We know that you Londoners love your lazy brunches; the coffee, the sourdough and, most importantly, the eggs. So, we’ve picked out some of London’s best places to eat eggs. Dip into these eggy creations…
1 Dishoom, various locations
For something a little more on the spicy side of life, you can’t go wrong with heading to Dishoom for your brunch fix of a morning. Perhaps the most wonderful part of all, is the fact that they serve unlimited porridge and chai. But for something more indulgent, they serve an Irani café staple, consisting of three spicy scrambled eggs piled up richly alongside plump pau buns and served with a grilled tomato – a dish that you would be silly to miss out on!
2 Duck & Waffle, The City
Well there doesn’t need to be too much explaining with this one… Great view, tick. Great food, tick. Great atmosphere, tick. Great eggs, tick tick tick. Duck & Waffle at the top of the Gherkin on Bishopsgate is a great way to enjoy some eggy goodness, and at any time of the day due to it being open 24-hours. Daniel Doherty has put together some fantastic concoctions of melty truffle eggs with soldiers and, of course, waffles ready to be dunked right in.
110 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AY; duckandwaffle.com
3 Smokehouse, Chiswick
This one is literally smoking (I’m sorry). The new Chiswick setting feels like one of a beautifully traditional English pub and the gardens are landscaped to perfection for those fancying a more al fresco dining experience. With a menu that is crafted by the UK’s top barbecue chef, Neil Rankin, who uses his creativity and background in the classics to bring a twist to the traditions of fire-based cooking, the egg dishes here are complimented perfectly by the smokey meats.
12 Sutton Lane North, Chiswick W4 4LD; smokehousechiswick.co.uk
4 Brew Cafe, various locations
Brew takes a simple but hearty approach to eggs with their breakfasts, but often with a slight twist in the composition of the dish. Try their Chorizo Folded Eggs or the Brew Melt with Pesto for something that will be sure to cure last nights hangover and set your day off straight. And if you’re fancying your eggs in a different type of way, or simply not for breakfast then there are plenty of options for you to get your teeth stuck into here. Egg pizza anyone?
Various locations; brew-cafe.com
5 Nopi, various locations
Everybody seems to love everything about Nopi, with it’s brilliant juices, best voted breakfasts and whitewashed, calming interiors. When it comes to their eggs, they top the favourite lists too. Perhaps try the Shakshuka comprising of braised eggs, piquante tomato sauce, smoked labneh or the Beef brisket hash, gremolata and the most perfectly combined fried egg on top.
6 Caravan, Kings Cross & Exmouth Market
This one can make you feel as healthy or indulgent as you like, all at the same time. With amazing healthy super-bowls on offer with perfectly soft-boiled eggs to complete them, but also more naughty barbecued eggs to try if you’re feeling more like a treat Caravan offers it all when it comes to eggs. Try the Quinoa and Buckwheat Grain bowl, avocado and soft boiled egg or indulge with the Grilled Ham, with fried duck egg.
Kings Cross & Exmouth Market; caravanrestaurants.co.uk
7 House of Ho, Fitzrovia
In the heart of Soho, House of Ho is a great destination for eggs with an oriental twist to them. Although not your usual place to head for breakfast or brunch, many of their dishes are brilliantly put together and would suit a brunch with a difference. The Wild Salmon Tartare with cured egg yolk is certainly one for the egg-lovers out there. They also do a wonderful Saigon Sour with egg whites, so you can eggs for dinner and eggs for drinks!
1 Percy Street, Fitzrovia W1T 1DW; houseofho.co.uk
8 The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell
The Modern Pantry does some of the best eggs in numerous ways and with some of the most wonderfully simple combinations. Here, you can egg for breakfast, egg for brunch, egg for lunch, egg for dinner and egg for supper! For egg lovers, you can’t go wrong with a simple omelette to warm the cockles so the Dhansak Spiced Veal Mince Omelette is one for the bucket list.
9 Foxlow, various locations
At Hawksmoor, the food always revolves around the best ingredients we can find. Steaks come from well-loved native breed cattle reared by the multi-award winning The Ginger Pig in North Yorkshire and eggs are all sourced favourably too. The neighbourhood feel restaurant makes you feel like you’re in North Yorkshire with the ginger pigs and has plenty of fresh egg dishes to choose from.
10 Granger & Co, various locations
This Aussie-accented eatery is a personal favourite, due to the abundance of eggs in all shapes and sizes that are offered on the menu. Perhaps opt for a Full Aussie, or try something as simple as their version of dippy eggs – which is not as simple as one would imagine! They don’t take reservations though, so on a Sunday I wouldn’t recommend too lazy a one!
11 Ben’s Canteen, Battersea
Another Aussie one to tick off the list here, proving they sure know how to cook their eggs over the other side of the pond! It’s a relaxed neighbourhood hangout that does a really indulgent Brunch with banging Bloody Mary’s. You won’t go wrong getting the Breakfast Burrito with spicy chorizo, scrambled egg and melted cheese, nor will you be disappointed by the naughty and indulgent Fried Chicken Benedict!
140 St John’s Hill SW11 1SL; benscanteen.com