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For When You Want It All:

The Mondrian London You know you want brunch but then what brunch? That’s when the Mondrians “every corner covered” menu saves the day. It’s made up of 5 or so sections and they’re all winners; there’s the bakery (waffles and pancakes), the eggs section where you can have insanely tasty scrambled eggs with crab or a full English with the worlds best tasting mushrooms. Got mates? Check out the "For the table" with seafood platters for two or "Mains" which includes badass burgers or an amazing sobrassada sausage flatbread. That's just the food, they've had the drinks and juices designed by Ryan Cheti who's knows a thing or two about good tasting drinks. The "Classic Mary" with a garnish of bacon is spot-on, same goes for their Bellini or the Spirulina, spinach, banana, maple and apple juice that will bring you back to health in seconds. When: Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD Mondarin Brunch Bad Egg If you don’t fancy just one plate, Bad Egg is for you. Like a sort of tapas of epic offerings… you won’t find a full English in here, we’re talking more breakfast tacos, cheeseburger hash and avocado and poached egg on sourdough. You choose three plates from their menu then choose the sober (yawn) option for £22 or side your bacon with booze (yes) for £30. So brace yourself for two hours of Bloody Marys, Mimosas and a side of fried chicken on syrup brioche. When: Breakfast everyday from 8am - 11am Where: City Point, Unit 1B, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW Breakfast.landscape..Bad.Egg

Brunch with a view:

Duck & Waffle Still out at 5am? Take the fastest lift in the land up to the 40th floor and get yourself fed (this lift is as much of an occasion as the meal). The view across London is unbelievable, and watching the sunrise from up here is well worth staying out all night for. As well as drinking in the incredible view, hit their cocktail list and tuck into brunch; we suggest their all-day foie gras breakfast - you’re here now so you may as well go all out. When: 24 hours a day, baby. Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY DUCKWAFFLE

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Hawksmoor Guildhall Hawksmoor smash everything with their meaty goodness, and brunch is no exception. Get the Hawksmoor Breakfast for £35 which is for 2 to share; smoked bacon chop, pork, beef and mutton sausages, black pudding, short rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, trotter baked beans, fried eggs, grilled mushrooms, roast tomatoes, UNLIMITED toast and HP gravy. Probably more than enough for two. Wash it down with Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew, obvs. When: Monday - Friday 7am - 10am Where: 10 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5BQ // Monday to Friday 7am –10am. HAWKSMOOR

The posh ones:

The Wolseley It’s worth sprucing up last night’s party frock for a Wolseley feast. This is the breakfast of birthday treats, the one to impress your lovers, mothers, best friends and pretty much anyone else you feel like telling. In what looks like a Parisian grand café, they treat you just as special as the fat wallets and famous faces in attendance. The Eggs Benedict is the superstar with a glass of Champagne, naturally. If you need to hide your hangover, go for one of the Art Deco booths in the bar room. When: 7 days a week 8am - 11.30am Where:160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB THEWOLSELEY

Quaglinos 

Want some lobster with those scrambled eggs? Of course you do.  As well as a swanky Mayfair setting,  live music and BOTTOMLESS bubbles (that's right) the huge Saturday brunch menu's got it all: scrambled eggs with lobster & a spinach muffin, caviar omelette, poached pears on french toast and don't forget the Omelette Arnold Bennett, darling.

When: Saturday 11.30 - 3.30pm (launching 9th May 2015)

Where: 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ

Coffee fix:

Caravan Not socially acceptable until you’ve had caffeine? Caravan is your brunch mecca as there’s a god damned coffee roaster on site. They roast the coffee on site daily using 100% Arabica beans, plus their blend of coffee is designed to match the season. Fancy. And yes, this means a killer Espresso Martini (a brunch necessity). That and some French toast and you can take on anything. When: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm Breakfast: everyday 8am - 11pm Where: 11-13 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QD CARAVAN

The Street Food Fix:

Bunnychow Sometimes a plain ol’ full English on a boring china plate and a cup of tea just won’t do it for you. Swing by Wardour Street’s South African street food shack where they pack a whole goddamn breakfast into a loaf of brioche. We’re talking sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding and some crazy good beans shoved inside a bread bowl that you can attack with fingers or forks. They’ve got some great juices too that you can spike with spirits if you’re starting early. Get in! P.S. They deliver too for when you’re just way too hungover to move. Where: 74 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TE bunnychow

For health freaks:

Tanya’s These days you’re practically considered a cannibal if you haven’t a vegan, raw, plant-based something in hand. Tanya’s in Chelsea (where else?) is the place to get your brunch vitfix with an organically grown, raw food breakfast menu with the likes of chia porridge, rawtella un-toast (don’t ask) and dehydrated flax seed crepes. We’re here for the superfood cocktails like What The Doctor Ordered (Sacred Vodka, lemon, beets, carrots, sweet potato, raw honey, ginger lavender bitters and chia seeds). When: breakfast every day from 9am Where: myhotel, 35 Ixworth Place, SW3 3QX London TANYAS

The boozy ones:

South Place Hotel To do the weekend in style, dress chic, pretend you've just rolled down from one of the sexy rooms upstairs and settle into the hotel lobby for a long afternoon. If brunch for you is as much about Bellinis as it is about Benedicts then you’re in the right place. Choose from 2 or 3 courses, with free flowing prosecco, Bellinis and Mimosas, and whatever you do make sure you keep some room for the banana and butterscotch waffles for dessert. Don’t want the party to stop? There’s a secret garden bar upstairs. Sure it’s for members only - but mention BarChick & they might just sneak you through. When: Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm Where: 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF SOUTH.PLACE.HOTEL

