With summer finally here and al fresco dining on the rise, our city’s restaurants know exactly what the sun-deprived, famished crowds need after Winter has been and gone: Outdoor. Brunches. And my oh my, does London deliver in that department. From bottomless booze and runny eggs to spiked matcha frappes and juicy, berry-topped pancakes — here are 25 lovely, summery spots where you can enjoy outdoor brunches in London. You can thank us while you’re enjoying this Ibiza-style heatwave.
Non-bottomless outdoor brunches in London
1. NAC, Mayfair
NAC is back! This stylish French bistro is known for its picture-perfect brunch dishes, which you can now enjoy on an equally trendy summer terrace. Favourites from their brunch menu include the honey French toast with raspberries, clotted cream, and speculos, and the truffle burger with Monterrey Jack and truffle mayo. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
41 North Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6ZP. Nearest station is Bond Street.
2. EL&N Café, Oxford Circus
As you can see, EL&N‘s brunches are just as pink as their pretty, flowery decór, which has now spread onto their outdoor terrace. The all-day brunch menu includes classics like Dutch-baby pancakes and eggs florentine, but since the restaurant is open from 7am to 11pm (seven days a week), you can also treat yourself to a mighty slice of pistachio cake or chicken & pink waffles for brunch. The options are endless! In addition to their flagship location just off Oxford Circus, several EL&N restaurants across the city are now also open for outdoor dining.
9 Market Place, Oxford Circus, W1W 8AQ. Nearest station is Oxford Circus.
3. Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury
It’s no wonder that one of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants also serves an incredible lineup of aesthetically-pleasing brunch items. With a fresh spring makeover, Dalloway Terrace is back serving a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays until 2pm. You’ll love their beautiful creations like the spiked matcha frappe and rainbow açaí bowl.
16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN. Nearest station is Tottenham Court Road.
4. Circolo Popolare, Fitzrovia
Speaking of Instagrammable restaurants, Circolo Popolare is another London spot that’s high up on that list. They now serve weekend brunch on their verdant 60-seater outdoor terrace from 11:45am on Saturdays and Sundays. On the menu, which changes every month, you’ll find fresh Italian antipasti to share, amazing authentic pizzas, a cacio e pepe wheel for two, and more. With creative drinks like their ‘#Simply The Breast’ cocktail, you’re guaranteed to have a fun outdoor brunch experience here.
40-41 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HX. Nearest station is Tottenham Court Road.
5. Ivy Soho Brasserie, Soho
Another he Ivy Soho Brasserie serves an eclectic mix of modern, seasonal British comfort food and international dishes, and boasts an extensive brunch menu for weekend diners. From more traditional brunch items like eggs royale and chips to fancy starters and Ivy Classics (their steak tartare is a must-try!), there’s something on the menu for everyone. Round off your meal with a glass of sparkling wine or an icy cool cocktail – it is the weekend after all! Their weekend brunch is available on Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays from 11am to 3.45pm.
26-28 Broadwick Street, W1F 8JB. Nearest stations are Tottenham Court Road and Piccadilly Circus.
6. The Good Egg, Soho
For a more casual, messy (in a good way) al fresco brunch experience, head to The Good Egg in Kingly Court, where you can scoff fluffy pitas, stuffed challah buns, hearty egg dishes, and their famous babka French toast all day long. If you don’t fancy a cocktail with your food, try one of their tahini shakes instead! The Good Egg’s all-day brunch is available from 9:30am to 11:30pm every day. Winner, winner.
Unit G9 Kingly Court, Kingly Street, W1B 5PW. Nearest station is Oxford Street.
