20 Best Covent Garden Brunch Spots

If you are one of those who fancy a long, lazy alfresco brunch, well, you have come to the right place. From seafood platters and bacon to eggs to naans, Covent Garden offers so many brunch venues to choose from.

Many of the restaurants in London’s West End seem to be designed purely for dining, but there are quite a lot of delicious early morning menus for you to enjoy with friends and family.

Depending on the weather, you can also enjoy the outdoors and watch the world go by.

List of the Best Covent Garden Brunch Spots

There are also several luxury hotels in the area where you can find fine dining brunch menus such as a Peruvian feast or a Bombay-style breakfast.

All you need to do is to go through our list of Covent Garden Brunch spots and pick the one to your liking.

1. Avobar
2. Abuelo
3. Balthazar
4. James Street Collective
5. RedFarm
6. FLORAL by Lima
7. Ladurée
8. Ivy Market Grill
9. Dishoom
10. Grind
11. Joe Allen
12. The Delaunay
13. Temper
14. Inamo
15. Kaspar’s at The Savoy
16. Ping Pong
17. Monmouth Kitchen
18. Bunga Bunga
19. The Black Penny
20. Brasserie Max

1. Avobar


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If you are a vegetarian and into healthy eating, Avobar is the best option on our list. The menu has an avocado-inspired theme and the Avo Bun Burger takes center stage.

Some of the highlights of the versatile menu include Moroccan Plantballs Bowl, Sweet Potato ‘Toast’, and the Ginger Lime Chilli Chicken. The food is complemented with juices, smoothies, and a selection of artisan coffees and teas.

If you don’t have the time to stop for a bite, you can always try Avobar’s Grab&Go menu.

24 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden London, WC2E 8ND

Phone: 020 3701 6500

2. Abuelo


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If you are a coffee addict, you should check out Abuelo, a truly special caffeine experience in the heart of London.

The owners are originally from Sydney and combine Aussie coffee techniques with South American beans.

Fig toast and the mushroom and gruyere toastie are one of the most ordered items on the menu.

People also love Abuelo thanks to its warm, relaxing, and calm atmosphere, not to mention the cool and friendly staff customers have been praising.

26 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7RS
Phone: 020 7836 8476

3. Balthazar London


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Located just across from The Royal Opera House, Balthazar London is the perfect place to hang out if you are into classic French brasserie and American bistro plates.

The “Weekend Brunch” offers a wide collection of dishes from Balthazar steak and egg with Pommes Frites, Banana, and Blueberry Pancakes to Eggs Benedict with Fries.

The cocktail list is also impressive with Mimosa and Balthazar Bloody Mary being the highlights. We recommend you book your place in advance in the peak season. The brunch is from 10 am to 4 pm.

4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ

Phone: 020 3301 1155

4. James Street Collective

Located in the heart of Covent Garden, James Street Collective is just another great brunch spot to enjoy the weekend. While the coffee is served by  The Gentlemen Baristas, the food is served by Chef Mark Greenaway.

The Brunch menu includes great dishes Green Frittata, Marinated Courgette Ribbons, and Traditional Fish & Chips just to name a few. You can choose House Bloody Mary or Bellini of your choice to complement your lunch.

James Street Collective serves brunch daily from 8 am until 2 pm.

8-9 James Street, London, WC2E 8BH
Phone: 07385674963

5. RedFarm


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RedFarm, the award-winning and celebrity spot in new York, has found its way to Covent Garden and is ready to conquer the Chinese culinary scene.

You will be fascinated by the creative dim-sums as well as Soup Dumplings, Pac Man Dumplings, and Vegetable Spring Rolls from the hands of the famous chef Joe Ng. RedFarm is not only one of the best brunch spots in Covent Garden but also one of the best Chinese restaurants in London.

For groups over 6, make sure you reserve your spot before you go.

9 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HZ
Phone: 0203 883 9093

6. FLORAL by Lima


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The first Peruvian restaurant to have received 1 Michelin Star, Floral by Lima offers the best Peruvian menu in town.

The Lost Alpaca Bar takes you to Latin America with great music accompanied by Peruvian cocktails and snacks.

The signature dishes of the brunch menu are nikkei flavors, Andean delicacies, healthy superfoods, and fresh ceviches.

