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Mar 9, 2014 07:57 AM

Anglophiles take note - your breakfast is here....

We ventured from north central down to the southern hinterlands off manchaca to try breakfast brunch yesterday (saturday) at Full English, an adorable little British-themed joint that serves up a mean breakfast and some well reviewed fish and chips (friday nights only). She had a lovely bowl of a house made sort of granola / museli concoction and proper cup of tea, and I had the Big British Breakfast in the photo that came with roasted halves of button mushrooms, house made bangers, ham / bacon, two fantastic eggs sunny side up, fried toast points, and roasted tomatoes. It was one of the most satisfying breakfasts I've had outside of my house in a long time. The star of the show was the sausage - perfectly seasoned and not overly "herbed", not overly greasy. I confirmed with the owner that it's house made. A few older British dudes rolled in just before we left. Cool little vibe going on here and loads of reading, games, a few couches and puffy chairs, and several tables. Not a big place.

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    1. I've been eating there pretty much every weekend. It's glorious. Keep meaning to try the fish n chips.

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      1. re: popvulture

        any idea if they sell the bangers raw?

      2. Where's the black pudding and the baked beans and the tomatoes?

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          1. re: ericthered

            didn't see black pudding on the menu, but the roasted tomato is right in the middle between the eggs, shrooms, and bangers. They do have beans and toast on the menu. The eggs reminded me of the "basted" eggs I had as a kid when I'd sleepover at my buddy's house. Instead of flipping them for over easy, she'd baste the tops with the hot fat using a spoon until the whites were cooked but left the yolks nicely runny.

            1. re: slowcoooked

              Where are the French fries? I liked getting them for breakfast in the uk

              1. re: slowcoooked

                Funny you bring up the black & white pudding and the beans... those are my only two gripes about the place. Beans only come standard with their huge breakfast plate (the Full Monty) – otherwise you have to pay extra for a side of them, which is pretty paltry. I think this is pretty silly, considering that beans are one of (if not THE) big hallmarks of Brit breakfast, if I'm not mistaken. Also, come on... beans are pretty cheap, unless imported Heinz are a luxury item, which I kind of doubt. Black & white pudding is completely absent, which is also a bit of a bummer.

                That said, I never even worry about either of these issues, because everything else is so good. Fado has the missing pieces if I want em, but I prefer Full English anyday.

                1. re: popvulture

                  hopfields does a pretty good full engilsh as well. the beans are there and the thick streaky bacon is pretty great.

            2. Not authentic.
              Toast should be in a rack so as to cool more quickly.
              Nothing like cold toast.

              1. Those eggs! How do they do it? It looks like a combination of poached and fried. They look mouthwateringly delicious.

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                1. re: Ashforth

                  They were great eggs for sure. I thought they must've used fry molds.

                  1. re: slowcoooked

                    For both poached and fried, if you want them like the above, put them in a fine mesh strainer and let the more fluid white run out first and then cook them.

                    1. re: amysuehere

                      ah ha. nice idea. actually the bottoms look a bit like a thin bread, but they are the egg too, so my mold theory may be faulty - otherwise you wouldn't have that flat bit at the bottom. still, they set up so nicely tall, and based on the bottoms seemed clearly put in a pan with oil and not poached. I wish it wasn't so far south, I'd kill my aorta eating that gladly every weekend.