7. Coppa Club, Tower Bridge
Not a bad setting for a weekend brunch, huh? Coppa Club, along with their fabulous riverside igloos, have returned with a spring makeover this season. The private party pods and outdoor terrace are covered in blossoms and blooms, adding to the already scenic views of the Thames and Tower Bridge. In line with the seasonal look, they’ve launched a delightful new summer menu, and that includes a lovely weekend brunch: Enjoy a stack of buckwheat and rye pancakes, crushed avocado and eggs, or their delicious garden or skillet breakfast concoctions. A long list of drinks ranging from cocktails to wine and beer will keep you hydrated and happy. The brunch is served from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
3 Three Quays Walk, EC3R 6AH. Nearest station is Tower Hill.
8. FEYA Café, Knightsbridge
It’s almost challenging to dig into a plate of pancakes at FEYA Café in Knightsbridge, because their brunch dishes are just that pretty. At this dreamy location, you can dine in an enchanted forest in the heart of London, and treat yourself to a three-course brunch (incl. one main, one drink and one dessert) from a colourful, creative, and healthy menu. Get your tickets here.
146 Brompton Road, SW3 1HX. Nearest station is Knightsbridge.
9. Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill
Located in a prominent old Georgian Mansion in the heart of Notting Hill, Beach Blanket Babylon is an elaborate, rococo-inspired restaurant and bar which is now open for weekend brunch on their pretty outdoor terrace. They offer a brunch menu containing everything from small breakfast dishes to larger mains and dessert, and mix up some legendary cocktails you’ve got to try. Their weekend brunch is available from 10am.
45 Ledbury Road, W11 2AA. Nearest station is Notting Hill Gate.
10. White Mulberries, St. Katharine Docks
Another way to immediately level up brunch is to place said brunch by the water for an extra serene atmosphere. This dockside brunch spot is a perfect example, where the pretty cocktails and dishes compete with the waterside views. White Mulberries can be found in the historical Ivory House in St Katharine Docks, and since it’s also an award-winning coffee shop, you can bet they serve some killer espresso martinis. Order their famous banana bread, a breakfast bowl or some loaded toast with that, and voilà. The special brunch dishes are available weekdays until 3pm, and weekends until 4pm. White Mulberries also has plenty of outdoor seating at their Hay’s Galleria location, just minus the dockside views.
D3 Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, E1W 1AT. Nearest station is Tower Hill.
11. Madison, St Paul’s
Madison serves as the perfect transition between bottomless and non-bottomless brunches that are outdoors because you have the option of both when you visit. You’ll get stunning views as you sit atop the top floor of One New Exchange, with sightlines across the London skyline from the terrace. Better yet you can treat yourself to a two or three course brunch feast for between £29-39, with prices varying depending on whether you opt for a Saturday or Sunday. For an extra £35 you can even go bottomless with bubbles or mimosas to really add to the feeling of luxury as you dine in the sky. Available on weekends and Bank Holidays from 12pm to 3:30pm, this is one way to do brunch in style.
Rooftop Terrace, One New Change, St Paul’s, London, EC4M 9AF. Nearest station is Mansion House.
Bottomless outdoor brunches in London
12. Aqua Kyoto, Oxford Circus
What could possibly top brunch with a view? Not much, if you ask us. Unless the brunch involves sushi platters and bottomless bubbles, in which case it’s even better. Aqua Kyoto‘s free-flowing weekend brunch offers all that and more, with the option of adding unlimited prosecco or bellinis to a selection of Japanese dishes. The brunch is available on weekends only, on Saturdays from 12pm to 2:45pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 3:30pm.
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll Street), W1B 3BR. Nearest station is Oxford Circus.
13. Bar Elba, Waterloo
Bar Elba will be putting their gorgeous rooftop to good use this season, offering an epic, Las Vegas-themed brunch every Saturday throughout the summer. Expect 90 minutess of bottomless bubbles, spritz cocktails or beer, as well as endless summer vibes, and banging views. Sounds exactly like the type of brunch we need this Summer!
Rooftop Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL. Nearest station is Waterloo.
14. Crust Bros, Waterloo
Unlimited pizza. Bottomless prosecco. Now that’s what we’re talking about, because honestly, sometimes a lone slice of avocado toast just leaves us wanting more, especially when there’s free-flowing bubbly involved. At Crust Bros in Waterloo, there’s a limitless supply of fresh-out-the-oven pizza (well, until your 90 minutes are up), so you definitely won’t be leaving brunch hungry. Bring your pizza pals and settle into Crust Bro’s 20-seater terrace for the ultimate bottomless weekend feast. Buon appetito! The bottomless brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4:30pm.
