South Bank London

Best Brunch Spots


What better way to kick off the weekend than with brunch on the South Bank? Book tickets for an early show and enjoy bottomless prosecco and cocktails pre-theatre, or shake off the working week with a relaxed brunch feast complete with healthy juices, great coffee or, if you need to turbo-charge the weekend, a 'breakfast negroni' always goes down a treat.

Here's a look at some of South Bank's favourite places to book for brunch.

BOTTOMLESS SANGRIA AT LA GAMBA

Conjuring the flavours of Galicia in northern Spain, this Breezy Spanish restaurant on the Queen's Walk at Southbank Centre is the creation of Borough Market's Applebees brothers. For brunch opt for a classic like huevos rotos con chorizo or go full bottomless with the £49 brunch menu that includes a variety of different signature tapas plus 90 minutes of bottomless sangria. > Find out more.

La Gamba

Shakshuka at Comptoir Libanais

If you love a good Levantine brunch - think warm flatbreads, spicy shakshuka, hummus, halloumi, beef sausages and fresh salad - then you will love the colourful Comptoir Libanais at Southbank Centre. Their mouthwatering brunch menu is packed with Lebanese favourites, including four different kinds of shakshuka, plus tasty dishes from the wider region. There's a great list of fresh juices on offer, or cocktails if you like your brunch boozy. > Find out more. 

SAXY BRUNCH AT SKYLON

Join Skylon in their stunning Royal Festival Hall location for the Saxy Brunch, every Saturday. There's free-flowing Prosecco, a live saxophonist and DJs playing all afternoon from 12pm–4pm in the restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the most fantastic riverside views and of course the location is ideal if you are catching a performance later in the day. A perfect weekend destination for a fun and funky brunch with delicious food and stunning views of the Thames. Enjoy two or three courses for £29.50/£35 with the option to add on free-flowing fizz or red wine for £21 per person.  > Find Out More

BRUNCHES & SUNDAY LUNCHES AT SEA CONTAINERS

For a relaxed yet stylish affair, Sea Containers Restaurant will make it memorable, complete with bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Mary or Prosecco. Choose from a range of classic and unique brunch dishes, such as crab on sourdough with avocado, jalapeños and coriander, or short rib hash with miso glaze, fried egg and parsley. If a Sunday Roast is more your vibe, choose between roast chicken, Boston short rib or whole grilled sea bass with all the trimmings, and served for the whole table to share. Available Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to 5pm (last sitting at 3.30pm). Four-legged friends are welcome too! > Find out more

BLACK PENNY BRUNCH

Just a stone’s throw from The London Eye, you'll find The Black Penny, and if there's one thing they do well, it's breakfasts and brunch, with an extensive and delicious menu to choose from which contains loads of great veggie options.  Ozdemir Pasha has grilled halloumi, fried eggs, butterbean hummus and sumac with a zing tomato salad on sourdough toast. For an indulgent sweeter option try their Brioche French Toast which comes with 'whipped lemon ricotta, black cardamom sugar, blueberry compote and toasted almonds. Plus make sure to try one of their famous 'Black Penny Hashes', which comes with a choice of crispy duck, salt beef or wild mushroom and polenta.  > Find Out More

GREEN ROOM’S BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

Another great option to choose from if you're looking for bottomless brunches is hosted by The Green Room. Set behind the National Theatre, The Green Room has a vibrant outdoor garden which is the ultimate suntrap for soaking up those South Bank summer rays. Taking place every Saturday from 11am to 5pm with a live DJ to boot, choose either 1 large plate or 2 small and you can go bottomless on Prosecco, beer or Green Room's special brunch cocktail that changes every month (non-alcoholic versions available too). Their menu includes such brunchy delights as Copper Maran eggs on toasted sourdough, a fiery shakshuka and even wood fired pizzas.  Find Out More

FAMILY-FRIENDLY AT GIRAFFE

With a fantastic location at the bottom of Royal Festival Hall and parallel with the trendy Undercroft skate park, Giraffe South Bank is another great brunch spot for when the sun's out. Not only is it child-friendly, you can also get an all-day brunch no matter the time. For the adults, you can also turn your brunch bottomless to add free-flowing Prosecco, special cocktails or Peroni to your meal for 90 minutes, any day of the week between 11am and 4pm! Find Out More

DELICIOUS DIM SUM AT PING PONG

Every Saturday you can start your weekend off with a bang by booking one of Ping Pong's notorious bottomless brunches in their South Bank home just off Festival Walk. Enjoy 90 minutes of free-flowing cocktails, carafes, wine, bubbly or beer and a delicious dim sum set menu, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free alternatives available too! The perfect way to go dumpling-crazy with a group of friends at the weekend. > Find Out More

BOTTOMLESS PROSECCO AT GRIND

Founded in 2011 in Shoreditch, Grind has several stylish locations across central London including this special collab adjoining the epic BrewDog Waterloo at The Sidings. Highlights of the enticing brunch menu include contemporary classics like buttermilk pancakes with bacon and syrup, smashed avocado and sourdough, and Korean bao bun bacon sandwiches. The coffee is top notch and for £20 on weekends you can enjoy a 90-minute bottomless prosecco brunch. Cheers to that! > Find out more

Brunch in the station at The Victory

Heading into Waterloo on a weekend? Start the day on high with brunch at Waterloo Station's elegant pub and kitchen The Victory perched on top of the historic Victory Arch. Brunch is served daily from 8am right up until 12 noon with all the usual favourites including smashed avo on toast, eggs florentine and chorizo and spinach hash. Go bottomless and add in free-flowing prosecco for an hour for £25. > Find out more

The Victory

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