Whether you're a visitor or a London native, there's nothing quite like wandering the streets of the city and making a pitstop for a beautiful brunch along the way.
We went searching for the best eggs in London, so however you like your eggs in the morning, we’ve got a brunch spot for you!
What we ate: Poached eggs and avocado on toast with a side of bacon.
Where is it?: 10 Berners Street, W1T 3NP
What we ate: Barbeque beans with fried eggs, mojo verde, toast and chorizo sausage and baked eggs with tomato pepper ragout, Greek yoghurt, toast and merguez sausage.
Where is it?: Various locations (we went to 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA)
What we ate: Egg hug dumplings (pork dumplings on an omelette)
Where is it?: 107 Upper Street N1 1QN
What we ate: Egg naan roll, kejriwal (two fried eggs on chilli cheese toast).
Where is it?: Various locations (we went to 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE)
DUCK & WAFFLE
What we ate: Oxcheek eggs Benedict (hen’s eggs, waffle, hollandaise, Sriracha).
Where is it?: 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
What we ate: Corn cakes with spinach, poached eggs and Sriracha hollandaise and crunchy French toast (banana and blueberry, cinnamon, brown butter maple syrup).
Where is it?: 30 Uxbridge Street, W8 7TA
GRANGER & CO
What we ate: Ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, courgette fritters with halloumi, siyez, shredded kale salad and zhoug and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast with sides of grilled Wiltshire bacon, roast tomato, miso mushrooms, avocado and chorizo.
Where is it?: Various locations (we went to 50 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0HA)
What we ate: Vegetarian eggs (two eggs, pan-fried halloumi, avocado, Portobello mushroom and slow-roasted tomato on sourdough toast) and a waffle with maple-glazed bacon, poached eggs and avocado.
Where is it?: 101 Regents Park Road, NW1 8UR
HONEY & CO
What we ate: Phylas (filo pastry pie with cheese and za’atar filling, with yoghurt and hard boiled egg), merguese sausage roll (served with harissa and hard boiled egg), green shakshuka (Cornish farm eggs baked on herby spinach, goat’s yoghurt and bread)
Where is it?: 25a Warren Street, W1T 5LZ
What we ate: Avocado and poached egg with star anise lardons, bhel puri (raw mango, tamarind, sev and yoghurt)
Where is it?: 49 Station Road, Brixton SW9 8PQ
What we ate: Sugar-cured new Caledonian prawn omelette, green chilli, spring onion, coriander and smoked chilli sambal with toast and smoked streaky bacon with two poached eggs, English muffin, hollandaise, hazelnut and macadamia dukkah.
Where is it?: 47-48 St John’s Square, EC1V 4JJ
What we ate: Shakshuka served with labneh and grilled foccacia and a side of maple-glazed streaky bacon.
Where is it?: 50 Artillery Lane, E1 7LJ
What we ate: Grilled chorizo with sweet potato and miso hash, soft boiled egg, garlic labne and star anise and cashew nut praline and Turkish eggs – two eggs poached on whipped yoghurt with hot chilli butter and sourdough toast. Sides of avocado, grilled chorizo and smoky molasses Boston baked beans.
Where is it?: 109 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4RX
What we ate: Two fried eggs on toast, two poached eggs on toast with a side of bacon and homemade brown sauce.
Where is it?: Arnold Circus, E2 7ES
What we ate: Scrambled eggs and nduja on toast, three cheese cornbread with shredded ham hock, greens, super seeds and a poached egg.
Where is it?: 18 Market Row, SW9 8LD
ST. JOHN BREAD & WINE
What we ate: Boiled eggs and anchovy toast, ham, eggs and fried bread.
Where is it?: 94-96 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ
What we ate: Avocado and chilli flakes on toasted sourdough with lemon and rocket and two poached eggs, mushroom and spinach on sourdough toast with rocket, Parmesan and a poached egg, brioche French toast with vanilla crème fraîche, banana and salted caramel.
Where is it?: 160 Hemingford Road, N1 1DA