I stumbled across the fact the Irish breakfast has returned at Aer Lingus and this is excellent news. It is no secret that I think this meal on European flights is pretty amazing. I’ve missed it!

In fact, I rate it as one of my top five airline breakfast meals of all time. Anyway, it seems to be back according to the Spring 2022 Aer Lingus Bia Menu, and that’s just great.

Irish Breakfast Is Back!

Looking at the relevant part of the page from the inflight menu, nothing appears to have changed. They are still charging €10, it’s still available on flights up to 11am, and all the elements appear to be the same. There is sausage, bacon, hash browns, tomato, pudding, bread, butter, orange juice and a hot drink.


At first glance, everything seems to be the same. Looking a bit closer shows a few differences compared to before. There seems to be just a single sausage, rather than two. The black pudding seems to be half of a full medallion and the tomato seems to have downsized as well. I also instantly noticed one glaring omission from the spread.


Where’s the white pudding? There used to be both black AND white pudding (and full medallions of both), but the new version seems to have missed one. Why? Is there something against this delicious breakfast treat? Who knows!

Overall Thoughts

The Irish Breakfast is back but, if the image in the menu is anything to go by, it is a shadow of its former self. It seems there has been a reduction in the content, yet no corresponding change in the price. Are they trying to see how little they can get away with? Did white pudding prices suddenly shoot up while no-one was looking, meaning it could no longer be included?

Without having eaten the actual new version of the breakfast, I shouldn’t really judge, but it seems a bit disappointing. Well, the proof will be in the pudding (ha!) and I’ll be sure to review the meal when I next fly Aer Lingus.

What do you think of these changes to the Aer Lingus Irish Breakfast? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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