Duck Confit Recipe with Chilli-fried eggs

Best brunch recipes

Brunch is such a luxury, and an easy way to enjoy a lazy weekend. Try one of our 40 brilliant brunch ideas for indulgent pancakes, eggs all ways and healthy breakfast treats

Our brunch recipes are the best way to enjoy a lazy weekend at home. Restaurants across London and the UK are mad about brunch, so why not cosy up and enjoy a brunch party in your own home? Here are our brunch ideas for a crowd or to enjoy with someone special – pancakes, eggs all ways, we’ve got comfort food covered. Or try our healthier brunch ideas including super smoothies, buckwheat pancakes and avocado on toast (or try our trendy squash on toast recipe). Pair your brunch dishes with a pokey bloody mary, or start your day with a boost from our breakfast smoothie ideas.

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Beetroot borani and halloumi breakfast bowls

Check out our vibrant breakfast bowl with salty pan-fried halloumi, creamy beetroot borani topped with crunchy dukkah. This wholesome recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Borani Recipe with Halloumi and Beetroot

The brekkie bun

Check out our next level breakfast buns from food writer John Gregory-Smith with streaky bacon, crispy fried eggs and salty baked kale. Make this easy brunch recipe for a super indulgent weekend treat.

Breakfast Bap Recipe

Bacon hash browns

Check out our hash browns with streaky bacon, spring onions and grated cheese. Make these crispy potato hash browns for an easy brunch recipe for four.

Hash Brown Recipe with Bacon

Boozy bagel french toast with maple butter

Check out this easy french toast recipe with cinnamon raisin bagels, boozy bourbon and sweet maple butter – perfect for an indulgent weekend brunch.

French Toast Bagel Recipe

Peanut butter drizzle pancakes

Covered in a vibrant array of summer fruits and a lip-smacking peanut butter sauce, these light and fluffy pancakes from food writer John Gregory-Smith make a fabulous brunch for two, or dessert for four.

Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe

Blueberry smoothie and granola bowls

Check out our vibrant smoothie bowl with crunchy granola, blueberries and shaved coconut. This easy recipe is vegan friendly and comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Granola

Croissant cinnamon buns

Check out these easy-to-make, moreish cinnamon buns. This simple cinnamon bun recipe uses Jus-Rol croissant dough making them extra flaky and extra crispy.

12 Croissant Cinnamon Rolls served on a cooling rack on z dark blue board

Full English croissants

Check out our epic breakfast croissant recipe packed with super crispy bacon, baked beans and runny fried eggs. The perfect indulgent weekend treat for all the family.

Croissant Sandwich Recipe with Bacon and Eggs

Sweetcorn French toast with blueberries

Check out this super easy indulgent French toast recipe using sweetcorn, ready in 30 minutes. Try for your next weekend brunch…

French Toast Recipe with Sweetcorn and Blueberries

Sweet and sour lentil shakshuka

Jazz up your weekend brunch and make this veggie shakshuka with lentils and punchy spice. This simple egg recipe is easy to make.

Baked Eggs Shakshuka with Lentils

Gouda and chilli jam french toast

Check out this indulgent french toast recipe oozing with melting cheese and punchy sweet chilli jam, perfect weekend comfort food.

Chilli Cheese French Toast Recipe

Tigrillo

Check out this traditional South American breakfast recipe from Ecuador. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and will make for a great weekend brunch with friends.

Tigrillo

Nutella pancakes with boozy hot chocolate sauce

And the prize for the most indulgent brunch recipe goes to…

These light and fluffy Nutella pancakes are simply delicious and come drizzled in a smooth and creamy hot chocolate sauce. Adding booze to the sauce is optional but highly recommended for an extra treat! We have more pancakes recipes here to choose from.

nutella pancakes

Roasted tomatoes and avocado on toast

Avocado on toast is THE most popular brunch recipe in London restaurants. This delicious healthy breakfast, lunch or snack couldn’t be easier to put together. Ripe tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves on toast are a great vegetarian combination. We are a bit avocado mad, so we’ve put together a whole collection of avocado on toast recipes here.


Breakfast tacos

Looking for fun new breakfast and brunch recipes? Try our super easy breakfast tacos. Use eggs with deep yellow yolks, like Burford Browns, so you get a nice colour contrast with the beans and chorizo.

Easy Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Kimchi bubble and squeak cakes

Try our vegetarian kimchi bubble and squeak cakes. This easy low calorie meal makes for the ideal weekend brunch recipe. Plus it’s gluten free, too.

Bubble and Squeak Recipe with Kimchi

Duck confit hash and chilli fried eggs

Fancy a really exciting brunch recipe? Why not try our easy duck confit hash with punchy chilli-fried eggs, it’s gluten free, too. Most large supermarkets sell ready-made duck confit in packs, so all you have to do is crisp it up in the oven and toss through the duck-fat-fried potatoes.

