“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.”

The idea of the English breakfast as a national dish goes right back to the 13th century and the country houses of the gentry, a largely historical British social class of landowners who could live entirely from rental income, or at least had a country estate. They saw themselves as true heirs to the Anglo-Saxons and wanted to keep up the values and practices of the traditional Anglo-Saxon lifestyle.

Breakfast was considered to be the most important meal of the day in the country houses and country estates which also served as key hubs for the local society. In the old Anglo-Saxon tradition of hospitality, households would provide hearty breakfasts for visiting friends, relatives and neighbours.

But the reason for indulging in a massive breakfast spread was not just for tradition, but also to feed the gentry before their long days out hunting and trekking.

Additionally, the breakfast table also provided an opportunity for the gentry to show off their wealth through the quality of the ingredients used. Be it the freshly grown vegetables or the meats from animals bred on surrounding pastures.

At 3603 we offer you a Half English Breakfast, served all day, Monday to Sunday!