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Read on for a flipping good time; we’ve got red velvet, full English, jambalaya and some badass boozy ones… Shutterbug Shutterbug are no strangers to pancakes, whether you’re looking for thin crepes or fat American bad boys, these guys will flip ‘em good n proper. Savoury with a glug of chilli jam and truffle oil, sweet with a coating of salted caramel, or gluten & wheat free for those who wanna get involved minus the bloat. We say do the double and wash them down with cocktails. 1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA Blixen If you're lucky enough to come by around Pancake Day there'll be 3 to choose from (our vote's with the crispy bacon and maple syrup) but they've always got their awesome blueberry and whipped mascarpone on the menu.  These spongey bad boys are spot on for breakfast, nothing like tucking into some pancakes surrounded by palms. 65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA The Breakfast Club The clue’s in the title with this one; of course their pancakes are going to be outta this world. With five on the menu, choose from the veggie option, bacon or berries. They sound good but we’re going big on the All American with eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, bacon and maple syrup. Start the day like a champ. Various locations breakfast.club.pancakes (1) The Delaunay If you wanna do breakfast like a baller then swing by The Delaunay. These guys take pancakes to a whole new level with maple syrup and bacon, or blueberries, crème fraiche and pear compote. Plus in surroundings this suave it’s totally acceptable to drink champagne pre-10am. 55 Aldwych, London, WC2 The Diner With 8 locations across London, you can nail your pancake craving in super quick time. These guys are taking pancakes up a notch with inspiration from all those treats that always find their way on to your desk: choose from the Jaffa pancake, the Oreo Cookie Cake or the Red Velvet Wonder. Wanna keep it plain Jane? They’ve got maple syrup, banana or blueberry - stack ‘em up five high and wash them down with a hard shake. Various locations the.diner.pancakes Kaff Bar Brixton The chef’s from New Orleans, so you know these pancakes are going to be flipping good. You’ve got two options; the Pancake Stack with butter and syrup, with the option of streaky bacon and fried eggs; or the Jambalaya Pancakes (which we’re going for) with jerk chicken, smoked sausage, Cajun fried shrimp and a fried egg sitting atop fluffy pancakes. God damn! 64-68 Atlantic Road, London, SW9 8PY Polo 24 Hour Bar These guys are going all out with their foot high stack of pancakes, if you're starving after a night of partying this is where to pancake. We're talking a mountain of strawberries and cream and a £20 voucher for brunch if you manage to nail the lot! 176 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NQ   pancake.polo.bar Foxlow  For one day only these guys will be flipping behind the stove, so get down for their one off pancake party on Shrove Tuesday. Choose from the Montecristo Cronut, the bourbon caramel pancake or the traditional lemon and sugar one. £10 each which includes coffee / tea and juice, you gotta get there before 10am if you wanna slice of the pie. Clerkenwell / Balham / Chiswick The Riding House Café When these bad boys cruised past us the other day we felt a stab of jealousy. Three fluffy, melt in the mouth pancakes, served with vanilla clotted cream, blueberries and a jug of maple syrup. Wash them down with one of their killer Bloody Marys. Good morning! 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1 RHC.pancakes Jackson + Rye This Pancake Day Jackson + Rye will be slipping some much-needed booze into your day with their spiked pancakes. Made with a good glug of good rye whiskey and rye infused whipped cream, served with a side of sweet and salty maple slab bacon. Eat yourself tipsy. Various locations: Soho, Chiswick & Richmond The Shop NW10 Laidback, cool and creative… these guys are living their life-long dream by running this place and we’re feeling the love. Everything here is for sale so why not take an antique table with your World Famous in Kensal Rise stack of pancakes? Crème fraîche, maple syrup and a strawberry, with extra sides of caramelized bananas, blueberries and streaky bacon all for around £4, bargain. 75 Chamberlayne Road, London, NW10 3ND The.Shop.pancakes Village East We dig this place for its whacky cocktail list; the Borough Marketini with ginger, orange and coriander is a treat and should definitely be ordered alongside an American pancake stack. With options including buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup & crispy bacon, and buttermilk pancakes with berry compote & clotted cream, you know it’s going to be a pancake partay up in here. 