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Top 5 lavish London brunches

There’s a breakfast revolution going on in London. Once a realm of fry-ups and greasy spoons, now brunch is fast replacing the Sunday roast as Britain’s most hallowed weekend meal – and for good reason. There are now a dizzying array of gourmet options on offer making a lingering weekend brunch the calendar highlight for fashionable Londoners. It’s also the perfect excuse for cocktails before midday and enjoying a luxuriously lazy catch up with friends whilst happily sipping a morning Bellini. From the lavish and champagne-fuelled to the hip new gastronomic haunts, here are our favourite spots for a decadent weekend brunch. The Admiral Codrington, Chelsea Bringing the British countryside to the city – if you’re looking for a laidback Saturday brunch that puts flavour first, The Admiral Codrington’s new A County Brunch menu is set to become a Chelsea brunch haven. Already a favourite foodie hangout for stylish Londoners in-the-know, here you can savour Selsey lobster salad, crispy pancetta with brioche and maple syrup or soft-boiled Burford Brown eggs all washed down with their award winning Bloody Marys. Make sure to join them for the menu launch on Saturday June 28th, your brunch will be accompanied by a soundtrack of smooth live jazz. The Admiral Codrington Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone The hottest new restaurant to hit the London dining scene, tables at André Balazs’ Chiltern Firehouse tucked away on the backstreets of Marylebone are like gold dust but the leafy courtyard offers the perfect spot for an excellent en vogue brunch. Tuck into plates of crab omelette or lobster and scrambled eggs (cooked up by none other than Nuno Mendes of Viajante fame) and relax amid the hum of London’s A-list brunch crowd. Chiltern-Firehouse The Wolseley, Piccadilly If you’re looking for classic opulence, this grand café has been the go-to breakfast club for the cream of London’s society for many years already, so much so that acclaimed restaurant critic A.A. Gill decided to write a book about it, Breakfast at The Wolseley. Brunch here is a truly luxurious affair with an on-site Viennoiserie churning out melt-in-your-mouth pastries and everything from caramelised pink grapefruit, oysters, kippers and caviar omelettes on offer beside its more traditional brunch fare. The-Wolseley Duck and Waffle, Bishopsgate For a brunch with a view it doesn’t get better than this. Perched atop the 40th floor of the Heron Tower and the highest restaurant in the UK, Duck and Waffle serves up a panorama of the city skyline together with its high quality breakfasts. Distinctly British flavours shine on the inventive menu married with European influences. Sample ox cheek benedict, bbq-spiced crispy pig ears and foie gras crème brûlée as well as their signature ‘duck & waffle’ with crispy leg confit and fried duck egg topped with mustard maple syrup. Duck-and-Waffle The Landmark Winter Garden, Marylebone Brunch always goes down better with a little bubbly and The Landmark has one of the most indulgent Sunday champagne brunches in town. Settle into your seat within the spectacular eight-story glass roof atrium and prepare yourself for a brunch buffet of Babylonian proportions. Pyramids of glasses filled with fruit, mountains of home-baked pastries and mains of roasted rib-eye and seared sea bass await, all paired with live music and limitless free-flowing fizz. Make sure to try and leave room for desserts. The Landmark Winter Garden Nicole Harley is Editor at The Epicurean. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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