Great Places to Brunch in NH

The enduring appeal of a weekend brunch is that it gives you permission to slow down and savor good food with friends and family. Whether you are sharing a wood-fired pizza and sipping wine or making your way down an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet line for waffles and mimosas, it’s all about celebrating for no reason other than acknowledging that life is, indeed, very good.

Slice expert Hillary Davis is the author of "Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera" and "French Comfort Food."

Photo by Susan Laughlin.






Lakehouse Grille
Lakehouse Grille
281 Daniel Webster Hwy.
(603) 279-5221

Sunday Brunch Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lovely buffet in a large Adirondack-style room with views of the Lake Winnipesaukee. Brunch includes a carving station, seafood, Belgian waffle station, omelet station, desserts and more. You won’t leave hungry. ($19.95 per adult, $8.95 for children)

    Why not dress up? It’s a special place for a special occasion and brunch out with loved ones is a special occasion! Enjoy the jazz combo too.

The Bedford Village Inn
2 Olde Bedford Way
Bedford, (800) 852-1166

Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One of the most popular brunches for special occasions, The Bedford Village Inn serves it à la carte, including lobster Rangoon, soft shell crab BLT, burgers, steak frites, seared Atlantic salmon, roast chicken, quiche & soup, chorizo omelet, eggs Benedict and pastries. ($10 to $23)  

Slow down and plan to enjoy the ambiance of this gorgeous boutique hotel while you are there.

Salt Kitchen & Bar Wentworth by the Sea
Wentworth by the Sea
588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle
(603) 422-7322

 Bubbles & Jazz Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is what you dream a brunch could be. Served in the Grand Dining Room with its crystal chandeliers and a touch of the modern after a complete renovation in 2013, the sheer number of choices is amazing. Find everything from fresh fruit and pastries to a cheese station to salads and soups. Chefs are manning stations to custom-cook your pancakes and eggs or to carve your steak or turkey. There’s also seafood, including oysters and shrimp cocktail, plus a huge selection of desserts. Did I mention the ice sculptures? ($39.95 per adult, $19.95 for children) 

Perfect location for a special occasion.

7th Settlement
47 Washington St., Dover
(603) 373-1001

Weekend Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This brewpub’s à la carte brunch menu includes French toast, corned beef hash and eggs, pulled pork Benedict, lobster Benedict, sausages with biscuits and gravy — all from locally sourced produce. ($9 to $17)

Make sure to try their craft beer brewed on the premises.

Epoch Restaurant & Bar
90 Front St., Exeter
(603) 778-3762

Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Slide up to the bar or slip into one of the romantic booths for the Epoch Restaurant’s à la carte brunch, which includes chicken and waffles, pork belly hash and eggs, fish & chips, mini lobster rolls, eggs Benedict, oysters on the half shell, build an omelet, crispy crab cakes, brunch burger and more. ($12 to $16)

Interesting concoctions at the bar.


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