superking wrote:tomthorne wrote:It's all about the ingredients - and they simply aren't available. I second the comments about Ireland offering very good fried breakfasts. You can still get good ones in London (The Cock (?) at Smithfields). Over here you have to accept that the provider simply isn't going to be able to get good ingredients. If the bacon is essentially watery ham what can you do?
That's The Cock Tavern on Portland Street. There is also The Old Cock on Fleet Street.
There are a lot of cocks in London . This is the one I was thinking of:
I used to go there for a special beery breakfast once a month or so when I worked in London. Well worth a visit, assuming it hasn't been completely ruined by the new money over the past 10 years.