The idea of brunch evokes memories of plates overflowing with food; tables crowded with familiar faces chatting and laughing; mimosas feeling seemingly bottomless and bellies becoming full, round and content.
In our opinion, the sacred hours between 10am and 2pm are one of the best times to have a big meal. Whether it's a large stack of pancakes or a runny eggs benedict, there's something about brunch food that brings people together and sets you up for the rest of the day.
In spirit of this, we've scoured the internet for the most indulgent brunch dishes which you can make for small or large gatherings.
For all you sweet-toothed readers out there, we present cherry french toast with vanilla cream and dark chocolate waffles. For those who prefer savoury, we've found a delicious breakfast pizza and baked salmon and eggs in crusty rolls. And, for good measure, we've rounded off with a handful of delicious cocktail recipes.
Cherry french toast with vanilla cream
Upgrade your classic French toast with this recipe that uses cherry-infused bread and a generous helping of rich cherry sauce. Since most of the components can be made in advance (recommeded maximum two days ahead) this delicious treat comes together in just 10-15 minutes.
Rome's Eggs Benedict
Mediterranean foods is the very definition of la dolce vita, conjuring up images of hazy summer days, lovable laughing relatives and general feelings of warmth and happiness. And apparently, it's one of the most healthy and nourishing diets out there. Which is all the more reason to give this Mediterranean egg sandwich a go. It rests on ciabatta bread alongside pesto, Roma tomatoes and prosciutto. Finish with a dusting of parmesan cheese to make it classically Italian.
Dark chocolate waffles
Chocolate devotees will relish in this rich but not sickly sweet dish. The use of buttermilk brings a slight tang to the batter and the use of oilve oil offers a fruity richness. Drizzle with melted butter and syrup or strawberries and whipped cream.
Eggs Benedict with bacon and Avodaise
Let us introduce you to Avodaise - a lemony Hollandaise that's completely re-imagined with the addition of creamy avocado. The rich sauce goes brilliantly with a generous helping of crispy bacon and on toasted bread of your choice.
Emerald Street's all-day brunch
Love brunch? Don't miss Emerald Street's all-day brunch with Kerb in London on Saturday 18 July 2015.
They'll be loads of delicious food and bubbles, plus a braid bar, craft classes and more.
Soft-boiled duck egg with bacon & asparagus soldiers
This boiled egg and soldiers recipe for grown ups features pancetta and asparagus sourdough fingers to dip in creamy duck eggs.
Baked salmon and eggs in crusty rolls
Hollow out a crispy poppy-seed roll and fill it with a slice of salmon and egg. Easy-peasy and it tastes delicious.
Blueberry croissant casserole
In the same vein as bread and butter pudding, use up your stale croissants with this one-dish recipe. Once baked in the oven for roughly 30 minutes, out comes a mushy, pudding-like sweet brekky.
From steak with brie and sun-dried tomato to chicken pesto provolone, these deep-filled croissants will see you through to tea time.
Breakfast tacos with balsamic honey glaze
Loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, maple glazed bacon, fresh herbs, and a balsamic glaze, this breakfast taco is one moreish treat.
Mushroom, potato and chorizo fry-up
This fry-up with warm flavours of chorizo and mushroom is the perfect for brunch on cold morning.
Honey cloud pancakes
A light-as-a-cloud, honey pancake that has whipped egg white folded into it for an extra nutritional boost.
Dark chocolate avocado mousse with coconut caramelised bananas.
When you've add a long and mentally testing week, this indulgent little breakfast mousse is quite the saviour. It's easy - throw the avocados, dark chocolate and cocoa powder into the food processor - and tastes like perfection.
Tomato, pepper and egg in a skillet
If you're in a rush or on a camping trip, try this all-in-one, eggs in purgatory dish.
Potato rosti with avocado and red onion salsa
This moreish brunch is ideal for when you're suffering a hangover, and the red onion, tomato and avocado topping is packed with goodness to see you right through lunch.
Hashbrowns, Spinach and Tomato Pie
This breakfast pie, quiche or omelette is ideal is a filling dish that can be ready in 40 minutes.
Drink: Boozy Affogato
When the hot espresso meets the cold gelato and it all starts to melt this drink is incredible. The addition of a shot of hazelnut liqueur brings extra warmth for a chilly day.
Blackberry Thyme sparkler
This colourful mixture of blackberry, thyme and champagne nicely finishes off a special brunch.
Raspberries and orange mimosa
There's no need for measuring with this recipe; pour orange juice and champagne over raspberries and you're ready to serve.
Pomegranate juice makes a refreshing addition to this classic brunch drink