It’s safe to say that breakfast is the most versatile meal of the day. There is no shortage of things to do in London, which is fortunate for those who live there. Although there are several varieties, the most common is a full English breakfast that includes bacon and sausage, sausage gravy, eggs with baked beans or grits, grilled tomato slices, and a slice of bread. It’s a British staple that may be found in a variety of locations throughout London, from high-end restaurants to greasy spoons. In London, these are some of the best English breakfasts to get your day off to a good start.
1.Bacon Naan At Dishoom
It’s no secret that Dishoom is one of London’s best Indian restaurants, but did you know that it also serves one of the best full English breakfasts? Crispy sugar-cured bacon, melting cream cheese, fresh coriander, and chili tomato jam are encased in a loaf of soft, fluffy naan bread. Bacon naan from Dishoom makes a snide remark about the British bacon buttie. If you’d rather go all-out Indian, there’s that. As part of the Big Bombay Breakfast, you’ll get spicy scrambled eggs, char-grilled streaky bacon, peppery Shropshire pork bangers, and masala baked beans, as well as grilled tomato and mushroom on pau buns smeared with butter. The morning will be a breeze if you pair it with a lassi or breakfast drink.
2. Hawks Moor Breakfast At Hawks Moor Guildhall
If you’ve never tasted grilled bone marrow, don’t dismiss it until you’ve tried it at Hawks moor, but the food there is also well-sourced and fantastic-tasting. They serve everything on a frying pan. The Sunday brunch for two at Guildhall comprises huge full English (for two to split), sausage and egg muffins, Bloody Marys, and a whole host of other bits and pieces that are already praised as one of the greatest fry ups in town (by us). In this ranking, it is the heaviest and meatiest of the London breakfasts.
3.Wands worth: The Breakfast Club
As you would imagine from a restaurant named The Breakfast Club, breakfast is their specialty, and they provide one of the greatest English breakfasts in all of London. You’re never far from a fry-up in the city, whether it’s morning, noon, or night, but the Battersea Rise branch is home to the brand’s and maybe the world’s first “Breakfast Pub.” The Full Monty consists of bacon, sausage, black pudding, potatoes, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, eggs, and toast. Make it a boozy brunch and wash it down with a Bloody Mary or a pint of Camden Pale Ale.
4.The Homestead Cafe
The Homestead, located among the recently renovated Georgian stable buildings of Buckingham Place Park in south London, provides breakfast with a view. If the weather permits, set up a table outdoors and enjoy avocado and smoked salmon on toast. The coffee is roasted by Square Mile Coffee Roasters, and if you’re too late for breakfast, you can also get a stone-baked pizza.
5.Full English At The Regency Café
The establishment debuted in 1946 and has been serving up British fare ever since. Art deco basics abound, with photos of current and former Tottenham Hotspur players adorning the walls (sorry Arsenal). The cuisine more than makes up for the lack of whimsy in the decor. An excellent value of £6, the fry-up offers an array of additional options (such as bubble & squeak, hash browns, and black pudding) for an additional pound. The café appeared in several films and television series, most notably Layer Cake in 2004. For just an additional 90p, you can receive some of the city’s greatest hash browns with your full-service breakfast for only £6. Both the location and the meal are classics in their own right.
East London’s Popham is the talk of the fashion world. There’s a reason behind this. Popham, whose original location is in Islington, offers customers some of the best pastries in the city. You’ll be faced with several difficult choices when it comes time to place your order at this bakery. Or, you could simply go with one of each option. The PBJ (peanut butter, jelly, and banana) and the millionaire cannoli are must-haves on the weekends. Just as my mother used to make it.
7.The Riding House Café
When it comes to their Full & Proper breakfast, each of the components contributes to the success of the dish (the sausages are from Lincolnshire, the tomato is slow-roasted, and the mushrooms are field mushrooms). It all comes together to create a meal that’s more than the sum of its wonderful parts. Menu items range from traditional favorites like smashed avocado and buttermilk pancakes to innovative dishes like Israeli couscous with coconut yogurt. The food is mouthwateringly delicious.
8.Greenwich: Heap’s Sausages
The sausages at Heap’s are, as the name says, the main attraction. Culinary artist Martin Heap creates delectable gourmet bangers in a variety of flavors, using only the finest cuts of meat and all-natural casings. From the traditional Smithfield Breakfast Sausage to intriguing seasonal components such as the festive Pig Chestnut and Bacon Sausage, or tastes from farther away from such as the South African “Boerewors” Sausage made with pork and cattle, there is something for everyone at Smithfield! The complete English “Breakfast Plate” includes bacon, beans, mushrooms, eggs, and toast, in addition to the sausages that are prepared on-site by the restaurant’s staff.
Milk Teeth, a south London institution, are a great location to have a weekend brunch with friends. Take a bite of the wide bean and garden pea smash or the Sweet Maria sweet corn fritters, and you’ll quickly see why so many folks like this neighborhood hangout. The attention to detail, such as the handmade espresso hollandaise and the sourdough doughnuts powdered with wild black current sugar, is especially noteworthy (on Saturdays and Sundays). In addition, the coffee is superb. It’s a win-win situation.