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW The Blues Kitchen These guys are always in it for a good time, like every day of the week is Pancake Day… so you know they’ll do it right. Go for an irresistible stack of maple and bacon pancakes and wash it down with a boozy milkshake. Your arteries won’t thank you but who needs gratitude when you’re knee deep in batter? 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Who’s playing? Who’s gonna score the touchdown? Will the half time entertainment have a nipple malfunction like Janet Jackson did? Whatever happens, it’s a good excuse to drink. London’s bars have beer buckets, large screens, hot dogs and cheerleaders so we can pretend we’re part of the action too, but what the hell is it all about? If you’re gonna go and spectate, you’re going to need to know some facts: The Jist: There are two teams, each with 11 players. To score points they need to get the ball into the other team's end zone for a touchdown, or by kicking it through the opposite team’s goalposts for a field goal. Who’s playing? Carolina Panthers VS Denver Broncos Where is it held? Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara What do they win? BIG BUCKS and a pimp & bling ring. Superbowl.trophy Who’s the entertainment? Coldplay. Why is the entertainment a big deal? It is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 115 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show, and it’s broadcast WORLDWIDE. Food and Drink estimated figures: It's the second highest day of food consumption in the US after Thanksgiving, with the average fan consuming 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat on snacks alone. Engineers at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken came up with these outrageous estimates: - 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed during the big game (that’s 500 Olympic-sized swimming pools). - 100 million pounds of chicken wings will be eaten. - 9 million pizzas will be taken down. Superbowl.food Hangovers:  Apparently 7 million people won’t turn up for work the next day – so if you’re getting involved, maybe save yourself some agro and book that bad boy off. Lingo to pretend you’re a pro: Pick a team, learn a few names and cross your fingers they do well. When you describe what your team are doing get in the habit of saying "we", it shows passion. Then highlight your passion by saying afterwards "Ugh. I say ‘we’ like I’m out there with them!” When you come back from a toilet break ALWAYS ask what you missed! It shows you care. Act aloof at the half time show, it’s cutting into some important game time. If you someone calls you up on something you’ve said and you’re not sure of the answer, pretend your phone is ringing, pick it up and say "mate, I know, what a game!” and walk off talking. Try using the words “roster”, “play book” and “run formation” when you can. 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Although some places serve it at night, it’s not always the "done thing" for dinner. That said, London is full of awesome cocktail and dim sum hangouts that we've covered for you night owls. What is Dim Sum? • It’s a small bite sized Cantonese food, usually served in small steamer baskets. • Dim sum’s literal meaning is ‘touch the heart’ as it was originally served as a snack, and therefore only meant to touch the heart. Cute. • In Cantonese going for dim sum is known as going to "drink tea" (yum cha), as tea is typically served with dim sum. Obvs we prefer cocktails, but never knock a decent tea. Dim.Sum.at.Royal.China What to order? There is often a lot to choose from so here is a list of must have classics: Har Gow - A shrimp dumpling, which is said to be the one that the skill of a dim sum chef is judged on. Traditionally it should have at least seven but preferably ten or more pleats imprinted on its wrapper. Shui Mai - Most likely to have ground pork and chopped shrimp, but you can get all sorts of varieties, order a scallop shui mai for sure. Cheung Fun - This translates as a rice noodle roll, go for prawn or pork but they come with sorts of options. The key is the soy-like sauce they pour over them, this sauce is key, if in doubt, ask for extras. Roast Pork Puff - BBQ pork in pastry, ‘nuff said. They are awesome, get lots. Not to be confused with a Cha Sui Bao – Those big pillow-like, white fluffy BBQ-pork-filled-buns, a more filling baked bun kinda dim sum. Xiaolongbao - Soup dumpling / Shanghai dumpling - possibly one of the wonders of the world, a dumpling with soup inside. Genius. Just be sure to let them cool down, major date fail if you don't. Sesame Paper Wrapped Prawn - Does what it says on