London’s top 10 places for Eggs Benedict

wolseley eggs benedictThe Wolseley W1

Eggs Benedict: £7.75 (small), £15 (large)

What could be better than dining in Corbin & King’s “tremendously atmospheric” (“mildly cacophonous”) European Grand Café by the Ritz, which has become a “perennial” linchpin of “glamorous” London life? It’s home of the best breakfast in town, including its delicious Eggs Benedict – not to be missed.

 


The Delaunay

Eggs Benedict: £7.75 (small), £15 (large)

If you don’t fancy the Wolseley then why not head to its sister on the fringe of Covent Garden – it’s “less hectic but with all the good bits”. Their “utterly fab” breakfast menu boasts an equally brilliant Eggs Benny.

 

Raoul’s Café W9 and W11

Eggs Benedict: £8.70

Take a trip to one of these laid back brunch favourites (in Maida Vale and Notting Hill) to experience their “perfect eggs”. A visit is particularly pleasant “when it’s warm” and you’re “able to sit out”.

 

Credit Photo: Paul Winch-Furness / www.paulwf.co.ukRiding House Café W1

Eggs Benedict: £6.50 (small), £10.50 (large)

“Capturing the perfect brunch vibe” – this “buzzy”, “NYC-style” haunt in Fitzrovia is always busy at breakfast. As well as Eggs Benedict you can choose from Lobster Benedict and Avocado Benedict.

 

Roast SE1

Eggs Benedict: £7.50 (small), £14 (large)

A “top notch breakfast” with “sun streaming through those huge windows” is the most reliable attraction in this “light and airy” dining room overlooking Borough Market.

 

cecconiCecconi’s W1

Eggs Benedict: £12

This “slick” and “sophisticated” brasserie is a great Mayfair meeting place, open for both breakfast and brunch. Sure, it can feel a bit “Hedge Fund central” but their Eggs Benny is worth braving the suited crowd for.

 

Dean Street Townhouse W1

Eggs Benedict: £12

Visit this clubby Soho brasserie for breakfast or brunch, when our reporters say its “comfort food” cooking is at its best. If you’re a bit of an egg geek then you’ll be happy to hear that their Eggs Benedict is served with Burford Browns – a delicious dark brown variety with a vibrant yolk.

 

Sunday N1

Eggs Benedict: £9
“The best brunch for miles around” is “recommended at any time of day” (but you queue at weekends), at this “gorgeous” Barnsbury eatery. They serve “a small, ever-changing seasonal menu”, including great Eggs Benedict, from the “tiny kitchen”.

 

modern pantryModern Pantry EC1 & EC2

Eggs Benedict: £9.80

“You could be in Sydney”, say fans of Anna Hansen’s foodie hotspots in Clerkenwell and the City, known particularly as a top brunch destinations. Try tea smoked salmon, smoked streaky bacon or wilted spinach, with two poached eggs, English muffin, yuzu hollandaise, hazelnut & macadamia dukkah.

 

Milk SW12

Eggs Benedict: £6.90

If you happen to be in Balham then this “little (and I do mean little)” caff serving “amazing coffee and inspirational all-day brunch” is the place to eat. “You inevitably queue, but it’s worth the wait”. Their Eggs Benny comes on white sourdough with dry cure bacon and Sam’s hollandaise sauce.

 

Eggs with a difference?

The Good Egg N16

Bacon & Date Pita: £7.50

After raising £250K through a crowd-funding campaign, this street food start up acquired a permanent site on Stokey’s über popular Church Street last year. Their eggs have a delicious Middle Eastern twist. Try pita stuffed with bacon, marbelized egg, date jam & amba, or perhaps their traditional Shakshuka (baked eggs with with tomato and peppers).

 

duckandwaffleinteriorDuck & Waffle EC2

Colombian eggs: £11

“Go mainly for the extraordinary views” to this 24/7, 40th-floor hang out; “the signature dish (confit duck with a fried egg, waffle and syrup) is served at breakfast and brunch, as well as their Columbian eggs – organic eggs, toast and avocado. Add grilled chorizo or smoked salmon for £4.50.

 

Dishoom (group)

A “brilliant vibe” has been captured by this “energetic” and impressively executed concept – a growing chain of Mumbai-inspired Parsi cafés serving “vibrant street-food” (including a great “brunch Bombay-style”). Their breakfast naan rolls are a must. Two fried free-range eggs graced with a little cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs wrapped in naan bread.

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