Cambridge Street Kitchen is my local go-to for a leisurely weekend brunch.
You'll find it on the Belgravia side of Pimlico, about 5 minutes walk from Victoria Station, within the boutique Artist Residence Hotel - a branch of which has recently opened, to much fanfare, in Oxfordshire.
Weekend brunch is served from 8am - 4pm here, so there's no rush to get out of bed. The menu celebrates the best of British ingredients, and I tend to rotate between the full English, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, truffle and sourdough (delectable), and these delicious fluffy American pancakes with berries and crème fraiche. As you can tell, I really emphasise healthy living on the weekends...!
The lunch menu is small but refined, with offerings such as Pea Risotto with burrata, pine nuts, pea shoots and mint oil. What they do, they do well - and the prices reflect that. Dinner, which is a similar garb, starts with mains at £18. But brunch is far more friendly on the purse strings.
The ambience of Cambridge Street Kitchen is a rare find for a cafe situated in a quiet residential street. Colourful, eclectic and casual with an open kitchen, modern prints and neon signage, the team here have taken a leaf out of the Soho House school of interiors - and to excellent effect.
Once you're done with brunch, you can work off those calories playing ping pong in the basement - and then pootle one room down for a sneaky cocktail or three in the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar.
Reservations recommended - but not needed too far in advance.