The greasy spoon:

Arthur’s Cafe Arthur’s cafe boasts ‘proper authentic English fare - no b*llcks’ and Arthur is STILL running this joint at 84 years old, what a G. Sometimes poached eggs with beautiful trimmings is not what we’re after, we want a plate filled with shiny, greasy goodness to wipe that frown off our face. This place has been open since 1935 so they’ve got to be doing something right. When: whenever Arthur feels like it Where: 495 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4AU ARTHURS.CAFE

For party animals:

BUNGA BUNGA Not for the faint hearted, Saturday brunch at Bunga Bunga is one helluva party. Drop some dollar upfront (£40-50 per head) and leave your dignity at the door; we’re talking unlimited prosecco and Bellinis, cured meats, breakfast pizzas, ice cream, drag queens… YUP. And karaoke. So gather your mates and make a day of it, by 5 you’ll be p*ssed and partying like it’s 2am - but hell, at least you’ll have lined your stomach in style. When: Saturday 11.30am or 2pm sitting Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA BUNGA.BUNGA

Bloody good Bloody Marys:

Beagle Nothing says brunch like a Bloody Mary, and Hoxton hangout Beagle is nailing it with a whole BM menu. Stick classic with chorizo infused vodka, go Racy with jalapeño and harissa or get loco with smoked garlic tequila in the Maria Maria. You might need to wash down those Bloody Marys with a side of fried eggs and homemade hash (potato kind), buttermilk pancakes or Helford oysters. When: Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 2pm Where: 397 -400 Geffrye Street, London E28HZ BEAGLE

Foreign flex:

Dishoom Dig your bacon butty? Say hello to Dishoom’s bacon naan roll; it’s freshly baked naan wrapped around The Ginger Pig’s smoked streaky bacon straight from the grill with a seriously banging combination of chilli tomato jam, cream cheese and herbs. If you’re feeling spicy it’s got to be the Full Bombay made with an abundance of akuri (spicy Indian scrambled egg to you and me). When: Mon - Fri 8am - 11.30am Saturday & Sunday 9am - 12pm Where: Shoreditch // Covent Garden DISHOOM" ["post_title"]=> string(22) "London's Best Brunches" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "londons-best-brunches" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 15:39:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 14:39:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(28) "http://barchick.com/?p=27419" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Post)#399 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(56216) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-16 14:19:21" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-16 13:19:21" ["post_content"]=> string(19389) "

