Without getting too deep on a blog post which is essentially going to be about pancakes and pink tables- I thought I'd start by mentioning the importance of the saying 'never to judge a book by its cover'. We're rightly taught this from a young age and although I'm incredibly open minded, and rarely skip to conclusions before I've given anything my full time of day- when it comes to brunch (and eating) in London, there's enough selection that sometimes you can't help being swayed by a neon light fitting or rose quartz Pantone walls.

Fortunately there's some gems in London which are both aesthetically a go-go as well as plain delicious too. So I thought I'd put together a little guide of some of the most babin' brunch spots (forever remembering that it's what's on the inside that counts, naturally)...

Bronte:



Okay- let's talk about Bronte. It's the newest of the bunch (or should I say brunch, ho ho ho)- but this place is a total knockout- with both interiors and the menu too. Designed by Tom Dixon- it goes without saying that the pink, gold and emerald green interior combined with an Modern European and Asian inspired menu was always going to be a treat. With brunch being my total favourite here, it's a welcome addition that I can Instagram everything too. Dreamy.

Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ

Spring:



Down the road from Bronte at Somerset House lies Spring. They may not do brunch but with a lunch, dinner and theatre menu (as well as beautiful bar area that looks fresh from a Van Gough painting)- it's worth noting down regardless. With a menu consisting of original flavour pairings and seasonal produce, it's definitely somewhere equally beautiful and memorable for a delicious date night or girlie evening.

Somerset House New Wing, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA

MILK:



I'd heard endless things about Balham's MILK before I managed to squeeze a date in. Having heard weekend breakfasts would mean endless queuing, I decided to visit on a Friday morning- and it was still full with customers. Waiting aside, this place is clearly a favourite for a reason. With an original breakfast menu with everything from fritters, baked in house crumpets to homemade juices in pint bottles- everything we sampled was wonderful and was absolutely worth the wait.

20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG

The Laslett:



Although The Laslett is a hotel, it's by far one of the loveliest places in Notting Hill to curl up with a cuppa. Whether you fancy perching in the library amongst the books, or sitting street-side with a juice people watching- it's a little known spot if you're not staying the night. On top of that their menu is simple, delicious a stone's throw away from Portobello and Notting Hill Gate too.

8 Pembridge Gardens, London W2 4DU

Farm Girl:



Whilst we're West- I couldn't not include the trendy ol' pink tabled hot spot that is Farm Girl. The restaurant equivalent of the latest Chung x M&S collection- this place is known for it's healthy, slightly quirky superfood offerings and always delicious dishes. With my favourites ironically being the cakes (and avocado on toast, naturally)- the menu also boasts avocado with porridge (which I've heard is less offensive than it sounds), berry pancakes and even steak and chips if you want a flash of familiarity. Just be prepared to wait for an outdoor table...

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

Bourne & Hollingsworth:



Somewhere that's always been on my list for some beautiful botanics and breakfast is of course Bourne & Hollingsworth. Curled up in Clerkenwell this club house, bar and restaurant is a bit of a hub for stunning original interiors and delicious dishes. Not only that, this place is renown for it's infamous bars and cocktails- so make sure to head back in the evening for something special too.

42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU

Palm Vaults:



How could I do a post about pretty breakfast spots and not include London's trendiest Palm Vaults? It'd be something like blasphemy, wouldn't it? Anyway- in case you haven't ever heard of Hackney's Finest- then let me say if you're a fan of all things pink (including coffee), palms (or any other succulent for that matter) and a good avocado on toast (with plenty of cake, naturally) than this is one for you. It's no hidden gem, but it's well-loved for a ruddy good reason.

411 Mare St, London E8 1HY

I have plenty more pretty brunch spots worth mentioning too- so if you fancy hearing about more please let me know!


x


Without getting too deep on a blog post which is essentially going to be about pancakes and pink tables- I thought I'd start by mentioning the importance of the saying 'never to judge a book by its cover'. We're rightly taught this from a young age and although I'm incredibly open minded, and rarely skip to conclusions before I've given anything my full time of day- when it comes to brunch (and eating) in London, there's enough selection that sometimes you can't help being swayed by a neon light fitting or rose quartz Pantone walls.

Fortunately there's some gems in London which are both aesthetically a go-go as well as plain delicious too. So I thought I'd put together a little guide of some of the most babin' brunch spots (forever remembering that it's what's on the inside that counts, naturally)...

Bronte:



Okay- let's talk about Bronte. It's the newest of the bunch (or should I say brunch, ho ho ho)- but this place is a total knockout- with both interiors and the menu too. Designed by Tom Dixon- it goes without saying that the pink, gold and emerald green interior combined with an Modern European and Asian inspired menu was always going to be a treat. With brunch being my total favourite here, it's a welcome addition that I can Instagram everything too. Dreamy.

Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ

Spring:



Down the road from Bronte at Somerset House lies Spring. They may not do brunch but with a lunch, dinner and theatre menu (as well as beautiful bar area that looks fresh from a Van Gough painting)- it's worth noting down regardless. With a menu consisting of original flavour pairings and seasonal produce, it's definitely somewhere equally beautiful and memorable for a delicious date night or girlie evening.

