11 Great Full English Breakfasts in London — London x London

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Looking for the best full English breakfast in London? Look no further than these fry spots.

Is there anything better than good frying? No, I didn’t think so. But where’s the best crispy bacon, succulent sausages, and all the fried eggs with sourdough toast for dipping the yolks?

We’ve picked out some of London’s best fried food restaurants, from old-school British cafes to chic full English breakfasts with a view.

These are the best places to get your morning breakfast fix.

Where to find the best English breakfast in London

Regency Coffee

Regency Coffee is a bit of a London institution and it would have been a huge disservice not to mention it when talking about the best English breakfast in London.

Serving hearty plates of the good stuff since 1946, the Regency Cafe’s old-fashioned breakfast is a must if you haven’t had the treat yet.

This no-frills cafe has been the backdrop for movies like Rocketman and Layer Cake, likely because its signature gingham curtains and art deco exterior make it a cool movie set.

Of course, the Regency Cafe’s full English breakfast serves up all the trimmings like black pudding and a big helping of baked beans.

Duck & Waffle

For busy Londoners who need a place to relax any time of the day, head to Duck & Waffle.

London’s tallest 24-hour restaurant is open all day Monday to Friday and happens to serve one of the best English breakfasts in London.

Sausages, dry cured bacon, field mushrooms, crunchy hash browns, roasted tomatoes and eggs cooked to your liking.

A trip to Duck & Waffle isn’t just about the incredible breakfast, this chic restaurant is 40 stories up from the Heron Tower.

We can’t think of a better place to have breakfast and watch the sunrise over the London skyline.

The Wolsley

The Wolsley is a glamorous place to enjoy full English. Its art deco interior complements its excellent full English breakfast which is certainly a little fancier than your average fried food.

The English comes with poached, fried or scrambled eggs, and the usual suspects, baked beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausages and indulgent black pudding.

To wash it all down, the Wolseley offers all sorts of breakfast drinks, like freshly made juices, teas and of course coffee.

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Have you ever reached the end of your evening and thought, I could really devour a full English right now? Good, polo bar got you covered.

This great British cafe in Bishopsgate does a medium fry that’s sure to satisfy all your English cravings.

The full English breakfast here is loaded, so you better come hungry.

The plate is loaded with eggs, bacon and even a sausage wrapped in bacon with a side of fries, all swimming in beans – mouth drooling.

Terry’s coffee

Is there anything better than a good English breakfast? By that we mean, no fuss, no fancy decor, just fucking good greasy frying.

Terry’s coffee near Borough Market serves the best classic British plate with all the goodies you’d expect to find on a fry-up.

This classic family-run community cafe feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Red and white gingham tablecloths line the tables with flags hanging from the ceiling and the walls are adorned with black and white photos of Londoners’ past.

Fitzrovia Riding House

The Fitzrovia Riding House specializes in comfort food, so it’s no wonder it serves one of the best full English breakfasts in London.

This modern European restaurant is a relaxed and welcoming place to enjoy your breakfast filled with hanging plants, bare brick walls and attentive staff – just what you need in the morning.

From 8am, Riding House prepares full English breakfasts with a bit more spice than your average chips – think sun-dried tomatoes and barbecued beans.

Not a meat eater? The full English vegetarian also offers improvised dishes like grilled halloumi, potato and smoked piquillo hash browns.

Parlor

Parlor is a casual gastro pub serving hearty British food, and of course that includes a British favourite, the full English breakfast.

The lounge got the mission and didn’t mess around, full breakfast (no subs) follows English breakfast all the way.

Everything is cooked to absolute perfection, you won’t be disappointed with your bacon, eggs and beans here.

The lounge also serves The Half Nelson, described as the less intimidating version, this means a smaller portion or you’re allowed to be picky and replace your bacon with an extra egg.

The breakfast club

We couldn’t not mention The breakfast clubthe clues in the name as to why this restaurant cooks a delicious full English breakfast.

The Breakfast Club knows how to ignite that warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach with a hearty English breakfast.

With locations scattered all over London, there are several Full English options to choose from.

If you want to do it all, The Full Monty has all the full English ingredients, including black pudding, hash browns and egg yolks.

Then there’s the Greasy Spoon, which is more like a normal sized full English breakfast, and Veggie Spoon has the best veggie sausages you’ll ever taste.

Beck’s Cafe

A short walk from Holborn station is Beck’s Cafea restaurant very popular with locals and others.

This British cafe is very popular so you can expect to queue, but we still think that’s a good sign.

Inside the cafe, red and white tablecloths line the tables and the blackboards behind the counter are chalk filled with plenty of specialties – but you’re only here for one thing.

Becks Cafe serves up some of the best fried food in London, with really generous portions of black pudding, sausages, bacon and fried eggs with plenty of toast to dip into your yolks.

Bohemian Cafe

Located in the heart of Soho, Bohemian Cafe is the perfect retreat from the busy streets of London.

The late-night bistro happens to serve one of the most affordable full English breakfasts in London.

Cafe Boheme offers their full English on a half plate or full plate, we love it for that time when you’re just not hungry but really want an English breakfast.

Plus, veggies can also enjoy a full English breakfast here too.

The decor of this bistro is quirky with mosaic flooring and red leather seating, it suits any seating whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Bill’s Baker Street Restaurant

Bill’s Baker Street Restaurant in Marylebone is a good choice for an English breakfast in London.

What sets this breakfast place apart from others is that in its traditional breakfast you won’t get just any sausage, but a Cumberland sausage, those are the little extras we love about this restaurant.

There is also an option for a vegan English breakfast in London here too, The Plant Plate offers vegan bacon and cumberland sausages as well as scrambled OGGS.

This breakfast spot is quiet and inviting with low hanging lights, intimate booths and vibrant colors, just the vibe you want to start your day off right.

Practical tips for enjoying the perfect full English breakfast in London

  • Come with an empty stomach, these fries are filling and the plates are stacked
  • Synchronize your full English breakfast with sunrise time if dining at Duck & Waffle – you can thank us later

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