April

Hype Experience: Wine Lovers - Monday 20th April Wine Tasting meets History Lesson The Hype team are into touring and tasting, this time it’s all about wine; learning about it, talking about it and drinking it. Kicking off at London’s hottest new wine joint Passione Vino, you’ll hear all about the story behind hand crafted wines, where they come from and, more importantly, what they taste like. Don’t forget to take some cash with you, you’ll wanna buy bottle or five when it’s all over. Passione Vino, 85 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS // 6pm - 8:30pm // £10 + booking fee EVENTS.HYPE.WINE Spirited Sermons: The Golden Age of Cognac - Tuesday 21st April Boozy Cognac Lesson Reverend J W Simpson is getting ready to praise and preach all about Cognac as well as shaking up some innovative twists on classic cocktail recipes and drinking vintage-inspired bottles. We heart boozy history. Reverend J W Simpson, 32a Goodge Street, London W1T 2QJ // 8pm - 11pm // £25.00 + booking fee EVENTS.SPIRITED.SERMONS Hype Experience: Cocktail Lovers - Thursday 23rd April Cocktails & New Friends Margaritas? Negronis? Espresso Martinis? Whatever your cocktail flex, the Hype team have tracked down the flavour for you. Meet new people, make friends and get tasting some great mixes on this tour around Shoreditch. Boom. Shoreditch High Street Overground Station, London EC2A 4QS // 6:30pm - 8:30pm // £15.00 + booking fee EVENTS.COCKTAIL.EXP (1) Wine Tasting Evening - Thursday 23rd April Wine Tasting for Charity Kick your night off with some sparkling wine before making your way through the whites and reds to learn all about the grape goodness. Part of the ticket price is donated directly to charity Tomorrow’s People, who not only run workshops for young people who have been disengaged in the community, but are also running in the London Marathon. This is our kinda fundraising. Waterloo Wines Showroom, 61 Lant Street, Borough, London SE1 1QL // 7:30pm - 10pm // £29.00 + booking fee EVENTS.WINE.TASTING Edible Playground - Thursday 23rd April Quinoa Castles and Chocolate Lego Indulge your inner child and hit the Edible Playground for some board games and playing with your food. Build your own quinoa castle (seriously) before stuffing your face with it, paint a goddamn chicken then wrap your tastebuds around it and play chocolate ganache Lego and shortbread Jenga before filling your chops. Get nostalgic and get naughty - nobody will tell you off, you’re a grown up now. It’s BYOB though. Ugh, responsibilities. Secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40.00 + booking fee EVENTS.EDIBLE.PLAYGROUND Hype Exclusive Whisky Tasting - Thursday 23rd April Whisky tasting for everyone! Hype have teamed up with The Whisky Shop for an evening of tasting like you’ve never had before! Your ticket will include a welcome cocktail, five whiskies to sample and some expert knowledge from a super brainy Compass Box Brand Ambassador. You’ll also get 10% off whatever you buy that night so it’s win win! Whether you’re a whisky geek or a bourbon newbie, this is a great opportunity to meet new people, taste some great booze and just have fun! The Whisky Shop, 70 Piccadilly, London W1J 8HP // 7:15pm - 8:30pm // £15 + booking fee EVENT.Whisky (1) Monograph: Japanese Supper Club - Friday 24th April Meet People, Eat Udon Get your tastebuds around some crazy Japanese flavours at this relaxed supper club! Meet new people around your table as you all tuck into all kindsa tofu, miso and udon goodness. Studio 7, The Studios Islington, 6 Hornsey Street, London N7 8GR // 7:30pm - 10:30pm // £29.00 + booking fee EVENTS.MONOGRAPH Eat My Face - Jelly Workshop - Saturday 25th April Make a jelly of your face Worried your relationship isn’t close enough or maybe you’re trying to build a secure friendship? Then a day of making a jelly of each others faces really is the way to go. It all kickstarts in the kitchen where you’ll learn everything about jelly and how to make your face edible, and totally wobbly. From there it’s off to the workshop to create the mould - those of you who are claustrophobic won’t be up for this FYI - you get to keep your face mould for future face-jelly-making purposes at home. Bompas & Parr, 17 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB // 10am - 4pm // £220 for two people + booking fee EVENT.Jelly Yoga Breakfast Club - Saturday 26th April Yoga and brunch goodness combined Always looking to realign that chakra but your brunch plans get in the way? At Yoga Breakfast Club you get the best of both world where they serve up downward facing dog with a side of eggs (probably). The morning kicks off with a 75 minute dynamic class to energize your soul/make you feel better about those margaritas you had last night. Then you get to indulge in a healthy breakfast of homemade and local goodness. Totally aura cleansing. Greenhouse N16, 49 Green Lanes London, London N16 9BU // 9:30am - 11:30am // £20 incl. booking fee EVENT.Yoga Floral Feast - Wednesday 29th April Flower Power Drinking Things are getting flowery at this dinner consisting of actual real flowers. Totally summery. They’ve got rose in the drinks and lavender in the dessert. It’s BYOB so challenge yourself to some floral booze. Secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40.00 + booking fee EVENTS.FLORAL.FEAST The Avant-Garde Collection - Wednesday 29th April Wine and food pairing The avant-garde are all about experimenting or innovating, especially with art, culture and politics and now they’re bringing flavours in the mix too. Bigging up #WineWednesday, they’re setting up six unusual wines to try alongside some cray boundary-pushing food combos that will blow your goddamn mind. L’Entrepot, 230 Dalston Lane, London E8 1LA // 7:30pm - 11pm // £19 + booking fee EVENT.Avant.Garde Botanical Cocktail Lab – Thursday 30th April A DIY Botanical Bar Get involved in the flowers and foliage of this candlelit ‘Botanical Speakeasy’. All floral installations and bubbles, hang around the botanical bar and pick on their fresh green herbs, adding them to your drinks and experimenting with the flavours. Your £40 ticket includes four cocktails; Flame, Flirt, Zinger and Lychee Fizz, all just waiting for you to mix it up with your own herby garnish. Ground Floor, New North House Canonbury Business Centre, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ // 7pm – 10pm // £40 + booking fee EVENTS.BOTANICAL

May

Vestal Voyages - Friday 1st May Cruise on the world’s first boat bar & distillery Whether it’s raining or the sun’s shining, board Vestal Voyages for some boozy fun. If the weather’s pretty sh*t then cosy up in their coal-fired cabin but when the sky’s blue, hit the deck for some sun worshipping as you bob away along Regents Canal. You’ll start in Kings Cross and end up - several cocktails later - in Islington. This is an awesome plan for birthdays, parties, Fridays… The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ EVENT.Vestal Spirited Sermons: Cinco de Mayo Special - Tuesday 5th May Tequila cocktails to celebrate Mexican independence Reverend J W Simpson is all about their series of informative, interactive and pretty damn irreverent Spirited Sermons masterclasses and we love ‘em. This time the Rev will be preaching and praising all things Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s Independence Day. That can only mean one thing…. TEQUILA! Hosted alongside those agave babes Herradura, they’ll be giving you tasters and a full-on masterclass of cocktail making. Muy bueno! Reverend J W Simpson, 32a Goodge Street, W1T 2QJ // 8pm - 11pm // £25 + booking fee (incl. 3 cocktails) E.Cinco 70’s Disco Diva - Thursday 7th May 70's chic, retro food and vintage-inspired boozing Things are about to get retro as Christabel’s takes you back to a time where parties were wild and filled with disco balls. With glittery drinks, flares and bespoke tunes by It’s Rude To Stare, you can work your way through five signature cocktails and handmade bites - all served up on vinyl records, obv. A Secret N1 Location // 7pm - 10pm EVENT.70s (1) Rumpus Vol. 25: Wrenches & Wenches - Friday 8th May Raving across seven floors of debauchery Fancy seven rooms of debauchery and sh*t getting cray? This is probably the party for you. They’ve got bands, DJs, circus performers and a heap of booze. Heroes of the UK festival scene Slamboree Soundsystem will be getting their bass all up in your grill, the Spanglegrinders will be doing stuff with power tools (obv), they’ve got a cinerave which starts with people watching VJ projectors then losing their sh*t rave stylee and a Wonderland Cafe which has cake. Dress code suggestions include monkey wrenches & guerilla wenches; hot rods & drag racing queens and lug-nut lasses & petticoated pistons so make of that what you will… Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ // 10pm - 6am // From £20 + booking fee E.Rumpus Tea in Wonderland - Sunday 10th May A weird and wonderful picnic Always fancied a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party? This is your chance! Filled with quirky, mismatched madness with giant flowers, huge playing cards and sparkly spoons, this is the ultimate crazy wonderland, and with food like pink eggs and purple glitter popcorn, things could only get crazier… A Secret N1 Location // 5pm - 7pm // £25 + booking fee EVENT.Wonderland   The London Gin Voyage - Wednesday 13th May Distill and drink gin on London’s only boat bar & distillery Our favourite boat distillery are making up a one off gin for all guests to sup on for one night only! You’ll learn all about the botanicals as well as designing and distilling your own gin that you can take home in your own personalised bottle too as you sail down the Grand Union Canal on the booziest boat tour you’ll ever go on. Armed with a complimentary Vesper Martini, this is one for boat-loving gin heads! The Good Ship Vestal, Granary Sq Towpath, London N1C 4AB // 12pm - 10pm // From £240 for groups of 8+ E.Gin Lobster Love-In - Thursday 28th May Seafood in Brixton Lobster lovers, have we got the pop up for you! Get your crustacean fill at Nicos Popupalot’s Lobster sesh in Brixton for one night only! All the seafood will have been caught that very morning so only the freshest stuff goes into your gob. The menu includes goodies like grilled scallops with spinach puree, a shared bucket of lobster, mussels, clams and more as well as a gin and cucumber sorbet to finish you off. You get a free glass of Prosecco too as well as the dulcet tones of John Drain to entertain through the night. FYI you might have to sit on a table with strangers but remember, sharing is caring. Brixton East, 1871 100 Barrington Road, London SW9 7JF // Food served from 6pm - 11pm, Bar open ‘til 2am // £40 + booking fee E.Lobster

