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The Top Breakfast Restaurants in London

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in London, there are plenty of ways to get it right. From busy commuters heading to the financial district’s towers to lazy late-risers recovering after a night out in Soho, everyone is looking for the best breakfast in London. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From the finest Eggs Royale to a refreshing red-berry smoothie, London has it all. Read on to find out exactly where to book for the best breakfast in London to start the day.

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15 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Ivy Market Grill, Dean Street Townhouse, The Ivy Tower Bridge
Price Range:£££ - £££
Cuisines:Contemporary British, British
Neighborhoods:Covent Garden, Soho, London Bridge
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Ivy Market Grill

££££
Contemporary British
Covent Garden
4.1
12939 reviews
Covent Garden is a hive of activity in the heart of London. This relaxed branch of the Ivy has a terrace where diners can enjoy breakfast while overlooking the activity outside. An extensive eggs menu boasts everything from benedict to buttermilk pancakes, while healthy eaters can enjoy crushed avocado or a mixed berry smoothie. Weekend diners can indulge in some of the best brunch in London, including the classic Ivy Bloody Mary with its secret spice mix.

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Dean Street Townhouse

££££
British
Soho
4.6
3143 reviews
The unassuming sign in Soho that advertises the Townhouse belies the luxury that lies within. This up-market hotel houses a restaurant bedecked in studded red leather seats, artfully lit for an intimate yet upper-class atmosphere. Enjoy some of the best breakfast in London, including a full English loved by hotel guests and locals alike, and some excellent eggs benedict.

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The Ivy Tower Bridge

££££
Contemporary British
London Bridge
4.3
9531 reviews
With branches of the iconic Ivy dotted all over London, how can diners know which serves the best breakfast in London? Well, diners say that the Ivy at Tower Bridge is a "lovely dining experience" combining a beautiful setting with excellent service. The eggs benedict, omelets, and pancakes all receive particular praise. A touch of luxury with outstanding views over the historic Tower Bridge.

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Riding House Fitzrovia

££££
Modern European
Fitzrovia
4.3
3961 reviews
Beloved by Fitzrovia locals, the Riding House Café is a light, airy space ideal to wake up even the most bleary-headed revelers. Breakfast is a colorful affair. Juices are simply called red, green, and gold, while the chorizo hash combines Spanish sausage with seasonal kale and baked eggs. Veggie options are available. Guests comment that the service runs like clockwork here, efficient but still friendly and welcoming. A wonderful venue to take in the buzzing atmosphere of cool Fitzrovia.

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Holborn Dining Room

££££
British
Holborn
4.5
2200 reviews
Set in the luxurious Rosewood London Hotel close to historic Covent Garden, Holborn treats guests to a touch of old-fashioned elegance and grandeur. The entire breakfast menu is a la carte, so no pre-cooked buffet options here, much to guests’ pleasure. Healthy options include quinoa porridge with almond milk, or the unusual tea-poached fruit with Greek yogurt. Most guests tend to go for more hearty fare. Their Full English comes with two eggs cooked to order and all the classic ingredients grilled to perfection. The best breakfast in London before heading out into the West End and beyond.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££
Contemporary British
Chelsea
4.3
10892 reviews
One of the most glamorous of the Ivy restaurants, this Chelsea treasure has a gorgeous garden terrace and "orangery"—a beautiful glasshouse-type area filled with wicker chairs and comfy sofas. Their lobster benedict lends a luxurious spin to a traditional favorite, while the full English is a great standard, with a vegetarian alternative available. Widely accepted by Chelsea regulars as the best breakfast in London.

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Franco's

££££
Italian
Piccadilly
4.6
1121 reviews
A Jermyn Street institution since 1946, Franco’s is allegedly one of the oldest Italian restaurants in London. They combine the Italian passion for food with the English love of breakfast to create a simple yet delicious menu. Grab an espresso and a croissant, or take a bit longer over baked eggs florentine with spinach and hollandaise. They even do their own twist on shakshuka, with avocado and feta. A regular haunt for business breakfasts.

