Affordable weekend brunch tips in central London
Over the past few years, weekend brunch has become almost as big an occasion in London as it is in New York. Here are some interesting, affordable suggestions, including examples of current dishes and prices.
Asia de Cuba, Covent Garden
Inside the St Martins Lane Hotel, dine from an unusual menu which combines the cuisines of Cuba and Asia. Fun and colourful, this restaurant will certainly wake you up.
Brunch Fri-Sun 12pm-2.45pm: Breakfast baked tortilla (spicy black beans, chorizo, eggs, coriander, tomato), £15; Cuban toast (crispy brioche, coconut, almonds, guava purée, mascarpone – pictured above), £10
45 St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4HX | www.asiadecuba.com/london | +44 (0)20 7300 5588
Bryn Williams at Somerset House, Strand
This Welsh chef cooks up a modern British menu, which puts a lot of emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Just like the rest of Somerset House, it's classy, classic and refined.
Brunch Sat-Sun 10am-4pm: Full English breakfast, £14; Potato waffle, Wye Valley asparagus and smoked rosemary hollandaise sauce, £7
Somerset House, WC2R 1LA | www.bryn-somersethouse.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7845 4646
Hai Cenato, Victoria
Very near Victoria Station, this newcomer is from one of London’s most successful chefs, Jason Atherton. It’s fun, family friendly and inspired by New York-style Italian restaurants.
Brunch Sat-Sun 11am-3pm: Breakfast pizza (pictured above), £10.50; Lemon and ricotta pancakes, maple syrup and poached red berries, £10
2 Sir Simon Milton Square, SW1E 5DJ | www.haicenato.co.uk | +44 (0)20 3816 9320
Thomas’s Café, Regent Street
This is perfect for shoppers, because it's associated with Burberry next door. Just like Burberry's clothes, the menu and decoration here are both incredibly British.
Brunch Sun 11.30am-5pm: Full English breakfast, £14; Brixham crab cakes, pink grapefruit and bitter-leaf salad, £14
5 Vigo St, W1S 3HA | www.uk.burberry.com/stores/thomass-cafe | +44 (0)20 3159 1410
Tom’s Kitchen, Chelsea
Another British chef, Tom Aikens earned two Michelin stars when he was only 25. This light, bright restaurant works mostly with specially selected, British produce specialists.
Brunch Sat 11am-3.30pm, Sun 9am-3.30pm: Brioche French toast, caramelised apples and cinnamon cream, £10; Eggs Benedict with Parma ham, £14
27 Cale St, SW3 3QP | www.tomskitchen.co.uk/chelsea | +44 (0)20 7349 0202
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