Breakfast ideas for New Year's Day

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  • 16 November 2017
Breakfast ideas for New Year's Day

Smoked salmon, french toast, haggis and Bloody Marys to help a sore head

If you've seen it through to the bells and partied until the wee hours, you'll be in need of a hearty breakfast for your first meal of 2018. Or if you've planned a quiet one, then even more reason to get up sharp and celebrate New Year's Day with a banging brekkie. We've asked some top Scottish chefs what they cook up after a big Hogmanay bash.

Fred Berkmiller, l'escargot bleu and l'escargot blanc, Edinburgh
The leftovers as a brekkie is always the best, then a glass of wine to help it go down.

Andrew Thompson, Clark & Lake, Edinburgh
A classic cooked breakfast. I normally spend Christmas in Arbroath, where I'm from, so I'll normally come back with Fleming's square sausage and black pudding ready for 1 Jan to help with the hangover.

Dale Mailley, Quay Commons, Edinburgh
Apple and black pudding brioche will cure you of pretty much anything! We love these warm rolls fresh from the oven with lots (and lots) of coffee.

Scott Smith, Norn, Edinburgh
I tend not drink a great deal on Hogmanay, so New Year's breakfast is usually a big treat; Champagne, smoked salmon and oysters.

Shahab Ali, Tuk Tuk, Edinburgh
This does not cure a hangover but tastes divine – eggy french toast with cinnamon and garam masala topped with diced fresh fruit then coated with bay leaf custard, drizzled with maple syrup. Yum!

Paul Kitching, 21212, Edinburgh
More alcohol, more Edinburgh, more Calton Hill, more bagpipes, laddy!

Andrew McConnell, Chez Mal Brasserie, Malmaison Hotel, Edinburgh
On New Year's Day, I am rarely up in time for breakfast, so it's brunch all the way for me. Malmaison does a fantastic unlimited brunch; this topped off with a Bloody Mary will have me straightened up and ready to start the new year!

Claudio Celino, Celino's, Glasgow
Full Scottish, Stornoway black pudding and scrambled eggs using double cream!

Vic Henderson, Harmonium, Edinburgh
Haggis and smoked tofu hollandaise bagels with Tabasco. You need as much stodge as possible to soak up the booze and knock you out for a few more hours', sleep so you can go out again that night for one last knees up before it's back to work.

A Chez Mal
Malmaison, 278 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4LL
Smart-casual dining adds pan-Asian flavours to Mediterranean classics.
B Celino's
620–624 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3BT
Traditional trattoria bringing beautifully cooked Italian favourites to Dennistoun, with the option to take home treats from the deli counter.
C L'Escargot Blanc Restaurant & Wine Bar
17 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW
The Auld Alliance is strong at this classic Edinburgh French restaurant marrying fine Scottish sourcing and French culinary philosophy.
D Tuk Tuk
1 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH
Modern, casual and lively restaurant, serving tapas-style Bombay street food with a top-notch BYOB policy.
E L'Escargot Bleu
56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA
Delightful Broughton Street bistro with good sourcing and a skilful kitchen fine-tuning familiar classics.
F 21212
3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Captivating fine dining in a luxurious Georgian townhouse setting.
G Quay Commons
92 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
An intriguing development from the people behind the Gardener's cottage: part prep space, part wine shop, part café, part butchery, part bistro.
H Harmonium
60 Henderson Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE
Ground-breaking vegan bar and restaurant from the team behind Glasgow's cult bars Mono and Stereo.