your usual weekend hangout? Here are six new London brunch spots just waiting to be discovered.

Ella Canta, Mayfair

For brunch with a boozy Mexican twist, head to Ella Canta – the celebrated Mexican restaurant from chef Martha Ortiz. Every Saturday and Sunday, guests can indulge in the vibrant flavours of Martha’s homeland, choosing from individual dishes or three courses with free-flowing Margaritas for £45pp. Start with zingy fish tacos or the restaurant’s signature guacamole, followed by dishes like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or roast beef Suadero style. If you’ve still got room, there are churros and homemade ice pops for dessert.

Cinnamon Kitchen, Battersea

Go on a journey of discovery with East-meets-West dishes created by chef Vivek Singh. Cinnamon Kitchen’s Weekend Power Brunch menu includes sea bream kedgeree, Bombay scrambled eggs with keema paratha, and uttappam (South Indian rice pancakes) served with coconut chutney and lentil sambhar. If you’re dining in a group, try the Power Station Feast – a selection of modern Indian dishes served sharing style for £29 per person.

Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Kids under 12 eat for half price, and those under 6 for free.

Maple, Westfield

Westfield’s newest dining destination is the perfect place to people-watch, grab a coffee, or refuel after a shopping marathon. At the weekend, you can start your day with freshly pressed juices, poached eggs, salads, and avocado on toast. On the other hand, if you’re feeling indulgent, there are cocktails, cheeseburgers, and hot crumpets topped with bacon and maple syrup. You can probably guess which camp we’re in.

Soane’s Kitchen, Ealing

Head west to Walpole Park and enjoy brunch at Soane’s Kitchen, a new restaurant from Alex Head, the founder of catering company Social Pantry. Situated inside Pitzhanger Manor’s leafy walled garden, the restaurant serves dishes that showcase seasonal produce, with many ingredients grown on-site in the kitchen garden. On the brunch front, expect smoothie bowls, Bloody Mary beans with labneh, and a Full English with Ginger Pig bacon.

DUM Biryani House, Soho

Good news for late risers – DUM’s Sunday brunch is served from noon until 4pm, so you’ve got plenty of time to get dolled up and head into Soho. Founder Dhruv Mittal, a former Fat Duck chef, has branched out from biryani to create dishes like chilli cheese egg toast, stir-fried prawns with red chili and coconut, and brioche buns stuffed with lamb curry or masala paneer. Fancy going bottomless? For £15 a head, you can enjoy free-flowing Hyderbadi rum punch for two hours.

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