There is an old motto that says "Eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper" meaning it is wise to start the day with a large cooked breakfast.

Such a motto could very much be applied to the traditional full Irish Breakfast. A large cooked breakfast of meat (bacon, sausages and black and white puddings), eggs, vegetables and potato all fried in creamery butter, it is served with a generous helping of homemade Irish soda or brown bread for soakage and washed down with a strong cup of breakfast tea such as Barry or Lyons tea (depending where you are) and a glass of orange juice.

Norma sees that each guest starts the day with a buffet style breakfast with a varied menu as below:

 

Ard na Greine Breakfast Menu

 

Selection of juices, fresh fruits, yoghurts, rhubarb compote, prunes, grapefruit segments

Porridge served with honey and cream.
Home made granola.
Weetabix, Corn Flakes, Bran Flakes, Rice Crispies, All Bran.

Grilled bacon, egg, sausage, tomato, Clonakilty Blackpudding and Clonakilty Whitepudding.
Atlantic smoked salmon with scrambled egg.
Egg dishes: scrambled, fried, poached, omelette.
Crepes.
Cheese board.

Tea, Percolated Coffee, Hot Chocolate.
(Herbal and decaffeinated on request)

Freshly baked soda bread, scones, and toast with homemade preserves.

Fresh homemade or local produce

Fresh homemade or local produce

Breakfast table setting