The other reason we chose St. Davids is that they served breakfast in the morning (who wants to go larking about London at 7:00 in the morning to try find breakfast after a rocky night of sleep? Not me, thank you very much). And on their menu? A Full English Breakfast. Or, if you are too westernized for your own good, they have plain 'ole eggs and cereal (including cocoa puffs).
The breakfast wasn't like a normal continental breakfast, where you come into the dining room, grab a paper plate, grab a muffin or a bagel and maybe an egg or some bacon if your lucky, and pour yourself some cereal in a bendy styrofoam bowl. No, this breakfast was like a restaurant. You get seated, they pour you some orange juice, and take your breakfast order. Then they bring you toast. Then your breakfast comes, cooked right in the kitchen next door. With breakfast you get your choice of English tea (which is absolutely delicious) or coffee. They each come in their own little pot, so if you want more, you don't have to flag down a waitress!
Now on to the actual breakfast... Boy, what a breakfast.
This is the Full English Breakfast:
Four pieces of toast (not pictured), two eggs, two slices of bacon, one sausage, beans, tomato, mushrooms... on a sesame seed bun. Okay, no bun, but that old McDonalds commercial is what it made me think of.
It was DELICIOUS! The beans were, I admit, a little strange, and I couldn't eat them all. The bacon too, was a little strange, because our bacon looks way different, but it was really good. Everything was really good. THIS is the type of breakfast that will get you through until lunchtime, even if you are running around London and expounding energy. Mmmmm I miss this food so much. If ever you chance to go to England, make sure you get a Full English Breakfast sometime on your trip.
Toast with marmalade, which I don't think I ever had before this trip. It was better than I expected!
Another food I tried was Fish n' Chips.
And now onto the best meal: bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes in some sort of onion gravy).
Oooooohhhh... This was the best meal I had in London. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
We didn't know exactly what "bangers" were when we ordered the meal, but found out when the plate arrived. They are delicious sort-of spicy sausages that are absolutely wonderful. They come with mashed potatoes which are equally amazing, and everything is drowned in delicious gravy. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Have you ever had any of the above foods? If you haven't, have I made you ravenous to try them?
Live long and prosper!