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Best Bottomless Brunches in Central London
Party brunches in the heart of the capital
By | 3 months ago
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a weekend, bottomless brunch will do the trick. Perfect for birthdays, special occasions or just dining with a big group, these offer the chance to enjoy unlimited drinks while tucking into tasty dishes – whether that’s your classic Eggs Benedict, pizzas or sushi. Here we highlight the best bottomless brunches in central London, the perfect meeting point if your group are all joining from various locations. It also means you’re well-placed for continuing the party afterwards, with an endless stream of bars and clubs nearby (hitting up Soho is always a safe bet). And if you’re after bottomless brunches in other parts of the city, click here for our full guide.
Best Bottomless Brunches in Central London
Crazy Pizza Knightsbridge
This upmarket pizza spot, which has outposts in glamorous locations around the world, is renowned for its decadent bottomless brunch. You’ll find the London branch in Knightsbridge opposite Harrods, and every Saturday afternoon it hosts a pizza and champagne party complete with DJs and entertainment. Begin with a bit of carb-loading on Italian-inspired starters like truffle arancini and focaccia bread, followed by one of the restaurant’s thin-crust pizzas: toppings include mushroom, rocket and buffalo mozzarella. Finish things off with a tiramisu or a ‘Crazy Cake’ – all the while sipping on your choice of champagne, wine, beer or special cocktails.
Price: £100pp for 90 minutes of unlimited drinks and three courses
Availability: Saturdays, 12–3pm
Address: 32-34 Hans Cres, London SW1X 0LZ
Il Pampero at The Hari, Belgravia
The Hari’s Italian restaurant Il Pampero is a chic spot for brunch in central London, with lavish interiors and a menu to match. Enjoy three courses alongside your choice of free-flowing prosecco, bellinis, mimosas, or Aperol or Campari Spritz. You can opt for classic brunch dishes like focaccia toast with avocado, smoked salmon and poached egg, or veer more into lunch territory with a hearty pizza or bowl of pasta – highlights include cacio e pepe with Pecorini cheese, and wild boar pappardelle with cocoa powder. End on a sweet note with our top dessert pick: the chocolate and peanut butter fondant with vanilla ice cream.
Price: From £70pp for three-courses and unlimited prosecco, bellini or mimosa for 90 minutes
Availability: Weekends, 12–3pm
Address: 20 Chesham Pl, London SW1X 8HQ
Dipna at Somerset House
Slightly different one here: the Bottomless Thali Weekend Brunch served at Dipna at Somerset House offers not free-flowing drinks, but unlimited food. The restaurant, which focuses on Punjabi and South Indian cuisine, is offering guests a feast of dishes like Dal Makhani, Lamb Kofta Curry, Saag Paneer, samosas and buttered naan, all served on a traditional thali platter. You can have unlimited refills for all items on the menu, accompanied by chai tea or mango lassies. You may have to be rolled home – but at least you won’t have a hangover.
Price: From £29.50pp for the veggie thali
Availability: Every weekend until the end of May
Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
For a taste of Las Vegas in London head to Bar Elba’s rooftop, where its famous bottomless brunch is returning this spring with a brand-new theme. The ‘Elba Viva Las Brunch’ experience transports partygoers to Sin City, complete with unlimited cocktails, American-style burgers and live entertainment – with all sorts of prizes to be won along the way, from bar tabs to festival tickets. It’s always a guaranteed good time, made even better with a killer soundtrack and views of the city.
Price: £45pp for 90 minutes of bottomless beer, prosecco, spritz cocktails and a brunch dish
Availability: Saturdays 2–4pm, from 8 April 2023
Address: 111 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8SG
A recent addition to The National Gallery is Ochre, an elegant restaurant focusing on top-quality seasonal produce. Housed within such a prestigious art space, of course it features beautiful interiors, with a fitting ochre palette and palatially high ceilings. This refined aesthetic continues in the food, which sees head chef Alex Drayton and his team whizzing up fine British fare with flair – including a suitably stylish bottomless brunch. Opt for free-flowing Whispering Angel or Laurent Perrier for some civilised fun, paired with the likes of American-style pancakes, eggs royale and a brioche bun with lamb and halloumi. Afterwards, how about a tipsy stroll around the gallery?
Price: Free-flowing Whispering Angel for £35pp, or Laurent Perrier for £65pp, food costs on top
Availability: Weekends, 11.30am–3pm
Address: National Gallery, Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN
The Nikkei brunch offering from the ever-buzzy Chotto Matte transports diners to the Harajuku district of Tokyo: a world of big urban beats, colour and all things Kawaii. Available in both the Soho and the Marylebone branches, Nikkei-inspired dishes bring the energy of Japanese youth culture to a sophisticated London clientele, from sushi doughnuts to vegetarian tacos. Drinks-wise, go all out with unlimited champagne and cocktails – all to be enjoyed alongside music from DJs, who keeping things lively all through the afternoon.
