London's top chefs pick their favourite London breakfasts

Where is the best place in London to have breakfast? We had trouble deciding and so to help us we asked some of London’s finest Chefs where they like to eat first thing in the morning, when they aren’t busy slaving away in the kitchen over a hot stove…

London's top chefs pick their favourite London breakfastsThe Wolseley

Francesco Mazzei L’Anima
“For me, there is no better breakfast in London than The Wolseley. I love everything but my favourite is their Eggs Benedict and the Viennoiserie selection.”

Mark Hix Hix Restaurants
“The Wolseley have an eclectic mix of international dishes. Sometimes I just have a coffee and other times, I order the Kedgeree or omelette Arnold Bennett”

Ashley Palmer Watts Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
“On the rare occasion that I get the luxury of eating breakfast in London, it would have to be either The Wolsey or The Delaunay. It is such a rare treat, that I really like to spend some time enjoying it and it would have to be a full English breakfast for me - celebrating great British produce in traditional elegant surroundings. Both restaurants are fantastic places to dine in as well as serving great food.”

Jason Atherton Pollen Street Social
“The best places for a good breakfast in London are The Wolseley, great for meetings or The Fat Deli in Balham for the best sausage sandwiches.”

Jose Pizarro Jose and Pizzaro
“The Wolseley. For me it’s a London classic and I think it’s the most comfortable place to sit, refuel, and watch the world go by.  It’s classy and central and perfect for formal meetings or just catching up with old friends.”

Richard Corrigan Corrigans and Bentley's
“The Wolseley’s devilled kidneys are a favourite, and very Irish too.”

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Hawksmoor Guildhall

Alyn Williams Alyn Williams at The Westbury
“For a great breakfast, I’d recommend Hawksmoor in Guildhall. Full English with baked beans and pigs trotter chunks were absolutely fabulous.”

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Sensory Lab (now Workshop Coffee)

Ben Spalding
Ex Roganic & now running ‘Stripped Back’ at Broadway Market
“I live outside of London so it means I don't tend to eat breakfast as such but when I do, I like Sensory Lab in Marylebone, passionate staff, great product and most importantly consistent or I like Shoreditch Grind in Old Street. Great for coffee and light snacks.”

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St John Bread and Wine

James Lowe Young Turks
“Favourite place for breakfast in London is easily St John Bread & Wine for the bacon sandwich. The grilled bacon tastes amazing and they make their own bread and ketchup.”

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Modern Pantry

Atul Kochhar Benares
“I love Anna Hansen’s Modern Pantry. We worked together recently, and I love her food. The restaurant is great with outside space too, so lovely for breakfast.”

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Pierre Koffmann Koffmann's
"Raoul's in Clifton Road. Its just around the corner from our home, and a delightful place that's very warm and friendly. Great food."

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The Lawn Bakery

Bruno Loubet Bistro Bruno Loubet
“The best breakfast in London is made by my wife and served to me in bed, but the next best breakfast is at The Lawn Bakery, near my home in Wimbledon.”

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The Nordic Kitchen

Simon Rogan L’Enclume and Roganic
“The Nordic Kitchen; It’s a cool café with nice pastries and good quality coffee. But The Tasty Corner on Blandford Street serves the most amazing bacon butty in the world!”

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The Breakfast Club

Daniel Doherty Duck and Waffle
“The Breakfast Club; Love the casual relaxed food and atmosphere and they have a great range of hangover cures.”

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Fred & Fran

Chris Hruskova Former Head Chef at North Road
“Fred and Fran in Stoke Newington for the charming owner, cosy settings and quality food and coffee.”

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Richard Turner Hawksmoor
"Hakkasan or Royal China because they do the best dim sum in town and Elliot’s in Borough Market because Brett Redburn cooks great, simple, seasonal fresh food."

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A British caff

James Knappett Bubbledogs
“The best breakfasts for me personally are served in proper, old school cafes. A full English breakfast with a big mug of builder's brew, is just the ticket.”

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