the tin, good old fashioned fried fun. Lo Mai Gai - Steamed sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, usually with some egg, pork or chicken in there too. Yam Croquette - These are whispy wonders that are made of mysterious meaty mush. Try one, you might like it, it didn’t stop BarChick’s date even though he thought they smelt like c*m. Soup - A soup hit in the form of a hot and sour or a wonton is always a good way to kick start proceedings. Those of you feeling wild should get the chicken feet in the mix too, a talking point and a classic. Dim.sum.platter.and.cocktails Where? Dim sum can go either way in London; there’s the good, the bad and the terrible, but we say go for the awesome. Royal China This place has a cult like following. You can't book at lunch but just grab a ticket and get in line, it’s worth the wait which shouldn't be long. It’s traditional, fast and has a great atmosphere. Take the whole family and order lots, you'll look like a pro. By night it gets a little fancy, so we say head here for lunch and stick to what they do best. Although they have restaurants all over town, you won't catch BarChick anywhere but Baker Street or Bayswater. Baker Street / Bayswater / Canary Riverside / Fulham / Harrow / Queensway DIMSUM..ROYAL.CHINA Hakkasan Who doesn't lap up a lunch at the legendary Hakkasan? This place is as sexy as it gets, even on a Sunday, which is the best time to head here for dim sum. Dim Sum Sundays run from 12pm-5pm and for £58 a head you will be spoilt rotten. Dim sum, Champagne, cocktails, DJs and more. It’s worth every penny. 17 Bruton Street, London W1j 6QB Yauatcha Alan Yau’s legendary dim sum hangout is a must for everyone. Make sure you get the bean curd prawn cheung fun, and the supreme broth soup if you’re adventurous. Check out the awesome tea and cake selections and don't be shy on the cocktails and sake. 15-17 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DL DIMSUM..YAUATCHA Wing Tai This place is attached to the Wing Yip supermarket in Cricklewood (at the very top of Edgware Road) and it’s perfect if you find yourself stuck in traffic on the North Circular on a Sunday. Dim sum on Sundays here are all about the family vibes, it’s like a comfort blanket rescuing you from the horrors of out of town shopping centres. Unit 2, Wing Yip Business Centre, 395 Edgware Rd, London NW2 6LN Dragon Palace, Earls Court People travel from far and wide to eat the in-house made needle. They are awesome and a really rare kind of noodle you never find in London. The dim sum rocks too, a must for any budding dim summer; make sure you order the Chiu Chow Fan Kou. 207 Earls Court Rd, London SW5 9AN DIM.SUM..DRAGON.PALACE Chinese Boulevard This is our left field option, it’s kinda weird, but it’s right on the river, full of Chinese families (BarChick’s usually the only blonde) and ridiculously cheap. There’s a 50% off weekday offer if you pay in cash, and a nice big menu to work through. Never knock a cheap Chinese meal, ever. 1 The Boulevard, Smugglers Way, London SW18 1DE Princess Garden This is one of the best dim sum hangouts in London and it’s surprisingly affordable for its swanky location. Book a table for a long dim sum weekend lunch, or throw a party in one of the private rooms, everyone loves a banquet! 8-10 N Audley St, London W1K 6ZD DIM.SUM..PRINCESS Dragon Castle One of south London's best Chinese offerings, Dragon Castle offers a full menu of freshly made dim sum during the day, but also offers a platter in the evenings. Don't be put off by its glum location off the Elephant and Castle roundabout, it's Asian glitz inside and always crammed with Chinese diners. Ask your waitress what's available on the platter that day. 100 Walworth Rd, London SE17 1J Pearl Liang  This is Paddington’s best kept secret, not only is the dim sum awesome, but they still serve a limited menu at night (a rarity with good dim sum). Get some before a train journey, get take out and travel in style, or just go anytime you need a good West London Chinese session, it will deliver, every time. 8 Sheldon Square, London W2 6EZ DIM.SUM..PEARL.LIANG" ["post_title"]=> string(27) "BarChick's Guide to Dim Sum" ["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(26) "barchicks-guide-to-dim-sum" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2016-02-05 16:41:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-02-05 16:41:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55047" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#408 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(50000) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-02-05 11:00:44" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-02-05 11:00:44" ["post_content"]=> string(9113) "

