Whether it’s a hangover busting fry-up, or lazy Sunday morning pancakes, a new book has mapped the capital’s top brunch spots.

London’s Best Brunches, by Laura Herring, goes beyond the Full English in her guide to doing brunch right.

With mouth-watering pictures, a charming design and all the key information you could need, this guide provides the top picks in south, east, west and north London.

In News Shopper territory London Brockley based Arlo & Moe features, alongside the London Particular in New Cross.

Herring describes Arlo & Moe, in Brockley Road, as a “true local favourite”, with its locally sourced ingredients and trademark Dark Fluid coffee which is brewed nearby.

Run by a brother and sister team, and based in an old barber’s, she explains that Arlo & Moe is popular with local families and children.

Its signature dishes include scrambled eggs, freshly made sausage rolls, and cake.

Over in New Cross Road, the London Particular, is described as a “gorgeous, old-fashioned kind of place”, but featuring a modern menu.

With big sharing tables inside and out, Herring advises hungry visitors to order its signature dish - The Particular Brunch Bowl - for homemade baked beans, garlicky mushrooms, and “deliciously flavoured twists” on your usual fry-up.


For those venturing over to the south west, there’s plenty of options – from Ben’s Canteen in Clapham Junction to Milk in Balham or Clapham South.

In Tooting Broadway, popular eatery Mud makes the cut in the dog-eat-dog world of brunching.

Herring praises the friendly atmosphere, and makes special mention of the beautifully presented buckwheat pancakes topped with caramelised fruit and edible flowers.

Further up the northern line in Clapham Common, Brickwood Coffee & Bread offers a selection of lighter brunch options, including granola and freshly made pastries, as well as gluten and dairy free products.

Its brioche French toast is chosen as the signature dish, which Herring describes as both “sweet and soft”.

London’s Best Brunches has been published by Smith Street Books, with photography by Alicia Taylor.