10.The Black Penny
In the lowlands between Holborn and Covent Garden lies The Black Penny, a cheery café where diners will struggle to choose just one of the enticing cooked breakfasts on offer – there’s brioche French toast, crispy comfit duck hash, and even bubble and squeak Check out their Gatherer vegetarian breakfast (grilled halloumi, spinach sautéed in garlic and olive oil with mushrooms and roasted tomatoes), which is one of the best in central London.
It’s almost hard to secure a dinner reservation at this most popular of London restaurants unless you’re a member of the A-list celebrity set. On weekdays, however, it serves breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. are warned: prices are high right now. Despite the high prices – eggs Benedict costs £20, granola costs £10, black truffle and cheese toasted costs £28 – the food is consistently good. Aside from that, there are cold-pressed fresh juices made from vegetables such as kale, cucumber, and ginger.
12.Tower Hamlets: Duck & Waffle
Don’t miss out on Duck & Waffle’s brunch choices, which provide stunning views of the city, from the renowned Gherkin to the River Thames. For an upscale take on the full English breakfast, check out the restaurant’s dinner menu. The 40th-floor, 24-hour restaurant in the heart of London’s business center offers breakfast starting at 6 a.m., making it a great option for early risers and business meetings in the morning. The complete English breakfast consists of Lincolnshire sausages, dry-cured bacon, eggs, tomato, mushroom, hash browns, and a cheddar and buttermilk scone with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
13.Kensington & Chelsea: The Ivy
It always springs at The Ivy, a chic flower-filled brasserie in the heart of Kensington, and with an alfresco terrace, you can start your morning with some vitamin D and a fantastic fry up: Smokey bacon, Cumberland sausage, fried eggs, black pudding, roasted plum tomatoes, grilled mushroom, and baked beans, all served with toast. Additionally, there is a vegetarian alternative for people who choose not to consume meat, which is served with halloumi, avocado, and potato hash instead. This picture-perfect setting is as at home hosting a sophisticated Saturday brunch with guests as it is spending quiet mornings with a book and a cup of tea.
14.Baked Eggs At Caravan
It is impossible to discuss breakfast without bringing up Caravan and their cooked eggs with spicy tomato, pepper, chickpea ragu, rose harissa, Greek yogurt, flatbread, and parsley. It’s without a doubt one of our favorite spots for an early morning breakfast. If you haven’t been here yet, you should consider what you’ve been doing with your Sunday mornings up until this point.
15.Coppa Club Tower Bridge
Even though this riverfront eatery near Tower Bridge has a lot going for it – excellent aquatic views from the sunny south-facing terrace, a swanky brass wraparound bar, and stunning herringbone flooring – the glam-but-chilled breakfast buffet is one of its most appealing elements. Breakfast options include eggs Benedict and kiln-smoked salmon royal, both offered on toasted English muffins or ‘naked,’ while the virtuous ‘garden breakfast’ includes field mushrooms, roast tomato, and eggs, as well as halloumi and goat’s cheese.
16.Sweet Potato Rosti At Egg Break
At Egg break, you can get your fill of eggs. And when we say eggs, we don’t only mean the ones that can be prepared in any manner. We mean done in every manner imaginable, including ones you weren’t even aware were conceivable. If you’re looking for something different and downright delicious, try the Sweet Potato with goat’s cheese, honey, kale, pine nuts, dill yogurt, and poached egg, or the Spicy Piggy Bun with Gochujang-spiced pork patty, homemade chili jam, ginger, fried egg, and American cheese if you’re looking for something more traditional. It is an excellent location to start the day and a deserving inclusion in our list of the greatest breakfasts in the city of Westminster.
If you believe you’ve tried everything there is to try for breakfast, think again. At his newest restaurant, Rovi, renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi has flipped the typical breakfast on its head. Take your pick from dishes like the jalapeno cornbread with scrambled eggs, avocado, and tomato or the okonomiyaki with prawns and kimchi served on top of a crispy egg. Don’t forget to have a look at the stunning new linen napkins that have been created. At Nopi in Soho, a breakfast hotspot popular with the fashion and PR industries, you can tuck into a bowl of steaming black rice served with coconut milk, banana, and mango, or a slice of Singapore toast with kaya cream and pandan, among other delectable options. Avocado on toast is not what you’re looking for.
There’s enough for everyone on the breakfast menu at this famous, extravagant New York-style bistro, from the standard eggs every which way (boiled with soldiers, Florentine, pimped omelets) to American-style pancakes and almond waffles. Breakfast is priced at £15.75, but if you’d like something a little lighter (really, a lot lighter), oatmeal, fruit salad, or granola are fine alternatives. You can also get a £10 panier for the table, which is packed with pastries and freshly baked bread, for an additional £10. Please remember to stop by the boulangerie on your way out of the building as well.
Megan’s is a terrific alternative for a full breakfast in a neighborhood atmosphere and the restaurant has seven locations around London. You’ll find a number of your favorite dishes on the menu, like the half-baked cookie dough (served with Nutella, chopped pistachios, and frozen yogurt) and coco berry overnight oats. We also like their modern takes on traditional dishes – as well as their neologisms – such as Shakshoumi and Shakshorizo.
20.The Ostrich Egg At Florentine Restaurant
The Florentine Restaurant in Waterloo serves a hot, shared breakfast including a giant ostrich egg. Larger than twenty-two ordinary chicken eggs! Along with the baked beans and Cumberland sausages are Portobello mushrooms and roasted tomatoes. It’s only available from March to September, so check their website before reserving.