Whether it's a big celebration, first date, hungover binge or you've got the late-night munchies, these are the best places in town to satisfy your Chinese cravings. We're talking dim sum trolleys, crispy duck and wonton soup by the bucket load.

Four Seasons Without a doubt the best roast duck in the UK. Call ahead to secure your duck order as they run out quite quickly in the evenings. Big fresh, hot portions thrown on the table but always done with a sweet smile. Look out for the ducks hanging in the windows and you’re in the right place. 12 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, W1D 5PR   Min Jiang One of London’s best Chinese food secrets is hidden at the top of a dated 5 star hotel in Kensington, and home to one of the best roast duck experiences in town and killer views. Order the “Legendary wood-fired Beijing Duck” which will be served to you twice; first the chef comes with the duck and slices the best bits for you to enjoy with homemade pancakes and both classic and contemporary fillings. The duck then disappears and returns to you in one of 4 ways. Oh and the dim sum is delicate and the chilli and garlic soft shell crab epic. Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT CHINESE.Min.Jiang Barshu Probably the best Sichuan (aka Chinese food) in London. Great for a special occasion - especially the private rooms where you seem to get away with being as naughty, noisy and messy as you like (BarChick tested). Be warned though… it’s spicy (beware those whole dried chillis)! In fact, There probably isn’t much point going if you don’t like chilli. 28 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 5LF Naga Just tucked off High Street Ken is Naga, sexed up Pan Asian restaurant and bar. Head here for some serious Chinese and innovative cocktails in a chic yet casual setting. The food here is epic and with everything from Szechuan duck to black cod you could get a little carried away, and the same can be said about the drinks. We sipped on a Flaming Lamborghini and our healthy date had a Tofu Colada - for real. 2 Abingdon Road, London, W8 6AF Feng Shang Princess If you’re looking for tasty Chinese food and something a little different, it doesn’t get much better than eating it on a boat. This floating Chinese restaurant is incredibly unique being the only one of its kind in London, plus the surrounding area of Regent’s Park is beautiful. You will get the food quality without paying Hakkasan prices, tick tick. Cumberland Basin, Prince Albert Road, NW1 7SS CHINESE.Fengshang Bashan Sister restaurant to Barshu, serving Hunanese cuisine which is well known for its hot spicy flavour, fresh aroma and deep colour. It’s just as good as its sister but cheaper and a little more relaxed. The décor (nor the service for that matter) isn’t going to blow your mind (think wood) but the food will. Start with thin strips of beef and then have the red-braised pork, both of which will smack you round the face with their hotness! 24 Romilly St, Soho, W1D 5AH Crispy Duck It’s the only place in town to get Chinese at 3am (we’ve all been there), whether you want lobster noodles or crispy chilli beef - Crispy Duck on Brewer St is where it’s at! It’s a bit of an institution and at that time in the morning the place will be heaving with clubbers and big groups of Chinese youngsters. And it’s open 24hrs – bonus! Don’t expect to eat in peace either - it will be playing random Chinese dance music VERY LOUDLY. 7 Brewer Street, London, W1D 5PH Mr Chow Mr Chow is an iconic institution when it comes to Chinese food in Knightsbridge, in fact it's so good it's now set up shop in Beverly Hills so all those glitterati can get a taste of the Orient too. The service and the restaurant itself is impeccable, tuck into traditional, authentic dishes as well as some original and exciting recipes then venture out into the Knightsbridge hood. 151 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA  CHINESE.mr.chow Sichuan Folk A cheap and delicious Sichuan restaurant where you can always get a table. BarChick’s been known to drive across London for this one! The service is great and there are over 100 unique and delicious dishes to choose from. 32 Hanbury Street, Brick Lane, E1 6Q Tian Fu Just around the corner from Westfield, so if you’re doing a bit of Chinese New Year shopping then this one will be perfect. Make sure you order the Sichuan stuff on the menu. The staff are sweet and they make some of the best wok-fried green beans in London, good work team! Maybe not the place to long out lunch/dinner, but if you’re looking for good value, generous portions and great food, this ticks all the boxes. 37 Bulwer Street, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8AR Dragon Palace We love this dim sum restaurant in a big way. It’s relaxed and delicious, in fact if you went in your pyjamas they wouldn’t care. Make sure you order the Chiu Chow Fan Kou – really amazing handmade dumplings. Normally you can get a table as a walk in, although perhaps not after we’ve told you about it! 207 Earl’s Court Road, London, SW5 9AN CHINESE.Dragon.Palace Princess Garden Open for 30 years this restaurant is still cooking up some of the best dim sum in London, and it’s surprisingly affordable considering the location. Book a table or a private room for a long dim sum weekend lunch with friends and be sure to hit their cocktails and Chinese flower teas. 8 – 10 North Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6ZD New World The dim sum trolley experience is one not often found in London so it’s quite fun to come here with a group of friends. Make sure you sit on a seat at the edge of the table nearest the trolley's path so you can be in charge of grabbing your favourites! It has to be said that some of the dim sum doesn't always taste super fresh, and compared to the two dim sum suggestions above it doesn't provide much competition, but if you’re in the area then it’s a must. 1 Gerrard Place, Chinatown, W1D 5PA Pearl Liang BarChick is  a regular at this Paddington Basin classic. We think they serve some of the best dim sum in town, which kinda makes up for the random area that its in. Go for lunch, and stay till dinner, it’s particularly perfect before or after and train journey from Paddington. Choo Choo. 8 Sheldon Square, London W2 6E CHINESE.Pearl.Liang Baozi Inn Great little street food snacky style restaurant. Make sure you go only in a pair otherwise you'll never get a table! It’s kind of like North Chinese street food but smartened up a little bit for the likes of London. 25 Newport Court, Chinatown, WC2H 7JS Silk Road This is where to Chinese if you’re on a budget (cash only!) – but don’t want to skimp on quality. This place has got rave reviews all over town and it’s not hard to see why. The skewers of lamb and pork belly crusted in salt are amazing and big plate chicken is enough to satisfy two hungry diners. Pack in on the canteen style tables and get your fill. 49 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5

