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We all love a good fry-up – so where are the best full English breakfasts in London? After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Best Full English Breakfasts in London Highlights

Regency Cafe has been going since 1946 (the original tiling is still intact), is probably one of the most famous greasy spoons in town thanks to it appearance in several films and TV shows. It’s excellent value too with the standard brekkie coming in at just over a fiver. Easily one of the best full English breakfasts in London.

Located in Borough Market, Maria’s Market Cafe is almost as iconic as the market itself. Maria began working there aged seven and has been running the joint ever since. This is the place for a big brekkie – don’t skip the bubble & squeak – a mug of strong tea and a lively atmosphere. Using ingredients sourced from nearby Smithfield and Borough Markets, Terry’s Cafe serves traditional home cooked meals, including a famous fry-up. Choose between ‘the standard’, ‘the works’ or ‘the blowout’. The Hoxton Grill restaurant inside The Hoxton, Shoreditch hotel hits the spot with their half, full, or veggie fry-ups. Available as early as 7am, this is one for early risers. There’s plenty of strong cofee and tea available too.

The Ginger Pig Cafe in Hoxton is the place to go if you want a hearty and high quality fry-up. The menu is short and sweet (saves you wasting time trying to choose what to order), all ingredients are sourced locally and it won’t cost an arm and a leg. We always gravitate towards the bacon and egg naan but Dishoom also does a pretty bangin’ fry-up, with a Bombay twist of course. You get spiced scrambled eggs, masala baked beans and buttered buns alongside your bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomato.

RIVER CAFE

river cafe putney bridge

Not to be confused with the wallet-beating Italian restaurant, this particular River Cafe is an old school caff located right opposite Putney Bridge tube. It’s a stunner inside, with blue and white tiles, creaking plywood wall panels, and formica tables, largely unchanged since the 1960s. There are plenty of nods to the Italian owners too, with walls covered in Italian football flags and posters. The menu is as comforting as the surroundings, with bacon sandwiches and a big Full English for breakfast, and shepherd’s pie, pasta and Italian desserts at lunch. You can eat like a king here and still come with change from a tenner.

E PELLICCI

332 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AG, UK

E Pellicci has been serving the good people of East London for over a 100 years, so you can bet they know what they’re doing when it comes to feeding the hungry and the hungover. It’s classic caff grub, the portions are big, they serve breakfasts all day long and the fry up will cost you less than a tenner. It’s closed on Sundays though, so don’t caught out.

TERRY'S CAFE

158 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 1PE, UK

Using ingredients sourced from nearby Smithfield and Borough Markets, Terry’s Cafe serves traditional home cooked meals, including a famous fry-up. Choose between ‘the standard’, ‘the works’ or ‘the blowout’.

MARIA'S MARKET CAFE

The Market Porter, 9 Stoney St, London SE1 9AA, UK

Located in Borough Market, Maria’s Market Cafe is almost as iconic as the market itself. Maria began working there aged seven and has been running the joint ever since. This is the place for a big brekkie – don’t skip the bubble & squeak – a mug of strong tea and a lively atmosphere.

REGENCY CAFE

17-19 Regency St, London SW1P 4BY, UK

This popular art deco cafe, which has been going since 1946 (the original tiling is still intact), is probably one of the most famous greasy spoons in town thanks to it appearance in several films and TV shows. It’s excellent value too with the standard brekkie coming in at just over a fiver.

HAWKSMOOR GUILDHALL

10 Basinghall St, London EC2V, UK

Hawksmoor may be known for its steaks but the Guildhall branch also serves up an absolute beast of a breakfast. Naturally it’s a meaty one, with a smoked bacon chop, sausages, black pudding, short-rib bubble & squeak, grilled bone marrow, trotter baked beans, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and HP gravy. It’s meant to be for two but everyone likes a challenge, right?

THE HOXTON, SHOREDITCH

81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU, UK

The Hoxton Grill restaurant inside The Hoxton, Shoreditch hotel hits the spot with their half, full, or veggie fry-ups. Available as early as 7am, this is one for early risers.

DISHOOM

5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB, UK

We always gravitate towards the bacon and egg naan but Dishoom also does a pretty bangin’ fry-up, with a Bombay twist of course. You get spiced scrambled eggs, masala baked beans and buttered buns alongside your bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomato.

GINGER PIG CAFE

231 Hoxton St, London N1 5LG, UK

The Ginger Pig Cafe in Hoxton is the place to go if you want a hearty and high quality fry-up. The menu is short and sweet (saves you wasting time trying to choose what to order), all ingredients are sourced locally and it won’t cost an arm and a leg.

HASH E8

170a Dalston Ln, London E8 1NG, UK

The couple behind this modern British diner are committed to using only the freshest organic and free-range ingredients but don’t worry, they still know how to whip up a hangover-busting brekkie. If you can’t fit in a full English, they do a half English although we often get tempted by that pork belly benedict.

POLO BAR

176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ, United Kingdom

For some seriously traditional cafe grub including fry ups, pies and afternoon tea, head to Polo Bar – open all day everyday. Try a make-your-own breakfast in the middle of the night, your hungover self will thank you for it the following morning!

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