June

Beached - Thursday 11th June A desert island inspired dinner Hit this ‘deserted island’ for a feast of earthy, tropical food all served up in coconut shells, bamboo leaves and anything else you might find on a stranded island… You can expect avocado, mango, chilli and feta on toasted rye bread, soy salmon with quinoa, chocolate and coconut mousse and more deserted delights! A secret N1 location // 7pm - 10pm // £40 + booking fee E.Beached

July

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Songkran aka Thailand's wildest water fight

1) OK, Songkran isn't just a massive 3 day long water fight, but in fact Thai New Year and is celebrated every year from 13th – 15th April. 2) As well as being a wild 3 day water fight, the water has the purpose of washing away the sins from the last year. Win win. 3) You don’t even have to be in Bangkok for this wet t-shirt session, people all over South East Asia get into it. And it doesn’t stop there; head to parts of Eastern Europe over Easter where the tradition of soaking people continues (mostly women – yes lads). 4) It is literally 3 days of water soaked madness. No one is safe on the streets of Thailand, buckets, hoses, super soakers, even elephants are unleashed on anyone and everyone. 5) Be careful. Songkran is fun but also dangerous, every year there are injuries and even fatalities caused by all this mayhem. For more info... check this website, but we say go find some on Bangkok's best bars. Check it." ["post_title"]=> string(54) "The World's Biggest Water Fight: What You Need To Know" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(44) "5-facts-about-the-worlds-biggest-water-fight" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-04-15 12:00:26" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-15 11:00:26" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=56292" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [4]=> object(WP_Post)#402 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(468) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-15 11:00:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-15 10:00:55" ["post_content"]=> string(24072) "

Rooftop raving is the dizziest way to soak up the heady heights of London’s skyline. Come rain or shine there ain’t nobody who doesn’t love a penthouse style p*ss up.

