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London Grind SE1 Weekend Brunch Menu

Homegirl London’s Food Review: London Grind. Last Saturday, Homeboy and I popped into this London Bridge restaurant, espresso bar and cocktail bar. It was too early for cocktails, but we did enjoy the coffee! If you’re looking for weekend brunch near Borough Market, London Bridge restaurants or coffee shops in SE1, you must visit the London Grind.

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“Tuck into a wonderful weekend brunch while you savour some of the best coffee in town,” Homegirl London.

London Grind London Bridge Weekend Brunch Menu

We sampled the weekend brunch menu, which had some lovely dishes and was served until 5 pm. Savoury-cooked treats included a full meaty or veggie English, flat iron steak with béarnaise sauce, flat iron chicken, a cheeseburger with fries and a breakfast burrito. Homeboy decided on the sweet potato harissa cakes with a poached egg. Thanks to the harissa, he loved this vegetarian delight, which had a real kick. I tried a fork full, and it was beautiful.

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Sweet Potato Harissa Cakes with Poached Egg

I was trying to be virtuous (although it didn’t last!), so I went for the raw breakfast salad with avocado, grains and a poached egg. The presentation was lovely and colourful. Another healthy option was the smashed feta with chilli and poached eggs on toast, beetroot smoked salmon with eggs or a bowl of heritage tomato salad with buffalo ricotta. They also have a granola smoothie bowl, acai bowl with seeds and berries and gluten-free porridge with orange and streusel (crumbly topping).

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Raw Breakfast Salad with Avocado, Grains and Poached Egg

Okay, I admit, I didn’t stay virtuous for long because Homeboy fancied trying the French banana toast with coconut cream. My arm was easily twisted, so we carved this up, and it was devoured in the blink of an eye. They also served buttermilk pancakes with syrup and blueberries. Other sweet delights included a few desserts such as a hot apple crumble Sunday and burnt vanilla ice cream, yummy! To give you an idea of price points, the brunch dishes were £8-12, bowls £5-7, sides £1-4 and desserts £2-6. They also have an all-day menu and a weekday breakfast menu.

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French Banana Toast with Coconut Cream

Grind is famous for its espresso, so ordering a coffee while you are tucking into your brunch makes sense. If you’re not a coffee lover, try the red velvet hot chocolate or a chai latte. Healthy juice and smoothie combinations are featured. If you want something stronger, I’d recommend the coffee cocktails! The Hot Flat White Russian is espresso mixed with vodka, Kahlua and milk. The Espresso Martini is espresso with vodka and a dash of sugar syrup. Espresso Old Fashioned is single-origin infused bourbon with sugar syrup and bitters. Otherwise, you can partake in a cocktail, wine, or beer. Enjoy!

London Grind London Bridge Interiors

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Restaurant Interior

The exterior is rather grand as it was previously a bank. Inside, you are greeted with the cocktail bar, and you can sit up at the counter on a stool if you want. The marble dining tables are placed on either side of the bar. The decoration is industrial chic, so think concrete walls and exposed pipes. They have a few red neon lights on the walls, which gives the interior a shot of colour. Behind the bar, you will find the open kitchen. It’s a lively and buzzy place to kick start your weekend with a delicious brunch.

London Grind London Bridge Information

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Restaurant Exterior

Go to the London Grind Website to learn more about the restaurant. The restaurant address is 2 London Bridge, London SE1 9RA. The nearest station is London Bridge, and the building is located very close to Borough Market and The Shard. Check online for current opening times. Enjoy your meal!

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: All by Homegirl London except the interior image from the restaurant website. Thanks, Homeboy, for dining with me.