113 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL. Nearest station is Waterloo.
15. Sea Containers, South Bank
“A dining experience with views of the River Thames“, mixed with bottomless prosecco, Grey Goose bloody marys, or Laurent-Perrier Cuvée. Add to that some crab on sourdough, a grilled aubergine flatbread, or a SeaCo beef burger, and you’ve got yourself a seriously fabulous brunch. Sea Containers have reopened their outdoor terrace, and are ready to welcome guests for weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.
20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD. Nearest station is London Blackfriars.
16. Nº35 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf
Nº35 Mackenzie Walk’s beautiful waterfront terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny weekend brunch – good reason for adding it to this roundup of outdoor brunches in London. While their regular brunch menu is available during the week from 9am to 4pm, weekends offer a boozy brunch with free-flowing prosecco, mimosas, or mojitos on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm.
29-35 Mackenzie Walk, E14 4PH. Nearest station is Canary Wharf.
17. Smiths of Smithfield, Farringdon
Another brunch spot offering the unbeatable combination of bottomless booze and city views. Smiths of Smithfield are back with their rooftop free-flowing brunch, which is music to our ears. Depending on the brunch package you choose, you get three plates with 120 minutes of free-flowing prosecco, mimosas, or bloody marys, plus a gin welcome cocktail. The pricier option even throws in Exmoor Caviar and sour cream blinis for the table, and the option to upgrade prosecco to Pierre de Bry Champagne. But even without that, the plates of spiced cauliflower and spinach baked eggs, sticky shortrib breakfast muffins, and cajun spiced Devon crab cakes sound mighty fine at this Grade II-listed spot. The brunch is available every Saturday from 12pm to 8pm.
67-77 Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ. Nearest station is Farringdon.
18. The Botanist, Broadgate
The Botanist at Broadgate Circle are back with their beloved bottomless brunches, delivering the buzz and excitement we’ve all been craving. And they don’t mess around when it comes to the ‘bottomless’ part: Brunch enthusiasts looking for a boozy good time can enjoy two hours of unlimited Heineken or Amstel, bloody marys, prosecco, champagne, their house white, rosé, and red wine, as well as aperol spritzes, espresso martinis, or porn star martinis… phew. Before we forget to mention the food entirely, guests can choose between two and three courses, and the selection won’t disappoint either: The Botanist’s mac n’ cheese croquettes with truffle mayo, the grilled chicken burger, and frankly, everything else, sounds just as promising. The bottomless brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am, with no curfew.
35 Broadgate, EC2M 2QS. Nearest station is Liverpool Street.
19. Barrio, Soho
We’re calling on all divas and dons to Barrio Soho for the new bottomless R&B Cardi B.runch! It’s guaranteed to be a booty-shaking badass Saturday afternoon of non-stop R&B bangers, from the noughties right up to the new. You’ll be sippin’ on Cardi Breezers, brunching on tasty burgers and warming up that twerk like a treat. Hosted by the lady of rap MINX, you can expect lip sync battles, dance-offs, singalongs to your fave feisty R&B queens, competitions and more prizes than Cardi has Balenciagas! Nab your tickets here.
20. Brother Marcus, Spitalfields
When it comes to bottomless brunches, Brother Marcus knows what’s up. With an entire menu dedicated to brunch and a gorgeous outdoor space, this spot ticks all the boxes. One of those boxes, of course, is the option to make brunch bottomless, with unlimited prosecco, mimosas, pints of beer or their famous “Brother Marys” available (which you can mix, btw). Their Eastern Mediterranean-inspired dishes range from sweet to savoury, using only locally sourced ingredients. The even better news? Their outdoor brunches (bottomless and regular) are available every. single. day., beginning at 10:30am Monday through Friday, and 10am on Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays. Brother Marcus also offer outdoor brunch at their Angel and Balham locations.
