What’s in an Irish Breakfast?

Participating in an Irish breakfast makes for a memorable dining experience. In case you are unfamiliar with this custom and what it includes, McGrath’s Irish Ale House explains all about this distinctive breakfast below.

A traditional Irish breakfast with eggs, beans, sausage, and more

The traditional breakfast of Irish

A full Irish breakfast is the traditional cooked breakfast of Ireland. Any combination of the following such as eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, and baked beans, along with toast, butter, and marmalade, continue to be common staples served at an Irish breakfast. Certain foods have become shared cuisine with the British over the years like corned beef hash, scones, crumpets, and eggy bread.

Irish breakfast vs. British breakfast

The differences between an Irish breakfast and a British breakfast are that black and/or white puddings called drisheen as well as soda bread are added to an Irish breakfast. A fried potato farl or boxty, an Irish potato pancake, may be served instead of brown soda bread.

Tea or orange juice

Since a full meal would not be complete without beverages, tea and orange juice are the usual drinks that accompany an Irish breakfast. Many people have the notion that the English consume the greatest amount of tea than any other group of people. Believe it or not, the Irish actually drink more tea than the English do!

Served on the weekends

A full Irish breakfast is routinely served during breakfast time; however, it is fashionable to be held at other meal times and is quite often served as a substitute for lunch. It is not commonly served during weekdays, but rather on a relaxed weekend day. Hotels and bed and breakfasts often offer full Irish breakfasts for guests to savor.

Experience a full Irish breakfast at McGrath’s Irish Ale House

McGrath’s Irish Ale House is the perfect place to enjoy a full Irish breakfast. The cuisine is impressively authentic and the service is second to none. Our restaurant is conveniently situated at 8110 Lakewood Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and can be reached by calling (941) 210-4398. We hope you allow us the privilege to serve you in the near future.

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