They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not on the weekend though. That’s when brunch takes the spotlight, and Islington is not short on fantastic places for the occasion.
Whether you’re an N1 resident, or just stopping by for a weekend treat, the postcode has something for you. Options are available for vegans, vegetarians, full-on carnivores, and even the singers out there.
If you’re not sure where to go for brunch this weekend, check out the best brunch spots N1 has to offer.
1) Pophams, N1 8PF (https://www.pophamsbakery.com/)
If their incredibly aesthetically pleasing Instagram doesn’t have you sold, their menu definitely will. They’re relatively new, arriving on Prebend Street in October 2017. Specialising in pastries and sourdough bread, this place is a must if you’re looking for that carb fill.
2) Lucky Voice, N1 1RG (https://www.luckyvoice.com/bars/islington)
Make your weekend brunch even more exciting with bottomless drinks and karaoke. For £35 per person, you get 2 whole hours of bottomless cocktails, unlimited bagels, and a glitter artist. Once you’ve properly filled and glittered up, you get an hour of karaoke. A good one for those special occasions, this brunch on Upper Street is available every Saturday from 12-3 pm.
3) Sunday, N1 1DA (https://www.facebook.com/sundaybarnsbury/)
This is another very aesthetically pleasing one to fulfill your Instagram needs. Although known for its long queues on the weekend, this spot on Hemingford Road in Barnsbury is definitely worth the wait. With a large brunch menu to choose from, you’re bound to find something you like, whether it’s along the lines of sweet french toast or a savoury omelette. They also offer a full English breakfast if you’re feeling particularly hungry.
4) Radici, N1 1AD (http://www.radici.uk/)
Pizza is good any time of day. Radici on Almeida Street understands this, recently launching a pizza brunch so you can combine your favourite cheat meal with your weekend plans. This spot offers 2 or 3 courses for £15 and £20, respectively, with the option to turn your brunch into a boozy one for an extra £15. This gives you unlimited prosecco for 2 hours.
The brunch menu is available every Saturday 11 am – 2:30 pm and Sunday 11 am – 4:00 pm, with other food options if you’ve decided on pizza for dinner.
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5) Meat People, N1 8LN (http://meatpeople.co.uk/)
For the carnivores out there, this steakhouse on Essex Road offers more than just a great play-on-words for a name. With a varied weekend brunch menu, you can opt for classics such as eggs benedict, or meatier options like a rib-eye sandwich. This menu is available Saturday and Sunday between 10 am – 4 pm.
6) Jaz and Jul’s Chocolate House, N1 9EZ (http://www.jazandjuls.co.uk)
For the chocolate lovers out there, this adorable spot on Chapel Market offers a Weekend Chocolate Brunch. Sounds too good to be true, we know. You get a starter, a main, an extra, and unlimited hot drinks and orange juice (£20), or prosecco and hot drinks (£30), or prosecco, hot drinks, and breakfast cocktails (£35).
If you’re not feeling too sweet, worry not as there are plenty of savoury options available. It’s also incredibly vegan and vegetarian friendly, meaning you get a yummy treat with little-to-no guilt.
7. Dead Doll’s House, N1 1RQ (http://thedeaddollshouse.co.uk/)
Don’t let the name frighten you, this friendly spot on Upper Street has everything you need to satisfy those brunch cravings. The brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday, along with bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas if you choose to turn it into a boozy one. With so many options you won’t know where to start, this spot has something for everyone.
*Times and prices correct at time of publication.
Brunch-ed at any of these places? Think we missed any special spots? Get in touch with us to let us know.