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Where are the best places for brunch in Hertfordshire?

Eight's full English and pancakes CREDIT Binky Nixon
Eight's full English and pancakes CREDIT Binky Nixon

Everyone loves brunch and having surged in popularity, we’re not just talking a full English…

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Hatch, St Albans

With guests describing brunch here as 'fantastic' and 'the best', the award-winning café/diner’s owner, Chris Evans, says there’s a mix of 'classic brunch dishes done well and we also have some creations of our own, such as our ever-popular dirty Reuben or buffalo chicken benedict.

'We've been around for 11 years now; we began as a small 'Hatch' in the Maltings selling takeaway coffee and sandwiches before moving to Holywell Hill and becoming a dedicated brunch spot. Our brunch menu is split into three main components of cooked plates, waffles and burgers.'

Cote, Welwyn Garden City

The home of modern French dining, brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays. Begin with either a bloody Mary or mimosa (Blanc de Blancs Brut with fresh orange juice) or a glass/bottle of champagne if you’re after a special treat. Food wise, there’s everything from eggs benedict to eggs royale and avocado toast and French toast, to a full English and vegetarian breakfast. Serving times are between 11.30am and 2pm and there’s outside seating, too. Other Cote venues are located in St Albans and Watford.

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The Lounge by Graze Life, Berkhamsted

Looking for a fun and eccentric party brunch? Look no further than these cabaret brunches which provide the opportunity to graze, drink and party with an hour of cabaret entertainment bringing all of those pop, Disney and West End shows to life. Graze board options include Brunch Graze as well as Traditional Graze and dates can be found on the website. Sundays also provide the opportunity to sample freshly baked brunch options such as pastries, pancakes and bagel boards which are available between 10am and 4pm.

Eight, Baldock

Championing all things local, sausages and bacon for the Eight full English are from award-winning butchers Chapmans in Baldock while salad leaf, herbs, rhubarb…and much more…are from the nearby allotment.

Brunch is paired with bottomless morning mimosas every Saturday as well as the full cocktail menu with brunch favourites like the marmalade collins using local gin from Copper in the Clouds Distillery.

Running from 11am, with a great mix of brunch and lunch dishes, from eggs benedict to crispy soft-shell crab and Shakshuka to Caesar salad, a dog-friendly bar area can also be booked for Saturday brunch dining.

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Tranquil Turtle, Stevenage

Elevating the brunch experience in Stevenage, Tranquil Turtle introduces the perfect harmony of tantalizing food and vibrant beats. As you indulge in the delectable brunch offerings, immerse yourself in the infectious energy of live DJs. Feel the rhythm pulse through the air, creating a lively and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you're savouring a mouthwatering dish or sipping on a signature cocktail, the melodic tunes will transport you to a world of culinary and musical delight. The team at Tranquil Turtle believe in crafting an immersive experience that engages all your senses, ensuring brunch becomes an unforgettable fusion of taste and sound.

Old Tom’s Bar, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead

Described as 'two unique venues, different but the same', there’s an on-trend but unpretentious setting where solo guests and groups will feel equally welcomed.

On the menu there’s anything from a baked breakfast BLT or baked brie slice, as well as a sweeter option of a waffle which can be doubled up and picked as a savoury with the addition of bacon, if desired.

The bottomless brunch is also available in Hemel Hempstead until 6pm on a Saturday.

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The Groundworks, Hitchin

A modern café serving Allpress coffee and eclectic food, which is made fresh to order using local and sustainable suppliers wherever possible. Where brunch options are concerned, peach French toast to Turkish eggs are on the menu, while those classics such as the Groundworks breakfast, veggie breakfast and loaded avocado… which can be topped with a variety of extras, are also available. For those with dietary requirements and allergies, the menus are clear and offer reassurance. It’s easy to see why it’s award-winning!

Hunters Meet, Bishops Stortford

A brunch like no other, there’s not only the bottomless brunch to tempt guests but also live entertainment. Taking place on various dates throughout the year, from the upcoming 90s Girlbands theme to Grease vs Dirty Dancing, a Mamma Mia themed brunch is also planned for October. Priced £40 per person, along with the live entertainment, guests will enjoy a two-course meal and 90 minutes of bottomless cocktails. Fancy dress is not required but highly recommended! Aside from brunch, afternoon cabarets and themed evenings are also popular.

The Red Lion, Water End

Bottomless brunch is served Monday to Saturday and includes various menu options such as eggs royale, chopped avocado with smoked salmon and eggs, along with shakshuka where you can add in some extra choices such as chorizo, halloumi…or both! Focaccia sandwiches with a selection of tasty options are also available.

Drinks wise there’s bottomless Prosecco, mimosas, beavertown gamma ray or coffee. Priced £35 per person, serving times are until 4pm.

Craft and Cleaver, St Albans

Located in Catherine Street, it’s all about barbecue, weekend brunch, cocktails and craft beer, along with service with a smile and good music. Where brunch is concerned, Craft and Cleaver offer 90 minutes of bottomless bubbles, mimosas, craft lager and margaritas for £25 per person. Available every Saturday and Sunday between noon and 5pm, a main course per person will need to be ordered to accompany drinks. Example dishes include an open breakfast burrito, filled breakfast brioche and avo toast. Priced £25 per person, the last sitting is 3.30pm.


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