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South Bank's Best Brunch Spots

May 17th, 2022 | by Tom Harrow-Smith
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South Bank's Best Brunch Spots

From the bottomless to the kind you can enjoy with a relaxed coffee, here's a round up of brunching on South Bank.

  • Ping Pong's Bottomless Brunch

    Every Saturday you can start your weekend off with a bang by booking one of Ping Pong's notorious bottomless brunches in their South Bank home just off Festival Walk. Enjoy 90 minutes of free flowing cocktails, carafes, wine, bubbly or beer and a delicious dim sum set menu, which has vegetarian, vegan and gluten free alternatives available too! The perfect way to go dumpling-crazy with a group of friends at the weekend - Ping Pong Saturday afternoon brunches are guaranteed to set you off dancing for the rest of the night!

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  • Green Room's Bottomless Brunch

    Another great option to choose from if you're looking for bottomless brunches is hosted by The Green Room. Set behind the National Theatre, The Green Room has a vibrant outdoor garden which is the ultimate suntrap for soaking up those South Bank summer rays. Taking place every Saturday from 11am to 4pm with a live DJ to boot, choose either 1 large plate or 2 small and you can go bottomless on Prosecco, beer or Green Room's special brunch cocktail that changes every month (non-alcoholic versions available too). Their menu includes such brunchy delights as Copper Maran eggs on toasted sourdough, a fiery shakshuka and even wood fired pizzas. 

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  • Brunch with a View at Oxo Tower

    The iconic Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie is home to a great brunch as well as glorious rooftop views of the river and beyond. Available Friday's and Saturday's from 10.30am to midday, choose between smashed avocado on toast, smoked salmon and poached egg bagels, maple glazed bacon and egg waffles or the ultimate brunch dish - dry aged rib eye steak and fried eggs!

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  • Be Spoilt for Choice at Black Penny

    Just a stones throw from Jubilee Gardens and The London Eye, you'll find The Black Penny, and if it's one thing they do well, it's breakfasts and brunch, with an extensive and delicious menu to choose from which contains loads of great veggie options. Ozdemir Pasha has grilled halloumi, fried eggs, butterbean hummus and sumac with a zing tomato salad on sourdough toast. Whilst for an indulgent sweeter option try their Brioche French Toast which comes with 'whipped lemon ricotta, black cardamom sugar, blueberry compote and toasted almonds. Plus make sure to try one of their famous 'Black Penny Hashes', which comes with a choice of crispy duck, salt beef or wild mushroom and polenta. A perfect way to chill out on a weekend morning with a great coffee.

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  • Get Saxy at Skylon

    Join Skylon in their stunning Royal Festival Hall location every Saturday for brunch, free-flowing Prosecco and a live DJ and saxophonist playing all afternoon from 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Home to great food and views that span across South Bank's riverside thanks to their floor to ceiling windows, this is great way to soak up some South Bank atmosphere and in the perfect location if you're catching a performance later in the day. Enjoy two or three courses for £30/£35 with the option to add on free-flowing fizz or red wine for £21 per person. 

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  • Brunch - Diner Style

    Spiritland Royal Festival Hall may be best known for hosting legendary DJ sets, but did you know that during the day, they serve up some of the best food on South Bank? Their breakfast and brunch options are a great mix from the usual fair too, with delicious buttermilk pancakes that are served with blueberry compote and maple syrup or fried green tomatoes on corn pancakes for that authentic American Diner breakfast experience. They also serve up Breakfast Negroni's that are made with fresh orange juice as well as everyone's favourite hair of the dog - the Bloody Mary.

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  • Get Close to the Action at Giraffe

    With a fantastic location at the bottom of Royal Festival Hall and parallel with the trendy Undercroft skate park, Giraffe South Bank is another great brunch spot for when the sun's out. Not only is it child friendly, you can also get an all day brunch no matter the time. For the adults, you can also turn your brunch bottomless for £25 with any dish off Giraffe's brunch menu, which will add free flowing Prosecco to your meal for 90 minutes.

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