For anyone who thinks that brunch is a modern day pastime, think again. The first mention of brunch seems to have been in the late 1800’s when a plea was made for a Sunday meal which was lighter than Sunday lunch, sociable and cheerful. Some believe that these get togethers were after a big hunt where a feast was served after a busy and tiring morning. Whatever you believe, it’s certainly true that brunch has become a social institution – so whether you prefer yours slow and languid to get your day started or you’re looking to sit down and relax after a busy morning, you’ll find the very best brunch in Mayfair.
If you’re looking for a little bit of healthy indulgence when it comes to brunch, head to NAC, a neighbourhood restaurant in Mayfair, inspired by the table lined cafés of Paris. Enjoy outdoor dining all day long with globally inspired comfort food. The eggs any-style are a must and with the scrambled variety, it comes with Monterrey Jack, jalapeño mayo on a brioche bun.
41 North Audley Street, London W1K 6ZP
Plants by Deliciously Ella
Brunch at Plants by Deliciously Ella is certainly the best of both worlds. Not only are the dishes delicious but they are also really good for you. Escape from your busy schedule and head down to Weighhouse Street for a selection of plant-based dishes including corn fritters, smoky beans and avocado smash. Big salad bowls will ensure that your foodie virtue stays intact and there are also a selection of hearty stews, dahls, soups and grains to choose from. For anyone with a sweet tooth, there is no need to worry, the delicious cakes and brownies will keep you going. Pair a sweet treat with a matcha or turmeric latte and don’t forget to try one of their delightful cold pressed juices. Health is really your wealth – so come and find out for yourself.
18 Weighhouse Street, London W1K 5LU
The story of Popina can be traced back to the excitement that founder, Isidora Popovic experienced as a child when she visited farmers’ markets with her mother. The love and regard her family had for fresh, seasonal and local produce has stayed with her and is the inspiration behind this gorgeous bakery. ‘Anyway you like them’ eggs, which are grass fed, are served until 3pm and are from Tilly’s Traditionals. If you’re looking to go off piste, why not try the green shakshuka – fried eggs in creamy spinach and Raclette cheese melt with sourdough or Popina’s rancho’s with lime guacamole? If you don’t think you’re sweet enough, a Nutella marshmallow melt on Brioche has your name all over it.
83 Duke Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5PF
Comptoir Café & Wine
Best of both worlds
Comptoir Café & Wine is a café by day and wine bar by night and manages to slide from one to another with perfect ease. This is a dream for any brunch aficionados, who enjoy the good things in life. Order their incredible coffee whilst you peruse the brunch menu – one of the best in Mayfair and recharge your batteries. Tuck into an impossibly healthy superfood salad or an irresistible full breakfast with bacon, avocado, mushrooms and eggs anyway you like with a fresh pressed juice. A perfect way to unwind after a busy morning.
21 -22 Weighhouse Street, London W1K 5LY
Oasis of Calm
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of New Bond Street, Everbean on Avery Row is the place to visit for when you want to get away from it all. Whether you want to keep the breakfast vibe going or are happy to move on to brunch, there are a wealth of options to choose from including bircher muesli, homemade granola and a delightful selection of breads, cakes and pastries, all sourced from artisan London bakeries. Brunch options also include organic soups, quiches and pastries and the coffee lovingly made by a passionate team of baristas is something else.
30 Avery Row London, London W1K, 4BB
Traditionals with a twist
Hideaway is the creation of Ollie Dabbous, Michelin starred chef and owner of Dabbous. It’s a modern day treasure with a selection of wonderful breakfast and brunch dishes that are hard to beat. For traditionalists with a twist, their croque monsieur options with black truffle or H. Forman smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel with homemade dill pickle is sensational. If you’re feeling like something a little lighter, their salads- like stracciatella, pickled fennel, strawberries and black olives or their grilled green asparagus, basil pesto and toasted hazelnuts will make you the most virtuous bruncher on the block.
100 Mount Street, London W1K 2TG