Posted on 5 May 2013
Next weekend on both Saturday and Sunday, Full English presents a special brunch and High Tea menu, featuring delicious food, specially designed to please the matriarchs in your family. Check out the menus below, and come along! No need to book for brunch, but please let us know at least a day in advance if you would like to make a High tea booking. You can call the cafe during opening hours on 512-240-2748, or email email@example.com any time. And we also have some lovely Mother’s Day cards for sale, by local artist Brenda Harte- very handy if you lose your Mum’s card at the last minute (!) See you next weekend
Mother’s Day Brunch Menu (available all day)
Egg-stuffed Tomato with Cheddar & Chives
Bacon and Cheddar Scones
Salmon and Cream Cheese Quiche
Grand Marnier Pound Cake
Mother’s Day Weekend High Tea Menu (please book ahead!)
Grand Marnier Pound Cake
Meringue with Strawberry Cream
Chocolate Butter Cookie
Scones with Jam & Cream
& a Pot of Tea of your choice
Posted on 6 February 2013
We will be serving a brand new High Tea menu starting this weekend and through the whole of February, with a delicious hearts-and-chocolate romantic theme, ideal for sharing with your beloved or, possibly even better, your bunch of single girlfriend chocolate addicts! The price is unchanged, $15 per person, but we are also offering High Tea for two at $25, with a slightly smaller number of sweets (but still at least one of everything on the menu).
Pink iced heart butter cookie (like the ones in the picture above)
Chocolate mousse cake
Dark & white chocolate cookie
Lemon drizzle cake
Meringue with strawberry cream
Tea scones with jam & cream OR a hot buttered crumped
Cream cheese & herb
A nice bottle of Champagne would go very well with this- feel free to bring your own! And if you want to book, which is always advisable with our High Tea, you can phone 240 2748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s going to be a delicious month at Full English, what with this and the Valentine’s Dinner! (see the post below)…
Posted on 2 February 2013
So, Valentine’s day is coming up, and you need to plan something special to do with your darling, or with the friends you love. Luckily this year you have no need to wonder anymore, because Full English will be presenting an extremely special Valentine’s Dinner (see the fabulous menu below), starting at $20 for three courses. And we’re BYOB, so you can bring your own Champagne too! This is a fantastic bargain for amazing food, prepared by hand by our wonderful chef, Gillian.
You can book your table for either Thursday the 14th of February, or Friday the 15th, anytime between 6pm and 9pm. The cafe phone number is 240-2748 (opening hours only) or you can email alice@fullenglishfood.
But anyway, check this out….!
Full English Valentine’s Dinner Menu (updated)
Champagne Brie and Cream Cheese on Crostini, with Strawberries and a Balsamic Reduction
Marinated Flank Steak with Gloucester Chive Cheese & Horseradish Cream on baguette
French Onion Soup with Gruyere Toasts
Cream of Mushroom Soup with a Brandy Reduction
Caprese with Homemade Mozzarella
Wedge: Red Onion, Bacon, Roasted Tomato, Applewood Smoked Salt Salad with Gorgonzola Vinaigrette
Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles
Chicken Cacciatore with Parmesan-Herb Polenta Cake
Salmon with Lemon and Thyme Beurre Blanc & Duchesse Potatoes
Chocolate Decadence with Chambord Ganache
Vanilla Bean & Strawberry Double Layered Pannacotta
Tarte Tatin (French caramelised apple tart)
We seriously can’t wait… see you there!
Posted on 16 August 2012
Well, the Olympics are over now (although we still have the Paralympics to look forward to, and those are extremely cool), but we have our memories to treasure and here at the Full English Cafe our favourite memory has to be the evening we showed the magnificent Opening Cermony to a packed house full of British food-lovers, accompanied by a TV camera from News 8 Austin. They took a lot of film and condensed it down to one brilliantly-edited summary of what the evening was about, and our favourite vacation visitor Mabel Bachini completely stole the show. Check it out!
