What is The Best Fry-up in The UK?

The nation’s favourite dish?

The fry-up is one of the few dishes that can be found in every corner of the British Isles. The full English, full Scottish, full Welsh and the Ulster Fry all contain the usual suspects – bacon, eggs and sausages but with regional variations.


It was in the Victorian era that the cooked breakfast first came into its own, however the traditional fry-up that we are now familiar with arguably owes much of its existence to the rise in tourism around the British Isles in the 1960s.

The guys at the BBC reckon the Ulster Fry is the best.

What do you think…?

The Ulster Fry is adored so much in Northern Ireland it triumphed majestically as the nations favourite dish in a poll. Along with bacon, sausages, eggs and tomatoes it has the added local glories of soda farls and potato bread.


A traditional full English breakfast includes bacon (traditionally back bacon), fried, poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast with butter, sausages, and baked beans.


A full Scottish breakfast usually consists of a link sausage, bacon, eggs, tattie scone (potato scone), fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, buttered toast and the national favourite – black pudding.


The traditional Welsh breakfast includes laverbread, a seaweed purée which is mixed with oatmeal, which is formed into patties and fried in bacon fat. Cockles are also often eaten.


Which of the above is looking best to you? We’re not too sure you can beat the traditional English Fry-up, after all we invented it – didn’t we?! If food gets your taste buds tingling then why not have a look through our Catering and Hospitality courses and rustle up one of these beauties in one of our fully equipped training kitchens!


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