For dessert, you should try Piura chocolate mousse. The brunch hours are from 12 to 5 pm every Sunday and booking is strictly recommended.

14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden London, WC2E 9BJ
Phone: 020 7240 5778

7. Ladurée


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Within walking distance to Covent Garden Underground Station, Ladurée is the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea with a French twist.

Founded by Louis Ernest Ladurée in 1862, it brings decades of the French experience to the brunch scene of London.

The macarons, Vol-au-vent, the club Ladurée sandwich, and French toast are simply to die for.

There are also a lot of vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options on the menu. The brunch is served from 10 am until 3 pm. We also recommend you check out the terrace and enjoy the view.

1 The Market Building, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RA
Phone: 020 7240 0706

8. Ivy Market Grill


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If you are into modern British comfort food, then Ivy Market Grill is the perfect spot for your next brunch. The Weekend Brunch starts at 11:00 am and lasts until 3:45 pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.

The Ivy Rabbit and Langoustine and Shepherd’s Pie are the most popular dishes on the international menu created by the Executive Chef of The Ivy Collection, Sean Burbidge.

The terrace overlooks the bustling piazza, therefore if it is not a typical London day, you can enjoy the outdoors, too.

1 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden London, WC2E 8PS

Phone: 020 3301 0200

9. Dishoom


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If you are into the spicy flavors of Indian food, look no further than the Dishoom, a spectacular take on the café culture of old Bombay in the middle of Covent Garden.

Highlights of the brunch menu include fire-toast with pink-peppercorn and pineapple jam as well as the Kejriwal (two fried eggs on chili cheese toast).

If you are lucky, you can come across culture and food events organized by the restaurant to celebrate Diwali, Eid, or non-Hindus days.

Don’t forget to check out Dishoom Store where you will find great gift ideas such as a cookery book, coins, vinyl, and Chai gift sets.

12 Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H 9FB
Phone: ​​020 7420 9320

10. Grind


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Convent Garden Grind is a popular coffee shop and cocktail bar, buzzing with Londoners stopping by throughout the day. The place offers a considerable variety of flavorful food and freshly roasted coffee.

A full vegetarian breakfast in addition to the usual British assortment, cold-pressed juices, cocktails, and a full healthy dinner menu makes the Grind visitors’ first pick. Desserts are strong on the coffee and simply too delicious to resist.

It’s a darling little Insta-worthy coffee house with perfectly pink neon slogan lights,  whitewashed brick walls, blackboard menus, a bohemian style interior accentuated with marble table bars, plenty of greenery, and a specially selected musical soundtrack.

42 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7LJ
Phone: 020 3019 1801

11. Joe Allen


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Established at the heart of London’s theatreland, Joe Allen offers a perfect combination of a great location, casual environment, and classy American-style cuisine, which makes it an instant hit with the theatre community as well as theatergoers.

Joe Allen offers all vegetarian-friendly, gluten-free options in their brunch, lunch, pre-theater meal, dinner, and late-night theater meal.

The interior is inspired by contemporary American style with dark brickwork walls having posters of classic musical and stage productions, famous American stars, and movies – giving the legendary broadway theatre vibes.

2 Burleigh Street, London, WC2E 7PX
Phone: 020 7836 0651

12. The Delaunay


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If you are looking for a smart brunch meeting place to discuss business over cocktails, look no further than the Delaunay.

With the extension of its Piccadilly version, the restaurant serves one of the best Viennese cuisines in London.

Brunch options include Portobello Mushroom and Raclette on Rye, Eggs Arlington and Potato Rosti with fried eggs as well as Wye Smoked Salmon. Some tables are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Be sure to book your place in advance as The Delaunay is one of the best places to have brunch in Covent Garden.

Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB
Phone: 020 7499 8558

13. Temper


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Situated on Mercer Walk, Temper is the perfect place to enjoy the guilty pleasures of barbecued meats, chicken wings, burgers, and traditional corn tacos.

We recommend you try a smoky Mezcal Negroni before checking out the affordable wine list. You can sit around the open kitchen and watch the chefs make your dish.

Enjoy the spacious outdoor terrace with your friends, or reserve the private room in The Den which accommodates up to 30 guests. Once you are done, order Nutella cookies with a  full quota of sauces.

