Student eats: Best fry ups in Leicester

Waking up on a Sunday morning it is very likely there is one thing on your mind — ‘where can I get a decent fry up?’

And why should it be any different? We all take great pride in our full English breakfasts, black pudding aside, they are the best breakfasts in the world.

Finding the right place to grab a decent cooked breakfast can be tricky business.

Rather than risking going to a dodgy greasy spoon where you’re served burnt sausages and overcooked eggs, we have put together a list of the 7 best spots to find a fry up in Leicester — enjoy.

1. The all you can eat fry up

Beefeater

Where? Beefeater Observatory, Meridian Business Park, Thorpe Astley, LE19 1LU
When? Monday to Friday 6.30am to 10.30am and Saturday and Sunday 7am to 11am
How much? £8.99 all you can eat

If you find a normal sized fry up doesn’t completely satisfy your stomach, Beefeater Observatory has the answer. They have an all-you-can eat buffet of continental and hot breakfast options. Which means you can go up as many times as you like for sausages, eggs, bacon, black pudding, tomatoes, mushroom, beans and more for £8.99.

2. The hangover cure fry up

blackbird pub leicester

Where? The Blackbird Sizzling Pub And Grill, Blackbird Road, LE4 0FW
When? Everyday until 12pm
How much? £4.99 for a Sizzling Breakfast

You can always rely on a good pub to deliver. When the taste of booze from the night before leaves you with a funny taste in your mouth their breakfast is there to save the day. A Sizzling Breakfast comes with two sausages, 2 slices of bacon, 2 eggs, a grilled tomato, a flat mushroom and baked beans served on a hash brown and a side of toast. That’ll be more than enough to sort you out on the morning after the night before.

3. The highly rated fry up

cafe two ten

Where? Cafe Two Ten, 210 Narborough Road, LE3 0DL
When? Every day from 8am to 3.30pm
How much? £3.95 for a small £4.95 for a large

Trip Advisor is heavily relied on by Brits while they’re abroad, but some people also use it to rate places at home too — it’s odd I know. According to numerous reviews on the site and across the internet, this place is the best place to grab a full English. Their English breakfast comes with one egg, bacon, one sausage, a hash brown, beans, tomatoes and toast.

4. The one that feels like it’s been cooked by mum fry up

Lyns cafe

Where? Lyn’s Cafe, 205 Narborough Road, LE3 2QR
When? Monday to Saturday 9am to 3.30 and Sunday 10am to 3pm
How much? £2.90 for The Mini Breakfast, £3.80 for the Full Breakfast and £5.40 for The Big One

If you’re feeling a bit homesick this is the place to visit. The cafe has a cosy feel and ‘home cooked’ fry ups make you feel right at home. You can opt for The Mini Breakfast, which has one bacon, one sausage, one egg, beans, tomatoes, toast and a cuppa or if you’re feeling slightly more peckish there is the Full Breakfast has two sausages and two slices of bacon instead of the one. However, if the homesickness — or hangover, we’re not judging — has got you feeling very hungry you can order The Big One which has two slices of bacon, two sausages, one egg, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, black pudding, hash browns, a slice of toast and a mug of tea and coffee.

5. The fancier fry up

James' Cafe Bistro

Where? James’ Cafe Bistro, 5 East Bond Street, LE1 4AR
When? Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm
How much? £6.50 for a full English

It’s slightly pricier than other places in Leicester, but if you prefer the finer fry ups in life, this one is for you. It’s slightly more upmarket than your average greasy spoon and the food is better presented too. A full English here includes two slices of bacon, two sausages, two eggs, two slices of bacon, black pudding, grilled tomatoes, beans and toast.

6. The stacked fry up

Jones Cafe Bistro breakfast stack

Where? Jones’ Cafe Bistro, 93 Queens Road, LE2 1TT
When? All day, every day
How much? £5.25 for Jones’ Breakfast Stack

Some people like their fry ups traditional but for the edgy ones who want to try something a bit different, then Janes’ Breakfast Stack is a must try. The meal comes with two toasts, black pudding, a fried egg, mushrooms and beans. They also have vegetarian, vegan and the traditional option. Also, students get 10 per cent off of all breakfasts with a valid student card, bargain!

7. The traditional fry up

great central cafe and bar

Where? Great Central Cafe & Bar, 17 Great Central Street, LE1 4JT
When? Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm
How much? All day breakfast £4.50

You can’t go wrong with this place, it’s cute, cosy and traditional. The fry up is exactly what you would expect, that combined with the friendly atmosphere is the perfect way to warm you up on a cold morning. The all-day breakfast includes two sausages, a few strips of bacon, an egg, toast and beans.

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