The Guardian: Best Breakfast Places in the UK
Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick, Cornwall
It might seem a bit bonkers to include an upmarket B&B (from £90 a night) that doesn’t offer breakfast to non-residents (for the time being), but Coombeshead earns its place here because it does possibly the best breakfast in the UK, and certainly this writer’s favourite of 2016 anywhere.
The love child of two celebrated chefs, April Bloomfield (of The Spotted Pig and The Breslin in New York) and Tom Adams (of Pittcue in London), this idyllic Cornish farmhouse, set in 60-plus acres of picture-postcard meadow and woodland, serves up an equally idyllic breakfast. Adams and co go the extra mile over the most important meal of the day: everything is homegrown, made on site or sourced as locally as possible.
From the granola, bircher muesli, honey and on-trend kombucha (for those who like that kind of thing) to the outrageously brilliant cooked offering – which comprises a thick slice of home-cured belly bacon, a pillow of scrambled eggs (most likely laid that morning by the chooks scratching away in the garden), proper sourdough toast (that is, packing a real crunch and smothered in home-churned butter – yes, really) and a homemade hog’s pudding that I still dream about – I can’t think of many better ways to start the day. Actually, scratch that: I can’t think of many places I’d rather be full stop.
The dinners (Thursday to Sunday nights) are something else, too, and you don’t have to stay over to tuck into those.
What to order: Everything.