Now that winter’s out of the way nothing’s stopping you - you’ll never want to go ground floor again. See you at the top! EAST Sushisamba The one that's got it all A high glamour affair smack bang in the center of the business district. You’d be silly to expect anything other than chinos, spray tans and Ralph - no judgement from us, any friend of the bartenders at Sushisamba are a friend of ours. Situated on the 39th floor an uplit tree marks the spot. Eat Sushi, schmooze and try not to puke in the lift on the way down. Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY Sushisamba  Coq D’Argent Credit cards at the ready This is the perfect place to drag out a lunch meeting. Expect awesome views and be warned, it’s easy to do some damage to your credit card and your liver here. Get into the spirit of it and drink The Millionaire;  Plantation original dark rum, apricot brandy, Lillet Rouge, lime juice and touch of grenadine. If you go midweek you’ll be mingling with cigar drinking business people on Dom P - but everyone’s in a good mood on a roof terrace, so just enjoy. 16 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS  coq Shoreditch House Rooftop pool baby Pack your trunks and kiss a member to get in. This is converted East London warehouse is the ultimate daytime party place, but if you’re not a member you’ll need to play it cool (if in doubt, wear your sunglasses and keep them on). We drink the Dillionaire, because we like saying it, and like to eat at the outdoor BBQ. See you by the heated pool. Ebor Street, London, E1 6AY shoreditch.house_2 The Boundary Start drinking at breakfast  Now this place is really, really cool. Bag yourself a sofa beneath the fairy lights and take in the ridiculous 360 degree views of London. Eat if you wanna, or just get hammered on Martini’s. The only, and we mean only, thing wrong with this place is that it shuts early (11pm) but the roof terrace is open all year round so it only serves as an excuse to start drinking at breakfast - that’s when you’ll find BarChick here. Spend the day getting your tan on and saunter off to another bar in Shoreditch come nightfall. Redchurch Street 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DD  Boundary rooftop - Long Table   The Fox Craft beer pub on a roof An easy spot to pass by, The Fox has had a bit of a touch up and is worth a drop-in on your way up to the trendier lights of Dalston-Kingsland. Red checkered table cloths, fairy lights, picnic tables, decking and a well worked bunch of pot plants makes this place a bright and breezy hangout. They open at 4pm, perfect for an after work sunbathing sesh. 372 Kingsland Road, E8 4DA   Dalston Roof Park The one that always has something going on BarChick went to a kick ass rave up here once...there’s always something going on at Dalston Roof Park, whether it’s a party, free film night or a pop-up restaurant. This year it’s doors reopen on 1st May, so get the date in your diary and head over for the relaunch party. Tip: sign up for summer long membership for £5 on the website -  it’ll be the best fiver you’ve ever spent. Print House, 8 Ashwin St, E8 3DL dalston.roof.park   Netil 360 This roof knows how to throw a party This rooftop is all about banging events and parties, so fill up your diary in advance and remember to buy a ticket first. It’s open from 10am, too, and in true East  London style the building also has ‘office and social space’, which translates to us as an opportunity to work our way through a pile of magazines, spritzer in hand. Opens 1st May - and for the first time this venue’s got a permanent licence, so let’s celebrate. Netil House, London, E8 3RL  Netil-360 (1) Queen of Hoxton The one with all the pop ups Last year this place was transformed with lots of greenery, vibrant colours and beach front stripes like the good old British summers. Sun lotion dispenser, shady umbrellas and of course great booze slushies, BBQs and WIFI; we know where our meetings will be! 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX  queen of hoxton rooftop South Place Hotel – Angler Rooftop Terrace Chic City sun trap Hidden away in Moorgate’s South Place Hotel is the city’s secret sun trap. Order a No.69 cocktail - tequila, lime, agave and avocado straight up, then grab some terrace food bar snacks like the devilled whitebait and calamari. It’s attached to the Michelin star Angler restaurant but no worries, everyone’s welcome here. 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF  southplace-hotel-terrace Coppa The beach BBQ on a roof The Hothouse Rooftop is home to Coppa. Expect beach cabanas, deckchairs, a BBQ… and cocktails, of course. Look down on the little people doing it basic style in London Field and don’t forget to keep an eye on their calendar, because this place loves a pop-up. Hothouse Rooftop, Martello Street, London, E8 QW coppa   Golden Bee Smack bang in Shoreditch The bar itself ain't our really style but you can't argue with a rooftop in the middle of Shoreditch that has a fire pit.   WEST Aqua Killer cocktails and two terraces Ok, so the entrance to the Aqua building is a little tacky, but if Picklebacks taught us anything it’s that we should never judge a book by its cover. Keep your eye on the prize and catch the lift straight up to the fifth floor, where you’ll find the only roof terrace in the West End. If you’re looking for seats head through to doors and turn left past the black bull statue. Order a Pina Colada (can you taste the green tea?) and chill in the heaven above the hectic buzz of Regent Street. 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, Entrance on 30 Argyll Street, London, W1B 3BR aqua The Roof Gardens The one with the flamingos This place is genuinely ah-may-zing. The dress code here is ‘no effort, no entry’, so fix up if you want a shot at getting in (it’s a private members club, but you know we’ve never let a silly thing like guestlists hold us back). It’s located 100 feet above Kensington High Street, where even the Cafe Nero plays classical music, and if you want to up the fancy factor even more book yourself a table at the restaurant Babylon. 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA RoofGardensExternal018 Vista at the Trafalgar Date spot  This terrace is open all year round (British weather permitting) which makes it perfect for a date, because everyone knows two tipsy people plus a blanket equals a good time. Order a bunch of cocktails from the rooftop bar, watch tourists fail to climb on the lions (actually hilarious) and remember, this place is a suntrap so wear as little as possible on sunny days. Best of all? It’s rarely as busy as it should be. 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS  vista.view.new Radio Glam vibes and a 180 degree view Make sure you wear something sparkly here - not only will you fit in with the glam crowd, but it’ll distract from the uncontrollable “OMFG!” reaction you’ll involuntarily experience when you see the 180 degree view. Be warned; there is a laser show most evenings (some light artist from Barcelona is in charge) but fingers crossed you’ll be too busy getting chatted up on the plush white sofas to care. 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ  ME.London.Radio.View.v2.low On The Roof With Q The one on top of Selfridges Decked out in Astroturf this place is less about the views and more about the prestige. Here’s how to get there - call the reservation line in advance, then turn left through the main Selfridges entrance on Oxford Street. You’ll be met on your right with a person holding a clipboard (BarChick’s equivalent of an angel at the gates of heaven) who’ll take you up - order a Secret Garden and pretend you’re actually in one. Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB  selfridges.on.the.roof Century Club The members bar that you can blag in to Up your blagging skills and head over with a game plan (we didn’t say that…) All the hard work will be worth it when you see the roof terrace atop of this bad boy - it’s seriously decent, anyone could feel sophisticated here, with amazing views of St Anne’s Churchyard.  If the VIP vibes get too much Soho’s only a two minute walk away. Reality will smack you in the face there. 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LQ   Lyric The enchanted garden This place is covered in greenery, so it feels like you’re getting fresh air in an enchanted garden when infact you’re above a theatre in Hammersmith. Get lost between trees and find a hidden table in a romantically lit corner. It’s all very charming until you find the pizzeria, then there’s no going back. Kings Mall, Lyric Square (just off King Street), London W6 0QL  110428_091041_lyriczip__cafe_jpg_510x340_crop_upscale_q85 El Cantara Shisha in Soho  Get yourself up to the top floor of El Cantara and you’ll be drinking at Soho’s only shisha terrace. In reality this one’s a little cramped, and there’s a good chance you’ll be sitting under a hot air vent, but wear plenty of deodorant and plan it towards the end of your night rather than the beginning and you could end up having a laugh. In short - good for shisha times, and if you’re not a member of Soho House, but maybe don’t hit this one up if you plan on impressing your date. 45 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SD  el.cantara.roof Le Meridien, Piccadilly The one with all the gin It isn’t exactly blessed with space, but The Terrace Bar & Grill at Meridien Hotel is the perfect spot to grab something to eat before chilling with a cocktail. It’s smack-bang in the middle of Piccadilly, so the view at this place  is like a tourist’s wet dream. Don’t leave without venturing to the gin bar upstairs. 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH  le meridien piccadilly terrace and grill Broadway House Cocktails on a cigar terrace This place has two roof terraces, a rooftop bar, cocktail bar, outdoor cinema, BBQ, restaurant AND cigar terrace. Get obsessed with Toffee Champagne, work your way down the cigar menu and find a member to give you a guided tour of the place - seriously, if they let us live here we would. 474 – 476 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1BY  broadway_house_bar_roof_terrace_fulham_london_01.485x272 SOUTH Frank’s Cafe The really f*cking cool one We’re yet to hear what’s in store for this unique multi-storey carpark bar, but judging by our experience last year it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about heading back to Frank’s this summer. See ya’ll there. 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST Franks-Campari-Bar  Rumpus Room Where the sexy people hang A rooftop bar with a terrace and a kick-ass view of the river? You had us at hello. OK the terrace is teeny but it’s ON The Thames so well worth squeezing on to.  This sky high joint at The Mondrian is giving us another reason to hit Southbank for a drink (Dandelyan had already stolen our hearts) - expect London’s sexiest crowd and drinking 1920s style. 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD  Rumpus.Rooms.View   No32 The Old Town The daytime hangout  They love a long table on the terrace at this place, so take your time and make sure you squeeze in next to a hottie. It’s in Clapham, so your cocktails will probably arrive with a side of toddler screams, but the staff have put effort into their drinks menu which features house syrups, sherberts and craft beer. Try everything and the daycare vibe won’t bother you. 32 The Pavement, SW4 0JE   The Prince of Wales The party on a roof The POW is a local Brixton classic - you’ll get great tunes (Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay DJ here at the weekends), good people and you won’t have to queue long for a drink because this place has all the bars - the terrace alone has three.  This one’s also special because it’s a two storey situ, so you can have fun running up and down the place like it’s a playground for p*ssheads. There are different rooms blasting the bass - get lost all night and dress casual, you won’t stop dancing from the minute you get there. Get your tickets early, people. 469 Brixton Rd, London,  SW9 8HH  POW Queen Elizabeth Roof Gardens The riverside one It’s easy to miss this gem of a terrace among the street performers and crowds of tourists that congregate along the Southbank, but once it’s on your radar you’re guna feel really smug. This place is mainly about grabbing a few bottles of wine at the outdoor bar and arranging chairs in a semicircle with your mates so you can enjoy that riverside view, but they’ve got Pimms if you’re feeling patriotic. Expect to see couples snogging behind fruit trees and big groups of people taking to the floor when the chairs run out in the evenings. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX   Oxo Tower Brasserie The one you can take your Mum to The South Bank is having its moment.  Hit the Oxo Tower early to bag a seat on the terrace - we’re talking all the epic food served in the restaurant, killer cocktails and views straight out at that river.  Come at night - we all know London’s at its best when lit up. OXO Tower Wharf, Bargehouse St, London, SE1 9PH  OXO Tower NORTH Vivo The secret italian one Drink award winning Italian cocktails and eat super fresh pastries, lasagne and mega salads galore while sitting on a hidden roof terrace just off the high street in Angel. Expect a vibrant, italian atmosphere with super stylish people. Pep up on some fresh coffee if the sun gets a bit much. 57/58 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0NY   Alfie's Rooftop Kitchen The tapas terrace  This hidden roof terrace lurks above London’s largest indoor market. Get spendy downstairs before heading up the Art Deco building for a bottle of wine in the sun. Foodwise, expect everything at this contemporary cafe from a full English to a selection of tapas. A seriously cool daytime hangout. Alfies Antiques Market, 13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT Alfies.Rooftop.Kitchen.400x300 The Driver All day hanging out on top of a pub This huge 5-storey pub is a great place to take a bunch of mates, although the terrace itself is a little on the cosy side. Cocktails at the boutique bar will make you feel classy and if you’re getting peckish you can head downstairs to the basement’s gastro kitchen, or stay upstairs and get fed by the resident BBQ chef. You can smoke on the roof, too, so everyone’s guna be happy. 2-4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9RY  the-driver_london_13802 The Red Lion Roof The pub garden on a roof If you thought this was just a pokey corner pub you were wrong. Take it all up to the third floor rooftop and hope to high heaven that the rest of Hoxton haven’t discovered the same staircase as you. It’s little on the small side but look, we’re in London, and if you can handle the tube during summer then this’ll be a breeze (literally, the air’s great up there). 41 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NH red lion roof The Big Chill House The one with beers, burgers and beats You don’t have to dress up for The Big Chill because, as far as terraces go, it’s kind of a dive, but hey who cares when all you’re after is some beers, a burger and chilled out times? Sit back on the brightly coloured garden furniture and enjoy the beats. 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We’re not talking about juice, muesli and some friendly bacteria. Oh no, this sh*t got serious. Us BarChicks love a good brunch: the daytime dates, the hungover feasts, the local heroes and the all-you-can-drink boozy ones (obvs). So get up, dress up and eat up. Sip on Champers, mix it up Mexican style, posh it up and poach it, or be bad with the butter and bacon. These are our brunches of champions:

