Once upon a time it wasn’t the weekend unless you had a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings; however the popularity of the weekend brunch is growing fast with restaurants all over London offering everything from a hearty late breakfast to a bottomless boozy late morning feast. We’ve taken a look at what west London has to offer, read on for our guide on where to find the best brunch in Notting Hill and Kensington.
Where to find the best brunch in Notting Hill and Kensington – our favourites
Granger & Co. – Notting Hill, W11
Opened by Australian restauranteur Bill Granger, Granger & Co on Westbourne Grove is a fantastic location for a relaxed, easy going brunch. The delicious menu is influenced by Granger’s travels and the sunny, laid back life in Australia. Serving a selection of Australian inspired dishes such as ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter, fresh aussie tea smoked salmon and of course vegemite on organic sour dough, rye or brioche toast. They also offer a great selection of drinks and cocktails to pair perfectly with your mid-morning meal. Available from 11am on Saturday and from 12 noon on Sundays.
Granger & Co, 175 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB
Electric Diner – Notting Hill, W11
Located on the world famous Portobello Road next door to one of the oldest cinemas in London, Electric Diner is popular with locals and visitors alike. Serving up a selection of French-American cuisine with a brunch menu that is wonderfully varied, offering up tasty delights such as avocado on toast with chili and poached egg, duck confit hash with mornay sauce and fried egg and my personal favourite waffles with lemon-blueberry syrup and vanilla cream! The perfect start to a day exploring the wonderfully varied Portobello Market.
Electric Diner, 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie – Kensington, W8
Bringing the opulence of The Ivy in the west end to Kensington, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is ideal for a relaxed yet glamourous outing. The brunch menu although small is excellent and served between 11:30 am to 4:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. We recommend you try the steak sandwich “French dip” absolutely delicious! The perfect place to help satisfy those late morning cravings and is a fabulous way to start the day before enjoying all that Kensington has to offer.
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, 96 Kensington High Street, W8 4SG
Snaps & Rye – North Kensington, W10
For something a little different, pop along to Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye on Golborne Road and try their fabulous Nordic cuisine. Their breakfast and brunch menu is actually now served all day so no need to cut your weekend lie in short! The food is fabulous and includes flash-fried smoked eel, rye rarebit with your choice of toppings and kedgeree. They have plenty of vegetarian options to choose from also. Alongside the food they also serve speciality drinks such as liquorice Latte, sealand birk (birch water from Nordic trees in Denmark) and house infused akvavit (flavoured spirit).
Snaps & Rye, 93 Golborne Road, W10 5NL
Parlour – Kensal Green, NW10
Although a little further out than Notting Hill or Kensington we couldn’t finish this blog without a quick look at Parlour. With a fantastic brunch selection, from a simple (but tasty!) smashed avocado on toast to the full Parlour breakfast, Parlour in Kensal Green is a must for brunch lovers! There is also a bread bar, stocked with bread baked onsite the day before, where you can toast and eat as much bread as you desire, that’s right infinite bread! Drinks include fresh squeezed fruit juices, mimosa’s and bloody mary’s. The menus are updated weekly so you should always find new tasty treats to sink your teeth into.
Parlour, 5 Regent Street, NW10 5LG
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