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For When You Want It All:

The Mondrian London, Southbank You know you want brunch but then what brunch? That’s when the Mondrian's “every corner covered” menu saves the day. It’s made up of five 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 Poco, Broadway Market  Seasonal, locally sourced, organic, communal… they’ve got every hipster-fied buzzword on lockdown in this glass fronted tapas hangout, but we’re into it. Poco’s exactly the kind of neighbourhood eatery you’d expect from Broadway Market, so hop on your 2 wheels (that’s probably how you should arrive if you wanna fit in) and squeeze onto one of the long wooden tables for some organic eggs mopped up with fresh sourdough. Their coffee is spot on, everything comes with a slap of harissa and they’ve got gluten free on lockdown. It’s the kind of place you’ll probably lose most of the day to, but then again you’re in London Fields so the party’s just getting started. Where: Broadway Market, 129 Pritchard’s Rd, London E2 9AP Bad Egg, Old Street  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, City 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 Oxo Tower, Southbank Sky-high OXO not only has a sexy little terrace looking out on top of The Thames, but the brasserie’s new brunch menu is good enough to peel your eyes away from the view. Like everything else about this place it’s classic; fat rolls of smoked salmon and poached eggs, full English served inside a giant mushroom and bacon loaded waffles. With floor to ceiling glass windows and a live jazz singer to serenade you it’s a special occasion / feeling a bit fancy kind of brunch, one that definitely requires a bottle of two of their wicked English Sparkling Wine and an Espresso Martini to finish. Where: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, London SE1 9PH IMG_9908-3

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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, Mayfair

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, Clerkenwell 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 Anderson & Co, Peckham Where else can you get a brunch burger? Exactly. Peckham’s coffee hangout has a new Chef in that open kitchen and he’s cooking up one hell of a brunch. Kedgeree, Cilbir (two poached eggs, herbed labneh, chilli butter, chimichurri, sourdough toast) and french toast with caramelised apples and bacon, it’s not surprising there are queues for this place. We wait it out with a flat white and slice of cake in the sun-trap conservatory out back that in the summer opens up to become a little courtyard garden. Where: 139 Bellenden Rd, London SE15 4DH CARAVAN

