The City of London is the epicentre of the city, and a spectacular place to start your day in London.
In this post I’ll be sharing the best City of London brunch spots, including the best bottomless brunches in the City of London, the best vegetarian brunch spots in the City of London and all the City of London breakfast spots worth shouting about. Enjoy!
The Best Brunch & Breakfast Spots in The City of London
1. Duck & Waffle
110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY (in heron tower)
A few minutes on London ‘brunchstagram’ (yes, it’s a thing) and you’re bound to stumble on Duck and Waffle.
Not only has the restaurant gained its claim to fame for being the highest 24-hour restaurant in London, but for their breakfast made of dreams and iconic views too.
While here I suggest making the most of their classics like the Duck & Waffle with crispy leg confit or The Full Elvis with Chantilly cream and caramelised banana. As long as you don’t forget to top it off with a fizzy Kir Royal or Bloody Mary.
2. The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant
The Courtyard, The, Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR
Visiting The Royal Exchange is one of my favourite things to do in the City of London. But even more so when there’s brunch involved.
The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant is my go-to here, offering a seasonal and contemporary menu, and al fresco seating for perfect views of The Royal Exchange.
Breakfast menu options here stick to traditions, with a Full English, Eggs Benedict and extensive tea range all ready to help you kick off your morning in the City of London.
3. The Ivy City Garden
Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad St, London EC2M 1QS
I feel like every time I write about brunch in London there’s an Ivy mention somewhere, but that’s because you really can’t go wrong here!
The Ivy City Garden is situated right in the heart of Bishopsgate Garden with bucolic backdrops and a Garden Room to truly make you feel like you’ve entered another world during your visit.
The Hot Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon continue to be a winner for me. But the Smoked Salmon Crumpet and Vegetarian Full English are worth giving a try too.
4. Slug & Lettuce St Paul’s
Wood St, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7JQ
For one of the most affordable brunches in the City of London, give Slug & Lettuce St Paul’s a try.
As the name suggests, it’s just minutes from St. Paul’s Cathedral, so great if you’re looking for a breakfast spot before visiting London’s top attractions.
They also have an extremely tempting bottomless brunch here. Including any breakfast dish from Caprese Eggs Benny to Smashed Avocado along with bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys or Virgin Marys for 2 glorious hours.
Long story short, if you’re looking for one of the best bottomless brunches in the City of London, this is it.
P.S. – They’re also dog-friendly!
5. All Bar One Cannon Street
103 Cannon St, Greater, London EC4N 5AG
All Bar One Cannon Street is a go-to for City of Londoners, and it’s easy to see why.
The classic chain sits in a stylish City of London location with a delicious breakfast menu and a top contender for the best bottomless brunch in the City of London.
Have a go at their Truffled Scrambled Eggs or Pastrami French Toast. And if you’re looking for a vegetarian brunch in the City of London, their Passion Fruit & Mango Smoothie Bowl and Smashed Avocado & Feta on Rustic Toast is hard to miss.
6. Pitcher & Piano
28/31 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND
With a name like Pitcher & Piano I’m already assuming you’ve got a good brunch menu, lucky for me, my intuition was correct.
The modern-pub style brunch spot serves meals for every occasion, including a boozy bottomless brunch right in the City of London.
Have your pick from a juicy Brunch Burger to Baked Shakshuka Breakfast and more, and pair it with your choice of a Prosecco, Bellini, Mimosa, Aperol Spritz of Amstel.
For an extra morning hit, you can also try their Strawberry & Prosecco Lollipop (and yes, it’s as good as it sounds).
7. Barbie Green
2 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5AU
Have a go at their Healthy Start Breakfast with chilli and maple celeriac toast, avocado, poached eggs, broccoli, spinach and grilled tomatoes.
Or do a 180º with their Dirty Daisy — stuffed with tater tots, chipotle sourcream, Monterey Jack, chorizo, free range egg, fermented green tomato avocado salsa, refried black beans (and pink pickled onions), all in their airy City of London location.
8. Gaucho City
1 Bell Inn Yard, London EC3V 0BL
The Argentinian cuisine spot has a wide and varied brunch menu, from Burrata oozing with tomato, pistachio, maple syrup and vinaigrette to a crispy Maple Bacon Sandwiches.
Drinks wise, there’s everything here from Aperol Spritz to Bloody Marys, house favourites like Rekorderlig (Rhubarb, lemon & mint cider) or Botanical No.1 to sip through the morning.
9. The Wardrobe Bar & Kitchen
53-55 Carter Ln, London EC4V 5AE
The Wardrobe Bar & Kitchen is tucked nicely between Blackfriars and St Paul’s, built directly on the site of a Royal Household called the King’s Wardrobe which was burned by the Great Fire of London.
Nowadays it’s a hub for city drinks and an excellent breakfast spot in the City of London.
Enjoy a morning of al fresco brunch and City of London views in their private courtyard — with unique specials like their Full English Tart or 2 hours of bottomless bubbly to keep you company.
10. Côte Barbican
57 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8AA
Côte Barbican is a lovely City of London brunch spot with unapologetically French roots.
Boasting a hearty menu of all things breakfast, you’re sure to find something you fancy here (and some good bubbly too).
Indulge in their fresh pastries, hot cooked breakfast, or if you’re feeling extra boogie, their Champagne breakfast including a glass of Laurent-Perrier NV Cuvée.
11. Darwin Brasserie
Level 36 Sky Garden, 20 Philpot Ln, London EC3M 8AF
They say save the best for last, and I’d be absolutely remiss if I didn’t add in Darwin Brasserie as one of the best brunch spots in the City of London.
It’s housed on the top of floor of the Skygarden (meaning the views are automatically out of this world), making it a luxury breakfast experience like no other.
I suggest treating yourself to one of their morning cocktails like the Grand Mimosa or High in the Sky, along with their signature English or Vegan English, and something sweet like their Coconut Quinoa Porridge.
Map of the Best Brunch & Breakfast Spots in The City of London