The UK's best breakfast dishes from an epic cooked breakfast in Liverpool to London's best eggs

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When we decided to hunt down Britain's best restaurant breakfasts, we knew there was only one authority we could really count on; you, our readers. So we put a shout-out on Twitter:

And you responded in your droves, flooding our feed with mouthwatering photos (and we mean really delicious; it became hard to concentrate after a while). 

Your suggestions of great breakfasts were as creative as they were far-flung, covering everything from Turkish eggs to pulled pork bagels and Middle Eastern Babka bread, at hot spots right across the UK. 

From London to Bristol and Liverpool to Hove, come take a foodie-themed road trip around our fair isle and find out where to score the finest morning fare around:

  • Chorizo hash at The Elgin, London

    Travel and lifestyle photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) is a big fan of The Elgin's chorizo hash with pink fir potatoes, spinach and soft duck egg. And we can see why - what a beautiful dish!

    This Maida Vale locale also gets brownie points for its pack-a-punch Bloody Mary menu.

  • Bacon butties at Smithfield London

    Inspired by the capital's historic meat market, Smithfield London touts itself as "the home of hot and hearty steak sandwiches". It certainly doesn't disappoint with this bad boy, as recommended to us by Caroline Rush (@caroline_mru). 

    Its token bacon butty is made with dry cured smoked back bacon and will set you back just £3. Bargainous.

  • The Full English at The Tavern Company, Liverpool

    The full English breakfast at this family-run restaurant is award-winning and promises to keep you full for a very long time, with a star line-up that includes two Lincolnshire sausages, two rashers of lean back bacon, a fried egg, black pudding, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms, baked beans and toast.

    Stylist reader @vintagestar101 raves about the "great food, great atmosphere and great service!" Best of all, breakfast is served every day until 2.30pm.


  • Bacon naan at Dishoom, London

    Stylist's publishing manager Jamie (@jamieklingler) loves nothing better than bacon naan at Dishoom, hailing it as "the best brekkie by a mile".

    This hip London eatery has branches in King's Cross, Covent Garden and Shoreditch and creates its signature breakfast option from freshly baked naan filled with smoked streaky bacon, a little cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs.

  • Emerald Street's all-day brunch

    Love brunch? Don't miss Emerald Street's all-day brunch with Kerb in London on Saturday 18 July 2015.

    They'll be loads of delicious food and bubbles, plus a braid bar, craft classes and more. 

    Book your £12 ticket here.

  • Poached eggs at The Wolseley, London

    It's not hard to see why Stylist reader Kat Leishman (@Kat_Leishman) rates the poached eggs at iconic London hotel The Wolseley in Piccadilly.

    Kat describes her favourite "simple but delicious" version as poached egg on toast. If you fancy a jazzier upgrade, you could always go with the potato rosti and hollandaise twist (pictured).

  • Smoked bacon on sourdough at Brew Coffee Company, Bristol

    "Mind-blowing bacon, quality coffee, outdoor deck and warm staff - what's not to like?" reads a ringing endorsement of this Bristol haunt from Emma Kelly (@cappuccinojunke).

    Everything at Brew Coffee Company is locally sourced, including its trademark blend of Ethiopian and Brazilian beans roasted by Clifton Coffee. A recent review heaped plaudits on its sourdough breakfast dish "slathered with butter and layered with thick slices of good quality bacon, two perfectly runny poached eggs and a separate jar of moreish chilli jam".

  • Babka at Honey & Co, London

    Cook and blogger Hanna Geller Goldsmith (@buildingfeasts) tells us her go-to breakfast is Babka and coffee at lauded Middle Eastern bakery Honey & Co, on Warren Street. 

    The co-owner here previously worked as a pastry chef for Yotam Ottolenghi, so needless to say the Babka - a brioche-like cake flavoured with chocolate or cinnamon and served warm fresh from the oven - is a bestseller. 

    Other breakfast highlights include the Merguese sausage roll with spicy tomato, harissa and fried Legbar egg.

  • Turkish eggs at Kopapa, London

    Food and travel guru Charlotte Allen (@LottieA) gives her vote to the Turkish eggs served up at trendy Kopapa in Covent Garden, as does Emma Kelly (@cappuccinojunke). 

    The concept is taken from Changa restaurant in Istanbul, and features two poached eggs with whipped yoghurt, hot chilli butter and two slices of toast. Yes please!

