Because somtimes it's all about the meat! Here are our favourite meat-eateries for a spot of brunch.
And now for something a little special - for those who laugh in the face of food comas, tweak the nipples of 'not having enough room for more', and are mad about meat - there is no bteer place than Hotbox. Since opening its doors, Hotbox has been one of the most talked about and highly regarded restaurants in London and fans of this super-spot lost their minds when they added brunch to their menu in Januray 2015. Serving large doses of virtually every variation of breakfast and brunch, you can also have some house classics - beef and pork ribs, fried chicken and waffles, and unlimited Prosecco for an extra £25. Every box is ticked at Hotbox.
Much of Duke's Brew & Que's style and vibe is homage to American Style diners - this is no different with the weekend brunch. The 'Duke's Breakfast' is loaded with the usual brunch suspects - Two eggs, two strips of crispy streaky bacon, cumberland sausage, diced home-fried potatoes, grilled beef tomatoes, button mushrooms and toasted sourdough / £10.95 and is a local favourite. For egg lovers there are no fewer than 7 egg dishes, including Omellete, Eggs Royale, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, and Chicken Fried Egg and Steak (dribble). There's something for veggies and also a mouth-watering 10oz burger.
Up there with one of the coolest London eateries, and likely to feature on virtually every 'London's Top Brunches' List; Electric Diner offers guests a wide range of choices from the works brunch (sausages, eggs, toast, beans, bacon etc) to cereals and everything inbetween. But there are a few dishes that must be tried above all else - Waffles and Strawberry Jam; and the Honey Fried Chicken, Chilli and Seseame Seed. Unsurprisingly Eggs feature heavily on the menu, and with a start time of 8am, is one of the earliest restaureants to kick off brunch on the list.
Well... If you go to Foxlow for brunch, you can buy the above (Pictured) - All Day Breakfast Burger - a work of meaty art - Bacon, tomato, a charcoal grilled sausage patty, fried egg, mushroom and cheese. If that doesn't convince you, the heavenly Foxlow fried chicken on a buttermilk waffle with bacon, egg and plenty of chunky sausage gravy should. Foxlow is one of London's premier meat-eateries (from the owners of Hawksmoor - Will Beckett and Huw Gott) and this title is firmly maintained at brunch-time.
Any place with the word 'breakfast' in the title should take this time of day seriously, and 'The Breakfast Club' doesn't disappoint. In terms of menu options, The Breakfast Club is the outright winner with dozens of options - pancakes, fruit and oats, sandwiches, full monty, vegetarian options, burritos. all the eggs, and of course - bacon butties. And given how seriously breakfast dishes are taken, it also can't be a shock that the brunch menu is availble every day! There are seven locations across London - Angel, Battersea Rise, Hoxton, London Bridge, On the Road, Soho, Spitalfields, So there really is no excuse for missing out.
It wouldn't be a very credible meat section without Hawksmoor's presence. Hawksmoor Guildhall is the only member of the steakhouse family that has a breakfast menu and the portions would suggest they've certainly made up for it. The full English (above) could feed the 5,000 and the plum doughnuts are gut-bustingly good. There are healthy and smaller options (as if), as well as all the coffee and fresh juice you can manage.
The very British brunch menu is all about classic dishes made with fantastic produce. Kicking off with freshly baked Chelsea buns and the signature brunch toasties, dishes include Kedgeree Scotch eggs, Dripping fried bread with bacon and eggs and London cure smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on rye. The full steak selection will also be available, grilled on the Josper and served with fried eggs, as well as a Sunday roast option with all the trimmings. Enjoy 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25, with unlimited Prosecco for an additional £15 per person.
Live music, American BBQ Cuisine, and one of the most impressive brunches in London - Blues Kitchen Shoreditch is the place to be for your midday brunch binge. As well as the usual burgers, wings, nachos and hotdogs, you can tuck in to buttermilk pancakes, an American breakfast (Grilled pork sausage meat loaf, pancakes, eggs, dry-cured bacon, barbecue pit beans, fried green tomatoes & homefries with a ranch dressing), salads, burritos and virtually anything you could think of from Southern America.
You may have first heard of this place as the site of highly addictive show, First Dates, but supplying a venue for some of the most cringeworthy dates isn't all they're good for - there's also a fantstic brunch on Sundays. Alongside their usual menu of huge steaks, great fish dishes and vegetarian friendly options; there's a unlimited Prosecco for an additional £15. With the enticingly cosy patio seating, Paternoster Chop House is an ideal spot for summer brunching and people watching. A super summer spot.
Having cornered the world of surf with ‘fish and chip shop’ in Islington, Des Mcdonald turf with Camden’s Q Grill. Though many of your usual meat eateries subscribe to the ‘dirty-dining’ theme, Q Grill has more of an elegant touch. And now they've thrown their hat in the brunch ring - not content for juts delivering brilliants meats, and cracking cocktails - guests have the pleasure of brunching while being serenaded to the sounds of live jazz music (2pm - 5pm).
This Spring, London?s favourite Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild will be launching their brand new Wild Brunch Club every Saturday and Sunday. Diners will be treated to a traditional Scottish brunch foraged cocktails and a delicious full Scottish breakfast on the menu. The Wild Brunch Club will offer the perfect weekend highland fling. On the menu will be an array of Scottish delicacies that will delight including haggis, tattie scones, lorne sausage and, of course, Mac & Wild?s iconic veni-moo burger which has been named the UK?s best burger in the National Burger Awards 2016. So go wild every week at Mac & Wild.