For health freaks:

Tanya’s, Chelsea  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: 35 Ixworth Place, SW3 3QX London Andina, Shoreditch  On a gluten free flex? This is where it’s at. Ceviche, grilled octopus, quinoa everything, Andina’s keeping it fresh ‘n healthy. If you’re a carnivore or need something to soak up all last night’s booze, it probably isn’t for you but hot chilli baked eggs and juices (spiked with pisco) are then get in here. They’ve got a wicked juice selection and the south American coffee will kick off your day the right way. Expect hot chicks in workout gear. Where: 1 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ TANYAS

The boozy ones:

South Place Hotel, Moorgate  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, Dalston 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, Battersea  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, Haggerston 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 The Lido Cafe, Brixton / Herne Hill  Perched up poolside of the Brockwell Lido, this epic people watching (swimmer perving) spot isn’t just for post workout juices. These guys have one of the best brunches in south London and as well as Breakfast Negronis and health-kick juice led cocktails they go all out on the Marys… there’s a whole menu for them. Work it alongside fluffy buttermilk pancakes and poached eggs atop haddock fishcakes. Nice. Where: The Lido Cafe, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA 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). 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We say do the double and wash them down with cocktails. 1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA Blixen If you're lucky enough to come by around Pancake Day there'll be 3 to choose from (our vote's with the crispy bacon and maple syrup) but they've always got their awesome blueberry and whipped mascarpone on the menu.  These spongey bad boys are spot on for breakfast, nothing like tucking into some pancakes surrounded by palms. 65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA The Breakfast Club The clue’s in the title with this one; of course their pancakes are going to be outta this world. With five on the menu, choose from the veggie option, bacon or berries. They sound good but we’re going big on the All American with eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, bacon and maple syrup. Start the day like a champ. Various locations breakfast.club.pancakes (1) The Delaunay If you wanna do breakfast like a baller then swing by The Delaunay. These guys take pancakes to a whole new level with maple syrup and bacon, or blueberries, crème fraiche and pear compote. Plus in surroundings this suave it’s totally acceptable to drink champagne pre-10am. 55 Aldwych, London, WC2 The Diner With 8 locations across London, you can nail your pancake craving in super quick time. These guys are taking pancakes up a notch with inspiration from all those treats that always find their way on to your desk: choose from the Jaffa pancake, the Oreo Cookie Cake or the Red Velvet Wonder. Wanna keep it plain Jane? They’ve got maple syrup, banana or blueberry - stack ‘em up five high and wash them down with a hard shake. Various locations the.diner.pancakes Kaff Bar Brixton The chef’s from New Orleans, so you know these pancakes are going to be flipping good. 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The Palm Tree

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127 Grove Rd, London, Greater London E3 5RP

Tel: +44 20 8980 2918

Mile End

Opening hours

Mon - Thurs & Sun: 12pm - midnight,
Fri & Sat: 12pm - 1:30am (no admission after 11:30pm)

Barchick Says

Date Updated: 11/03/2013

Be sure to hit the Palm Tree at some point in your life. It stands alone just off the Regent’s Canal and is famed for its live music and old skool landlords. Cool. This place ain’t big but it’s busting with character; shiny gold and black palm tree wallpaper covers the walls and a red hue gives every drinker a rouge tint (lash rash). The till looks like a time machine and the photos above the bar scream “afros and mullets are back in kids!”

The oval shaped bar has velvet curtains hanging above it but it’s less glam than you’re imagining, the name may suggest exotic but this place is an east end boozer to the core. Don’t go ordering anything fancy as it’ll only take time and we’re guessing it won’t taste great, plus with ales from Bow and Battersea you’ll wanna support the locals and order a pint. BarChick went all out with the pork scratchings and if it’s warm you can take things outside to chill on the grass. Canal life is as idyllic as it gets.

This place is booming at the weekends, the old drum kit in the corner comes to life and the piano gets some serious love. Amen.


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Take a cheapskate, Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mum, Beers, Dancing, Music, Parties, Smoking, Wine, Daytime, Evening, Late