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Sep 17, 2010 06:30 AM

London Brunch


Just wondering if anyone has any recs for a nice brunch in central London (covent garden, soho, bloomsbury) for a Sunday? med price range?

Been looking through old boards so wondering what is still good?

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  1. HI Matt - both ever-so-slightly out of the areas you mention but there is a now place on Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell called Caravan which is superb and which roasts its own coffee in the basement so if coffee is a factor you'll really like that.
    Not everyone's cup of tea but I've always enjoyed Automat in Mayfair as well.

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    1. re: ManInTransit

      yeah, Caravan is a great place -- brunched there last Sunday..

    2. You could try Smiths of Smithfield ground floor - they do a great brunch. Or Lantana Cafe in Charlotte Place, W1 - open on Saturdays. Or book in advance and go to the Wolesley - really great value for breakfast.

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      1. re: fliss

        i've wanted to try Smiths of Smithfield, as it's right near my home, but every time i peek in, they have deafeningly loud techno music, even at brunch...

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        1. Another Antip place I like - Kaffeine, 66 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London - nice food, great coffee and nice surroundings.

        2. I really like Le Caprice for brunch. Also the Hawksmoor which has a new location in covent garden.

          1. The Modern Pantry? In Bloomsbury, and people are always raving about it (though I've never been).

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            1. re: chief1284

              unless they've opened a second one (possible!), it's in Clerkenwell, not Bloomsbury...

              1. re: Simon

                I have to be honest, I consider Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell to be the same place! Probably incorrectly, but there at least adjacent.

                1. re: chief1284

                  I'ld say it was Farringdon but the main point is the Modern Pantry is excellent. Great place for brunch.