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(Lionel Richie) Truleigh Scrumptious, Leigh-on-Sea
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John and Joanne were visiting for the bank holiday weekend and we had decided to visit Leigh-on-Sea for a ‘mooch’; there’s an interesting selection of independent shops making it a great place to while away a few hours.

Of course we needed sustenance, and we agreed that a late Breakfast would be appropriate.

We spotted Truleigh Scrumptious occupying two shop units opposite Leigh library. We wandered in, were warmly greeted and invited to choose our table. Menus were brought and our orders taken promptly – Full English, with pots of tea.

Our tea arrived, served in decorated tea pots with bone china tea cups and saucers.

A nice touch, but it’s evident from the décor that bone china and chintz is the order of the day. There are several dressers around the rooms, laden with china, while the walls are festooned with amusing and ‘inspirational’ signs extolling the virtues of prosecco and cake, although not necessarily together.

Breakfast, when it arrived, was simply perfect. Crispy, thick rashers of bacon, sausages with a hint of caramelised onion, poached eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomato, sauté new potatoes and granary toast.

There are a couple of tables ‘out back’ in a patio area for summer visitors.

I really enjoyed the breakfast, while Joanne – who has a reputation for being ‘picky’ – declared it to be ‘simply perfect’. High praise indeed.

There are plenty of other places to eat in Leigh, indeed I’ve tried (and reviewed) some in the past. While the décor might be a tad fussy, the breakfast puts Truleigh Scrumptious firmly on my personal ‘good breakfast’ list.

Rating: ★★★★★