Notting Hill is one of London’s most colourful and vibrant districts. It’s an area known for both its affluence and multiculturalism. With a variety of different communities and a reputation for creativity, it’s no wonder there are some excellent restaurants and eateries located in Notting Hill.
That creativity and diversity is passed onto those restaurants. With its relaxed vibes and laidback qualities, Notting Hill is the perfect place for a casual, yet refined brunch. From classic brunch establishments such as the Electric Diner to innovative egg-based establishments such as Egg Break, there’s a lot to choose between.
To inspire your mid-morning jaunt in London, here are 15 delicious places for brunch in Notting Hill.
The Electric Diner is Notting Hill’s most famous brunching institution. Located on the eclectic Portobello Road, the same road that was made famous by the classic rom-com film Notting Hill, the Electric Diner is the number one place to head to mid-morning.
With an unusual mix of American and French influences and themes, the Electric Diner sums up Notting Hill’s casual yet refined vibes. You can choose from a range of brunch items, from omelettes cooked with Gruyere cheese to a Philly chilli cheese dog. The brunch menu is a mix of breakfast and lunch, but the portions are decidedly hefty and you can go for the full English, or even the rib eye steak at 11 am.
It’s a great place to start the day late and an even better place to start the weekend. You can wake up by choosing from the coffee selection, or you can start the day in style with an Electric Diner Cocktail.
The Dayrooms Cafe
Another eclectic brunch option in Notting Hill is the Dayrooms Cafe. This is a boutique cafe, run by the boutique team that owns the Dayrooms brand, which usually focuses on designer clothing.
With that in mind, you can expect the Dayrooms Cafe to be magnificently well designed – and it assuredly is. The décor is fantastic and the ambience is excellent. It’s cosy and space can be limited, but it’s by no means exclusive – this is Notting Hill after all.
The menu is inspired by Australian brunch, and if anyone knows how to do a solid brunch, then it’s the Aussies. You can expect plenty of eggs, lots of avocado and lots of fusion on the brunch menu at the Dayrooms Cafe.
Eggbreak has been literally breaking eggs and stirring things up as they’ve broken their way onto the Notting Hill brunch scene in London.
As the name suggests this is a restaurant that focuses almost exclusively on eggs, the finest of breakfast and brunch ingredients. Eggbreak though, isn’t just a breakfast or brunch option, because this quirky restaurant is actually open all day, for dinner and lunch too.
Their all-day menu has a wide range of items, especially considering everything is egg-based. If you’re trying to be healthy, then you can go for the avocado and eggs, but if you’re looking for a greasy start to the day then choose the McDonalds inspired sausage and egg muffin, which is dripping in cheese and sauce. Many of the items are also inspired by different parts of the world, and you can find sauces ranging from spicy sambal sauces from Asia to spicy Sriracha or classic Bernnaise.
Snaps + Rye
For a real multicultural treat, then head on down to the excellent Snaps + Rye for a real taste of Denmark in Notting Hill.
Danish food isn’t exactly a go-to brunch for most Londoners, but that’s changing quickly in Notting Hill, as Snaps + Rye’s reputation goes from strength to strength. The main item on the menu is rye bread. The restaurant serves up a wonderful selection of Smorrebrod, a unique style of Danish sandwich where fillings are served on open rye bread.
Those fillings are superbly Danish too, with choices ranging from juicy meatballs to expertly smoked salmon. To accompany, there are seasonal soups, plenty of pickles, and plenty more pickled herring.
The snaps part of the restaurant’s name comes from the Danish alcoholic beverage, snaps, which is very similar to schnapps. There’s an extensive cocktail menu using snaps as a base and, of course, if you’re here for brunch then you can order those snaps-based beverages straight away.
Granger & Co
Bill Granger is the chef behind Granger & Co, a minor celebrity from Australia who has hosted cooking shows and written a few books too. Granger and Co draw on his expertise and his Aussie background, and you can find several outlets across London. Each is designed to emulate that laidback Aussie atmosphere that the country is famous for.
In Notting Hill, you can find Granger & Co on Westbourne Grove, and it’s a great place for brunch. There’s no specific brunch menu at Granger & Co, but the breakfast menu runs until 12pm and from there the lunch menu takes over, so time your visit depending on which of the menus you’d rather eat from. Both are excellent, however.
You can find plenty of healthy options, with lots of avocado, salmon and quinoa found on the menu at Granger & Co.
Australians seem to flock to Notting Hill, and yet another Aussie offering is Farm Girl. Australian-owned and with branches in places like Chelsea and Knightsbridge, as well as on Portobello Road, this is a franchise aimed at the more affluent clientele in central London.
The ambience of Farm Girl though is hardly exclusive. Like many other Aussie-run establishments, it’s laidback, airy and refreshing. The menu is incredibly healthy, and the all-day selections comprise a range of delicious and nutritious brunch bowls.
The bowls include the likes of Acai Bowls or Dragon Bowls, as well as more lunch-style options including salmon and avocado (the River Bowl) or goats’ cheese and rice (the Billy Bowl).
