Brunch, not quite breakfast and not quite a lunch. It’s usually a meal that’s eaten between 11 am and 4 pm and will normally include some form of alcohol, which is usually a method to keep you going from the night before or as a special celebration during the afternoon.
Some brunches are bottomless, which means you can pay a little extra and can have free-flowing alcohol through the entirety of your brunch allotment time.
Top 10 brunch and bottomless brunch spots in East London:
- Bistrotheque, Bethnal Green
- Morito, Hackney
- Duck & Waffle, Liverpool Street
- The Drift, Liverpool Street
- Trapeze, Shoreditch
- Dirty Bones, Shoreditch
- All Bar One, Bishopsgate
- Duo, Shoreditch
- Fugitive Motel, Bethnal Green
- Ping Pong, St Katharine Docks
23-27 Wadeson St, London, E2 9DR
020 8983 7900
Bistrotheque is a bright and airy European restaurant located in Bethnal Green. Think white washed walls, a large bar area and industrial lights hanging from the ceiling.
Along with this, the restaurant also has a large outdoor seating terrace and a private dining area.
The restaurant has a wide variety of food options available on their brunch menu, and you can even go for a three course brunch if you’re feeling particularly hungry.
You’ll find options such as the Bistrotheque breakfast which includes sausage, bacon, eggs, and layered potatoes. There are also foods such as French for soft shell crab Benedict.
For drinks, Bistrotheque has plenty of cocktails. Think Bloody Marys, Bellini’s, and cosmos. If cocktails aren’t your thing, then they also have a large wine list, hot drinks, and soft drinks.
Bistrotheque serves their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 15.45 pm. The last orders for food are at 4 pm and the last orders for the bar are at 5.30 pm.
195 Hackney Rd, London, E2 8JL
020 7613 0754
Serving foods that come all the way from southern Spain, northern Africa, and the eastern parts of the Mediterranean, Morito offers plenty of tapas style foods and has an extremely large wine list.
Decorated with pale blue walls, LED lighting, and sleek metal seating, the restaurant has a classic Mediterranean feel to it, while still feeling modern.
Brunch at Morito falls under their breakfast menu, where you will find mouth watering options such as homemade granola, a sausage salad, or menemem eggs. If you’d like a cocktail to accompany your brunch then why not choose from a bloody sherry, which is amontillado, tomato, cucumber, and celery.
If you would prefer something with a spritz then Morito has the Aegean spritz, which is a mixture of masticha spirit, cava, and grape syrup. Along with this, you’ll find plenty of fizz, wine, and beer options, as well as teas, coffees, and soft drinks.
Brunch is served from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
3. Duck & Waffle
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
020 3640 7310
Duck & Waffle is one of the very few restaurants in London that is open 24/7. The restaurant offers incredible views of the city thanks to it being on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate.
The restaurant is bright and modern, due to the structure of the walls mainly being of glass. Blue European tiles on the floor make you feel like you’ve stepped foot into Santorini, and dark wooden furnishings add an element of contrast.
The brunch menu has a variety of sweet and savoury options for you to choose from. If you have more of a sweet tooth, then why not opt for the lemon meringue waffle or Greek yoghurt with granola. Savoury options include BBQ beans on toast and mini lobster rolls.
Duck & Waffle has classic cocktails on request, however, if you’re feeling adventurous then you can take your pick from the lavender blues which features gin, lavender, and triple sec, or the sparkle in the sky which has notes of milk punch, bourbon, and sparkling winter essence.
Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 am to 4.30 pm.
4. The Drift
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
020 3004 4969
Located close to Liverpool Street, The Drift has a modern but rustic vibe with neutral décor and glowing drop down lights. The restaurant has the option for a standard brunch, or you can join them on Saturdays for their bottomless 90s & 00s brunch.
The standard brunch menu will have you spoilt for choice with all day breakfast options, nibbles, and mains such as fish and chips and burgers, or even a roast. They also have all of your favourite brunch cocktails like Bloody Marys and mimosas.
If you’re after something a little livelier on a Saturday afternoon, then why not book in for The Drift’s bottomless brunch? For £40 per person, you can choose from unlimited Aperol spritz, prosecco, bloody Mary’s or a choice of lagers.
Bottomless brunch dishes include burgers, avocado on sourdough, or eggs benedict. Not only this, but you can also enjoy all of the throwback tunes from the 90s and 00s. This brunch is sure to get busy, so you may want to book a table on The Drift’s website.
Bottomless brunch is served every Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Standard brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.
89 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HX
If you’re after a lively brunch to kickstart your weekend then Trapeze’s bottomless brunch is for you. Every Saturday, they host a 90s Vs 00s throwback brunch where you can expect all those nostalgic tunes like Britney Spears, Spice Girls, and top movie soundtracks.
