Brunch is that coveted time of day, halfway between breakfast and lunch, that takes what’s best about both meals for a really special treat. Eggs, pancakes, French toast, bacon, maple syrup, sweet and savoury – anything goes when it comes to brunch. Here, we’ve picked out some of the best places that we’ve had brunch around the UK and we will keep adding to the list as we discover more in new locations.
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108 BrasserieWhere? 108 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London, W1U 2QE
Why? Brunch served against the backdrop of a three-piece jazz band – what could be more sophisticated? Enjoy ribeye steak with fried eggs, homemade granola, smoked haddock potato cakes with spinach and lemon and plenty more in an elegant setting at the heart of chic Marylebone.
Where? 147 Nell Lane, Manchester, Lancashire, M20 2LG
Why? The ‘speciality breakfasts’ at Thyme Out are what really set this place apart. The eggs cocotte, in particular are a real treat and the most elegant way to start the day. The brunch menu is endless, leaving you spoilt for choice.
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
Where? 42 Northampton Row, London, EC1R 0HU
Why? For a classic brunch menu with some lovely little twists and a sophisticated setting, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings is the go-to place. Plus, we can’t refuse their bottomless Bloody Mary!
The New ClubWhere? 133-134 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH
Why? Nothing cures a hangover on the weekend like American-style brunch. With its delightful seafront location, The New Club is a trendy place to dine, and good news for vegans – they offer a tasty vegan full English breakfast.
Rosemarino Where? 1 York Place, Bristol, BS8 1AH
Why? Whether you fancy a bacon butty, full breakfast or eggs Florentine, you’ll be taken care of at Rosemarino and if the weather permits then it’s also great for alfresco dining!
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Where? 359-361 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8PF
Why? Fancie offers every dish you could possibly wish for on a brunch menu and every element is very carefully put together, from the slow baked butter beans in tomato ragout with chives to the slow roasted field mushrooms. Finish off with one of their freshly baked cakes – if you’ve got room!