Duck Confit Recipe with Chilli-fried eggs

Egg and cheese brunch bagel

These easy egg and cheese brunch bagels are a great alternative to the usual weekend fry-up. Ready in 15 minutes these bagels are quick and packed with flavour.

Egg and cheese brunch bagel

Eggs royale with smoked trout and yuzu hollandaise

Brunch + eggs go hand in hand. We love this twist on classic eggs royale. Homemade hollandaise can send a shiver of fear down the spines of even the most seasoned cooks but it’s really very easy provided you don’t let the sauce get too hot. Yuzu is a little citrus fruit from Japan that packs a big punch. It tastes like sour mandarin crossed with lemon, with plenty of heady floral top notes. It’s tricky, but not impossible, to buy fresh yuzu in the UK. In need of eggs ideas? We have 57 eggs recipes here.

Eggs royale with trout and yuzu hollandaise

Best ever bloody mary

The classic brunch cocktail, a bloody mary is sure to cure any hangover and wake you up for the weekend. Our recipe for this classic cocktail combines vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, port and sherry with a few dashes of Tabasco to turn up the heat. Garnish with a celery stick and some tomatoes and olives to serve.

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Cinnamon buns

We like big buns, and we cannot lie! So we got the recipe for this chocolate-drizzled cinnamon roll from East London’s newest Danish bakery, The Bread Station. Bake a batch on Saturday morning and enjoy for brunch on Sunday, too!

cinnamon buns

Buckwheat pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? This recipe for cinnamon buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, yogurt, and fresh raspberries comes in at under 300 calories per serving. We have plenty more low calorie breakfast ideas under 300 calories here.


Fancy adding a healthy boost to your brunch? Try one of our smoothie recipes to pair with your brunch dishes.

Almond milk smoothie

Bacon and egg crumpet melts

This quick, easy brunch recipe is perfect for lazy weekends when you can’t decide what to treat yourself with – spoil yourself with bacon, eggs AND crumpets.


Fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter

These fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter are perfect for a special brunch treat. If you haven’t tried whipping butter try this. It makes it light and airy and allows you to incorporate subtle sweet or savoury flavours.


Eggs Benedict baguette

We’ve taken a classic brunch recipe and made it even better with this recipe for eggs benedict baguette. It’s also a great, easy way of making hollandaise.

Eggs benedict baguette

Breakfast burritos

Breakfast burritos are perfect time-savers for busy mornings. Packed with all the essentials including streaky bacon, crispy hash browns, eggs and button mushrooms – it’s a full English on the go!

Breakfast Burritos

French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Whether you call it French toast or eggy bread, everyone is bound to love this easy family pud. The toffee walnuts are so easy to make too that this is sure to become a family favourite. We’ve put together a whole guide to create the perfect French toast here.


Tex-Mex hash with eggs

This recipe for Tex-Mex hash with eggs – a combination of potatoes, tomatoes chills, avocado and eggs – is, to us, one of the ultimate comfort foods. This is ready in just 30 minutes, so makes a great brunch or lighter dinner


Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast

This recipe for smoky cannelloni beans on garlic toast is packed with flavour, vegetarian, ready in just 20 minutes AND under 500 calories. What more could you want for a midweek meal?


Lemon drizzle crumpets

We’ve taken these crumpets and given them a zingy makeover. Drenched in lemon and sugar they are great for a sweet brunch idea.

Lemon drizzle crumpets

Quick croque madame

Croque madame is a classic favourite and this quick version makes for an easy indulgent meal. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a midweek comfort food treat


Overnight plum and almond oats

Prep your oats the night before to make this quick and easy vegan breakfast for two. It may be low calorie but it’ll leave you feeling satisfied and full until lunchtime. Are you a fan of coconut? Try our coconut overnight oats recipe.

Overnight oats

Brioche French toast with warm blueberry compote

Superfood blueberries make a delicious warm compote to cut through the ice cream or clotted cream in this recipe. The golden fried bread is such a warming comfort food and makes this dish a really indulgent dessert or breakfast idea


Squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg

Try this squash toast with feta, sumac and poached egg for a quick and healthy, vegetarian brunch for one under 300 calories.

Squash toast

Baked avocado with smoked salmon and egg

Avocados are really versatile, try them baked with smoked salmon and egg for a quick, healthy brunch. Click here for a mountain of inspiring avocado recipes.


Shakshuka

The classic brunch dish shakshuka is vegetarian and quick and easy to make – spices, peppers, tomatoes and eggs bubbled up in a pan – what’s not to like?


Baked smoked haddock and egg pots

These baked smoked haddock and egg pots are quick and easy to make and under 500 calories but feel indulgent.


Easy egg and bacon tarts

These easy egg and bacon tarts can be make in just 30 minutes with a handful of ingredients – perfect for midweek.

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Mix and match brunch waffles

These mix and match brunch waffles are the perfect recipe for a lazy weekend. Serve the toppings in bowls and the waffles in a pile and let everyone build their own