Where to Get the Best Affordable Full English Breakfasts in London
Cheap full English breakfasts in London are actually really easy to come by, you just need to know where to go. The UK’s famous fry-up is an absolute must-try during a visit, but forget about the over-priced restaurant versions, it’s the no-frills, budget-friendly full English breakfasts that do the job the best. Crispy bacon, hash browns, baked beans, black pudding, sausages, mushrooms, eggs… If your proper Brit’s breakfast has been made from quality ingredients and it’s been cooked well, that’s perfection on a plate.
Next time you’re in the capital, check out these affordable but beyond tasty full English fry-ups in London, you won’t be disappointed.
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Regency Cafe, £6
17-19 Regency St, Westminster, London SW1P 4BY
There’s a reason why everyone raves about the breakfast at this place. It’s cooked to perfection, tastes unreal and, well, look at the price. Regency Cafe serves your proper no-frills fry-up in a no-frills setting in Westminster for an absolute bargain of just £6! The locals have been heading here for their morning meal for years, but now people from all over the city and beyond have caught onto the knowledge of it being the best in town - expect to wait, but don’t be put off as this one’s well worth it.
Several locations around London
Belushi's knocks up the cheapest full English breakfast in the list, but it's one of the best. Order 'The Resurrection' and you will not be disappointed; it comes with smoked back bacon, fried eggs, pork sausage, hash browns, baked beans, mushrooms, baked tomatoes and thick cut toast. If you're a beast you can upsize your portion for an extra £3 - but trust us, it is already pretty big. You can find Belushi's bars dotted all around London: in Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, Camden, Greenwich and London Bridge.
Liz Cafe, £7.50
7 Goldhawk Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8QQ
Famed amongst Shepherds Bush locals for rustling up the best brunch in the area, Liz Cafe knows what a good full English breakfast should taste like. The fried eggs are always perfectly cooked, the portions are just right and you can tell that the sausage and bacon are of fine quality. Brunch at Liz’s is cheap, served with a smile and somehow tastes fresh and healthier than your average fry-up! This is one of the best breakfast spots in London if you’re after a peaceful, chilled out cafe with wifi, good coffee and, of course, delicious food.
Terry’s Cafe, £8
158 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 1PE
They say it themselves: If you’re looking for a Michelin-star rated restaurant, you’re in the wrong place. But that doesn’t mean they lack on serving up a seriously tasty full English fry-up. Head to Terry’s Cafe in the Southwark area for an unpretentious, good value breakfast that’s all locally sourced from London’s Smithfield Market and Borough Market just up the road. A classic fry-up is £8, and if you want ‘The Works’ it’ll cost you £11, but here, you’re paying for the quality - not many cafes in London can say they serve proper butchers sausages. Plus, the tea is all their own Terry’s tea which you can get bottomless with your food for just £1.
New London Cafe, £8
216 St Paul's Rd, Mildmay Ward, London N1 2LL
For a full English that ticks all the boxes, this north London cafe is top-draw. The portions are beyond generous and with each mouthful you’ll be able to taste how fresh and high quality each ingredient is - no greasy spoon here. When you’re being served a fry-up that hits the spot, by a friendly, welcoming face, it’s the perfect way to enjoy what a real British breakfast should be. New London Cafe isn’t just where you can find one of the best full English breakfasts in London, it’s a true hidden treasure of Highbury!
Polo Bar, £9.90
176 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NQ
Hungry for breakfast after a night out in Shoreditch? Polo Bar right by Liverpool Street station serves up all day AND all night fry-ups 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This one is at the higher end of our brekkie budget, but it’s definitely worth it for an enormous full English made from only the highest quality ingredients. If you’re not feeling the British classic on this particular morning, the rest of their breakfast options are also insanely tasty - there’s even an English breakfast club sandwich on the menu.
Jack’s at the Junction, £9.25
252 Lavender Hill, London SW11 1LJ
At Jack’s at the Junction, it doesn’t matter how hungry you are for a full English, as they’ve not just got ‘single’ and ‘double’ options on the menu, but a ‘triple’ too. This no-frills cafe in Battersea is all about the big portions that taste amazing, easily explaining why the place is always full of locals each weekend. If you’re around Clapham or Battersea and looking for a top breakfast spot in the area, Jack’s your guy.
E Pellicci, £7.60
332 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AG
This old-school East End cafe has earned its reputation of being somewhat a legend in London’s breakfast scene since it started serving up delicious, quality nosh since 1900. As soon as you enter E Pellicci, you’ll be greeted with the warmest welcome you could wish for, followed by their famous fry-up which is cooked to perfection without fail every time. Don’t be surprised if there’s a queue of people trailing out the door waiting to be seated, for a full English that’s as good as this and at such good value, it’s a winner for everyone!
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Article by Darcy King