At east London’s Barge House, find a breakfast to fall in loaf with.
The lovely Barge House bar-restaurant sits on Regents Canal near Haggerston. Floor-to-ceiling windows, which open on sunny days, let the light flood in – and passers-by on the towpath envy you and your mighty breakfast.
So far, so good. But the highlight of a Barge House weekend is their signature ‘breakfast in bread.’ In one substantial and satisfying dish, the kitchen hollows out an artisan sourdough loaf from their neighbours at the ‘Better Health Bakery.’ Then, immediately countermanding the ‘better health’ aspect, they fill the void with everything a Full English has to offer.
The omnivore will likely opt for the original version, loaded with smoked bacon, sausage, slow roasted tomato, leeks, oyster mushrooms, and spinach, topped with a fried egg and cheese. YES SON.
But there are other takes on the format, too. A vegan version with avocado, chargrilled shallot, butter beans, spinach, slow roasted tomato, oyster mushrooms and vegan cheese is also available; other variations include vegetarian, smoked-salmon and extra-spicy (think chorizo and chilli-fried ‘shrooms.)
The Barge House serves up this loaf-from-heaven all day every weekend, so even the desperately-hungover should be able to avail themselves at some point.
Location: 46a De Beauvoir Cres, London N1 5RY. Nearest station: Haggerston. Find it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: the venue is open Tue–Sun; Tue-Thu and Sun, 10am – 5pm; Fri-Sat, 10am – 11pm. Breakfast in Bread is served Fri-Sun only, 10am-5pm.
Price: the dish in question is around £15.
More information: visit their website.