Who doesn’t love a casual trip out for brunch at the weekend?
It must be everyone’s favourite meal of the week in London, but with an overwhelming choice of restaurants on offer, it can be hard to pick where to go. Our guide to the top five places to eat brunch in East London will without a doubt make your decision easier; it is an extremely important decision after all.
Honouring the beloved Iranian-style cafés of Bombay and providing more than just your average brunch, Dishoom will guarantee an unforgettable one with an exotic tang. The traditional ingredients and flavour combinations include pineapple-pink-peppercorn jam with a side of chocolate chai tea, tempted yet? The food is not the only impressive thing about this restaurant, as the interiors are truly admirable and upon arrival you feel as though you have stepped out of London into another world. After you’ve visited once you will be hooked, as you know what they say, a ‘Big Bombay’ is the best way to start the day.
If you need a boost of goodness on the Sunday morning after the night before, then the Peruvian menu at Andina packed with superfoods is exactly what you need. Go traditional with eggs and avocado on sourdough toast, or go the whole-hog with sweet potato pancakes and coconut whipped cream. Why not give the ‘Super Bloody Mary’ a go if you really need an extra kick to start the day.
The London Coffee Guide has labelled this Hoxton hotspot as ‘a café with real soul.’ We are not sure about you, but that sounds like the kind of place to have brunch! If you want to get a taste of the best that Embassy East can offer, then their cheese toasties will go down a treat, not to mention their velvety smooth cups of coffee.
A trip to this little gem on East London’s Broadway Market will guarantee nothing but seasonal and organic ingredients and will be sure to spice up your usual brunch routine. The tapas-style menu offers everything from ‘Moroccan scramble’ to ‘harissa Bloody Mary’, and if you still need your sweet fix after the spice then definitely opt for the goat’s milk chocolate pot. So sit back, relax and enjoy the rustic interiors and lip-smacking, authentic menu at Poco Tapas Bar.
If you’re after a weekend brunch with an accompanying piano playing pop hits then head to Bistrotheque. Set in an old warehouse with a relaxed, trendy ambience, this restaurant offers superb food made to leave a lasting impression. Indulge in your sweet tooth with their scrumptious pancakes topped with chocolate sauce, banana butter and salted candied peanuts. Alternatively, you can opt for the savoury option of avocado, poached eggs and cornbread, finished with a touch of hot sauce for a fiery twist; Bistrotheque has something for everyone to enjoy.