Pizza for breakfast: Where to live the dream in London

Did you hear the news? According to a dietician, “pizza is a healthier breakfast choice than cereal”. Well, not exactly, but it’s still good news for those of us who occasionally enjoy a slice for breakfast. If you get the craving, don’t settle for yesterday’s leftovers– splash out on breakfast pizza at one of these top London restaurants.

Radici, Islington

Francesco Mazzei’s Islington trattoria has launched a new bottomless weekend brunch that celebrates classic Italian dishes alongside some fun twists on London favourites. Their soon-to-be-Insta-famous Brunch Pinsa comes topped with smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg and avocado, and prosciutto and mushroom – perfect for two to share. If you’re in the mood for fizz, you can add bottomless Prosecco for £15 for two hours when you order two courses.

Hai Cenato, Victoria

Bringing laid-back New York-Italian vibes to Victoria, Jason Atherton’s Hai Cenato is a top choice for a quick lunch or date night dinner. At the weekends, they serve brunch from 11am until 3pm. Expect lemon and ricotta pancakes, Jersey potato and ham hock frittata, and a breakfast pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, sausage, prosciutto, mushrooms and egg.

Fucina, Marylebone

If you’re shopping in Marylebone or browsing the farmers’ market, why not refuel in style at this upscale Italian on Paddington Street? They serve brunch until 2.30pm on the weekend, with optional bottomless wine, beer or Aperol spritz for £20 a head for 2 hours. If you can resist their soft baked eggs in tomato sauce, try their full house breakfast pizza topped with fried eggs, sausages, grilled mushroom, baked beans, and pancetta. For a more traditional Italian experience, come for dinner – they serve wonderful homemade pasta, wild sea bass, and more.

Sodo Pizza Café, Walthamstow

Good news for late risers – Sodo’s Walthamstow branch serves brunch until 2pm on the weekend! Their dough is fermented for up to 48 hours and baked in excess of 450°C which makes it easy to digest and gives it that sourdough tang. They do eggs (baked or poached) but you’d be mad not to try their breakfast-inspired pizzas. If you don’t fancy the meaty version with pancetta and n’duja, try The Morrissey – a veggie-friendly feast with chard, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, olives, parmesan and egg. Pair it with a Bloody Mary and you’re good to go.

BungaTini, Covent Garden

Described by TimeOut as ‘a straight-up pizzeria with killer cocktails and a friendly vibe’, BungaTini is a great option for a weekend brunch. From 12-3pm, you can enjoy a 3-course brunch for £24 or £34 with two hours of bottomless bubbles, Bellinis or Bloody Marys. Choose from wood-fired eggs with Parma ham, seared tuna salad, or their English Brunch pizza, topped with sausage, pancetta, mozzarella, tomato and a soft egg.

Pizza Buzz, Shoreditch

At this pizza parlour on the Shoreditch-City fringe, you can create your own wood-fired pizza from start to finish in under 4 minutes. If choosing from over 50 toppings sounds overwhelming, try one of their signature pizzas, like the Spicy Peppa (with n’duja and pepperoni) or The English (with white sauce, mozzarella, sausage, mushroom, tomato and egg). They offer bottomless booze from 2pm weekdays and all day on the weekend, which is handy if you’re planning a night out with friends or celebrating a work win.

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