At this point, Balans in Soho might as well be an institution and receive blue plaque status - it’s been around for ages and has been dishing out brunches and late night eats to the Soho after-hours community since time began. To be clear, the food is mostly deeply mediocre, but there’s a great neighbourhood atmosphere, and it’s a good spot to relax with a few friends and people watch. It’s also open until 5-6am, where it becomes an indispensable place to keep drinking and grab a plate of pasta.
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Bob Bob Ricard is an excellent place to drink champagne and people watch. The French/Russian food is good, and the room is over the top lush.
Ikoyi is a casual fine dining restaurant in St James Market serving a Modern European take on West African cuisine.
There are proper waits for Kiln’s high-octane Thai dishes, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. Grab a seat at the bar, get the short-rib curry.
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Hash E8 is an American-style diner in Dalston that you go to for a French toast and pancakes kind of brunch. Translation: no avocados here.
Meatliquor W1 has got you covered whether you’re after a late night drink around Oxford Circus, or just have a serious burger craving.
The Breakfast Club London Bridge
The Breakfast Club, unsurprisingly, does excellent all-day breakfasts.
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