Best brunch places in London with London swede @Brunchingblondie!

Nov 22, 2021 by

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Photo: Matilda Relefors 


Is not brunch the most lovely idea for this weekend’s activity? It has been a thing in England and USA for over 100 years and most people adore it – especially on Sundays. LondonSwedes have teamed up with the brunch expert Matilda Relefors, who has been to over 300 brunch places so far. (Impressive, we know!) She moved to London in 2017 as an au pair, and shortly after she started an Instagram page for her friends and family, where she showed off all the brunch restaurants she went to spend her money at.


“When I was an au pair I got £100 a week, and I spend it all on brunches and drinks on the weekend. Since then I have discovered new restaurants and the list is never getting shorter”, Matilda says.


Four years later, her account @Brunchingblondie has over 17 000 followers and has developed into an inspiring London guide. You’ll find both restaurant- and bar tips as well as fun activities and of course – brunch places. In this article, she reveals her favorites, all over town.


Let’s all enjoy some brunch this weekend! What place would you pick? 


Matilda, also known as BrunchingBlondie, at W Time Bistro. 


Name: Matilda Relefors
Time in London: 5 years
Brunch places tried in London: Around 300
Instagram: @Brunchingblondie



Brickwood: 16, Clapham Common South Side, Lambeth, SW4 7AB

Open 7-18 weekdays / 9-16 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “An Aussie style cafe in the hub of Clapham, you HAVE to get the fritters and the hash nuggets.”


Megans: 55-57 The Pavement, SW4 0JQ

Open 8-23 weekdays / 9-22 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “It is a Mediterranean, dog-friendly all-day brunch place (multiple locations but mainly around SW). The veggie brunch is my favorite but the lamb open kebab is also something else.”


Farmer’s mistress: 300 Battersea Park Rd, SW11 3BU

Open Wednesday 9-15.30 / Thursday & Friday 9-22 / weekends 9-16

Matilda’s comment: “Brunch goals” in Battersea, their full English is amazing! But so is most dishes…”


Local hero: 640 Fulham Rd, SW6 5RT

Open 7.30-15-30 weekdays / 8-16 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “A small cafe in Parsons Green, the brioche french toast is one of the best I’ve ever had!”


@Feather & Heart



Feather & Heart: Unit-4, Brentford Lock, High St, Brentford TW8 8AQ

Open 8.30-17 weekdays and weekends

Matilda’s comment: “A family-owned coffee shop in Brentford, every dish is amazing but especially the berry pancakes.”


Rhythm & Brews: 22 Walpole Gardens, Chiswick, W4 4HG

Open 8-17 weekdays / 10-17 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “A vinyl cafe in Chiswick, the pancakes and full English is incredible.”


@Rythm & Brews 


Time bistro: Brentford Lock High Street Unit 1, Brentford Lock, TW8 8AQ

Open 10-23.20 weekdays and weekends

Matilda’s comment: “A gorgeous terrace (and indoor restaurant) in Brentford overlooking the lock. Their halloumi sandwich is out of this world!”


Proud Mary’s: 1C Oaklands Grove, W12 0JD

Open 8-16 weekdays / 8-16.30 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “An Aussie cafe in Shepherd’s Bush, their fluffy pancakes are to die for.”


@Chiltern Firehouse 



Chiltern Firehouse: 1 Chiltern St, W1U 7PA

Matilda’s comment: “You have to get the blueberry pancakes here. That’s it!”


Drunch: 38 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6LS

Open 11-23 weekdays / 11-22.30 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “Amazing restaurant in St Johns Wood, they do quirky cocktails and you have to order their dulce de leche pancakes.”


Melange: 45 Topsfield Rd, Tottenham Ln, N8 8PT

Open 11-30-22 weekdays / 10-23 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “A modern (and huge!) take on the full English, with added halloumi and a yogurt & berry pot. You find it in Crouch End.”





Breakfast Club in Canary Wharf: 1 Crossrail Pl, E14 5AR

Open 8-23 weekdays / 8-17 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “They have an extensive breakfast menu but the pancakes are especially good.”


Fuwa Fuwa: Unit 8, Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AE

Open 11-20 weekdays and weekends

Matilda’s comment: ” Japanese-style souffle pancakes here are changing the pancake game for sure!”


Friends of Ours61 Pitfield St, London N1 6BU

Open 8-17 weekdays / 9-17 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “Their menu changes a lot but the quality is consistent. Order anything here and you’ll be happy!”


@Friends of Ours



Duck & Waffle: 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

Open Monday to Wednesday 7-01.30  / Thursday 7-00 / 24/7 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “24h dining in the city, on the 40th floor. They’re known for their dish of the same name, which is waffles with fried duck.”


NAC: 41 N Audley St, W1K 6ZP

Open 11-22.30 weekdays / 10-23.30 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “Celeb-favourite in Mayfair, I definitely recommend their dulce de leche pancakes.”




Queens of Mayfair: 17 Queen St, W1J 5PH

Open 8-18 weekdays / 10-18 weekends

Matilda’s comment: “They have a set brunch menu where you get pastries, teas, juice, prosecco, mains, and desserts for a set price. Gorgeous interiors as well!”


Violas: 38 Tavistock St, London WC2E 7PB

Open Monday to Wednesday 10-21 / Thursday to Saturday 10-23 / Sunday 10-20

Matilda’s comment: “Very “instagrammable” brunch alert! The prettiest brunch I’ve ever seen, their focaccias are MASSIVE and the banana bread french toast is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my life.”