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Boasting a rich history and a palpable sense of grandeur, Mayfair is the perfect place to indulge in a luxurious weekend brunch. From classic English tearooms to chic Mediterranean bistros, this premium London neighbourhood has some of the best brunches in town.

With a dazzling array of high-end spots that are the epitome of elegance and sophistication, it can be a challenge to decide where to indulge in a leisurely meal. This carefully curated list is our ultimate guide to the best brunches in London’s Mayfair.

Pancakes at The Wolseley for brunch in Mayfair
The Wolseley

The Wolseley

Located in a grand Art Deco building on Piccadilly, The Wolseley is one of Mayfair’s most iconic brunch spots where finding a table to book is as difficult as choosing dishes when you get there. This restaurant’s high ceilings, marble floors and impressive chandeliers create a grand atmosphere that’s perfect for a special brunch occasion. An all-day menu features classic brunch dishes such as eggs benedict and scrambled eggs & Oscietra, as well as hot sandwiches including our favourite, the croque monsieur. The Wolseley is known for its lively and bustling atmosphere, with a mix of tourists and locals filling the tables – be sure to book in advance.

Address: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB
Website: thewolseley.com

Bartender making cocktails at Isabel Mayfair
Isabel Mayfair

Isabel Mayfair

The quintessential Isabel Mayfair brunch is on the menu Sundays from 12noon – 4.30pm. This exquisite and elegant three-course set menu, complete with a signature brunch cocktail, is accompanied by the vibrant live sounds of the restaurant’s band, Casa. Their sun-drenched, island vibes-interpretation of iconic and recognisable hits evoke the dazzling ambience of Latin America and the glamorous Mediterranean. Guests can choose from a variety of refreshing brunch cocktails, including the signature Bloody Mary made with horseradish-infused vodka and Isabel’s house-made mix. For those with a sweet tooth, the restaurant’s Bellini bar offers a range of fruity and indulgent options, such as the raspberry and rose Bellini, or the decadent chocolate martini.

Address: 26 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HY
Website: isabelw1.london

The dining room at Sketch
Sketch

Sketch

Michelin-starred Sketch is a unique and quirky restaurant in Mayfair that offers a breakfast menu until 11am. The restaurant’s décor includes a yellow colour palate with velvet chairs and art installations, creating an eccentric and memorable atmosphere. When it comes to the menu, this features Sketch’s take on a ‘Full English’, along with tempura eggs and waffles with Chantilly cream and mixed berries. As an Instagram-ready restaurant, Sketch certainly pulls out all the stops, with the famous “egg pod” bathroom also being a must-see for those visiting. The reception area often changes with different installations throughout the year, so expect something different on your next visit.

Address: 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
Website: sketch.london

Room at Hideaway in Mayfair
Hideaway

Hideaway

Hideaway by Ollie Dabbous soon became a favourite on the brunch scene in Mayfair after opening in 2019. However, it has quickly established itself as a go-to destination for those seeking a high-end brunch experience. The walk-ins-only restaurant serves stracciatella waffles with black truffle, honey & wild thyme, and everything you might need from the bakery selection. And of course, crushed avo on toast that can be enjoyed with Hideaway’s speciality coffee selection, sourced and roasted exclusively for the restaurant.

Address: 100 Mount Street, London W1K 2TG
Website: hideawaylondon.co.uk

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Outside Queens of Mayfair
Queens of Mayfair

Queens of Mayfair

Queens of Mayfair is a charming restaurant located on Queen Street, housed in a beautiful Victorian building that has been lovingly restored and features a colourful interior. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, spearheaded by sister Grace and Victoria Sheppard, making it the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely brunch. Tasty brunch dishes such as ‘The Green Queen’, a vanilla pancake with slow-roasted San Marzano, mushrooms, homemade baked beans, avocado and toasted sourdough, standout on the menu. Bottomless brunch comes with choice of cocktails or prosecco, with the ‘My Fair Lady’ cocktail being a favourite, made with tequila, chilli and Ardberg whisky.

Address: 17 Queen Street, London W1J 5PH
Website: queensofmayfair.com

Dining room at Stork
Stork

Stork

The Modern Pan-African menu at Stork showcases a fusion of classic brunch dishes with innovative twists that will excite the most discerning of palates. Diners start with snacks, including black eyed bean hummus and ampesi crisps, followed by jerk chicken wings or lamb dibi tacos. Main course options come from ‘land, earth or sea’, with the grilled seabass being a standout star. The dark and sultry bar offers a range of creative cocktails as well, including the signature ‘Stork Martini’ made with Sipsmith vodka, Lillet Blanc and a spritz of English lavender.

Address: 13-14 Cork Street, London W1S 3NS
Website: storkrestaurant.com

34 Mayfair dining room
34 Mayfair

34 Mayfair

Tucked away between Grosvenor Square and stylish Mount Street, 34 Mayfair is a well-kept neighbourhood secret. An elegant, enclosed terrace showcases lavish seasonal displays, whilst inside an Art Deco inspired dining room serves a lively weekend brunch. A trio of Benedicts – meat, fish and vegetarian – plus the sticky rotisserie short rib of beef, with apple and kohlrabi relish, feature on a menu that lures diners back week after week.

Address: 34 Grosvenor Square, South Audley Street, London W1K 2HD
Website: 34-restaurant.co.uk

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Milkshakes served at CUT at 45 Park Lane for brunch
CUT at 45 Park Lane

CUT at 45 Park Lane

CUT at 45 Park Lane is a contemporary American steakhouse that offers a new California-inspired brunch menu overseen by executive chef Elliott Grover. The menu features a range of dishes that are inspired by the flavours of the west coast, such as beef short rib with buttermilk waffle, avocado, crème fresh and pickled vegetables. Light bites start the brunch with spicy tuna tartare cones served alongside smoked salmon blinis. And no brunch is complete without delicious drinks to accompany, including: the Baileys and Oreo milkshake; the strawberry & mint vodka slushy; or the frozen Brandy Alexander.

Address: 45 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN
Website: dorchestercollection.com

Chiltern Firehouse in Mayfair
Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

This trendy and fashionable restaurant located in the heart of Marylebone, just on the edge of Mayfair, has become a hotspot for celebrities and fashionistas alike. The weekend brunch menu features a range of classic breakfast dishes with a twist and hearty lunch favourites, from the cheeseburger with chipotle sauce to the flaming benedict with iberico ham & crispy potato latke. For a truly indulgent experience, order for the table the crab-stuffed donut and fried chicken with smoky ranch dip.

Address: 1 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7PA
Website: chilternfirehouse.com

COYA Mayfair
COYA Mayfair

COYA Mayfair

This Peruvian favourite offers a unique brunch experience that combines delicious Latin American cuisine with a lively and vibrant atmosphere. The brunch menu features a range of small plates, including classic ceviches, tiraditos and anticuchos, as well as heartier dishes such as grilled meats and fish. Standout dishes include the wagyu beef sliders with truffle aioli and the grilled octopus with avocado. To complement the food, COYA offers an extensive selection of cocktails, including pisco sours and margaritas.

Address: 118 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NW
Website: coyarestaurant.com

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