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Full English Breakfast

Biography

Lining our nation’s tummies with a grand combo of foodstuffs without any grandeur or fuss – surely, a classic full English is the ultimate breakfast? Join us as we tuck into the nation’s best-loved morning meal – all in the name of research of course…

The Basics

The full English breakfast has long been an iconic national dish and a prime example of “proper British grub”. Plenty of people even get a bit overly evangelical about it!

The Basics
"The full Monty"

"The full Monty"

Fuelling the nation, the full English breakfast is consumed with relish the length and breadth of the country regardless of class and culture. Everyone loves a good old fry-up. But what does a typical full English actually contain? And why is it often called “the full Monty”?

Back to basics

So we’ve established the full English breakfast’s various descriptions, but where do its roots lie? The traditional greasy spoon can be traced back to London’s Little Italy and beyond, but what about the fry-up?

Back to basics
All in moderation

All in moderation

Undeniably, despite the highly appetising appeal of a full English breakfast, the number of people who start their day off with a full on fry-up is far, far lower than it used to be.

Best of British?

In a recent ICONS Gfk NOP poll of 1000 people nationally, 33% of those asked declared that they missed the full English breakfast most when they were away from home. Interestingly, 48% missed a decent cup of tea more. Although imagine the two together and you’re bound to feel really, really homesick!

Best of British?