Best Brunch and Bottomless Brunch in St Albans – There are lots of fabulous places to grab brunch in St Albans. You might be wanting a quick bacon butty or a more leisurely bottomless brunch with prosecco or mimosas. Here are the places for the best brunch in St Albans.
22 Chequer St, St Albans AL1 3YD
Megan’s story – “Starting as a small antiques shop come cafe, we’ve been keeping south west London smiling since 2002. Serving Mediterranean-influenced home-made dishes, created by our very own Turkish Head Chef, Sercan, & using the best, freshest & most delicious ingredients.” Megan’s serve brunch until 5pm. Starters include dishes such as pain au chocolate, Sourdough and jam or Turkish brunch fondue. Main courses include Shakshorizo baked eggs, Smashed avo on sourdough, eggs benedict, Scrambled Turmeric Tofu or a Veggie brunch. You could also choose Coconut porridge or Vegan pancakes.
20 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ
Hatch are “open from 9am every day, serving you breakfast and brunch in a relaxed, casual setting. So whether you’re after a morning brew, lunchtime sandwich or late weekend brunch, we are the place for you.” Brunch options include a few more unusual items as well as a full English, mixed berry waffle, BLT, Reuben toastie, chicken waffle and sweetcorn fritters.
The Ivy – Saturday and Sunday Brunch
1-3 Verulam Rd, St Albans AL3 4DA
The Ivy St Albans do a Saturday and Sunday Brunch (and bank holidays). The restaurant itself is a beautiful art deco inspired space. With options like Truffle Arancini, Zucchini fritti, Eggs Benedict and Avocado Benedict, as well as Hot Buttermilk Pancakes for those (like me) with a sweet tooth!
Côte Brasserie – Breakfast and Brunch
3 High Street, St.Albans, AL3 4ED
Côte Brasserie serve breakfast and brunch from 8am until 12 noon on a Monday to Friday and then 9am to 1pm on a Saturday and Sunday. Highlights include a breakfast set menu that involves any cooked breakfast with fresh orange juice or cloudy apple juice and a hot drink of your choice. Options include a full English breakfast, Crepe Complete (pancakes, bacon and comte cheese), Eggs Florentine, Eggs Royal and Eggs Avocado. They can make a gluten free full English breakfast.
Slug and Lettuce – Bottomless Brunch
13–15 Victoria St, St Albans AL1 3JJ
Slug and Lettuce do a Bottomless Brunch. You will need to prebook. You can indulge in selected brunch dishes and enjoy unlimited glasses of Prosecco, Mimosas, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys, Pints of Amstel, Virgin Marys or selection of soft drinks for two hours! Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can enjoy favourites like the full English breakfast or ‘Pornstar pancakes’ – five American pancakes, topped with a Prosecco, vodka mango and passionfruit compote. If you spend a little more you can upgrade to a BBQ rump steak sandwich, Halloumi and avo sandwich or Tostada topped with chicken and chorizo.
Bill’s Restaurant for Brunch
2 Chequer St, St Albans AL1 3XZ
Bill’s has a lovely eclectic, home from home, comfortable feel to it. Brunch plates include the ‘Bill’s Brunch’, two fried free range eggs, smoked streaky bacon, Cumberland sausage, roasted plum tomatoes, mushrooms, potato rösti, baked beans, black pudding and toast. There are three vegetarian options including ‘Bill’s Garden Plate’, two poached free range eggs, halloumi, roasted plum tomato, charred red peppers, smashed avocado, hollandaise, mushrooms, potato rösti, baked beans, pea shoots, mixed seeds & toast. Or, for a lighter dish you could try Smashed avocado, feta cheese and poached eggs.
5 Verulam Rd, St Albans AL3 4DA
Loch Fyne was “brought to life by two oyster enthusiasts, Johnny and Andy, who started selling their oysters from a small shack on the west coast of Scotland. We now have 22 Restaurants up and down the country, providing fresh, sustainably sourced seafood dishes; much of which is delivered fresh from the loch itself.” Loch Fyne have a good brunch menu including Baked eggs, Loch Fyne Kippers, Avocado, pink grapefruit and chilli and the Loch Fyne Breakfast (grilled sausage, back bacon, black pudding, haggis, mushroom, baked beans, tomato, egg how you like it and toasted sourdough).
29 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HD
Cafe Rouge are a chain of French restaurants. “Whatever the time of day, we have a dish to suit your mood; from steak frites and boeuf bourguignon to a selection of croques, baguettes and vegan options too – all on our menu of classic French food with a contemporary twist.” They offer breakfast and brunch dishes such as the Grande Breakfast (two free-range eggs, two Cumberland sausages, sweet cure bacon, beans, mushroom, tomato, black pudding, sautéed potatoes and sourdough toast), Pancakes (three warm pancakes topped with your choice of sweet cure bacon, banana and maple syrup, or fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pineapple with fruit compot, and French Toast (two slices of sweet brioche bread topped with your choice of sweet cure bacon, banana and maple syrup, chocolate sauce, banana and hazelnuts or fresh seasonal fruit, honey and vanilla crème fraîche).