Price: £55pp for free-flowing champagne and cocktails, plus £70pp for food
Availability: Saturdays from 11am–4pm
Address: 11, 13 Frith St, London W1D 4RB (Soho) and 26 Paddington St, London W1U 5QY (Marylebone)
Trendy restaurants come and go, but some places are timeless. The ever-glamorous Mayfair institution, Quaglino’s, is one of these places. Since opening in 1953, it has attracted high-end crowds, and has historically been frequented by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor in the ’50s. Today it remains a glitzy venue, with a particularly decadent champagne brunch on offer. Staying true to its name, the menu features both breakfast and lunch options. All your classic egg brunch dishes are on offer (Florentine, Royale and Benedict) alongside meals that definitely veer towards lunch territory – think truffle risotto, Jersey oysters, lobster Thermidor and steak. All of this can be enjoyed alongside bottomless champagne, with a selection of tasty desserts on offer too such as treacle tart, panna cotta, and homemade ice cream. Dress to impress!
Price: £42pp for two courses, £80pp for free-flowing champagne
Availability: Saturdays and Sundays
Address: 16 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AJ
The Palm House
Recently opened in Victoria is The Palm House, a tropical oasis that blends Cuban cool with Miami’s iconic Clubhouses of the 1930s. The space is effortlessly stylish with swaying palm trees and glimmering lights: the perfect setting for a chic bottomless brunch. A four-course menu shows off the best of Biscayne Bay, including a sharing starter and taco platter, individual main and unlimited churros for dessert. To drink, there’s free-flowing Ron Santiago De Cuba rum punch, sangria, beer and prosecco, with DJs, vocalists and saxophonists to entertain throughout the afternoon.
Price: £50pp for four courses and two hours of free-flowing rum punch, sangria, beer and prosecco
Address: 150 Victoria St, London SW1E 5LB
Steakhouse Gaucho, which has a number of venues in central London including in Piccadilly and Tower Bridge, runs a Latin-inspired bottomless brunch every Saturday. This is a good one for those who like a bit of a variety: the bottomless offering includes a range of cocktails, including Pornstar Martinis and Citrus Negronis, alongside sparkling wine, still wine and lager. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of food to soak it up with: begin with some sourdough with chimichurri butter ahead of free-flowing starters (think prawn tostadas and beetroot ceviche). For the mains, choose between dishes like pasta alla norma, steak frites, and a brunch burger with Argentine beef. End with a chocolate brownie or apple pancake – all accompanied by a soundtrack of Latin beats.
Price: £70pp for 90 minutes of unlimited drinks and three courses
Availability: Saturdays, 11am–4pm (last seating 2.15pm)
Address: Multiple locations
Bringing sunny Australian vibes to the capital is Lantana, which started out in Fitzrovia and went on to open branches in Shoreditch and London Bridge. The Aussies sure know how to do brunch right: Lantana offers vibrant dishes like coffee and cream French toast, corn fritters with halloumi or bacon, beef brisket hash, and avo on sourdough with portobello mushrooms and roast tomatoes. And alongside any brunch item, diners can opt to add unlimited prosecco or mimosas for 90 minutes.
Price: £45pp for 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco or mimosas
Availability: Weekends from 9am–4pm
Address: 13 Charlotte Pl, London W1T 1SN (Fitzrovia) and 44-46 Southwark St, London SE1 1UN (London Bridge)
If you’re one of the rare people who doesn’t actually like traditional brunch food – pancakes and eggs aren’t for everyone! – then Aqua Kyoto’s free-flow brunch might be the one for you. This contemporary, high-end Japanese restaurant in the heart of the West End always has delicious food and drink offerings, and its brunch menu is no different. The three-course extravaganza is served in the moodily-lit dining room, where a glitzy marble sushi counter sees the chefs hard at work. They do the hard part: a selection of starters and deserts are pre-curated. You just choose your preferred main: Ginger Miso Sea Bass, Tofu Kara Age, or Robata Grilled Beef Sirloin. The Aqua Kyoto waitstaff are attentive, almost redefining ‘free flow’ with drinks consistently and generously topped up. But the starters are the real star of the show: seemingly never-ending, they arrive one by one, ranging from classic Rock Shrimp Tempura to supremely tasty Chicken Kara Age to the stunning Signature Sushi Platter. Top it off with a cocktail on the lovely Fuyu rooftop terrace. By Olivia Emily
Price: From £75pp for free-flowing house red and white wine, and beer; £85pp for cocktails and bubbles, for 90 minutes
Availability: Weekends from 12–2.45pm
Address: 5th Floor 240 Regent Street, (Entrance 30 Argyll St) W1F 7EB, London W1B 3BR
For bottomless brunch in the Southbank area, head to OXBO Bankside, part of the stylish Hilton London Bankside hotel. A big benefit of this offering is that you actually get a lot of food, which is crucial for keeping up your bottomless brunch stamina. Things kick off with free-flowing starters before picking a dish from the open kitchen, such as Eggs Benedict or waffles. Next, tuck into sharing mains like marinated lamb, spiced vegetable roulade and hake fillets, and finish with unlimited desserts from the Chef’s Table. This can be paired with bottomless bubbles for a whole two hours – and all that will set you back just £55.
Price: £55pp for four courses and two hours of bottomless prosecco
Address: Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0UG
Featured image: Hilton London Bankside