The delicious. team’s top UK breakfasts
Here, at delicious. we love breakfast. And no, we don’t mean an egg on toast (though that’s great, in it’s own way). We’re talking full-blown fry-ups, sweetcorn fritters with bacon and sweet chilli sauce or French toast, to name a few.
We asked some of the team where their favourite spots, in the UK, are. Here’s what they said…
Grocer at 91, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
I love this place’s laid-back atmosphere, with its rustic communal table in the middle and industrial shelves full of locally produced chutneys, cheeses and oils. The coffee and range of fresh juices are excellent, and the food even better. When I make it there early enough, a slab of toasted banana bread slathered with Italian butter and a flat white is the perfect way to start the day. For brunch, my food highlight is the gorgonzola and pear salad – it comes on a sharing board with chunks of bread, generously drizzled with honey.
Olivia Spurrell, cookery assistant
Billy’s, West Wittering, Chichester
A lovely location for great food, before or after a bracing walk along the glorious beach. The portions are hearty – my favourite is the cauliflower hash brown topped with melted cheese and fried eggs.
Sara Norman, Acting senior sub editor
Café Alf Resco, Dartmouth, Devon
A spindly townhouse, filled with artworks, murals and old newspapers, this cosy bohemian hideout is legendary in my family for their fresher-than-fresh orange juice and pillowy French cinnamon toast.
Phoebe Stone, features assistant
Glengorm Castle, Isle of Mull
Local sausages, smoked salmon from Tobermory, a range of home-made jams, free-flowing juice, coffee, tea – but what really makes breakfast at Glengorm is the view down over their land to the Hebrides. The place itself is stunning too, with massive open fires, a huge games room and a whisky room (which was in full working order, with 20 or so to try, when we visited!)
Vic Grimshaw, Acting web editor
Dishoom, Five London locations and Edinburgh
Dishoom is inspired by the ‘Irani’ (Persian) cafes of Bombay and their breakfasts give a subcontinental twist to the most important meal of the day. I like their akuri, spicy scrambled eggs served with a fluffy white bun, and the ‘fire toast’ – white bread grilled until tiger-striped, served with pineapple and pink peppercorn jam. Oh, and some spicy chai tea.
Susan Low, Deputy editor
My husband and I go about three times a year when we have a day off without the children. The Big Bombay is a full English breakfast with an Indian twist, including peppery Ginger Pig sausages and masala baked beans, and the homemade spiced granola with yogurt and fruit is amazing too.
Joss Bowerman, Art director