The best hotel breakfasts in Europe

By Tempus | 03 May 2022 | Indulge, Travel

Who wants to start their day with dud? Here are some of the best places to indulge in some early morning treats on the continent

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Perhaps the most overlooked facet of a world-class hotel is the quality of its breakfast - after all, it is the most important meal of the day.

From opulent buffets to bespoke a la carte orders, more and more five-star establishments are starting to put a heavier focus on their breakfasts, and Tempus has compiled a list of those who have managed to achieve a head start in this arena.

Here is a list of the best hotel breakfasts in Europe.

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‘Breakfast in the Sky’ by Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan

High up on the penthouse terrace, Hotel Principe di Savoia invites guests to enjoy a private ‘Breakfast in the Sky’ experience. Bringing together exquisite Italian menus, warm service, and a stunning view of Milan’s skyline, it’s a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. A personal butler will also be on hand with a choice of three menu options, ‘Blue Sky’, ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Diamond’, all including a bottle of Champagne. Prices start from €340 for two people.

Available now, every day until September 30, 8 – 11.00am. Available for two to four guests (both residents and non-residents). Reservations required by 3pm the previous day.

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Cédric Grolet joins breakfast offering at Le Meurice, Paris

Whether enjoyed in an opulent setting inspired by the Salon de la Paix at Versailles, or served in the comfort of the guest’s room, breakfast at Le Meurice offers a parade of sweet and savory delights, enjoyed exactly as it should be – in style. Breakfast at the hotel is an experience to remember, where antique mirrors, crystal chandeliers and frescoes add a touch of glamour to the first meal of the day.

The hotel is delighted to announce that, award-winning pastry chef, Cédric Grolet will now serve his freshly baked pastries and breads at breakfast. It’s a wonderful chance to enjoy Cédric’s famous pain au chocolat, croissants and raisin bread, alongside a new gluten-free selection.

Breakfast is available Monday – Sunday from 7 – 11.00am

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Breakfast served with local, and hotel produce at Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez

Located at the heart of Hotel Byblos, Le ‘B’ Lounge is the perfect place to appreciate breakfast, while enjoying the serene setting of the Byblos swimming pool. Spanning across 300sqm, Byblos features a vegetable garden created in association with the local community ‘Partager la Terre’.

Offering guests the best of local produce within a sustainable environment, the garden includes fresh fruit, vegetables, aromatic flowers, and herbs. The honey served at breakfast every day also comes from the hotel’s very own beehives.

Breakfast is available Monday – Sunday from 8am

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Rooftop breakfast at hotel Hotel Eden, Rome

Breakfast in Italy is a sweet, multi-course affair, and Il Giardino Ristorante, Hotel Eden’s rooftop destination restaurant, offers up a delicious breakfast with a view to rival any in Rome.

Guests can experience alfresco dining complete with authentic Italian warmth and dishes, presented with the skill and artistry of true five-star service. In addition to this, the Aurora Terrace Suite offers an exclusive al fresco experience with its own elegant terrace featuring a dining area for up to ten people – perfect for a private in-room breakfast experience.

Breakfast is available Monday – Sunday from 7 – 10.30am