Posted on 9 December 2011
Chocolate Yule Log, a great British tradition (like the French Bouche de Noel), and mince pies (mincemeat tarts), a British Christmas essential, are now appearing at the Full English Cafe. If you order a High Tea, both will feature (if you are one of those people who doesn’t like anything fruity, let us know and we will switch the mince pie for something else).
The confusing name of mincemeat comes from its fifteenth century origins, when it was common in England to mix meat with fruit in pie fillings. Today, most recipes for mincemeat still include beef suet, although ours does not. Beef suet is not really essential for making mincemeat, but if you know a good source of beef suet in the United States, do let us know as it is very good for making steamed puddings!
Posted on 8 December 2011
This is our new flyer for the cafe. Isn’t it beautiful? The photo is an original, by Mabel Bachini, taken in London this October, and we used it for the combination of iconic old Britishness with the modern slant of the graffiti and the car speeding past; a blend of old and new that we aspire to in our business! Click on the image to see it larger. We’re thinking it would make a great poster, perhaps with different words- watch this space!
And come by, pick one up and use it to decorate your fridge. The colour ones won’t last forever…
Posted on 25 November 2011
No, it’s not one of those obscure British curse words (although it is a slang term for referring to an attractive young lady). The crumpet is a scrumptious treat along the lines of hot buttered toast made on a fork over an open coal fire, a sort of cross between an American pancake (it cooks through the holes), a Yorkshire pudding (puffy milk-and-egg batter) and an English muffin (made with yeast). But better than all three. If you don’t believe us, just take another look at the picture above and change your mind.
Posted on 25 November 2011
If you came to Full English looking for the best bacon in Austin, you may not know that we also make the most real, “home-made”, delicious and old-fashioned High Tea in Austin in our opinion! For just $15, we will give you a plate stand stacked with ham, cheese and cucumber tea sandwiches; scones with jam and cream; five different cakes and sweets; and a pot of tea of your choice from our hand-picked tea menu.
We can serve you High Tea when you drop in, but if you book ahead you won’t have to wait as long, especially if there are more than two in your group (call the cafe on 512-240-1748 or email email@example.com). High Tea is a great celebration treat for all ages, and makes a lovely tea party. We will be dreaming up some special festive treats for our High Tea for the Holidays in the next couple of weeks. Watch this space…
Posted on 5 November 2011
We did it! We made British-style back bacon, in our very own kitchen. And American-style bacon too (streaky bacon in the UK). It’s locally-made, proper and delicious, and best of all, the meat is pork loin from locally pastured pork by Richardson Farms- happy pigs with no antibiotics or hormones. Can you taste those goodnesses? We say yes! your tastebuds are one of your most sensitive organs, unless numbed by horrible addictive rubbish. And maybe scientists will catch up one day and prove our theory…
Meanwhile, test the theory for yourself by popping into the Full English Cafe and ordering a totally local breakfast. Mushrooms from Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms just this morning, so now you can eat the best, local-est, most delicious British breakfast in town all day tomorrow till everything is gone. Open at 10am- don’t forget to put the clocks back tonight!
Posted on 14 October 2011
It’s always a surprise when you win a competition you did not even enter, and we are honoured and humbled to be given this Best of Austin 2011 “Best Bacon” recognition for serving British-style back bacon on our breakfast menu. We have had endless trouble sourcing our bacon affordably and consistently, as our regular followers know, but this award will encourage us to remortgage our souls if necessary to make sure we never run out again. Having said that, we will continue keep you informed on our facebook page and twitter about how the bacon supply is going. BUT we have plenty of bacon right now, so no worries!
You can find some truly amazing local bacon in Austin, but it usually has to be bought then cooked at home: Salt and Time and Kocurek Family Charcuterie both do delicious bacon that we love, but it is not available for resale in other establishments. The laws are very strict and the licences are very expensive, so sadly we are not able to serve you these delicious alternative bacons in our cafe at this point in legal history.
We are also experimenting at the moment with home-made bacon… it’s not exactly the right cut for back bacon (which is very difficult to get as pork is butchered completely differently here than in the UK, and the cuts have different markets) but it is close, and the first batch should be ready in the next few days if it turns out well. Watch this space…