Monday, 10 May 2010

Breakfast News

As regular blog readers will know, I am something of a devotee of the full English breakfast and so was distraught when Berties cafe closed down, depriving Worcester Park of the only decent full English in town.

La Continental opened in its place and having doggedly stuck to its Mediterranean theme for about a week it promptly started dipping its toes in Cottage Pie (as it were) before caving into the inevitable and completely Anglicising its breakfast menu with the full English taking pride of place.

On Friday morning, having humiliatingly conceded defeated in the my staying-awake-contest against 72-year old David Dimbleby, I awoke in search of a revitalising Full English. Finding the shutters of La Continental mysteriously shut, I wandered up to the H G Wells pub.

Hoorah! They do a full English breakfast, BUT it's called a Butcher's Breakfast, is part of their lunch menu (it is only served from Midday).

Those minor details aside, it turned out to be one of the best English breakfasts around - with proper sausage, not the traditional pub cylindrical mish-mash of meat that that is about as attractive to look at as the '3663' lorry it was delivered in - and decent bacon and properly-cooked eggs to boot.

I think I have found my perfect full English breakfast. It's just a shame they only serve it at lunchtime.

P.S: I think Dimbleby finally went to bed at 3pm on Friday. Lightweight.

5 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

JasonJHunter said...

lol at the lightweight Dimbleby - a little known fact that he says 'Twitter' in the same tone and with the same look on his face that my grandmother says 'facebook'. However, back to the blog post:

I had the 'Builders Breakfast' at the HG Wells on election day - building the stamina for what lay ahead through the night. The Sausages are fantabulous and not what I was expecting, with real butter on the toast and some seriously tasty bacon.

Highly recommend. I also had the Fillet steak there last week - bernaise sauce is terrific, and made fresh every day (not forzen!!).

Anonymous said...

This is turning out to be a fabulous little pub. Been there several times since it has re-opened, during day, evening and weekend and the staff and management are really friendly. Great atmosphere and splendid food!

nannyjayne said...

We went there for lunch and it was fantastic. Nick had the steak sandwich and said it was very good. Kids meal was great as well. we will be going back

Ed said...

have been in a few times too also had the breakie and a lovely roast although not on the same plate!!! Friendly staff nice ambience all reasonably priced, would thoroughly recommend!!

The Parkerilla said...

I'm afraid you were on a hiding to nothing, as people get older they need less and less sleep so Dimbleby was always going to win, he was just teasing you along. I know because donkey's years ago I had to write a dissertation as part of my degree and I chose the subject of sleep. I always knew it would come in handy one day, blooming heck, that was 30 years ago, where are my jimjams and mug of Horlicks.

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