For When You Want It All:

The Mondrian London You know you want brunch but then what brunch? That’s when the Mondrians “every corner covered” menu saves the day. It’s made up of 5 or so sections and they’re all winners; there’s the bakery (waffles and pancakes), the eggs section where you can have insanely tasty scrambled eggs with crab or a full English with the worlds best tasting mushrooms. Got mates? Check out the "For the table" with seafood platters for two or "Mains" which includes badass burgers or an amazing sobrassada sausage flatbread. That's just the food, they've had the drinks and juices designed by Ryan Cheti who's knows a thing or two about good tasting drinks. The "Classic Mary" with a garnish of bacon is spot-on, same goes for their Bellini or the Spirulina, spinach, banana, maple and apple juice that will bring you back to health in seconds. When: Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 5pm Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD Mondarin Brunch Bad Egg If you don’t fancy just one plate, Bad Egg is for you. Like a sort of tapas of epic offerings… you won’t find a full English in here, we’re talking more breakfast tacos, cheeseburger hash and avocado and poached egg on sourdough. You choose three plates from their menu then choose the sober (yawn) option for £22 or side your bacon with booze (yes) for £30. So brace yourself for two hours of Bloody Marys, Mimosas and a side of fried chicken on syrup brioche. When: Breakfast everyday from 8am - 11am Where: City Point, Unit 1B, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW Breakfast.landscape..Bad.Egg

Brunch with a view:

Duck & Waffle Still out at 5am? Take the fastest lift in the land up to the 40th floor and get yourself fed (this lift is as much of an occasion as the meal). The view across London is unbelievable, and watching the sunrise from up here is well worth staying out all night for. As well as drinking in the incredible view, hit their cocktail list and tuck into brunch; we suggest their all-day foie gras breakfast - you’re here now so you may as well go all out. When: 24 hours a day, baby. Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY DUCKWAFFLE

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Hawksmoor Guildhall Hawksmoor smash everything with their meaty goodness, and brunch is no exception. Get the Hawksmoor Breakfast for £35 which is for 2 to share; smoked bacon chop, pork, beef and mutton sausages, black pudding, short rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, trotter baked beans, fried eggs, grilled mushrooms, roast tomatoes, UNLIMITED toast and HP gravy. Probably more than enough for two. Wash it down with Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew, obvs. When: Monday - Friday 7am - 10am Where: 10 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5BQ // Monday to Friday 7am –10am. HAWKSMOOR

The posh ones:

The Wolseley It’s worth sprucing up last night’s party frock for a Wolseley feast. This is the breakfast of birthday treats, the one to impress your lovers, mothers, best friends and pretty much anyone else you feel like telling. In what looks like a Parisian grand café, they treat you just as special as the fat wallets and famous faces in attendance. The Eggs Benedict is the superstar with a glass of Champagne, naturally. If you need to hide your hangover, go for one of the Art Deco booths in the bar room. When: 7 days a week 8am - 11.30am Where:160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB THEWOLSELEY

Quaglinos 

Want some lobster with those scrambled eggs? Of course you do.  As well as a swanky Mayfair setting,  live music and BOTTOMLESS bubbles (that's right) the huge Saturday brunch menu's got it all: scrambled eggs with lobster & a spinach muffin, caviar omelette, poached pears on french toast and don't forget the Omelette Arnold Bennett, darling.

When: Saturday 11.30 - 3.30pm (launching 9th May 2015)

Where: 16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ

Coffee fix:

Caravan Not socially acceptable until you’ve had caffeine? Caravan is your brunch mecca as there’s a god damned coffee roaster on site. They roast the coffee on site daily using 100% Arabica beans, plus their blend of coffee is designed to match the season. Fancy. And yes, this means a killer Espresso Martini (a brunch necessity). That and some French toast and you can take on anything. When: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm Breakfast: everyday 8am - 11pm Where: 11-13 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QD CARAVAN

The Street Food Fix:

Bunnychow Sometimes a plain ol’ full English on a boring china plate and a cup of tea just won’t do it for you. Swing by Wardour Street’s South African street food shack where they pack a whole goddamn breakfast into a loaf of brioche. We’re talking sausage, egg, bacon, black pudding and some crazy good beans shoved inside a bread bowl that you can attack with fingers or forks. They’ve got some great juices too that you can spike with spirits if you’re starting early. Get in! P.S. They deliver too for when you’re just way too hungover to move. Where: 74 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TE bunnychow

For health freaks:

