Did you think that the idea of breakfast and lunch originated by Guy Beringer in 1895 would surpass more than a century, becoming the modern worlds dining experience craze? In London, it had become a trend before the rest of the world adopted it. Here we have selected a few restaurants which have been taking the brunch scene by storm.
#1 Farm Girl
This trio of restaurants combining specialty coffee and the food experience have a made a great name for themselves in the last three years. Their focus is not solely on food but personal wellness as well, using high quality and sustainable ingredients as a key to success. To this end, they cater a wide range of diets, including vegan, gluten- and lactose-free. Each location bares its own identity but has an overall style: retro and picturesque. Rose Mann and Anthony Hood believed London was missing a key factor in its already sizeable culinary world and they were right. Thereby, Farm Girl became known for pioneering the newfound trend in healthy brunching.
Locations: Chelsea – 9 Park Walk, London, SW10 0AJ Notting Hill – 59a Portobello Rd, London, W11 3DB Soho – 1 Carnaby St, Soho ,London, W1F 9QG
#2 Duck and Waffle
Brunch in the clouds with an all-around dining experience. This restaurant hosts breathtaking views over the city of London, so you can make sure your brunch experience is indeed elevated. It takes 40 seconds to reach the 36th floor placed 230 meters into the air. The food is sourced locally with seasonal ingredients making it an ever-changing experience. Designed by CetraRuddy, the decor combined with the open kitchen is a sight to behold on its own.
Location: 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate
In 1988, Dianne Thomas and Jane Muir had a dream to see a restaurant flourish, which focused on serving an array of international vegetarian cuisines. Back then, the idea was inspired by the gift of youth and Mildreds grew to being a local food hero. Since the opening of the first Mildreds, they have opened four others, each attaining a personality of its own. The initial ideas were retained all the years, keeping the fresh and nutritional dishes to all who sought out the uplifting vegetarian/vegan food experience.
Here you can find an array of food made of plant-based ingredients. The menu is free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and food chemicals. Notting Hill has welcomed it with open arms and Farmacy is a positive addition to the many local eateries in the area and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The concept and primary goal of the restaurant is to promote healthy eating and lifestyle organically, which causes the menu to change with the seasons. They also create awe-inspiring cocktails and smoothies, which are incredibly refreshing.
Location: 74 Westbourne Grove, London, W25SH
All these places would be perfect for a late brunch during the holidays. If you are planning on staying in London, check us out: we manage over 400 properties for you to discover London like a local!