Bottomless & Boozy – London’s 8 Best Brunch Spots
Updated: November 2019
We’re not sure which visionary first combined brunch and booze. All we know is that boozy brunches are here to stay in London – and we’re eternally grateful for it!
Originating in the US, it didn’t take long for London to follow in Manhattan’s footsteps and perfect the art of the bottomless brunch. Free flowing prosecco, endless mimosas and revitalising bloody marys are as much brunch staples as avocado toast at most of London’s best places for brunch nowadays.
Whether it’s to bring you out of a particularly messy hangover, or to set you on your way for the day, London’s brunch spots provide the goods. Here’s our list of the best bottomless – and one boozy – brunch spots in London.
London’s Bottomless & Boozy Brunch Spots
1. Big Easy, Canary Wharf
Weekend brunch at the Big Easy in Canary Wharf is certainly not for the faint-hearted. This lively location runs a brilliant weekend brunch from 11am to 4pm. You can choose from unlimited BBQ grub or from a range of lobster-based dishes for just £29.50 a head. But what really seals the deal for us? That sweet, sweet price includes free flowing prosecco, house wine, frozen mojitos or big easy brew. While not technically bottomless, Big Easy’s boozy brunch is boozy enough to keep anyone happy.
When? Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm (2 hour minute limit)Where? Canary Wharf, Park Level, Crossrail Pl, E14 5ARPrice? £29.5
2. Dirty Bones, Kensington
The Dirty Bones dudes claim to have London’s best bottomless hangover brunch, and we’ve got to admit that their NYC-inspired grub is up there! Tuck into comfort food and revitalising cocktails while listening to some funk and soul tunes. Dreamy, right? Order the short rib hash which consists of 14-hour slow-cooked pulled short rib finished with caramelised shallots and mustard seeds, served with potatoes and two sunny side-up eggs for a proper carb-loading sesh. Their bottomless brunch offer comes in at £22 for unlimited dirty marys, uptown spritz or hip monkey cocktails when you purchase a brunch item. There are Soho, Carnaby and Shoreditch locations for those too hungover to travel West.
When? Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm (90 minute limit)Where? 20 Kensington Church St, Kensington, W8 4EPPrice? £22 (not including food)
3. Clerkenwell Grind
Those looking for a cheap bottomless brunch should head straight to Clerkenwell Grind on Old Street in Shoreditch. Order the brunch and get bottomless prosecco included for just £14! Brunch items are a pretty hipster – think smashed avocado, acai bowls and potato harissa cakes – and as the name suggests, this place takes its coffee seriously. Brunch starts from 12PM and you’ll get 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco action.
When? Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm (90 minute limit)Where? 2-4 Old Street, EC1V 9AAPrice? £14 (not including food)
4. Bad Egg
Eggs are the perfect hangover food and at Bad Egg you can choose between three dishes with unlimited frozen slushies (!), prosecco and mimosas. At £35 the price is affordable while the 2 hour time limit is also pretty generous. There’s plenty of variety other than eggs on offer. Go for the pancakes or pork belly if you’re feeling naughty, but there are healthier options like acai and poke bowls too. Can’t wait for the weekend? Bad Egg also does “Frunch” – a Friday bottomless brunch with frozen slushies. It’s also a bit cheaper than the weekend offer at £22. We think the Bad Egg is actually a bit of a good egg!
When? Saturdays, 10.30am – 7.30pm & Sunday 10 – 5PM (2 hour limit)Where? CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9AW, United KingdomPrice? £35
5. Hixter Bankside
Brunch is served bottomless every weekend from 10.30 at Mark Hix’s Bankside restaurant, Hixter. British seasonal dishes are the focus, and you can get your hands on bottomless prosecco and bloody marys for 2 hours. The cooking is very grown up, but those who want something a bit more down to earth will be happy to hear there’s a full English on the menu. East Londoners can head to the sister restaurant, Tramshed, with brunch starting at 11.
When? Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30am-4.30pm (2 hour limit)Where? 16 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0HSPrice? £25 (not including food)
6. Bon Vivant
Bringing some Parisian charm to our list is Bon Vivant, a chique bistro close to Russell Square. Foodwise, you’ll find French classics like croque monsieur together with a steak breakfast, as well as some sweet options like pancakes. For £20 you can add bottomless bellinis, mimosas and even sparkling French wine.
When? Saturdays and Sundays, 10.30am-4pm (2 hour limit)Where? 75-77 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1APPrice? £20 (not including food)
7. Bean & Hop
If you need a big fry up to cure what ails you, get thee to Bean & Hop in Earlsfield. Their Bean & Hop brekkie comes complete with two fried eggs, crispy bacon, a homemade sausage patty, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, hash browns, chilli jam and toasted sourdough bread. They also have splendid eggs hollandaise – with pulled ham hock or Scottish smoked salmon on top. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you really can’t go wrong with their pancake stacks doused in Canadian maple syrup. Or, do one better and order them with a side of crispy smoked bacon. Feeling up to a tipple? There’s no bottomless offer, but the cocktails here are fantastic, so order an Aperol Spritz to put some pep in your step.
When? Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 5pm (90 minute limit)Where? 424-426 Garratt Ln, Earlsfield, SW18 4HNPrice? £14 (not including food)
8. Bao & Bing
There are a few places that offer the winning combination of bao and brunch, but in our humble opinion, Bao & Bing does Bao & booze the best. You’ll get two baos and sides along with bottomless prosecco or beer at this Marylebone joint. Those looking for Taiwanese food in a cool setting with their prosecco should head straight to Paddington Street. Walk off the food (and what remains of the hangover) with a stroll in nearby Regent’s Park. If you’re looking for bao or dim sum in general, check out our guide to London’s best dim sum.
When? Saturdays 11 – 5PM (90 minute limit)Where? 22 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QYPrice? £25
So why not delve even further into the London brunch scene and become better acquainted with every poached egg and mimosa that London has to offer?