Tanya’s These days you’re practically considered a cannibal if you haven’t a vegan, raw, plant-based something in hand. Tanya’s in Chelsea (where else?) is the place to get your brunch vitfix with an organically grown, raw food breakfast menu with the likes of chia porridge, rawtella un-toast (don’t ask) and dehydrated flax seed crepes. We’re here for the superfood cocktails like What The Doctor Ordered (Sacred Vodka, lemon, beets, carrots, sweet potato, raw honey, ginger lavender bitters and chia seeds). When: breakfast every day from 9am Where: myhotel, 35 Ixworth Place, SW3 3QX London TANYAS

The boozy ones:

South Place Hotel To do the weekend in style, dress chic, pretend you've just rolled down from one of the sexy rooms upstairs and settle into the hotel lobby for a long afternoon. If brunch for you is as much about Bellinis as it is about Benedicts then you’re in the right place. Choose from 2 or 3 courses, with free flowing prosecco, Bellinis and Mimosas, and whatever you do make sure you keep some room for the banana and butterscotch waffles for dessert. Don’t want the party to stop? There’s a secret garden bar upstairs. Sure it’s for members only - but mention BarChick & they might just sneak you through. When: Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm Where: 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF SOUTH.PLACE.HOTEL

The greasy spoon:

Arthur’s Cafe Arthur’s cafe boasts ‘proper authentic English fare - no b*llcks’ and Arthur is STILL running this joint at 84 years old, what a G. Sometimes poached eggs with beautiful trimmings is not what we’re after, we want a plate filled with shiny, greasy goodness to wipe that frown off our face. This place has been open since 1935 so they’ve got to be doing something right. When: whenever Arthur feels like it Where: 495 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4AU ARTHURS.CAFE

For party animals:

BUNGA BUNGA Not for the faint hearted, Saturday brunch at Bunga Bunga is one helluva party. Drop some dollar upfront (£40-50 per head) and leave your dignity at the door; we’re talking unlimited prosecco and Bellinis, cured meats, breakfast pizzas, ice cream, drag queens… YUP. And karaoke. So gather your mates and make a day of it, by 5 you’ll be p*ssed and partying like it’s 2am - but hell, at least you’ll have lined your stomach in style. When: Saturday 11.30am or 2pm sitting Where: 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA BUNGA.BUNGA

Bloody good Bloody Marys:

Beagle Nothing says brunch like a Bloody Mary, and Hoxton hangout Beagle is nailing it with a whole BM menu. Stick classic with chorizo infused vodka, go Racy with jalapeño and harissa or get loco with smoked garlic tequila in the Maria Maria. You might need to wash down those Bloody Marys with a side of fried eggs and homemade hash (potato kind), buttermilk pancakes or Helford oysters. When: Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 2pm Where: 397 -400 Geffrye Street, London E28HZ BEAGLE

Foreign flex:

Dishoom Dig your bacon butty? Say hello to Dishoom’s bacon naan roll; it’s freshly baked naan wrapped around The Ginger Pig’s smoked streaky bacon straight from the grill with a seriously banging combination of chilli tomato jam, cream cheese and herbs. If you’re feeling spicy it’s got to be the Full Bombay made with an abundance of akuri (spicy Indian scrambled egg to you and me). When: Mon - Fri 8am - 11.30am Saturday & Sunday 9am - 12pm Where: Shoreditch // Covent Garden DISHOOM" ["post_title"]=> string(22) "London's Best Brunches" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "londons-best-brunches" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 15:39:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-20 14:39:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(28) "http://barchick.com/?p=27419" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["queried_object"]=> NULL ["queried_object_id"]=> int(0) }

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Pig's Ears Craft Beer Cellar

2$$

5 Hill Street, Richmond TW9 1SX

Tel: +44 20 8332 0055

Opening hours

Mon - Thurs: 5pm - 11pm,
Fri & Sat: 12pm - 1:30am,
Sun: 12pm - midnight

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What to Order

Go for the Brewdog Honey infused Ale. Got a sweet tooth? Try their Chocolate Stout.

Barchick Says

Date Updated: 21/02/2013

If you’re looking for somewhere with a serious selection of beer, then you’ve come to the right place. Unassuming and hidden in the basement of an old Georgian building, you’d be forgiven for walking right past the Pig’s Ears. The interior is cave-like, mashed with classic pub décor. Think dark wooden finishes, ad hoc upholstery and vintage beer poster-ads adorning the walls. Walk through the bar and under dimly lit archways that lead down into the dining room, you’ll be surprised just how spacious this seemingly tiny cellar is.

Behind the bar is where it’s really at, stocked with over 110 types of craft beers, from Pilsners and Witte beers to stouts and ales – they’ve got ‘em all. Looking for something a little more special? Hit up their cask bar where they’ve got a monthly selection of cask beers served straight from the barrel. We went straight for their special bottle blends and tried the Steenbrugge Belgian Blonde, at almost 9% it packed a punch and we weren’t disappointed.

Eventually you’re gonna need something to soak up all that beer and you are in luck. These guys have the ultimate pub grub menu with a Belgian/American twist, charcuterie boards, gamey plates and a whole lotta mussels. Plus they’ve got weeknight deals to suit almost every taste – rack of ribs and pint for £12, anyone? Unsurprisingly this place gets rammed most nights of the week, so make sure you book in advance to secure yourself a table – you’ll be in here a while.


Good For

Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mum, Beers, Big groups, Food, Wine, Daytime, Evening, Late