Brunch Time

Weekend brunch is one of my favourite meals of the week, and in this post I’ll be looking at some of the brunch spots in London that I’ve enjoyed so far.

Aubaine's Feuilleté of Goat’s Cheese

Aubaine’s Feuilleté of Goat’s Cheese

Above is the ‘Feuilleté of Goat’s Cheese’ at Aubaine, which is a beautifully garnished field mushroom and goats cheese tart. Delicious, well-presented and also great value at £12.50. I would also recommend Aubaine’s ‘Duck Egg Omelette with Ugie Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Crème Fraîche’ and the raspberry and pistachio cake is the perfect sweet treat to tuck into afterwards.

Raspberry & Pistachio Cake (also Aubaine)

Raspberry & Pistachio Cake (also Aubaine)

Scrambled eggs with home-cured gravadlax, avocado, cream cheese & toast (Wet Fish Cafe)

Scrambled eggs with home-cured gravadlax, avocado, cream cheese & toast (Wet Fish Cafe)

The Wet Fish Cafe is a lovely little brunch spot in West Hampstead and the menu offers a wide choice which is certainly good value. I was not however overly struck by the gravadlax (having had much better gravadlax elsewhere) but the combination with the avocado, scrambled eggs, cream cheese and toast did work well. I would definitely come back here, and will look forward to trying other dishes from the menu in future.

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs (Christopher's)

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs (Christopher’s)

Christopher’s is an American restaurant in a wonderful building in Covent Garden, and it is a well-known brunch destination. I was a little disappointed with my smoked salmon and scrambled eggs though which was rather plain and in need of more seasoning and a suitable garnish. Top marks however for a superb bellini.

Another favourite brunch destination is Le Caprice near London’s Green Park (sorry for the lack of pictures) which is a timeless classic with polished service and reliable food. The Caprice burger is a must try. It’s a shame there’s not more of a view from the restaurant but it’s still the kind of place where you’ll look forward to coming back. (Note it’s a little more dressy than the above restaurants, wear smart casual at the very least).


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