Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that is doubly the case if you’re nursing a sore head after an evening on the sauce (and we’re not talking about the red or brown variety here!).
A hangover breakfast isn’t all about setting yourselves up for the day, it’s about revitalising, re-energising and de-booze-ifying. It’s about grabbing that hangover by its gruesome tentacles, wrestling it into submission and volleying it out the door.
So grab your tasting forks (and your sunglasses depending on how bad your hangover is), it’s time to check out the UK’s Top 40 Breakfast Joints of 2019!
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The Bristolian – Bristol
Home to all things independent, Bristol is awash with great places to grab a hearty breakfast and The Bristolian is at the front of the queue curing hangovers left, right and centre. Their fantastic menu boasts a whole host of tasty options including full English, vegan, veggie and egg dishes with sourdough aplenty. They also have an epic array of coffees available for that much-needed caffeine fix. “Job’s a good ‘un!”
📍 2 Picton Street, BS6 5QA
Best cure 🍳 The Bristolian – Free-range Cumberland sausages, black pudding and fried eggs with baked beans, grilled tomatoes, sesame infused spinach & crispy fried potato.
North St. Standard – Bristol
Another big hitter on the Bristol breakfast scene are the guys at North St. Standard who should consider changing their name to ‘North St. Raising the Breakfast Standard to New Levels of Legendary’ because they serve up flavour sensations that’ll make you forget about your hangovers in one measly whiff. Pull up a pew and dive on in!
📍 11-13 North Street, BS3 1EN
Best cure 🍳 Turkish Eggs- Poached eggs with chimichurri, smoked Aleppo oil, garlic & lemon labneh and a warm flatbread.
The Daisy Café – Exeter
The Daisy Café’s quaint and dainty name is by no means a reflection of their full-blown full English breakfasts which will roundhouse kick any sore heads all the way to Falmouth. This is home-cooked food made from locally sourced produce that you’d be hard-pressed to beat anywhere in the UK. You can keep your fancy frills; this is honest grub at its very finest.
📍 98 Fore Street, EX1 2RS
Best cure 🍳 A Classic Full English – Eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, mushrooms, hash browns – the works!
The Pig – Plymouth
There’s only one place to pig out in Plymouth when you’re on a mission to bounce back to normality and that’s at the Pig Bar ‘n’ Grill. This fantastic eatery has all your classic breakfast options with all the pork staples required to sort you out for the day ahead. You’ll find no twist in the tail here, just a smorgasbord of morning treats to graze on.
📍 133 Armada Way, PL1 1HX
Best cure 🍳 Large Traditional Breakfast – Double sausage, double bacon, double hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms and beans and toast!
Sunset Surf Café – Gwithian
Away from the bright lights, the big cities and the mass-produced breakfasts you find in chain restaurants, you’ll find the Sunset Surf Café tucked away on the stunning Cornish coast. Their delicious home-cooked breakfasts will not only destroy any remnants of a lingering hangover but set you up for a day of carving the waves. “Surfs up, dude!”
📍 10 Gwithian Towans, Hayle, TR27 5BT
Best cure 🍳 Belgian Waffle Stack – Two waffles piled up & drizzled in maple syrup, topped with streaky bacon or pecans, chocolate & sliced banana.
Fuel – Falmouth
Never are humans in need of ‘fuel’ more than after a night on the town. Breakfast after boozing is a must, but just because you’re in need of some grub to get you going, it doesn’t mean you should forgo on quality. At Fuel in Falmouth, you can top up the tank whilst dazzling the taste buds simultaneously with the flavour bombs these guys keep dropping.
📍 Arwenack Street, TR11 3JG
Best cure 🍳 Falmouth Breakfast – Smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce on top of a muffin.
Urban Reef – Bournemouth
‘Nourish. Share. Embrace’ Urban Reef’s tagline is exactly what you want to hear if you’re feeling a little fragile the morning after the night before. This relaxing hangout is like a warm comfort blanket which hugs you as the sea breeze soothes your soul and the breakfasts tend to your weary bodies. They even serve up breakfast cocktails to really take the edge off and snap you back to reality.
📍 The Overstrand, Undercliff Dr, BH5 1BN
Best cure 🍳 Surf’s Up – Dorest pork & leek sausage, two free-range eggs, smoked back bacon, roasted tomato, mushrooms, beans & toast.