5 Mercer Walk, Mercers Yard, WC2H 9FA
Phone: 020 3004 6669,

14. Inamo


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This cool neon-lit restaurant is the place to be if you want to have Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean flavors on your lunch.

People keep raving about the Asian-style tapas, satay chicken skewers, Korean barbecue ribs, and dragon rolls just a name a few.

Inamo has three floors plus a basement bar to enjoy Kirin beer, Saké Mojitos, or wines. What is unique about Inamo is that it also has a games room where you can play more than 150 games plus a karaoke machine to let go of your stress.

Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9JP
Phone: 020 7484 0500

15. Kaspar’s at The Savoy


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If you are looking for a glamorous brunch spot in Covent Garden, it doesn’t get better than The Savoy. Kaspar is well known for its seafood dishes such as grilled kippers, crab benedict, sashimi, and salmon royale.

As you wait for your brunch to get ready, you can enjoy the luxurious art deco indoors that reflects the star-studded history of the hotel.

Even Winston Churchill had brunch here! Please note that the ambiance is ideal for quiet conversations. We highly recommend you book your table in advance.

The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0EU
Phone: 020 7836 2311

16. Ping Pong


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This affordable yet famous venue is famous for its dim sum classics such as har gau and bao buns, chicken skewers, spring rolls, and steamed dumplings.

The dishes are designed to share, so it’s the perfect spot for larger gatherings. £35 Brunch Menu includes 90 minutes of free cocktails. Vegan and gluten-free menu options are also available upon request.

The bottomless Saturday brunches start at12 am. “Lazy Sunday”, on the other hand, is available all day every Sunday and Monday.

23-24 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA
Phone: 020 7952 2450

17. Monmouth Kitchen


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Located inside the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel, Monmouth Kitchen’s menu is divided into Italian and Peruvian dishes.

Both have great options like the truffle hollandaise with eggs and pancetta or the Peruvian team scrambled eggs with coriander.

The venue is ideal for a large group of friends as everything comes on shareable plates. We recommend you try the limited edition called “The Mist” created in honor of the artist Bansky.

Lounge Bar and Terrace are also worth checking out!

20 Mercer Street, WC2H 9HD

Phone: 020 7845 8607

18. Bunga Bunga


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If you want to combine brunch with cabaret and supper clubbing, look no further than Bunga Bunga. Let us first mention that the venue only admits girls and gays. So if you have a bachelor brunch coming up, this is the perfect place.

Enjoy the Italian pizza and homemade panini with free pink Prosecco that is free for 90 min. Please note that Bunga Bunga is located beneath the Italian restaurant BungaTINI and there is a secret back door.

167 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PG
Phone: 0207 0950 0377

19. The Black Penny


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If you are wondering where the name Black Penny comes from, it is inspired by the first coffee shops in London where the admission was just a penny.

Back then, with just a penny, you gained a single cup of coffee and had the chance to indulge in daily debates.

The menu’s highlights are wild mushroom and crispy duck hashes as well as the All Day Buns that include smoked bacon, grilled pork & sage sausages. Black Penny has two branches in Sloane Square and Southbank if you want to check it out.

34 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5AA
Phone: 020 7724 7860

20. Brasserie Max


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The Covent Garden Hotel’s restaurant, Brasserie Max is a combination of style and home comfort under one roof.

Don’t be surprised as you can come across celebs enjoying the fish specialties right next to you.

There are other highlights on the menu such as avo toast and bacon sandwiches, cream cheese bagel, and Kedgeree, a smokehouse kipper with herb butter.

There are decent choices when it comes to the wine menu and people are raving about the super-smooth service they experience.

Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9HB
Phone: 020 7806 1000

Final Thoughts

Here you go! We’ve tried to answer the ‘best brunch Covent Garden’ question as best as we can. Let’s admit all these spots are competing for the number one title and it is not easy to choose!

What is great is that each venue is unique on its own and offers a different brunch experience. From fine dining options to cozy coffee houses, Covent Garden is waiting for you to enjoy the upcoming summer months even more.

If you think we have missed a brunch spot, please let us know via the comments section below and we will gladly add it to our list.

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