  • Scrambled egg and kippers at Fifteen Cornwall

    Charlotte (@LottieA) is also an advocate of the scrambled egg on toast and grilled kipper breakfasts at the Cornwall branch of Jamie Oliver stalwart Fifteen. 

    Located right on the coast, the restaurant offers panoramic views of Watergate Bay and the kippers option comes with seaweed butter for an extra kick.

  • Pulled pork bagels at Electric Coffee Co, London

    Make-up artist Jessica Kell (@Jessicakmakeup) has a soft spot for the "amazing breakfast bagels" at the Electric Coffee Co. in Ealing. 

    This artisan coffee house does a fantastic line in pulled pork bagels with homemade coleslaw (pictured). Needless to say, the coffee is pretty sensational too.

  • Bubble & Squeak at Cinnabar Cafe, Hertford

    Stylist reader @mydammitdoll is brimming with enthusiasm for the Bubble & Squeak offering at Cinnabar Cafe in Hertford.

    "We're there so often, they already know what we'll order," she says. 

    The hearty meal features a homemade blend of potato and cabbage, with two bacon rashers and two poached eggs. Count us in.

  • Huevos Al Benny at The Breakfast Club, London

    This king of breakfast options was brought to our attention by Stylist reader Hannah (@HannahAttle).

    It comprises poached eggs topped with chorizo, roast peppers, avocado, fresh chillies and spicy hollandaise on a toasted English Muffin.

    The Breakfast Club has six restaurants across London.

  • No Meat English at Slice Sussex, Brighton

    Slice Sussex, a locally-supplied cafe in Hove, promises "breakfasts of joy", a prospect Stylist reader Flo (@Flosephine) wholeheartedly approves of.
    She used a simple heart sign on Twitter to communicate her delight for this toasted sourdough dish, with rosti potatoes, grilled halloumi and sliced vine tomatoes.
  • The full English at Lazy Social, London

    Lifestyle and fashion blogger Emma Bloomzy (@bloomzy_) waxes lyrical about the full English at Stoke Newington hangout Lazy Social. 

    "One of my favourites - it's delicious, and so filling!" she says. 

    It certainly looks like the business to us. 


  • Poached eggs on grain toast at The Providores, London

    Beauty blogger Rebecca (@beautybitestyle) is a devotee of the breakfasts over at Marylebone High Street restaurant The Providores.

    Its ever-popular Tapa Room offers a range of morning meal fare, including poached eggs on grain toast with avocado, which Rebecca describes as "the best breakfast in London - DELISH".

    We also fancy the sound of the Virgin Elderflower Mojito to wash it down with.

  • Scrambled eggs and bacon at the Bedford Pavilion, Bedford

    "There are few greater pleasures in life than good food, good friends and beautiful surroundings," say the team at the Pavilion in Bedford park.
    We have to say we agree and so does Clare (@stanmoreip), who says this place "does the best breakfasts". We love the look of the scrambled eggs with sourdough toast and lingers smoked bacon.
    We'll take three to go, please! 
  • Eggs Benedict with avocado at No. 32 The Old Town, London

    The No. 32 Eggs Benedict at this Clapham eatery is described by our readers as "hands down one of the #bestbreakfasts in the UK!" 

    The classic dish is served with honey roast ham, avocado and spinach on sourdough, and housemade hollandaise sauce.

  • Eggs Florentine at Wyatt & Jones, Kent

    Writer and blogger Melody Miller (@melodys_pen) is keen to shout about the eggs-based fare at Broadstairs favourite Wyatt & Jones.

    "Sea views and eggs like this!" she tells us.

    This independent, family-run breakfast boasts a large and reasonably priced breakfast menu, along with a front-row seat on Viking Bay.

  • Mushroom omelette at Meds Cafe, London

    Stylist reader MawM @iammawm puts her money on this plentiful-looking mushroom omelette served at Mile End cafe Meds.
    With toast AND chips in the offing, it looks like the perfect hangover dish to us. 
  • Avocado sourdough at Hubbard and Bell, London

    This classy American diner-style grill in Holborn has the full support of Emma Kelly (@cappuccinojunke). She particularly loves the avocado sourdough, which comes with poached egg and pistachio.

    We personally are drawn by the idea that you can get hash browns and doughnuts on the side. You know, just in case you're still hungry.

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