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The Best Boozy Brunches in East London

Hear the call of the East

The Vincent, Dalston
Chilled-out all-day bistro The Vincent in Dalston offers tons of options for your bottomless brunch, including cooked breakfast, waffles and ice-creams. If you don’t want to go bottomless, there are also other yummy cocktail options as well as a fine range of craft beers. In the summer, there’s plenty of outdoor seating, and in winter, you’ll be cosy in the rustic wood-focused interior.
Hotbox, Spitalfields
At Hotbox, you don’t have to wait until the weekend to get your bottomless brunch on – ain’t nobody judging. Whether you come on a Tuesday or a Sunday, you’ll be faced with a bunch of exciting and creative brunch dishes – this isn’t just your standard avocado on toast (though we would never renounce avo toast, love you avo toast). There are a couple of veggie options but meat remains the star of the show, with crab sliders and tacos amongst your options. The restaurant is just around the corner from Brick Lane, so you can work off your food with some vintage shopping afterwards.
Lantana, Shoreditch
Head to Lantana in Shoreditch for a fresh and colourful brunch with unlimited Prosecco or mimosas with any brunch item for 30 quid. They boast an extensive plant-based section, including a delicious-sounding bubble and squeak. If you want to keep it healthy, choose not to go boozy and replace the bubbly with delicious fresh juices and smoothies. Plus, if you’re a late riser, you aren’t going to miss out – the offer goes on until 4pm.
Barge East, Hackney Wick
At Barge East, you get to eat on De Hoop, a 114-year-old restored Dutch boat moored in Hackney Wick. Perfect for sunny Sundays, you’ll be treated to a wonderful view of the East London skyline from their deck. If that’s not enough to convince you, their menu will make any gourmand drool – think burrata, chickpea and ricotta hummus and other delicious dishes. Choose 2 plates and get bottomless bubbles or Bloody Marys for 90 minutes for £39.
Jones and Sons, Dalston
Looking for a brunch for a classy bunch? Book in a two-hour slot at Jones and Sons, where you’ll choose a drink to stick to from Bloody Mary, Buck’s Fizz, Prosecco and alcoholic iced tea. To balance out the drinks, we like the sound of the wild mushrooms and poached eggs on sourdough with truffle oil. Or if you’re feeling sweet, what about a Belgian waffle with banana, toffee and honeycomb ice-cream?