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12 of the best brunches in east London

From decadent boozy brunches to unpretentious Aussie-style spreads and trendy hangouts, here’s where to get a cracking brunch in East London, however you fancy it…

1. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell

Bourne & Hollingsworth offers plates as pretty as their interiors. Their popular brunch menu includes a cocktail, two items from the brunch menu, and tea or coffee. The menu offers both brunch classics such as Egg Kings and Full English, as well as options for the more adventurous, including Huevos Benedictos and pancakes served with toasted hazelnuts and caramelized bananas. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 42 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell EC1R 0HU

2. Bibo at Mondrian Shoreditch

Opened last year, Bibo, at the Hotel Mondrian is a Spanish cuisine and tapas bar. While the brunch menu lacks egg dishes (although King Eggs and Benedict are present), here you’ll find several paellas to share as well as traditional Spanish small plates such as pat atas bravas, the Spanish tortilla , pardon peppers and spicy prawn fritas. mayonnaise. You can also get main dishes, if you don’t like the idea of ​​sharing.
Address: 45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3PT

3. Bistotheque, Bethnal Green

Start your weekend brunch at the Bistrotheque with one of the many breakfast cocktails while you decide what you want to eat among the longish brunch men, who serve both lunch and dinner dishes. brunch. Go for something a little different like the Benedict Soft Shell Crab, or the Mushroom Stew with Fried Bread, or if you need to soak up the leftovers from the night before, the Bistrotheque Breakfast is a big English fry, which works well with several Bloody Marys.
Address: 23-27 Wadeson Street E2 9DR

4. Rapsa, Hoxton

Filipino fusion restaurant Rapsa serves dishes bursting with flavor which, at the weekend, can be accompanied by bottomless Aperol spritzes, fizzies or boozy slushies (£34pp). Opt for one of the hearty breakfasts or try something a little different, like the halloumi sandwich with fried egg, banana ketchup, tomato, avocado salsa and minced spring onions; smoked salmon bibingka bread with scrambled eggs and fresh herb cream; or Longcilog longanisa sausage, garlic rice, atchara and fried egg. Delicious. Available Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 100-102 Hoxton Street, N1 6SG

5. Dirty Bones, Shoreditch

American-style restaurant and cocktail bar Dirty Bones serves a gourmet brunch, which you can whip up bottomless (for £25 pp) if you want a little more hedonism in the morning. Dine on steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, short rib crumpets and butternut pancakes while you drink pink grapefruit mimosas, dirty Marys or a cocktail, call the hip monkey made with Bacardi, martini Rosso, fresh lime, bitters and grapefruit soda. Also has locations in Soho, Carnaby and Kensington.
Address: 1 Club Row E1 6JX

6. Morito, Haggerston

The weekend breakfast menu at Morito is short but thoughtful and offers a selection of superb dishes inspired by North Africa, Morocco and the Mediterranean. The menu changes daily and features homemade granola, menemem eggs (a type of scrambled dish similar to shakshuka) and Cretan sausage with chopped salad, Greek yogurt and flatbread.
Address: 195 Hackney Road E2 8JL Haggerston

7. The Pavilion Cafe, Victoria Park

Always popular with morning joggers and dog walkers, grab breakfast or brunch to go, or eat in at one of the lakeside tables. A range of pre-made but freshly made pastries and sandwiches are available on site or to take away, and a range of hot breakfasts and light lunches are also available. The hash brown and egg breakfast is a must.
Address: Victoria Park, Old Ford Road E9 7DE

8. Ozone, London Fields

One of the best Down Under cafes on London’s east side, Ozone serves up a stellar brunch alongside good strong coffee and Bloody Marys with a kick. Friendly and always busy, the café’s extensive menu covers all the bases, whether you fancy a meaty fry or have no meat. Favorites include the smoked fish kedgeree with poached soft-boiled egg, chimmi and labneh; and the kimchi fritters with wild garlic, tender greens and ozone pickles.
Address: Emma Street E2 9Ap

9. Crispin, Spitalfields

A European-inspired menu that uses local ingredients from independent producers and small farms, the weekend brunch at Crispin is as good as it sounds. Opt for a handful of small dishes to share, such as burrata, plums, hazelnuts and cloves; a charcuterie board; or Tunworth and sage croquettes with pickle and walnut ketchup. Alternatively, opt for a brunch plate like poached eggs with Hollandaise and smoked salmon on sourdough or borlotti beans on toast with Berkswell cheese.
Address: Pavilion on The Corner, White’s Row, E1 7NF

10. Yauatcha, Broadgate

A Cantonese-style dim-sum tearoom near Liverpool Street station offers a weekend brunch menu (£68p, minimum two people), accompanied by a welcome cocktail and a bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial to share. Start with a dim sum platter of shui mai scallops; seafood black truffle spill; and puff of venison, followed by your choice of main course – sautéed ribeye, kung pao chicken or steamed chili prawns, for example. Finish with one of the restaurant’s signature dishes.
Address: Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS

11. Berber & Q, Haggerston

With grilled and smoked Middle Eastern dishes, Berber & Q serves a Moorish weekend brunch. Choose a regular shaksuka or choose to “pimp it up” by adding avocado, chickpeas and chili salsa. There are also Turkish eggs with baba ghanoush and yogurt sauce and the full Israeli to share between two, which is a platter full of goodies including smoked baba ghanoush, hummus, marinated feta, eggs and roasted beets. For a sweeter breakfast, choose the cholla French toast with fresh cream and raspberry compote.
Address: 338 Acton Mews E8 4EA

12. Duck and waffle, town

No brunch tour would be complete without a mention of Duck and Waffle. The 24/7 location (yes, you can dine at 3am if you wish) offers stunning views of the city, as well as a menu featuring the best in European cuisine and sustainable ingredients. With savory options including BBQ beans on toast and grilled octopus, and sweet options including the famous lemon meringue waffle with dill ice cream and lemon sorbet, Duck And Waffle is a must visit. a must for late night, early bird and brunch lovers for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Address: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

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