Food & Drink

The 8 Best Full English Breakfasts in London

Published On 06/04/2014 Published On 06/04/2014
Caravan King's Cross
The Wolseley
The Breakfast Club
The Walpole
Riding House Cafe
Smiths of Smithfield
Flickr/Dinah Sanders (edited)
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1. Hawksmoor Guildhall 10-12 Basinghall St, London, EC2V 5BQ

Located in The City, Hawksmoor Guildhall's a huge eating space with excellent breakfast and brunch options and classy decor.

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2. Caravan King's Cross Granary Building, 1 Granary Sq, , London, N1C 4AA

Caravan is home to a number of different reasons to go there, including their own coffee roastery, a menu loaded with small plates and pizzas, and cocktails and beer made with said roasted coffee.

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3. The Wolseley 160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

This is a top-notch resto when it comes to, well, pretty much everything, but if you have to pick a meal to visit them for, breakfast is always a safe bet because their traditional full English is one of the best in town.

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4. The Breakfast Club 12-16 Artillery Ln, London, E1 7LS

One of a number of Breakfast Club locations around the city, this Spitalfields spot dishes out quality meals (read: breakfast) like all the rest, including a banging full English breakfast.

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5. The Walpole 35 St Marys Rd, Ealing, W5 5RG

This old-school cafe will seriously feed you and help you sort your life out till 2pm most days. Located in unpretentious Ealing, don’t expect any frills, but do expect a massive portion of all your well-needed fry up components. And if you wanna try out their speciality, order the ham, eggs, and chips.

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6. The Riding House Cafe 43-51 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 7PQ

Located in Fitzrovia, the Village East/Garrison team's third drinkery offers three price tiers of small plates (slow-roast lamb shoulder, salt-cod fritters, etc.), plus larger goods like the foie gras'd Titchfield burger, and full English breakfasts.

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7. Smiths of Smithfield 67-77 Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, EC1M 6HJ

Located in the heart of Smithfield Market, Smiths is a four-floor resto (!), with each level exhibiting a distinctive style and ALL levels serving up delicious and simple tastes. Pro tip: you can't miss their full English breakfasts.

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8. Regency Cafe 17-19 Regency St, City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4BY

Open since 1946 in Westminster, The Regency Cafe is known for its greasy spoon favorites and cheap prices. It's a go-to for a full English breakfast of eggs, hash, bacon, sausage, and baked beans, and other traditional plates like steak pie and corned beef. The black-and-white art deco exterior is just as notable and quintessentially London as the food, and the interior remains pretty much unchanged since the 40s.