Also located on Portobello Road, a pizza restaurant might not seem like the first choice for brunch options. But actually, Pizza East takes brunch to a new and exciting level in Notting Hill.
This Italian restaurant is well known for its excellent pizza and pasta dishes, and it’s a popular dinner destination on Portobello Road. They also have an extensive breakfast menu, including their signature full Italian breakfast, which is really just a full English with focaccia bread.
On weekends they have a dedicated brunch menu too, to draw in the brunch-loving crowd on Saturdays and Sundays. You can enjoy the full Italian breakfast, or you can choose from pizzas and pasta. On Sundays, you can even jump right into the roast dinner at brunch time.
If you are looking for fresh, organic farm produce, then look no further than Daylesford. Located on Westbourne Grove, this is both a farm shop and cafe, and the ingredients are brought in fresh from their farm in Daylesford, Gloucestershire.
It’s a taste of the English countryside in the centre of London, and it’s a marvellous effort at bringing fresh, homegrown food to the capital.
The cafe has a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu, with dedicated brunch offerings on the weekend. The menus are very seasonal, but you can rest assured they always include a fresh range of fruit and vegetables and plenty of artisanal cheeses.
Bluebelles of Portobello
The charming Bluebelles of Portobello, located on Portobello Road, is one of Notting Hill’s most lovable brunch offerings. This quirky little cafe draws in customers with its affable and personable style and decor, and fresh food.
Bluebelles of Portobello offers a classic range of brunching items, from bacon sandwiches to eggs benedict, while there’s a great selection of coffees, teas and other drinks to accompany it all.
They also pride themselves on their cakes and baguettes. If you are in a rush and don’t have time to sit down for lunch, then you can easily take away a slice of cake or a fresh filled baguette to eat on the road.
Lowry and Baker
Also on Portobello Road, Lowry and Baker is another fantastic little cafe that offers a fine selection of brunching items. This is one of the most popular cafes in Notting Hill and on weekends, it can be incredibly busy. If you can get a table though, you’ll be able to see what all the fuss is about!
The menu isn’t extensive and it’s not over the top, and everything is incredibly well priced given the location of Lowry and Baker. In a world of over-the-top restaurants and flashy cafes, the simple concept behind this independently run cafe is a welcome relief. This is back to basics when it comes to brunch, but everything on the small menu is truly superb.
Farmacy, as the intriguing name might suggest, is a Notting Hill restaurant that’s dedicated to serving healthy, fresh food.
The vast majority of the menu at Farmacy – which is located on Westbourne Grove – is vegan, with the remainder being vegetarian. If you’re not a meat-eater, then this is the place for you in Notting Hill.
The setting is glorious too, and the clean and airy restaurant atmosphere adds to the clean and healthy food on the menus. The food itself is mostly sourced from a single farm on the Kent countryside, and the ingredients are fresh and seasonal.
Beach Blanket Babylon
Beach Blanket Babylon is best known as a cocktail bar, and a cocktail bar that describes itself as ‘decadent’. The restaurant and bar is found in a converted Georgian-era mansion, and it’s well known for its classic English overtones and extravagance.
While they have a popular dinner menu, they also have a brunch menu on the weekends. This though is not your average brunch, but it’s a boozy brunch, in true Beach Blanket Babylon style.
Get your weekend to an early start with plenty of drinks and plenty of food to keep you going through the morning and into the afternoon.
Pix is a restaurant that serves up simple Spanish style pintxos, a type of tapas that’s popular across Spain, but particularly so in the north and Basque country.
Pintxos are usually served up on small slices of bread with cocktails sticks, making them easy to eat and even easier to eat in abundance. At Pix – which has several locations around London – you can enjoy a big selection of hot and cold pintxos and tapas, but the real draw is the bottomless brunch they offer on the weekends.
This is what pintxos and tapas were made for, and you can eat as much as you like!
Run by Yotam Ottolenghi, the famous chef who specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, Ottolenghi in Notting Hill is a small establishment that serves up a fine selection of salads and pastries.
This is fresh, light food and it’s perfect for brunch. It’s mostly takeaway fare as the cafe itself is very small in Notting Hill, but it’s perfect if you’re looking for a working brunch or to snack on the move during the week.
Alternatively, you can order in a salad or a selection of pastries for brunch if you’re in a real hurry or if you find yourself too busy to get down to Ledbury Road.
The Little Yellow Door
The Little Yellow Door is one of Notting Hill’s best-loved establishments because this is not just a restaurant and a bar, but a unique concept. The idea behind The Little Yellow Door is that you are eating and drinking with friends in their flat. The atmosphere is friendly and cosy – it literally is in someone’s flat – and the food and drink are absolutely superb.
They throw parties, they have games to play and they have great deals. The best deal is the bottomless brunch, which is on offer on the weekends!
Exploring a big city like London can be tiring, so stopping for brunch is the perfect way to refuel so you can continue your sightseeing or shopping adventures. While sampling Notting Hill’s famous brunches, why not check out Premium Tours’ fantastic selection of London tours to top off a superb trip to the UK’s capital.