Finding a decent family brunch place in London is tougher than you’d think. In wanting to avoid the twenty-something boozy-brunch crowd and enjoy a relaxed weekend feast with the family, we’ve compiled our favourite breakfast-lunch places around the city. They’re all super welcoming to families and young children.
Granger & Co., Notting Hill
The stylish Granger & Co. spots dotted across the city are popular family brunch hangouts. G&C offer a global menu with a mix of classic breakfast-lunch dishes, as well as soups, sandwiches and salads from around the world. Read Leo’s review of Chelsea’s Granger & Co. here.
Where: 175 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2SB
Serpentine Bar & Kitchen, Hyde Park
Located by the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park, this is a lovely place for breakfast or lunch, especially if you get a spot outside in the sunshine! Load up on a full English brekkie while the kids can tuck into bacon and sausage baps, scrambled eggs or porridge.
Where: Hyde Park, Serpentine Rd, London W2 2UH
ROKA, Canary Wharf & Aldwych
ROKA offer a Japanese brunch 11-3.30pm Saturdays and 11.30-8pm Sundays. It comprises of a selection of the restaurant’s signature robata dishes, sashsami and dessert platters.
Where: Upper Level 1, The Park Pavilion, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5FW and 71 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN
Parlour, Kensal Rise
The Parlour is a brilliant West London haunt for families, morning, noon and night. For brunch, treat yourself to avocado & toasted lazy bread, ‘back door’ smoked salmon & soda bread, or the ‘no subs’ full Parlour breakfast.
Where: 5 Regent Street, Kensal Green, London, NW10 5LG
A cosy coffee shop turned brunch joint, Blend is slowly spreading across London with venues in Notting Hill, Oxford Street (brwd coffee), and a pop-up in Peckham. Think crushed avo, smoothie bowls, brioche French toast and their fantastic “build-a-breakfast” option. Their ‘toddler approved’ kids’ menu offers cheese toasties, granola with Greek yoghurt and fish finger sandwiches. Yum.
Where: 587 Green Lanes, Harringay, N8 0RG
The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell
The charming Modern Pantry describes itself as a ‘modern casual dining space’ and offers food throughout the day. Brunch comprises of small plates, fruits grains & seeds, and larger eggs, bacon, and omelette dishes. It has a terrific terrace dining area on St John’s Square too.
Where: 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ
Bistrotheque, Cambridge Heath
Visit Bistrotheque after 11am and delve into their weekend brunch menu, with particular focus on ‘the eggs’ section where you’ll be able to treat yourself to buttered corn, eggs florentine, a croque madame and the Bistrotheque breakfast. Mains, starters and sides are on offer too, as well as brunch cocktails and oysters. The venue is very welcoming to children and families, with a great mix of clientele.
Where: 23-27 Wadeson St, London E2 9DR
The Sipping Room, Canary Wharf
The Sipping Room is an ace family hangout any time during the day. What’s more, you can get brunch any time of the day thanks to their all-day breakfast options. Go for the fry up, eggs Benedict, or choose from smoked trout or chicken and waffle. There’s a kids’ menu with yummy options including baby mac and cheese, and mini fish and chips. Click here to read our review of the family Sunday lunch options here.
Where: 16 Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AX
Brother Marcus, Balham
The Balham brunch joint prides itself on only using top quality ingredients and delicious coffees. Choose from the breakfast selection of beetroot cured salmon, roasted cauliflower, and Bob’s Your Uncle pork belly. Brother Marcus is very welcoming to little guests with changing facilities and reduced plates.
Where: 9 Chestnut Grove, SW12 8JA
Read our review of Brother Marcus Islington here.
Where The Pancakes Are, Southwark
You’ll enjoy savoury and sweet selections of buttermilk pancakes because Where The Pancakes Are have their pancaking mixing skills down to an art. It’s an ideal brunch place for families taking a stroll in the city and with such a great variety to choose from, they’ll definitely be something the kids will love.
Where: Arch 35a, Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge RdSE1 1TDNQ
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Caravan, various locations
Caravan is everything you could ever want from a brunch spot: on-site coffee roasting, open kitchen and a bright and airy dining room. To make things even better the brunch menu is deliciously packed with coconut bread, spring onion waffles, ham hock hash, as well as the Caravan fry. The kitchen team offer half portions for children and are super accommodating for families with high chair and buggy facilities, colouring and pencils, and babyccinos for the little ones.
Where: 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA
&: 11-13 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4QD
&: 30 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0HS
&: 22 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR (Cnr Cannon St / Walbrook)
&: Yalding House, 152 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6AJ.
Daylesford, Notting Hill
Daylesford Organic Cafe has fantastic brunch options for families. Choose the light bites from the bakery, supercharged mornings for nutrient-dense organic food or their signature poached and scrambled egg dishes. Afternoon brunch consists of breakfast dishes, as well as winter salads and cheese plates.
Where: 208-212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
Farmacy, Notting Hill
Farmacy is always teeming with families – especially for weekend brunch. All dishes are organic and ingredients are free from chemicals and GMOS, so it’s no wonder mums and children love it. Brunch options include protein pancakes, chia puddings, waffles and much more. There isn’t a children’s menu, but the kids will definitely be able to pick out a healthy comfort food to enjoy, not to mention the plant-based ice cream sundaes!
Where: 74 Westbourne Grove London, W2 5SH
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Annie’s, Barnes and Chiswick
Enjoy buttermilk pancakes with Greek yoghurt, eggs Benedict or a full English for brunch at Annie’s. Everything is home-made and sourced locally where possible. The boho restaurant is a cosy and comfy places for families to spend time at the weekend, and is a particular favourite amongst the locals! It has a heated terrace too – ideal for dining al fresco all-year-round.
Where: Annie’s Chiswick, 162 Thames Road, London. W4 3QS
Annie’s Barnes, 36-38 White Hart Lane, London. SW13 0PZ
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