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The Gentlemen's Breakfast - Grilled kippers

Loch Fyne Restaurants (, the sustainable seafood group, have created an alternative to the great English fry up - The Gentlemen's Breakfast - Grilled kippers.

Approximately one in five people in the UK eat a fry up at least once a week. Which means an average of about 11,757,839 fried breakfasts are eaten a week – that’s about 1,679,691 eaten on a daily basis.

However, the full English breakfast typically has between 800 and 1000 calories, and around 30g of fat compared to the 533 calories and 24g of fat in Loch Fyne’s new brainfood breakfast, so those wanting to soak up a hangover but not pile on the pounds might be better off substituting their sausages and bacon for some fish. For that extra health halo, the eggs can be poached and not fried!

Loch Fyne has created some great alternative brainfood breakfasts, using sustainable seafood. The four brainfood breakfasts are:

  • The classic: Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs
  • A gentlemen’s breakfast: Grilled kippers
  • Fish for a fashionista: Smoked trout with crème fraiche and toasted brioche

If you are feeling adventurous you can use the recipes to make them yourself, if not, you can breakfast at your local Loch Fyne Restaurant ( and tuck into the classic smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, a pair of grilled Loch Fyne kippers or poached smoked haddock with a soft poached egg for a morning after kick start!

Douglas Wright, Loch Fyne’s executive chef says:

Fish is a great option for those wanting a big breakfast. It’s lower in fat and cholesterol than the usual sausages and bacon, and because fish is full of Omega 3 it helps keep your brain young and healthy.”

Ingredients for The Gentlemen's Breakfast

Knob of butter
One lemon
2 small kippers

How to make The Gentlemen's Breakfast

  • Pre-heat the grill, then line the grill pan with foil and brush the foil with melted butter.
  • Remove the heads and tails from the kippers with scissors, then lay the fish on the foil.
  • Grill them for 1 minute, turn them over, brush the flesh with melted butter and grill for a further 4 - 5 minutes until the butter is sizzling.
  • Serve immediately with lemon to squeeze over them.

(The quantities are based on making the breakfast for one. Multiply the quantities according to the number of people you are serving)

Serves 1

Loch Fyne Restaurants