Have you planned your next holiday in London? If you have never visited London and are planning a holiday overseas this winter, London is the ideal destination. With world-class attractions, great shopping, entertainment, exciting nightlife and the best cultural experiences it is one of the best cities for a holiday.
If you make your hotel bookings in advance you could get some great discounts at the hotels in London Central.
A good choice for accommodation would be the Hotel Adria London conveniently located near the West End in central London. It offers easy access to the top attractions in the city including some of the best spots to enjoy brunch in the city. These include the following:
For coffee lovers
Over-Under: If you are in the Earl’s Court area it is off the high-street. A relaxed and cool place, it offers a smashing cup of artisanal coffee. They have teamed with the coffee specialists Brixton’s Assembly Coffee, so you cannot expect a finer cup of coffee with nutritional and wholesome food. While coffee is the highlight, there offer a good variety of fresh fruit juices. The menu is simple and comprises of chia pudding, plenty of toast varieties and porridge. All of the ingredients used are sourced locally and of the highest quality while of course being very fresh. While there ask them for toast accompanied with a lime, avo and chilli or combine it with cinnamon, honey and fig.
Brew Chiswick: Located on Chiswick High Road, Brew Cafe is the perfect spot to head to for a relaxed brunch with a warm and cosy atmosphere and great coffee. Just the place to head out on a sunny afternoon there is plenty of space and greenery in the outdoor area. The menu features healthy and fresh dishes and is the perfect way to begin the morning. Try their fritters with tomato jam, bacon and lime aioli or tuck into their blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and caramelised banana.
The health conscious
NAMA: If you enjoy the best of natural raw food NAMA located in Notting Hill is ideal for those with a passion for eating healthy and vegans. The entire menu of the restaurant is vegan and uncooked and they serve a mean brunch with sweet tears, amazing salads and fresh fruit juices. If flavour is what you seek, try the Full English consisting of balsamic potatoes, herbed Portobello sausages, mushroom, cashew scrambled eggs which are accompanied by tomato ketchup, walnut or almond bread. If you carve for something sweet try their delicious pancakes in a variety of flavours, garnished with maple syrup, fresh fruits, dark berry coulis and coconut mascarpone.
Farm Girl Café: Experience the best of Australian Cafe Culture in the trendy area of Notting Hill. The cafe takes pride in offering highly delicious and nutritious food that is a delight to eat. If you want something wholesome without compromising on taste, this is the place to head to. While there expect the classic including yoghurt, fresh fruits, varieties of egg dishes, avo toast and granola. To taste something uniquely different try pumpkin porridge, which is a blend of chia seed and pumpkin puree with a sprinkling of maple syrup, cinnamon, bee pollen, ginger and nutmeg. Another fabulous dish worth trying is Berry Pancakes, which a buckwheat combination of cranberries, maple syrup and hibiscus to which a dash of coconut yoghurt, toasted hazelnut and pistachio are added.
26 Grains: Tucked away in Covent Garden in the rather quirky but charming Neal’s Yard, it is not to be missed when in the area. Living up to its unusual name you can only expect whole grain themed menu with the place is well known for its scrumptious oats bowls. They have expanded their menu and serve a selection of hot and cold food items, with the oats still probably the best. Try their Banana Cacao consisting of cacao nibs, date syrup, almond milk oats, banana and coconut yoghurt. If you have a sweet tooth, do not miss their dukkah loaf with honey or buckwheat banana bread.
Exciting and adventurous
Corazon Taqueria: Based in Soho, Corazon Taqueria is a Mexican food joint that offers a fantastic brunch on weekends. The atmosphere is warm and vibrant with a great choice of food and the perfect place to hang out with friends. You can expect the best traditional Mexican fare like baked eggs and tortilla in ranchera sauce, jalapenos, guacamole, black beans and queso fresco. If you want to enjoy something sweet you must sample masa pancakes served with toasted pecans, whipped cream and caramelised banana. Enjoy it with any of their terrific margaritas and you will experience heavenly bliss!
Fucina: Located in the urbane chic surroundings of Marylebone on 26 Paddington Street is Fucina, famous for its excellent traditional Italian fare. They also offer a terrific brunch on the weekend. As purveyors of healthy and delicious food, they have a vast menu of Italian classics and delightful pastries. Their eclectic menu features a variety of fresh fruit juices and great smoothies combined with dishes like salmon with croissants, grilled tomatoes, scrambled eggs. Another option is sourdough toast served with soft baked eggs in tomato sauce, parmesan and grilled mushroom garnished with basil. Do not miss their traditional Italian pizzas served with a generous helping of egg and ham. Wind up brunch with a warm cup of the in-house coffee accompanied with Bomboloni with fruit compote, custard cream and chocolate.
Shackfuyu: If you have a taste for Japanese food then a visit to Shackfuyu that serves Western-inspired Japanese meals is a must. While it is popular with Londoners as a dinner joint on weekends it now has started serving a great Sunday brunch. Some of the top dishes include Korean fried wings, miso aubergine, seabass ceviche with tomato; buttermilk fried chicken bun with kimchee and edamame with chilli soy. Their crispy duck leg with cucumber pickle and plum soy is incredibly sumptuous. For dessert try their kinako French toast and soft ice –cream.