Being such a diverse global center of trade and culture, London naturally has a lot to offer. In the great multicultural bubble that is London, there are so many aromas and flavors that sometimes our cultural map gets confused. What’s British, after all? When visitors come to London and they want to eat something local, what do you suggest? Well, if your answer is “breakfast”, then I’d be in total accordance with you. English breakfasts are world-famous. They might not top the lists of healthiest, but they sure can please better than most. So, here’s a list of some of the best breakfasts in London.
London breakfast might not be better represented anywhere else than at The Table Café. You’ll find it on the South Bank, filled with light that filters through walls that consist entirely of high glass framework. You’ll salivate as soon as you start observing other diner’s plates. French brioche, smoked baked beans and sizzling pork sausages to start. And what about the perfectly-cooked sunny-side-up eggs, the twig of rosemary to entice. We will say no more…
The words sound familiar, don’t they? Whether or not The Breakfast Club is the one you’re thinking of, this breakfast joint merits the title. Why? Because they offer breakfast all day, from 9 to 5, so it’s the perfect London joint to crash if the urge for breakfast finds you in the afternoon or early evening. Plump pancakes, crunchy bacon, vanilla cream to boot! There are several locations throughout London, so your breakfast is pretty much guaranteed.
You’ll have to save some pennies for this one, but believe us when we tell you that it’s worth it. Hawksmoor is known far and wide for its London steaks and burgers. But more recently, it has acquired critical acclaim for its “power breakfast”. What does this entail? Well, let’s just say that if Gilgamesh and Beowulf were to morph into one being, this breakfast would finally have a suitable patron. For everyone else, the flagship breakfast of Hawksmoor is meant to be shared between two. What can you expect from this monster breakfast? Bacon, short rib, bone marrow, baked beans and gravy, sausage, potatoes, two sunny eggs and slices of crisp toast. Phew.
The clean-cut decor in this cafe is complimentary to its fresh menu and sets the tone of the style of food on offer. Situated in the lavish Chelsea areas, No. 11 Pimlico Road is the epitome of contemporary fare. On their breakfast menu you will find baked pastries, fresh fruit, spiced compotes, sourdough bread, organic yogurt, and the list goes on. This one is to be enjoyed on Sunday mornings with a group of friends and family.
This London restaurant is legendary for its breakfast. All the big-name celebrities have been there, which gives it a lens of glamour when we observe it from outside. We want to talk specifically about one dish: eggs benedict. Eggs benedict at The Wolseley is epic, with duck instead of hen eggs, and the freshest ingredients of the highest caliber. The Hollandaise sauce is to die for, and their ham is the finest cut in the city.
One of the best places to eat breakfast in London if you enjoy a bohemian setting is The Troubadour. Located in Earls Court, this place also offers brunch around the clock, including their fabulous smoked salmon eggs benedict. The Troubadour is a mainstay for the London art scene, so you can expect writer and music types here. You should time your visit to coincide with live music, which won’t be hard to do.
It’s difficult to narrow down the best places for a top notch breakfast, but these are easily some of the best places in London and not to worry if you don’t see your favourite place here, we’ll keep adding to the list. If you know of a good breakfast place in London, let us know in the comments and if you are looking for the best food experience in London check TryMyKitchen supper clubs in London!