Trapeze is a circus themed bar with a nightclub in the basement, perfect if you’re wanting to make a night of it. The cocktail bar, where the brunch is located features comfy leather booths with dark wooden furnishings and circus props that hang from the ceiling to really make it feel like you’ve entered into a 1930s circus.
Saturday’s bottomless brunch is £44.95 per person and for that, you’ll have unlimited drinks ranging from prosecco to a sex on the beach cocktail.
For food, you can choose from a number of burger options and even add some small plates like dirty fries, if you’re feeling like a little extra.
The 90s vs 00s bottomless brunch has two sessions running on a Saturday. You can book yourself in from 12 pm until 2 pm or 2.30 pm until 4.30 pm. Make sure to book online in advance as this one is sure to get booked up.
6. Dirty Bones
1 Club Row, London, E1 6JX
020 3019 9063
You’ll find Dirty Bones located in Shoreditch. Being a Grade II listed building, the restaurant and bar area has a classic vintage feel to it with high ceilings, pillars and old style, dark wooden staircases. You can choose from either their classic brunch or go all out and make it bottomless.
On the brunch menu, you’ll find all your NYC inspired dishes such as chicken and waffles, steak and egg, or breakfast fries.
If you’re wanting to go bottomless then drink options are a Dirty Mary, which is similar to a Bloody Mary, a pink grapefruit mimosa, or a Hip Monkey, which includes rum, lime, and grapefruit sodas.
If cocktails aren’t your thing, then Dirty Bones also has the choice to order larger. You can upgrade to the bottomless brunch for just £25 per person.
Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3.30 pm.
7. All Bar One
175 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD
020 7256 9450
All Bar One is a modern bar situated on Liverpool street. They have a standard brunch or bottomless brunch option available. On the standard brunch menu, you’ll be able to choose from all of your breakfast favourites such as scrambled eggs, a full breakfast, or French toast.
If you’re choosing the bottomless option then you can choose from foods such as smashed avocado on toast, burgers, or if you’re veggie then the veggie breakfast.
All Bar One have two cocktails to pick to go alongside your bottomless brunch, you can opt for the Aperol spritz or raspberry Bellini. If you don’t feel like a cocktail, then the bar also has free flowing prosecco to accompany your brunch.
Unlike other restaurants, All Bar One’s bottomless brunch is available daily and only costs £35 per person. There’s also the choice for you to upgrade for an extra £10 per person if you would prefer pornstar martinis, espresso martinis, or long island iced teas.
If you’re choosing to go for brunch at a later time then make sure your booking isn’t any later than 3 pm, as this is the last time the restaurant will take bookings for brunch.
20 Inverness St, London, NW1 7HJ
020 7284 0989
Duo is a modern restaurant with a bar that serves a variety of Brazilian and Japanese dishes, hence the name Duo. The restaurant features stylish and private high walled booths with pink seating to give it a feminine edge. A perfect spot if you’re after Instagram worthy pictures.
The restaurant has both standard and bottomless brunch options available and held across a variety of different Saturdays.
You can purchase tickets online at £38 per person and enjoy live music from a resident DJ and free flowing prosecco if you choose the bottomless option.
Currently, the food options for brunch are waffles, and you’re able to choose from a variety of toppings such as berries, chocolate, or maple syrup and bacon.
Duo’s brunch is available on various dates from July 2nd. You can buy tickets or check dates on their website. Brunch slot times are 12 pm to 2 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm, or Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm.
9. Fugitive Motel
199 Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 0EL
020 3974 4455
Fugitive Motel opened in 2019 and is inspired by the culture of American motels. The restaurant has a modern twentieth century feel to it with sleek booths, shiny floors, and wooden panelling.
On Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a and 3 pm, the restaurant puts on a bottomless brunch where you’ll be able to drink unlimited prosecco, mimosas, and kir royales.
It’s £25 per person for a ninety minute session and food options include pancakes, waffles, or avocado on toast.
You can book your brunch online via Fugitive Motel’s website.
10. Ping Pong
3 St Katharine’s Way, London, E1W 1BA
020 7680 7850
If you fancy Dim Sum and cocktails, then Ping Pong is the perfect spot for you. Ping Pong is a vibrant restaurant located on the docks, close to landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
On Saturdays, they have a bottomless brunch with resident DJs and plenty of cocktails available from 12 pm.
Brunch is £35 per person and along with cocktails, you’ll find a variety of Dim Sum options like spring rolls, chicken skewers, and chicken and cashew nut dumplings.
If cocktails aren’t your thing, then you can also choose from free flowing wine, fizz, or beer.
Bottomless brunch at Ping Pong is available to book online via Ping Pong’s website.
Whether you’re after a brunch to cure your hangover, a lively Saturday afternoon, or a chilled catch-up with friends, East London has something to offer everyone when it comes to their brunch options.
The majority of restaurants have convenient online booking systems which are recommended if you’re opting for any bottomless options as you don’t want to face any disappointment.
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