From time to time, there are certain celebrations or moments in life when a simple cappuccino to accompany your brunch just won’t do. Whether it is for a birthday or to top off a luxurious weekend in the city, champagne brunches are a great way to start any leisurely day with a burst of sophistication and style. There are many fine restaurants in London that can provide a welcome helping of fantastic fizz and sumptuous snacks, each one offering up its own twist on the idea of a ‘champagne brunch’.
If you have a taste for the finer things in life, from the bubbly you drink to the cream you add to your scones, gather round your most fabulous gang members and set up camp in one of these fine restaurants in London for a fun-filled champagne brunch.
Bad Egg, weekend ’pop up’ destination at Little Smoke, Moorgate
Nearest tube: Moorgate
Bad Egg is a specialist brunch destination that ‘pops up’ at the Little Smoke restaurant every weekend. However, don’t expect finger-sized snacks at this quirky joint, as the Bottomless Brunch menu is every foodie’s delight! Guests are invited to choose up to three dishes on the menu, each one offering an exotic spin on classic breakfast recipes.
Whether you opt for the pulled pork, beans and kimchi on toast, the cheeseburger hash or something more classic such as the guacamole and poached eggs on toast or indulgent French toast with fried chicken, banana and maple syrup, there is plenty of food available. You can soak up the abundance of dishes with unlimited Bloody Marys, flutes of fizz or Mimosa champagne cocktails. Whilst you are tucking in to these delights, expect to hear some old school hip hop coming out from the speakers, adding to the atmosphere further.
Hakkasan Hanway Place, Liverpool Street
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
From rustic, dining at Bad Egg to an oriental experience. Dim Sum Sundays at Hakkasan Hanway Place is great for those who want to try out a new kind of Sunday brunch. Here, guests are invited to take part in the ancient dim sum culinary ritual in one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the capital city.
Enjoy traditional ingredients formed in a menu of fried, baked and steamed dumplings, created by Chef Goh Wee Boon and washed down with a selection of Chinese teas. Of course, you can also relish in the menu of award-winning cocktails, unique to Hakkasan as well as half a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne and a digestif cocktail to finish.
Aviary, Montcalm Hotel, Finsbury Square
Nearest tube: Moorgate
If you prefer your champagne brunch to come from classic, fine restaurants in London then the Aviary can certainly provide. Located on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Hotel, our rooftop terrace bar and restaurant offers up a premium champagne brunch menu every Saturday, providing an elegant start to any weekend.
If you are peckish, dine on smaller dishes such as avocado and toast with smoked bacon and chilli, half a dozen oysters, yellow fish tuna sashimi. If you have a sweet tooth, the fried Nutella and marshmallow sandwich is a mouthful of bliss. Larger dishes are also available such as cottage pie, ricotta gnocchi and a superfood salad, or perhaps a maple glazed bacon chop, straight from the coal oven. All this and more can be washed down with a choice of classic cocktails such as Bloody Mary, Buck’s Fizz, Not a Cosmopolitan or a Daiquiri, helping you to digest as you gaze out over the wonderful city far below.