Hawksmoor’s devastating breakfast spreads are so monumental they put all other outlets to shame. Truly the breakfast of champions, meat is the order of the day and you can even kick your morning off with a fillet steak and a delicious gin-based sharpener. An all-round outstanding experience…if only every day could start like this!
📍 10 Basinghall St, EC2V 5BQ
Best cure 🍳 Short-Rib Bubble & squeak, fried eggs and gravy.
‘The Best Full English’. OK, you’ve got our attention, Parlour, you throw down a gauntlet like that we’re going to bite… and bite we did! Now, we haven’t tried every full English on the planet so it would be remiss of us to say definitively if it is or it isn’t, but one thing is for certain: it’s pretty damn delicious. Actually, scrap that, it’s tip-top and a more-than-worthy addition to our Top 40.
📍 5 Regent St, Kensal Green, NW10 5LG
Best cure 🍳 The (no-subs) full Parlour breakfast – Exactly what it says on the tin.
“When you start using this café, you’re not just a customer, you’re a member of a club, a very exclusive club.” The guys here have worked long and hard to cultivate such a fantastic atmosphere which other breakfast joints wouldn’t get close to even if you gave them a hundred years. Whilst the breakfasts are off the charts, the experience itself is unmissable.
📍 158 Great Suffolk St, SE1 1PE
Best cure 🍳 The Smithfield – Rib eye, bacon, free-range egg, bubble & fried onions.
Original Fry Up Material
Breakfast on wheels, the guys at the Original Fry Up Material take their breakfasts on the road as they spread the love across London one hangover-busting, drool-instigating, taste-gasm at a time. When one of the quotes on their website states: “Literally saved my life!” – Person with a hangover – we knew we were on to a winner. From burgers to breakfasts, we implore you to check them out.
📍 South East London – Available for hire – See website for more details.
Best cure 🍳 Their breakfast muffins are the bomb!
The Barge House
We’re not going to waste valuable word space saying a load of fluff about this place, we’re just going to say it straight: Unparalleled. Their ingenious Breakfast In Bread is the creation of the century and the ultimate hangover cure. These food artists hollow out a sourdough loaf and pack it full of the finest breakfast ingredients to create the greatest invention since the wheel.
📍 46a De Beauvoir Cres, N1 5RY
Best cure 🍳 The Original – Sourdough loaf stuffed with sausage, bacon, tomato, oyster mushrooms, leeks & spinach topped with cheese and a free-range egg.