Anyone who lives in Kensington will tell you that you need to have breakfast or brunch at least once a week at one of their amazing restaurants and cafes. You will be glad you did, because Kensington brunch places offer you the best options if you are looking for something delicious, wholesome and different.
Best Brunch Places In London’s Kensington
You can find some of the best breakfast and brunch in London right here in the heart of Kensington. Below are some of our favourite places for breakfast and brunch in Kensington.
The Core Collective
Located in a workout studio, The Core Collective is a favorite among local gym goers and those who simply want a delicious and healthy breakfast, even if they haven’t just been to the gym!
We love The Core Collective’s season and ever-changing menu which features in season and fresh produce cooked by their health-conscious chefs. The main menu focus of the food includes wholegrain carbs and low-GI foods to keep your energy levels sustained for longer without all the nasty hidden sugars.
Even though the focus is on healthy, nourishing food, you don’t notice it as each dish is tasty and very filling. This is definitely one of the best breakfast spots near High Street Kensington and Kensington!
Address: 45 Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RZ
L’Eto in Brompton Road | Kings Road
L’Eto is one of Kensington’s most popular breakfast places and it is easy to see why! It is conveniently situated on Brompton Road and features the most amazing Italian food cooked in a unique way.
This popular breakfast and brunch spot is often bustling during the main breakfast, lunch and dinner rush so making a booking is essential.
You will love relaxing in their cozy restaurant with its great ambience and eating a hearty breakfast that will have you ready for anything! Whether you come here for breakfast or brunch, you will be sure to find something on the menu that will appeal to you. They also have branches in Mayfair, Soho, Belgravia and King’s Road.
Address: 243 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2EP | 149 King’s Road, London, SW3 5TX
Balans Society is a small, London chain of restaurants that has become increasingly popular over the past decade. If you are looking for the best breakfast in Kensington, this may just be it!
Their menu items are all lovingly hand-crafted and are surprisingly well-priced for what you get. This is definitely top quality food and we can highly recommend the American pancakes or the eggs benedict if you are visiting for brunch or breakfast. Wash it all down with a cup of their specially brewed coffee and you have a breakfast or brunch to remember!
This is a wonderful first stop to fuel up before a full day of sightseeing and shopping! It can sometimes get a little busy over the breakfast and lunch rush periods, so you should think about making a booking.
Address: 187 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6SH
Looking for something a little different when it comes to a breakfast or brunch? Why not go to Al Fanar which is a trendy Middle Eastern restaurant that takes its inspiration from 1960s Dubai? There is nothing quite like it in all of Kensington, let alone London and you will be glad that you gave it a try.
You can easily spend at least an hour or two at this friendly and relaxing restaurant which offers free WiFi and the smell of beautifully roasted coffee all day.
The menu is very varied and you are spoiled for choice. However, a firm favorite with locals is their sunshine bowl or the parathas if you are going for breakfast. Over brunch, you may enjoy their scrumptious biriyanis, hot pots or grills. Either way, be sure to come hungry because you may be tempted to have a little of everything!
Address: 128 Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF
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Orangery Kensington Palace
In the mood for something fancy or do you want to treat that someone special? Well, Orangery in Kensington Palace can’t be beat for an unforgettable breakfast.
Be prepared for opulence and exquisite decor with the vaulted ceilings here as you are treated to their delectable breakfast and brunch dishes. Although slightly on the pricey side, it is well worth the expense and you will not regret it, especially if you go for the full English Breakfast! Booking is essential so be sure to plan ahead if you want to treat yourself here. [Note that this is currently until refurbishment until 2021]
Address: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
If you want to go somewhere for breakfast or brunch in High Street In Kensington, consider Aubaine which is a French establishment on Brompton Road.
This high-end chain features 9 similar restaurants throughout the London area and they are a popular location for breakfast and brunch. Take in the beautiful decor and ambiance as you enjoy their freshly baked pastries, bread and cakes. Their eggs and French breakfasts are particularly popular: they boast duck eggs, fresh mushrooms and Toulouse sausage which can be enjoyed with a glass of their freshly squeezed orange juice. There are branches in Notting Hill, Mayfair, Marylebone, Selfridges and Covent Garden and Brompton Road.
Address: 37-45 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED
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Comptoir Libanais South Kensington
Sick and tired of traditional breakfasts and looking for something a little different? Comptoir Libanais is a popular breakfast spot in Kensington featuring the most delectable Lebanese food in London.
You will love their cheerful and colorful decor that will brighten up your morning as you munch on a light and nourishing Lebanese brunch or breakfast. Their menu is extensive and you will be hard pressed to choose something. We can recommend selecting something from their grill as these are known to be especially delicious, whatever time of day it is. These pair well with their freshly squeezed fruit juices or even their special roast coffee. Either way, it is a delightful way to spend the beginning of your day!
Address: 1-5 Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2HE
Dishoom in Kensington is not your average Indian restaurant. It is so much more than your normal high street Indian restaurant and features a beautiful decor in the style of Bombay in the 1930s. You will be captivated by the many framed photos, brass embellishments and art deco features.
For a quiet breakfast or brunch, sit in one of their secluded, wooden booths and get into your morning slowly with a cup of their special tea and a platter of their most popular menu items: bhajis, pastries, breakfast rolls and little cakes.
Address: 4 Derry St, Kensington, London W8 5SE
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Signature breakfast of Dishoom, the Bacon and Egg Naan Roll:– fresh, lightly charred naan enveloping crisp Ramsay of Carluke bacon, oozing golden-yolked fried egg, generous cream cheese and sweet-spicy tomato chilli jam. Bloody Mary, Dhoble or House Chai to accompany – we leave this choice to you. 📸: @eatmcr
At Dishoom, the only problem you will have is deciding what to eat, which is why we always recommend a platter featuring everything!