It’s the perfect pub food! British food has that hearty homemade charm to it but because of other famed European cuisines, it’s often overlooked. If you’ve never had a British meal, now is the time to give it a try and discover the flavors that distinguish it from the cuisine of its neighbors.
- Fish and Chips
You cannot go anywhere in the UK without finding fish and chips. It is one of the most beloved meals by Brits. It seems simple enough but the combination of deeply fried fish with its crispy exterior served alongside chips (which is what they call fries over there) is a winner.
- Bangers and Mash
It’s a simple meal of sausages and mashed potatoes, but it’s so filling and satisfying. Buttery, creamy mashed potatoes and meaty sausages are truly a match made in heaven!
- Steak and Kidney Pie
For most Americans, pies are seen as a sweet dessert. But across the pond, the Brits tend to load up pies with savory things. The steak and kidney pie is a must-try, though if you’re not fond of red meat, a close second is the chicken and leek pie.
- English Breakfast
Bring your appetite to the table when you wake up. Because with an English Breakfast, there’s no way you could possibly walk away hungry. A proper English Breakfast features fried eggs, sausages, beans, toast, tomato slices, hash browns, and black pudding, just to name a few. Your plate comes brimming with a sea of these delightful items and you’ll graciously accept the challenge of trying to finish it all.
- Beef Wellington
It’s the best of everything rolled into one. A prime cute of filet slathered in pâté gets wrapped up in a light, rich puff pastry. There’s a reason famed chef Gordon Ramsay serves it in his restaurants. It’s out of this world!
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
This indulgent dessert will steal your heart. It consists of a steamed cake that is soaked in sticky liquid toffee. Sometimes, you’ll find ice cream or custard served alongside it and if you do, it’s like the happiest bonus ever.
- Welsh Cakes
Since tea time is so big over there, one thing that you must have at the ready is something to enjoy with your tea. Welsh Cakes are that something and they absolutely must be enjoyed. Go ahead. Indulge!
- Spotted Dick
Ask any American and the name of this dessert conjures up images of…well, let’s just say that no one ever suspects it’s a dessert! It’s a fruit cake of sorts made with raisins and currants. It’s served with custard and is seen as a perfectly delightful treat that perhaps has a rather unfortunate name.