Somerset House New Wing, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA

MILK:



I'd heard endless things about Balham's MILK before I managed to squeeze a date in. Having heard weekend breakfasts would mean endless queuing, I decided to visit on a Friday morning- and it was still full with customers. Waiting aside, this place is clearly a favourite for a reason. With an original breakfast menu with everything from fritters, baked in house crumpets to homemade juices in pint bottles- everything we sampled was wonderful and was absolutely worth the wait.

20 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9RG

The Laslett:



Although The Laslett is a hotel, it's by far one of the loveliest places in Notting Hill to curl up with a cuppa. Whether you fancy perching in the library amongst the books, or sitting street-side with a juice people watching- it's a little known spot if you're not staying the night. On top of that their menu is simple, delicious a stone's throw away from Portobello and Notting Hill Gate too.

8 Pembridge Gardens, London W2 4DU

Farm Girl:



Whilst we're West- I couldn't not include the trendy ol' pink tabled hot spot that is Farm Girl. The restaurant equivalent of the latest Chung x M&S collection- this place is known for it's healthy, slightly quirky superfood offerings and always delicious dishes. With my favourites ironically being the cakes (and avocado on toast, naturally)- the menu also boasts avocado with porridge (which I've heard is less offensive than it sounds), berry pancakes and even steak and chips if you want a flash of familiarity. Just be prepared to wait for an outdoor table...

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

Bourne & Hollingsworth:



Somewhere that's always been on my list for some beautiful botanics and breakfast is of course Bourne & Hollingsworth. Curled up in Clerkenwell this club house, bar and restaurant is a bit of a hub for stunning original interiors and delicious dishes. Not only that, this place is renown for it's infamous bars and cocktails- so make sure to head back in the evening for something special too.

42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU

Palm Vaults:



How could I do a post about pretty breakfast spots and not include London's trendiest Palm Vaults? It'd be something like blasphemy, wouldn't it? Anyway- in case you haven't ever heard of Hackney's Finest- then let me say if you're a fan of all things pink (including coffee), palms (or any other succulent for that matter) and a good avocado on toast (with plenty of cake, naturally) than this is one for you. It's no hidden gem, but it's well-loved for a ruddy good reason.

411 Mare St, London E8 1HY

I have plenty more pretty brunch spots worth mentioning too- so if you fancy hearing about more please let me know!


x

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos!

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  2. These brunch places are beautiful! I must visit all the places when I visit London :)

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  3. These places all look amazing! It makes me wish I was visiting London and could go out for brunch!
    -Lauren
    http://www.chic-ethique.com/

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  4. Loved this post Liv and actually not been to a single one of these despite living so near a few. I'll be making it my mission to tick these off my list now.

    Mel x

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  5. So many pretty places. Especially loved Bronte.
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  6. so many cute places can't wait to be back to go visit them :)

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  7. Brunch is the best! All these places look beyond beautiful, I will definitely be revisiting this post next I'm in London! x

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  8. These are all so lovely! I think one of my news resolutions is going to have to be to visit them all

    - Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

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  9. I love this blog post! I am headed to London at the end of the year so I will definitely look into all your suggestions! I would love more blog posts like this since I feel like suggestions made by people who live in London are much better than what I can find on tripadvisor. So keep them coming!

    ~Crissy
    www.whimscialfawn.com

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  10. Farm Girl is one of my faves - their Coconut BLT was one of the best sandwiches I've ever had!!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  11. Ahh, so many brunches to visit, so little time! Everywhere in this list looks gorgeous - I've only been in one so far so I've got a lot still to go through. Luckily, brunch has never been a particularly difficult job.. :p Thank you for the great tips! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  12. These all look so dreamy. Farm Girl has the prettiest coffees EVER!

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  13. Alll about this aesthetic. Dreamy photos. I'd love to dwell in those places.

    xx,
    Payton / Tiny Darling

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  14. Gorgeous photos! These places look and sound amazing, but Spring has to be my favourite. So picturesque!
    Have a lovely weekend, Liv. x

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

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  15. Hi Hi!

    I will be traveling to London in 10 days and plan on visiting some of these lovely places. (thanks for this post). Are there any dreamy dinner restaurants you can recommend?

    Thanks,
    Em

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    1. Hello! Are you still in London? If so will whizz some over <3

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  16. I'm totally making a note of these for my next trip down, nothing pleases me better than a brunch spot! I went to Palm Vaults a few months ago, popped it on Instagram and now my cousin works there as Cafe Manager - how amazing?!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  17. These are all so cute and look perfect for brunch!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  18. I seriously love London and if i dont end up living there then i will be seriously unimpressed x

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  19. I've been meaning to try Bronte and Spring. I'm already big fan of the interiors at Bourne and Hollingsworth.

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  20. Adding all to my to brunch list! Dreamy! Have you been to Hally's in Parson's Green? Another cute brunch spot thats got it going on food wise too

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  21. These are all so beautiful! Thanks for the recommendations.

    Abigail Alice x

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  22. LOVE THIS! Soooo much pretty in one post. Deffo given me loads of London brunch inspo! xxx

    Lauren Rose

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