The Top Breakfast Restaurants in London

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Ivy Market Grill, NOPI, Dean Street Townhouse
Price Range:£££ - ££££
Cuisines:British, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Covent Garden, Soho

Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,881 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
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. AnRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in London
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NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,220 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Warwick Street’s NOPI is a bright, contemporary space with a surprisingly warm and hearty morning menu. For those that have never experienced the joys of shakshuka, NOPI is the plaRead more
92% recommended
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Dean Street Townhouse

££££·British·
Soho
2,629 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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, artfulRead more
96% recommended

Hide Ground

££££·British·
Mayfair
489 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Notable Wine List
Hide is a restaurant split over two levels with two different styles of dining. Owners describe Hide Ground as “the hearth of the restaurant, providing nourishment and comfort,” whRead more
87% recommended
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The Ivy Tower Bridge

££££·British·
London Bridge
5,576 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
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 diRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in London
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The Riding House Cafe

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
3,415 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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 cRead more
90% recommended
Modern European in West End London
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Holborn Dining Room

££££·British·
Holborn
1,570 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
87% recommended
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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
7,352 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 Read more
86% recommended
Most Booked in London
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Franco's

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
1,234 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
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 brRead more
94% recommended
Italian in West End London

Berners Tavern

££££·British·
Oxford Circus
3,600 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 fRead more
92% recommended

Balthazar London

££££·French·
Covent Garden
3,256 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
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 siRead more
87% recommended
Most Booked in London
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Coq d’Argent Restaurant

££££·French·
Bank
6,426 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
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 FRead more
94% recommended
Special Occasion in City of London
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The Ivy City Garden

££££·British·
Liverpool Street
3,370 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 aroRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in City of London
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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
2,114 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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, Read more
Business Meals in London
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Bread Street Kitchen

££££·Modern European·
St Paul's
4,402 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
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 surroundiRead more
83% recommended
Gluten Free Options in London
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Kaspar’s at The Savoy

££££·Seafood·
Covent Garden
2,872 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romantic
The world-famous Savoy Hotel is renowned for five-star service and elegance. There’s a rich history of excellent restaurants hosted at The Savoy, and Kaspar’s proudly continues thiRead more
95% recommended
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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££·British·
Soho
4,775 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 GardeRead more
87% recommended
Most Booked in London
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The Garrison

££££·Contemporary British·
Bermondsey
1,604 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
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 timRead more
91% recommended
Contemporary British in London
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The Natural Kitchen Baker Street

££££·British·
Marylebone
83 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Famously the home to Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street is now a shopping haven with some exciting places to eat. When shoppers need to take a break or for tRead more
88% recommended
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