2 Crispin Place, E1 6DW. Nearest station is Liverpool Street.
21. Skylight, Peckham
Skylight Peckham holds 250 well-fed guests, and also promises ‘a vista like no other in London’, with the likes of The Shard and the O2 Arena falling neatly into your eyeline. Those views are supplemented by stylish interior décor, with sleek metal fixtures and comfy seating a large attraction of the indoor space, and a laidback cabana style on the outdoor terrace. They also run a mean bottomless brunch, which at the moment has tunes that span Hip-Hop, Afrobeats & Dancehall.
22. Arenella at The Chapel Bar, Islington
While this one is technically a bottomless lunch, we don’t see why it shouldn’t count. Arenella at The Chapel Bar specialises in simple Southern Italian cooking, and serves an all-day bottomless lunch menu on weekends that comes with unlimited prosecco, champagne, aperol, vino bianco or elderflower spritzes, plus a starter and main course per person. The food is delicious and the outdoor terrace & garden gorgeous, making Arenella a terrific brunch spot. You can have their bottomless lunches on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 9pm.
29 Penton Street, The Angel, N1 9PX. Nearest station is Angel.
23. Ma Petite Jamaica, Camden Town
Ma Petite Jamaica‘s bottomless brunch is truly unlike any other, and thanks to their authentic Jamaican food, wonderfully welcoming staff, and all the Reggae hits you could ever hope for, you’ll instantly forget you’re in the middle of Camden Town. Enjoy fried plantain, Ackee & saltfish, jerk chicken, vegetable curry, and more on a gorgeous outdoor terrace, along with two hours of bottomless rum cocktails and prosecco. The outdoor brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays at various times, and you can book your tickets here.
4-6 Inverness Street, London, NW1 7HJ. Nearest station is Camden Town.
24. Darcie and May Green, Paddington Central
This one is a very worthy addition to this roundup of outdoor brunches in London. Brunch on a boat, anyone? These pop-art barges, Darcie and May Green, are not only a super fun open-air deck hangout, but they also serve an amazing daily brunch until 4pm. With the option of adding free-flowing fizz and mimosas, you can taste their award-winning brunch dishes (one sweet and one savoury each), which have strong influences from Melbourne and Sydney café culture.
Grand Union Canal, Sheldon Square, W2 6DS. Nearest station is Paddington.
25. Tanner and Co., Bermondsey
Our penultimate addition to this roundup of the best outdoor brunches in London now. The days of their bottomless brunches with limitless espresso martinis appear to have gone, but Tanner & Co are still brunching up a feast. This classy south London spot in Bermondsey has a pulled beef shin burger and banging chicken wings on the menu, and you can indulge in cocktails like the moonshine-spiked Over The Moon, or gin-based Mother’s Ruin. Available on Saturdays and it’s from £42.50 per person.
50 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD. Nearest station is London Bridge.
26. Megan’s, Clapham Common
Our penultimate entry for this list of the best outdoor brunches in London is Megan’s – a small, independently-owned and dog-friendly spot with various different locations across town. With a Mediterranean-infused menu and friendly staff, it’s a great spot to grab a bite to eat and enjoy some downtime. Even better is their bottomless brunch which gives you 90 minutes’ worth of bottomless prosecco for just 25 quid per person. They’ve also got a killer terrace in the Clapham branch too. That sounds like pretty great value to us!
You’ll find Megan’s at 55-57 The Pavement, London, SW4 0JQ. Nearest station is Clapham Common.
27. Aviary, Moorgate
Last but not least we have Aviary. Tucked away between Moorgate and Shoreditch atop the renowned Montcalm Royal London House is the stunning rooftop restaurant and bar that has one of the most tempting brunch offerings around. For an hour and a half you’re treated to a truly bottomless experience with food and drinks both flowing freely. This includes lobster cocktails, giant prawns, and pastries as well as a chef station where you can have fresh dishes like eggs royale cooked before your eyes. To top it off, you get to pick and mix from over 10 different drinks including Whispering Angel, gin & tonics, amongst others. It’s on the pricier side, but you get what you pay for as alongside this you also get live performances during brunch and a gorgeously designed Whispering Angel terrace to continue enjoying drinks on afterwards.
You’ll find Aviary at 22-25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DX. Nearest station is Moorgate.