Earlier this week I was looking through some pictures from a trip to England, and found some pictures of English breakfasts. A typical full English breakfast will have back bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, baked beans, black pudding, sausage and toast.
Of course there is always some variation in what is served.
These first two pictures come from the same hotel restaurant and you can see some minor day to day differences.
This was from a pretty nice hotel, so there was a bit more care in the plating.
This one was actually from a self serve buffet in a less expensive chain hotel. However, it still has elements of the full English breakfast.
In most places I have been, the potatoes in a full English breakfast are hash browns.
Here is another breakfast from a hotel in Sheffield. It also was a buffet, which is nice as I can leave off the grilled tomato, black pudding and mushrooms.
Here is another breakfast from the hotel at the airport. To me, these are the essentials in a full English breakfast. Bacon, beans, eggs, hash browns (potato wedges) and sausage.
Not shown in any of the pictures in the post is the toast that is served on the side. Typically the toast is eaten at the end of the meal.
The full English breakfast is definitely different than the Continental breakfast you see in much of Europe.