Breakfast has long been hailed as the most important meal of the day, but in recent years, the concept of ‘brunch’ has soared in popularity and become more important to many of us than breakfast itself!
Whether you’re an advocate for avocados or have a preference for pancakes, brunching with your pals is a treat like no other.
Suited to cute weekend dates or grand girly celebrations, we’ve rounded up some of the best brunch offerings in the south west for you to enjoy. With inventive offerings for foodies and bottomless options for festivities, explore the best brunch options in London and the south west.
Best brunches in London
If you’re looking for a good brunch, London has everything you’re after. Traditional breakfast dishes are transformed with exotic and inventive offerings, with something to cater for everyone in our chosen hotspots!
The Good Egg, Soho
Although a traditional brunch is always top tier, if you want a twist on some of your classic brunch favourites, this is the place to be. Inspired by the owner’s travels to Tel Aviv, prepare your taste buds for some incredible sharing plates.
With everything from deep-fried halloumi to house labneh, this venue certainly doesn’t scrimp on taste! If you’re keen to dig in, simply hop on a train to London Waterloo, and your feast is only a 12-minute tube ride to Piccadilly Circus away.
Where the Pancakes Are, Flat Iron Square
If pancakes are your dream brunch food, ‘Where the Pancakes Are’ will be right up your street.
Whilst their perfectly fluffy buttermilk pancakes are the go-to, there are also vegan, dairy and wheat-free options so no one is left out on the fun. Opt for a classic American stack with streaky bacon and blueberries for a food coma you won’t regret.
Keen to dig in? This gem is only a 15-minute walk from London Waterloo.
Best bottomless brunches in London
For the people that believe that brunch without bubbles is not brunch at all, there are plenty of bottomless options in London.
Eastway Brasserie, Liverpool Street
If a boozy and bougie brunch is what you’re after, this venue truly pulls out all the stops! From birthday brunches and beyond, Eastway Brasserie doesn’t disappoint on their bottomless offerings. Available every Saturday with bottomless drinks, you’ll be tempted to make this a weekly tradition after experiencing the fun this place has in store.
To get the party started, hop on a train to London Waterloo, grab a 13-minute tube to Liverpool Street and you’ll be sipping bubbles in style in no time.
Megan’s Old Town, Clapham
If you’re a regular to the bottomless brunch scene, you’ll have heard of Megan’s! Renowned as one of London’s favourite brunching hotspots, they take their bottomless brunch seriously. On Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, you can have bottomless brunch for 90 minutes.
From Turkish Brunch Feasts to Eggs Benedict, pop the cork and dig in! Whilst there are many Megan’s venues speckled around London, check out their Clapham Old Town venue by jumping on a train to Clapham Junction followed by a 12-minute ride on the 35 bus.
Grind, London Bridge
The millennial pink décor and neon lights provides the perfect backdrop for your followers to drool over! Although we’ve ranked this particular spot for its bottomless offering, its coffee is also worth raving about. So don’t forget to order a flat white on the side of your Prosecco!
Only an 8-minute journey on the tube to London Bridge from London Waterloo, this place should not be left out of your plans.
Best brunches in the South West
Outside of London, there are an array of brunch venues within easy reach of our SWR stations that are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds! Whether you need caffeine to kickstart your weekend or have your eye on a fry, we’ve got a brunch option for you.
Café Boscanova, Bournemouth
This Bournemouth café is a local favourite for coffee-lovers and brunch-goers alike. With classic brunch fare served with a Bohemian vibe, it’s the comforting brunch that you deserve. Expect pancakes galore, along with delicious veggie and vegan offerings for all.
To get brunching, simply get on a train to Bournemouth, and it is only a 15-minute ride on the number 2 bus to this delightful venue.
Located in the heart of Southsea and steeped in the heritage of Portsmouth, this venue finds the perfect balance between tradition and contemporary style with their brunch offering. Whether a fry up is calling your name or you’re in search of a healthy option, this spot delivers the grub to satisfy your cravings.
Why not make brunch a family venture? With their kid-friendly brunch options, there is something on offer for everyone. Simply grab a train to Portsmouth and Southsea station and your family feed is only a 13-minute ride on the 23 bus away.
Café Yolk, Reading
If you’re a fan of a more stripped-down brunch offering, this popular neighbourhood spot has what you need. From pancakes to burgers, there is something for everyone no matter your taste (or your appetite!).
Catch a train to Reading station, and try and keep your tummy from growling on the 15-minute journey on the H1 bus to this brilliant brunch venue!
Best bottomless brunches in the South West
If you’re heading out for a brunch with the girlie wirlies, or want to celebrate something special, try one of the amazing bottomless brunch offers that are within easy reach of our SWR stations.
Pink Moon Restaurant, Exeter
Get the Instagram captions ready – this is a brunch spot worth writing home about! Pink Moon offers all day dining, drinking and fun – but their bottomless brunch is truly something special. With all of the brunching essentials catered for, there are many reasons to raise a glass!
This brunch spot is just a two-minute walk from Exeter Central station.
All Bar One, Southampton
Been dreaming about a bottomless brunch? With its stylish interior and brunch offerings, your dreams can become a reality in this Southampton spot! Add some pep to your step with an Espresso Martini, or sip on Prosecco and enjoy your fun-filled brunch in style.
Only a 7-minute journey on the U1C bus from Southampton Central, consider your next bottomless brunch sorted!
If you’re looking for the full monty (pun intended), this spot in Portsmouth is the place to be. With an incredible brunch offering of two courses, unlimited Prosecco (or their special cocktail concoction) and a fab atmosphere – a fun-filled weekend is certainly on the cards.
To kickstart the fun, take a train to Portsmouth Harbour and this brunching extravaganza is only a 9-minute journey on the number 3 bus away.
Make the most of our South Western Railway service and get brunching! Explore our flexible range of ticket types to find the right one for your journey. Make the most of cheap train tickets by going off-peak, and those with a Railcard could save even more.