I vowed to try a few different kind of posts so here we go – it’s National Breakfast Week so what better than to remind you of a few of my FAVOURITE brekkies that have featured on this blog. Not many words, not too much going over old ground. Just the place, the breakfast and then if something takes your fancy you can click through and read more.
1. The Gallivant
About a year ago we took a very small Brandy (the dog, not the drink) down to Camber Sands to enjoy a weekend at The Gallivant. That weekend included a rather epic breakfast – the best scrambled eggs Mr M has ever had plus some fabulous devilled kidneys for me. Oh, and they’ve got a ‘make your own Bloody Mary’ station!
2. My big brother’s homemade breakfast pizza
Pizza for breakfast. ‘Nuff said. My bro’ is a legend.
3. Breakfast at The Fat Fox, Watlington
It feels like a million years ago that we stayed at the cosy Fat Fox Inn, filling our faces for dinner before falling into a gorgeous sleigh bed. That might be because it was ‘BB’ (before Brandy). I’d actually forgotten how yummy the breakfast was, but a quick reminder’s got me yearning for a good old traditional fry up.
4. Mr M’s Eggs Royale
When Mr M wants to do me a special breakfast, he pulls out all his mad cooking skills and makes the best hollandaise ever. So when we were sent some lovely smoked trout from Arbroath-based RR Spink and Sons, it was transformed into the most wonderful version of Eggs Royale.
5. The Las Vegas Buffet
This is breakfast on a scale you’ve never seen before, and I doubt I’ll make it another one of these for a while. It’s surrounded by a fond memory of a crazy morning meeting a friend while we both worked in Vegas, dragging ourselves to a spin class at 6am, then undoing it all with breakfast at the Wynn (I think I may have had five courses). Sadly the pictures are rubbish but here’s one of my pal Laura gleefully charging round the buffet 🙂
6. Trying the healthy option at the High Field Town House
It’s not often we escape to the city, but the High Field Townhouse is a great way of having a city break, yet feeling rather away from it all. The rooms are lovely, Edgbaston is close enough to the city centre to be accessible yet far enough away to be out of the thick of it, and you get to go next door to the High Field itself for breakfast – and if the sun’s shining their garden is great. I chose our trip to go healthy. Don’t ask me why, still don’t know. But it was good.
7. Breakfast in a Shepherd’s Hut
We love our New Year adventures and a few years ago we escaped to a gorgeous little shepherd’s hut in the middle of nowhere near Welshpool. Breakfast was a picnic hamper left outside the door, complete with freshly baked bread, fruit, a cafetiere of coffee, fruit, yoghurt, cold meats and much more that we could unpack into a feast to last the day. Wonderful.
8. The Woodstock Arms
We had planned to go to the Woodstock Arms just the two of us and Brandy. But events led to a lovely surprise evening that saw my mum join us for dinner and also book a room and the three of us enjoy a breakfast and wander around lovely Woodstock. I was slated by them both for ordering my go-to fave – scrambled eggs and smoked salmon – but I don’t care. It was grand.
9. Guest post breakfast in Dublin
There aren’t many guest posts on this blog, but I love this one from Brittnay Sharman from The Travelling Housesitters. Britt was looking at the best coffee in Dublin, but I love the sound of FIA on Rathgar, which apparently does great coffee blended by local roastery Roasted Brown and some lovely looking food. Apparently if you’re feeling peckish you should try the smoked ham, gubbeen cheese and burnt apple toasted sandwich.
10. Cherry Trees, Padstow
Don’t you just love an accidental find? Amid all the big names in Padstow, we stumbled on to Cherry Trees on the harbourside and were blown away by the food. It’s a gorgeously cute little place, typical of Cornwall, but the food is top notch. And so pretty too. My ‘Magic Mushrooms’ – wild mushrooms, tomato chutney, poached egg and hollandaise on a toasted muffin – were fab.
And there we have it ladies and gents, my top 10 breakfasts on the blog.
What have I missed? I’d love to hear your fave breakfasts and the places I should add to my list. Hit me up in the comments or over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram…
Happy National Breakfast week!