Brunch in London: The City’s Greatest Business Brunch Destinations
No longer reserved for Saturday and Sunday only, brunch is the ultimate setting to entertain clients after a productive morning meeting, or strengthen team bonds and improve communication and collaboration. Businesses with offices in London enjoy access to some of the UK’s finest brunch destinations, where impeccable service, incredible food and a pleasant professional atmosphere combine to create a flawless business dining experience.
Halkin is at the forefront of the smart workspace industry, relying on 100 years of combined industry experience to provide innovative office solutions. Never far from a major transport hub, all of our office spaces have been selected on criteria including their proximity to world-class business entertainment options, including a range of brunch destinations to suit any occasion.
To find out more about our premium office spaces based across London, you can contact our specialist team today, and read on for our guide to finding the best business brunch, London-style.
A Selection of the Best Business Brunch Places in London
Best for: Locally-sourced ingredients
Housed in the boutique Lime Tree Hotel, The Buttery in Belgravia manages to offer a welcome breath of countryside fresh air right in the centre of London. This charming, comfortable café is an inviting spot for a relaxed post-meeting debrief, offering a delicious brunch menu served daily from 11 am until 3:30 pm. Boasting a stunning country garden which is welcoming in the summer months, The Buttery is a year-round delight and is sure to be an office favourite for brunches.
The menu served at The Buttery is sourced from across the UK, including delicious coffee from London-based roastery The Gentlemen Baristas, and a wine list featuring some of the country’s finest vineyard produce for a post-meeting celebration. The food menu offers a range of classic brunch dishes including a full English breakfast, with vegetarian and vegan options also available, as well as eggs served in a variety of ways, smashed avocado and indulgent nutella french toast.
Best for: Australian-inspired brunches
With a number of Bill Granger’s Australian-inspired cafés dotted across London, we’ve selected Granger & Co’s Marylebone branch owing to its proximity to our spectacular Mayfair offices, making it an excellent local option for a relaxed brunch with colleagues and clients. With a breakfast menu served until 12 pm, Granger & Co is an easily-accessible café, and a popular brunch spot with locals.
The walk-in system means that it’s more convenient for a quick bite to eat to break up the workday, as opposed to a long celebratory business brunch, but with a creative menu including dishes ranging from classic fluffy scrambled eggs to ricotta hotcakes served with banana and honeycomb butter, it will no doubt delight a group of hungry colleagues in need of some sustenance.
Best for: American-style pancakes
Importing New York’s brunch culture direct to central London, the team behind Sunday in Brooklyn already have the blueprints for impeccable brunch experiences. With an airy and spacious restaurant space in Notting Hill, this is one of London’s most sublime brunch places, ideal for an informal yet sophisticated mid-morning meal with clients or business partners.
The brunch menu is vibrant and versatile, ranging from mouth-watering smoked salmon brioche with scallion cream cheese or American-inspired steak and eggs, to their signature hazelnut maple praline pancakes. For brunches celebrating business successes, a dedicated brunch cocktail menu is on offer, including the restaurant’s unique take on a classic Bloody Mary with mezcal Verde, as well as some equally delicious alcohol-free cocktails.
Best for: Indulgent French toast
A business brunch in Covent Garden might require a little extra research to uncover hidden gems amongst the tourist hotspots, but Christopher’s is a brunch spot that delivers every time. A traditional dining room in a Grade II-listed Victorian building, the restaurant brings an old-school American glamour to a brunch with important clients and business associates, offering a small but classic weekday brunch menu served from 11 am to 4 pm, alongside dishes which can be enjoyed as an early lunch.
For a poached eggs fix with an American twist, the Egg Maryland crab cakes are a fantastic option, whilst sweeter choices include brioche French toast with caramelised peaches and vanilla mascarpone, or a chocolate variety served with vanilla ice cream. With a dedicated martini bar open from 11 am, Christopher’s offers a premium brunch destination for a range of business occasions.
Best for: A delicious caffeine boost
An excellent option for a business brunch in East London, Ozone Coffee Roasters is an unbeatable option for a mid-morning coffee that delivers on taste as well as a caffeine uplift. Alongside their in-house roasted coffee, brunch options include eggs benedict on bubble and squeak cakes, smoked fish kedgeree with a poached egg, as well as vegan options such as roasted mushrooms on toast with pickled onion.
The café places a focus on sustainability, with an eco-conscious philosophy guiding everything from food waste to responsibly sourced ingredients. With a laid back atmosphere and modern interiors, Ozone Coffee Roasters is ideal for small team brunches on a Friday, a quick catch up over a wholesome brunch dish or even a solo brunch for freelancers and remote workers who are looking for a fresh work environment.
Best for: Brunch with a view
For a business brunch with spectacular rooftop views near London Bridge, Darwin Brasserie allows its diners to enjoy vistas of the Thames from Level 36 in Sky Garden. Thanks to these stunning views, Darwin Brasserie is one of London’s best brunch spots, perfect for pulling out all the stops and impressing important clients.
The brunch menu on offer is brimming with tempting options which lean slightly more toward lunch than a breakfast dish, but will appeal to the masses nonetheless. The brunch menu costs £54.50 per person and diners can choose from brunch dishes such as dry aged rib-eye steak, pan-fried potato gnocchi and seabream. An extensive accompanying wine list offers reds, whites and roses, as well as celebratory bubbles and non-alcoholic options.
Premium London Workspaces for Modern Businesses
A Halkin workspace is the best way to enjoy the full spectrum of client entertainment options on offer in London. With a portfolio of luxury offices in prime locations in the Square Mile and beyond, our partnering businesses enjoy unrivalled access to premium restaurants, cafés and bars to conduct informal meetings and entertain clients in style.
All of our office spaces have been designed to accommodate your every business need; from flexible memberships to fully-managed workspaces, our expert team handles every aspect including reception duties and IT support, giving you the freedom to focus on your business success. Not only providing an excellent base for client meetings, Halkin’s state-of-the-art technology, comfortable furnishings and collaborative breakout spaces also help your business to attract and retain the best talent.
Contact us today to book your Halkin viewing, and discover more of our local client entertainment recommendations for lunch in Mayfair and Southwark bars to get more insight into life in a Halkin workspace.