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Berners Tavern

££££
British
Oxford Circus
4.7
3848 reviews
The term "tavern" is a bit of a misnomer for this grand Fitzrovia dining room set in the Edition London hotel. Framed works of art cover the walls and chandeliers drip delectably from the ceiling. Hotel guests and those passing through are equally welcome for breakfast. Berners serves a traditional menu where the stars are the ingredients: Dingley Dell pork in the sausages, and sourdough bread from the nearby Borough Market. For an extra morning boost, try the health shot juices.

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Balthazar London

££££
French
Covent Garden
4.1
4045 reviews
A spin-off of the New York original, Covent Garden’s Balthazar is just as indulgently French inspired and very popular among Londoners. Petit déjeuner, or breakfast, ranges from simple porridge with banana, to luxurious Lobster Royale with smoked salmon. Enjoy some relaxing jazz music with breakfast. A great place to take time over the morning and enjoy good company and good food in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Coq d’Argent Restaurant

££££
French
Bank
4.5
5024 reviews
London’s skyline is one of the most famous in the world, including iconic modern architecture like the Gherkin. Get up high and enjoy the view with breakfast at one of the finest French restaurants in the city. Frequented by city regulars, this is also a tourist favorite thanks to the verdant rooftop terrace and gardens. Breakfast is either a set menu or a la carte, with an unusual ham and tomato benedict and the French classic, croque monsieur.

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The Ivy City Garden

££££
Contemporary British
Liverpool Street
4.4
5385 reviews
Set right on the edge of a beautiful inner city garden in Bishopsgate, the Ivy City Garden continues the urban greenery theme by housing its own hidden garden, with seating for around 100 hungry guests. A polished and elegant restaurant offering a range of breakfast choices, including delicious gluten-free toast with avocado or luxurious lobster with scrambled eggs. This Ivy is just tucked away enough to escape the hustle and bustle for a moment of peace during any trip to London.

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Sartoria

££££
Italian
Oxford Circus
4.4
1730 reviews
As the only restaurant on Savile Row, Sartoria is definitely the best breakfast in London for those out suit shopping at this haven for tailored fashion. An elegant Italian joint, breakfast reflects this with a small but select range of subtly altered favorites. The Italian Job is a Mediterranean twist on the full English, swapping out bacon for pancetta and beans for refreshing avocado. The Milano is a soft-boiled egg with mushrooms and a saffron risotto cake; much posher than egg and soldiers.

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Bread Street Kitchen & Bar — St Paul's

££££
Modern European
St Paul's
4.2
3957 reviews
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a wide range of restaurants all across London. This St Paul’s venue is perfectly placed for those visiting the famous cathedral and other surrounding sights. They serve breakfast daily, with half the menu dedicated to cocktails and juices. There’s a detox with orange, carrot, and ginger, for those perhaps delicate from the night before. Or for diners starting celebrations early, a bloody mary with Grey Goose vodka could be just the thing. Kids are very welcome here, so this is a great spot for a mid-morning family refuel.

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££
Contemporary British
Soho
4.2
7754 reviews
Soho is always buzzing, and the Ivy prides itself on serving up British food from dawn until dusk. Classy and sophisticated, diners love the exceptional service here. The Ivy Garden Breakfast is a vegetarian favorite, incorporating halloumi and watercress with traditional English flavors. Have a classic ginger beer, or stay alert with a non-alcoholic vanilla sour. Saturday brunchers can enjoy some records spun by a resident DJ for that party feel to start the weekend.

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The Garrison

££££
Contemporary British
Bermondsey
4.4
1787 reviews
The interior is a mix of shabby chic and eclectic vintage at this Bermondsey gastropub. Breakfast is available every day, and locals often find that around 9:30 a.m. is a great time to enjoy some peace and quiet with a full English. Ingredients are second to none, including flavorsome Cumberland sausage and fresh sourdough toast. There are some unusual additions to the menu, including corn cakes with chorizo jam and banana bread with honeycomb butter. A neighborhood treasure loved by locals.

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