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15 Brunch Dishes Everyone In London Needs To Try

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

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1. Eggs Benedict at The Wolseley

It's hard to find fault with brekkie at the Wolseley. Luxurious, but not flashy. Pricey, but giant portions. Eggs Benny here are golden and unctuous. Their scrambled eggs are worth a look too. Treat yourself (and a friend too if you're feeling flash).

2. Menemen at Café Z Bar

A massive feast in a dish. Turkish scrambled eggs, served piping hot with chunks of sausage and feta – and of course a big basket of bread. If this doesn't cure your hangover, nothing else will.

3. Eggs and Avocado Toast at Dean Street Townhouse

A breakfast made for Instagram. Combine soft lemony avocado with chewy sourdough, and a touch of chives. Finish with a perfectly poached egg, and choose your filter. Or just tuck straight in, up to you.

4. Eggs with Dates and Spices at Persepolis

This Persian supermarket has a nifty café attached, with a short but sweet menu. Go for eggs with dates and spices – or eggs with plantain and harissa for a carby boost. And then come back later in the day for pudding. Trust us on that one.


5. Steak and Eggs at Hawksmoor

Start your day the Swanson way with this mighty feast. Choose your cut (rib-eye or filet), add two fried eggs and hash browns and chow down. If you fancy something marginally lighter, try the bubble and squeak.

6. The Duck and Waffle at Duck and Waffle

A golden duck egg, perfectly perched on top of a crispy waffle with a dreamy duck confit. AKA heaven. The best bit? It's served 24 hours a day, so you can have breakfast for dinner any time you fancy it.

7. Kerjirwal at Dishoom


Kerjirwal is a pumped-up, breakfast-friendly cheese toastie. Two plump fried eggs are undercut by the spicy chill-cheese toast. If that's too much for you, try the Akuri – fragrant, spicy scrambled eggs.

8. Deep Fried Egg at Granger and Co

A curveball here, but stick with us. Served with halloumi, courgette fritters and a parsley salad, the deep fried egg brings the whole dish together. Don't fancy it? Try the broken egg instead.


9. Scrambled Eggs at Daylesford Organic

The explanation for these gorgeous golden yolks is simple. The eggs come direct from organic, free-range eggs on the Daylesford farm. Add in a slice of home-made sourdough and you've got a simply delicious meal.

10. Turkish Eggs at Kopapa

Served with cool whipped yoghurt and laced with hot chilli sauce, these Turkish eggs will kickstart your morning, and clear out any cobwebs. BTW, Lantana is a good venue if your dining companion prefers to eat gluten free, or is vegan – many items are available with soy milk.

11. Huevos Divorciados at Wahaca

A spicy twist on Huevos Rancheros – two fried eggs on top of blue corn tortillas and two salsas (one green tomatillo, one roast tomato) as well as a cooling crema to chill you out. A light but zingy start to the day.

12. A Fry-up at Pellici's

No matter how many #avotoasts you 'gram, a fry-up trumps all. Pellici's is a top caff and it's a Grade II-listed building to boot. What more could you want?


13. Huevos Rancheros at the Breakfast Club

The best of kind of breakfast, this is. One where you take a morsel from each part of your plate (bit of guac, bit of refried beans, the dippy bit of the egg) and it all comes together in one delicious savoury bite. Plus the smiley face is super cute.

14. Slow Cooked Poached Eggs at Opso

Basically boiled egg and soldiers, taken to a whole new level. Slow cooked poached eggs, with bacon and a Greek yoghurt hollandaise, served with koulouri. Dreamy.

15. Baked Eggs at M1lk

Whether it's butternut squash or spinach and chorizo, the baked eggs at this Balham fave will blow your mind.

(BTW, M1lk are currently refurbishing until 8 July, but you can visit their sister café in the meantime).

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