Five of the best full English breakfasts across London which are ideal for a Sunday morning outing.
The epitome of a weekend breakfast in Britain, the staple, reliable fry-up. Ready to fill you up for the day or cure a sore head as the result from the night before. Whether it’s fried or poached eggs, extra bacon over sausage or a side of black pudding, everyone has there own preference. I’ve put together a list of five of the best traditional and less-traditional full English breakfasts to try on a weekend in London.
Hawksmoor Guidhall Full English Breakfast
One of the more expensive options on the list but equally one of the tastiest. Just a few minutes walk from Bank underground, served on a hot black dish full of flavour and goodness, this fry up has everything you may need. Bacon, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms and baked beans, you won’t be disappointed and great for a Sunday brunch trip.
Blighty Cafe, Finsbury Park
The best of British – or should I say the Commonwealth. Their full English – ‘The Winston’ – has been voted the best full English in the UK and it’s hard to disagree with. Each fry up has their signature addition and Blighty include bone marrow in theirs alongside a portion of fresh sourdough toast. Priced at just under £10 and a cafe that notably does a good coffee to go with it, head to Blighty if you’re in North London.
Maggie’s Cafe, Lewisham
When you can build you’re own fry up, why go anywhere else? A staple for over 30 years in Lewisham and with over 20 different items to choose including three types of eggs, bubble and squeak and hash browns, this is a steal at just under £7. Located just outside of Greenwich Park, this is an ideal Sunday stop-over.
Dishoom, Covent Garden
Slightly different but tastier all the same. ‘The Big Bombay’ gives a taste of Asia to an English breakfast classic including Akuri (spiced scrambled eggs with coriander and chili) and masala flavoured baked beans is a steal at just £11.50. Three venues across London with their first one at Covent Garden is where to go if you’re in the mood for an English breakfast with a flavour of spice.
Black Cat Cafe, Hackney
Another different option for this breakfast as Black Cat’s menu is entirely vegan based in East London. Good news and bad news – bad news is that it’s currently under renovation but good news is that it should be back open later this month. Their signature fry up includes scrambled tofu, vegusto sausage and homemade baked beans and is a great alternative if you’re wanting a meat-free fry up.
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