Holborn Dining Room

Brunch. Everyone, myself included, is so into it, it might as well become one of our essential weekend meals. Most restaurants that cater for the weekend brunch crowd in London have similar menus and it’s rare for a brunch spot to really stand out for me. By this I mean so mouth water-ingly delicious that I’d be excited…

Bubbledogs Hip Hop Brunch

Bubbledogs has been kicking for a while now, and it was a huge deal when it first opened. It was one of the first restaurants in London to pair the casual hot dog with champagne and transform a casual delight into a gourmet meal. The trend has been successfully going in London since with everything…

The Ivy Market Grill

Delightful experience at The Ivy Market Grill located on the cobbled edge of the piazza in Covent Garden. Beautiful art deco themed décor. Broad menu with a great selection of modern British inspired dishes. Excellent service and a sophisticated ambience. Great for a special occasion. I’d recommend trying the delicious chocolate bombe for dessert.

Reservations: Bookings can be made online via OpenTable
Location: 1A Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
Perfect for: A special occasion or afternoon tea
Rating: 8/10

Big Easy

American themed crab shack restaurant with a Deep South inspired menu – very meat focused. Located in the beautiful Roof Garden at Crossrail Place. The Set Breakfast is great value at £10 for a lot of food. The cronuts were my favourite part of the whole experience. Dim lighting and noisy but I’m generally not a fan of these big TGI style restaurants. Slow paced service and staff had to keep referring to other staff members about menu queries which was annoying. Not in a rush to come back here any time soon.

Reservations: Email canarywharfreservations@bigeasy.co.uk or call 02038418844
Location: Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf. Other locations: Kings Road, Covent Garden
Price: £10 for the set breakfast
Perfect for: A big breakfast, lunch or dinner with family/friends
Rating: 5/10

FlatPlanet

A great find in Carnaby specialising in flatbread pizzas made with organic English spelt flour. Tasty vegetarian options available. FlatPlanet also offer salads, coffees/drinks and desserts on their short and sweet menu. Friendly staff and good service. Seating available (more downstairs) and there is a click and collect takeaway option.

Reservations: No reservations
Location: Great Marlborough Street, Carnaby. Closest station: Oxford Circus
Perfect for: A casual lunch
Price: Under £10
Rating: 7/10

The Waffle House

A lovely place to indulge in delicious waffles in winter or summer. The diverse menu has something for all waffle lovers and the coffee here is really good too. Well-presented dishes, relaxed ambience and very good service. The Waffle House is a popular place but the waffles are worth the wait for a table!

Location: St Albans, AL3 4SJ
Perfect for: Breakfast, lunch or dinner with friends/family.
Rating: 7/10

The Riding House Cafe

Breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, dessert, a coffee catch up, drinks after work- The Riding House Café accommodates it all. A lovely experience at The Riding House Café. The brasserie caters to everyone’s needs with its diverse menu. The food was good, but from what I had I wouldn’t say there was anything exceptional I’d have to go back for. However, there was a lot on the menu I would have liked to try (if I wasn’t so full!), particularly from the desserts selection. The service was great and we were well looked after.

Reservations: I booked a table online via OpenTable. It is easy to change or cancel reservations on this website. You can also call or email The Riding House Café directly to make bookings.
Location: Great Titchfield Street- just off Oxford Street and a 5-10 minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station.
Perfect for: Absolutely anything.
Price: Approximately £20-£30.
Rating: 6/10