The classic Sunday morning tale, you’re clinging on to the weekend and you’re wondering where does the best breakfast in town, well look no further as we’ve pulled together our 5 favourite brunch spots for you right here!
One of the newest on the scene but straight into the top 5 is the Knight & Garter, which is the new opening from the folk behind the Rutland & Derby. Brunch is served from 10am to 1pm every Saturday and Sunday and not only are the hot choices superb, but they also offer a juice & pastry station with unlimited juices, croissants and toast for just £3.50. Furthermore you can make your brunch boozy by take advantage of their Bottomless Mimosa offer, which costs just £15 for 3 hours of bottomless cocktails.
For the main event, options include The Full Knight featuring the highest quality ingredients with award winning sausages, black pudding, hash browns portobello mushroom, rancheros beans, dry cured streaky bacon and fried duck egg, with the other featured attraction being the Steak & Egg offering a 340g dry aged sirloin steak and fried duck egg to kick start the day. Other notable mentions go to the scrambled hens eggs with cromer crab, plus the rancheros beans served with sautéed jersey royal potatoes, Italian hard cheese and fried duck egg. The even do pancakes too, and avocado and chilli on toast, of course!
Knight & Garter is situated on Hotel Street in the City Centre
A Clarendon Park institution, Bar Dos Hermanos has become very well known for the breakfasts, which are served every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Styled as a 1940s Cuban bar, Bar Dos do a great range of brunch items ranging from the full and half size breakfasts with the works, to the Latin classic Huervos Rancheros (tortillas with fried eggs, salsa, cheese and baked beans). There’s Kedgeree (rice with smoked fish, peppers, mushrooms and chopped egg), Rosti (their large shredded potato cake topped with your choice of breakfast items), fantastic French Toast, bagels, Corned Beef Hash, Welsh Rarebit need we go on? You can even have Porridge.
Plus, of course, it’s a bar, hurrah! So again, make that brunch boozy and throw in a Bloody Mary for yourself.
Bar Dos Hermanos is located on Queens Road in Clarendon Park.
Everyone’s been to Delilah by now, right? If not, what have you been doing? The award winning deli opened last summer and it’s fabulous, from the cheeses to the wines and the mezzanine dining area to the take out options, it’s all fabulous. Breakfast is one of their specialities and they serve it daily until 11.30am and until 12pm on Sundays. There are so many highlights on the menu it’s hard to know where to start. The Green Eggs & Ham (scrambled eggs and pesto on toast) is a particular favourite, as is the Delilah Rarebit which is made with Black Bomber Cheddar, leeks and Magpie Real Ale topped with poached eggs and grilled Alderton ham. Something sweet? The amazing French toast is served with a drizzle of maple syrup and crispy pancetta or with cherry preserve and mascarpone.
They also offer some great vegetarian options with the Vegetarian Gourmet Breakfast (above) including wilted spinach, field mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, grilled halloumi, Granny’s secret Ayvar, avocado, poached eggs and toast, or you could opt to have the sautéed field mushrooms with 12 month aged Manchego cheese, fried egg and truffle oil.
Spoilt for choice!
Delilah Fine Foods is located on St Martin’s in the city centre.
We couldn’t have a breakfast list without including Cafe Two Ten, our old favourite over on Narborough Road! Cafe Two Ten serves breakfast from 8am until mid afternoon on Saturday and Sunday and it’s your typical cafe breakfast, but in the best way. From your traditional English breakfast (massive portions) to Eggs Benedict, Florentine or Montreal on toast, we’ve never had a bad breakfast here. Let’s also give a notable mention to the American Breakfast, which has all the trappings of the English one but with an added 4oz steak, as well as the pancakes with come served with bacon, hash browns, scrambled eggs and syrup.
They’re nestled away in the West End but worth a visit when you’re next on Narborough Road.
Cafe Two Ten is located at 210 Narborough Road.
Another relative newbie in Leicester is KAI on St Martin’s Square. If you’re feeling like you want to stay wholesome throughout the weekend then head to KAI as it’s the place you’re most likely to find a vaguely healthy breakfast option. You can kick off with a Matcha Latte or organic coffee before deciding on what to have for breakfast, then it’s the tough choice of organic granola with yoghurt blueberries and honey or blueberry and banana pancakes?! Although us being us, we usually tend to opt for the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast!
KAI is located in St Martin’s Square in the city centre.
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