The City of London’s best bottomless brunches are where it’s at. Fast becoming a British institution, brunch is a delicious and fun way to start the weekend off.
Whether it’s simply all your favourite breakfast staples, like French toast or muesli, or something a little off-piste, like oysters, burgers or perhaps even a curry, the Square Mile has a whole array of brunches for all tastes and appetites. Plus, most of them invite you to go bottomless with cocktails or glasses of fizz!
We’ve searched the City to find the best bottomless brunches, and boy they’re boozy! Get ready to pile your plate high with the City of London’s best bottomless brunches.
If you haven’t enjoyed a meal at Brigadiers, why not? With spices permeating the air, the plush restaurant and bar has been influenced by former military bars in India. The upmarket restaurant offers delicious and expertly curated plates, but in a super relaxed atmosphere. For brunch, order the full Indian nashta which comes with masala sausage, chilli naan and chutney bone marrow. Or, try the masala omelette for something a little lighter. Wash down your food with a Bloody Mary or a Bombay chai and transport yourself to the beautiful country of India. Make your brunch bottomless with lager or sparkling wine for an added fee.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade EC4N 8AR
For an intimate gathering with a couple of friends, head to Bethnal Green’s fantastic Issho-Ni. Just a short walk from the Square Mile, the incredibly friendly Japanese restaurant serves boozy bottomless brunches on Saturdays.
Nibble on wasabi peas before kicking off the brunch with unlimited freshly made sushi, sashimi and maki rolls. Then, if you have room, choose one of the large mains on the menu, which includes a creamy Katsu curry, Wagyu steak or fried aubergine with sesame miso – our favourite! Complement your meal with unlimited prosecco or, if you’re feeling adventurous, a Bloody Geisha, which is a Japanese take on the Bloody Mary. Delicious!
Make sure you book ahead as the weekend brunches are very popular with Londoners and tourists alike. We can’t wait to go again! One of the City of London’s best bottomless brunches.
185 Bethnal Green Road E2 6AB
Ivy City Garden
When it comes to brunch, Ivy City Garden is not messing about. Located in Bishopsgate, the menu is bursting at the seams with options to choose from. Whether you decide to try the duck liver mandarin parfait with a toasted brioche, lobster linguine or even the steak tartare (an Ivy classic), you won’t be disappointed with the dedicated weekend brunch menu. It’s the perfect place to dine with fussy eaters, as you’re sure to find a dish for every taste. We can’t wait to try the hot buttermilk pancakes with a glass of Ivy Collection Champagne.
Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street EC2M 1QS
This City seafood spot offers up a super special fishy weekend brunch menu, aptly named ‘brunch off the boat’. For this special experience, diners start off at their very own oyster and Bloody Mary station – yes, they have an entire section dedicated to the two. Guests then move on to starters and main courses, made from fresh and locally sourced seafood that can also be enjoyed with bottomless Prosecco or Moët and Chandon. Because, why not?
16 New Street EC2M 4TR
The Moorish menu at Bad Egg is designed to be a bit messy and altogether mouthwateringly good every day of the week. We’re obsessed with their cheese-packed burgers and homemade tacos, but the pulled pork, kimchi and beans on toast is also a wonderful treat. They were also one of the first to bring bottomless brunches to the City and are known for turning Saturdays into all-day parties. Refreshingly unpretentious and one of the City of London’s best brunches.
CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street EC2Y 9AW
Gordon Ramsay himself may be slightly terrifying, but his City restaurant is one of the best places to grab a classy bottomless brunch. Choose an egg dish or a main as well as a dessert before downing as many glasses of Prosecco as you can possibly can – testing the waiters’ speed and efficiency in the process. We also love their weekend beef Wellington special for a slightly alternative brunch experience. This bougie British speciality is done to perfection at Bread Street Kitchen and can be complimented by delicious wine pairings.
10 Bread Street EC4M 9AJ
Sky Brunch at Shangri-La, The Shard
Ideal for a big celebration and one of the City of London’s best bottomless brunches, the Sunday brunch at the Shard’s luxury restaurant is one for the books. Enjoy a welcome glass of Champagne before tucking into delicious cuisine with unrivaled views of the City. You can also upgrade to bottomless Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Champagne and a choice of three courses for a little extra. The pan-Asian brunch menu includes Hainanese chicken rice, pad Thai and aromatic duck, so you can enjoy the brunch at any hour. Finish your experience with caramelised pear, crème brulee, or a cute mochi selection.
31 St Thomas Street SE1 9QU