Where to Enjoy a Full English or Irish Breakfast in the Hudson Valley

In the mood for beans, eggs, and black pudding? Stop by these Hudson Valley eateries to chow down on a full English or Irish breakfast.

Even though the Hudson Valley is home to an endless number of classic diners, a full English or Irish breakfast can be hard to come by. From savory beans to runny eggs to juicy sausage, there’s nothing like the full spread to start your morning off on the right note. When you’re craving a filling plate of your favorite a.m. eats, stop by one of these Hudson Valley restaurants for authentic fry-ups.

Eileen’s Country Kitchen

Yonkers

 

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A neighborhood institution for many years, Eileen’s is all about high-quality, homemade fare with authentic Irish flair. The country kitchen serves comforting meals in a cozy, homelike interior to make guests feel welcome from brunch to dinner. Dine here for the full Irish, featuring the works like eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and black or white pudding. To go with it, order a piece of homemade Irish raisin bread or Irish scones on the side.

Five Furlong’s Tavern

East Durham

 

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With a farm-to-table menu that uses only the freshest local produce from the Hudson Valley, Five Furlong’s Tavern also has a great atmosphere with live performances from the diverse local music scene, boasting everything from traditional Irish music to classic rock. When it comes to brunch, the full Irish breakfast is the way to go. For $24, enjoy Irish bacon, sausages, black and white puddings, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, potatoes, whole wheat toast, and eggs any way.

McGrath’s Edgewood Falls

East Durham

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Another East Durham favorite when it comes to Irish cuisine, McGrath’s Edgewood Falls celebrates 50 years as a well-loved mini resort. While you can book a room to stay at the inn to explore the Irish culture of Greene County, you can also stop in to dine on authentic meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Opt for the original Irish breakfast to satisfy your craving for farm-fresh eggs, Irish sausage, white and black pudding, fried tomatoes, breakfast potatoes, beans, and freshly baked Irish soda bread.

Moreish

Hudson Valley Food Hall, Beacon

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New to the Hudson Valley culinary scene, Moreish is a British-inspired eatery that just set up shop in Beacon’s Hudson Valley Food Hall. The restaurant has all the classics, from bangers and mash to Cornish pasties to sausage rolls, but the full English breakfast is by far the star of the show. If you’re dying to try the fry-up but you’re not too keen on meat, Moreish also offers a veggie English breakfast to accommodate dietary restrictions.

The Olde English Pub

Albany

 

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Housed in a building that was constructed sometime around 1736, The Olde English Pub certainly lives up to its name. The Albany eatery serves an eclectic English menu that focuses on pub fare and classics like fish and chips or shepherd’s pie. If you’re coming for brunch, indulge in the full English for two sunny-side eggs, baked beans, sausage, bacon, toast, mushrooms, blistered tomatoes, and home fries.

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Florrie Kaye’s Tea Room

Carmel

At Florrie Kaye’s, it’s all about the experience. The tearoom will transport diners to England immediately after stepping inside, and a cardboard cutout of the Queen is even there to greet visitors. Victorian furniture, antique décor, and assorted china all add to the illusion of royalty at this Carmel hotspot. Even though the restaurant doesn’t offer a full English breakfast as a mainstay, the coveted fry-up makes an appearance on the Sunday brunch menu every so often, so be on the lookout. In the meantime, stop in for high tea, complete with British scones, sausage rolls, or tea sandwiches.

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