Somerset Maugham once said, "The only way to eat well in
England is to have breakfast three times a day".
An English breakfast is an elaborate breakfast quite
substantial in size and variety. The tradional English breakfast
comprises of ten courses.
Juice Chilled fruit juices - Pineapple, Orange, Apple,
Apples, Prunes, Figs, Pears etc. are cut into
small pieces and cooked in sugar syrup
flavoured with clove and cinnamon. It is served
in a cocktail cup with a quarter plate as
underliner and the cutlery provided is a
Oatmeal (meal), cornflakes, wheat flakes, rice
crispies, porridge are served with cold or hot
milk in a soup bowl with a quarter plate as
underliner and a dessert spoon is provided as
Fish Herring, Haddock, Kedgres, Sardines are
Eggs Boiled, Fried, Poached, Scrambled, Plain or
Meats Fried or Grilled bacon, sausages, ham, salami,
kidney or liver.
Toast white or brown or rolls like croissant,
muffins, brioche, doughnuts, Danish pastry.
Butter, jam, jelly, marmalade, honey, maple
Fruits Fresh fruits like melon, papaya, mango, orange,
Beverages Tea, coffee or hot beverages like Bournvita,
Milo, Horlicks, Ovaltine, Cocco.
This traditional cooked breakfast has largely been replaced
by simple, light foods and much varied choices have been added to
suit today’s customers. The course also varies from two to ten
depending on the customer and the establishment.
English breakfast is much heavier than a continental