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May 24, 2012 01:06 PM

Proper English Breakfast in MSP?

I went to the UK a few months back, and I have a hankering for a full English breakfast lately. I don't know of any places that serve such a thing here in the Twin Cities, so I was hoping someone on the forums would be able to help me out.

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  1. I'm not sure what is included in an English breakfast, but Anchor Fish & Chips in NE Minneapolis does a terrific Irish breakfast on the weekends.

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    1. re: skmpls

      They are very similar, and Anchor checks all the major boxes, though Keegans is pretty close as well.

    2. The Local, downtown. Well, its Irish, but that is as close as I know of.

      Good, and I order it often, but it is only 80% of what you are really looking for. I like the Local, I like this breakfast, but it doesn't transport me back across the pond.

      1. I thought of Merlin's but their menu is not posted online for some reason. Might be worth checking. At least on Britain's National Day (St. George's Day) looks like they do the full British Monty. http://merlinsrest.com/2012/04/18/mer...

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        1. re: bishopsbitter

          I guess O'Donovan's does Irish Breakfast (including black & white pudding) for $14.75. Heinz beans "compris."

          1. re: bishopsbitter

            The Strip Club does a good Irish breakfast as well (though I have no idea how authentic it is). I used to order it regularly but stopped after I discovered the Hot Brownsville (their version of a Kentucky Hot Brown) which is made with mornay sauce, duck confit, bacon, tomato and eggs and served on sourdough. The fried egg sandwich is pretty exceptional as well.

            1. re: SkaTmon

              A well-made fried egg sandwich can be as good as it gets. The duck confit sounds good. Never heard of a Kentucky Hot Brown till now.