London is an incredible city, but sometimes it can feel a little cramped. Big buildings, loads of cars, and too many people mean we often don’t ever see much further than a few feet ahead of us. And That’s why we’re rounded up the best places for brunch with a view in London. So, sit back, eat brunch, grab a mimosa (when did they become mimosas and not Bucks Fizz?) and enjoy the vista. You’re welcome.
Coppa Club Tower Bridge
Igloos on the Thames you say? Sign us up! These guys are one of the coolest bars in London, with incredible outdoor igloos, decorated to suit the season, a raised terrace, and a super trendy bar. There’s a decent brunch menu with pancakes, a garden breakfast with is healthy greens included, and obviously a great eggs benedict and it would be rude not to wash it down with a cocktail. All their seats are designed to make the most of the view over the Thames so it’s the perfect spot for brunch with a view.
If you’re really looking for a brunch with a view in London then it’s a good idea to go up high. Which is why we had to put 36th floor Darwin Brasserie on the list. With floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the London skyline, we really can’t think of a better place to start your day. Especially as they offer a three-course brunch menu featuring treats like a charcuterie selection and confit duck eggs benedict. It wouldn’t be brunch without booze so be sure to try their signature Bloody Marys too.
Sushi Samba Covent Garden
Sushi for brunch? Why the h*ll not? While they don’t have a dedicated brunch menu, they are open from 11.30am, which let’s face it, is earlier than most of us get up at the weekend. Sitting atop the Opera Terrace on the Market Building at Covent Garden this a great place for a people watch through the huge glass windows or out on the terrace enjoying the sun. Offering small and large plates, and classic sushi, sashimi, and nigiri, alongside gluten free and vegan options, there’ll definitely be dishes here to suit your whole group. What you waiting for? Get your (sushi) samba shoes on.
If your brunch doesn’t come with bottomless bubbles, is it even a real brunch? The Rotunda at Kings Cross agrees with this philosophy and serves up a delicious brunch every weekend with gallons of the fizzy stuff. Serving up brunch classics like a full breakfast alongside twists like red mullet fillet, it’s a great spot to head for brunch with a view in London. In the summer months you can even relax outside in their beautiful garden and bask with your benedict in the sun.
Darcie and May Green
The actual view from Darcie and May Green isn’t hugely spectacular. However, the outlook is gorgeous. These two canal boats, designed by the “godfather” of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, sit on the Grand Union Canal, allowing you to enjoy brunch while looking out over the water. Grab a seat on the upper deck and feel the breeze in your hair, or sit indoors when it’s a bit colder: it’s no less atmospheric. Brunch is generally healthy yet tasty, with smashed avocado and shakshouka, two of our favourite dishes, featuring. Best of all, this is another place for brunch with a view in London that does bottomless prosecco or mimosas for a set price. Yay!