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English food has a long and varied history, with influences from all over the world. From classic dishes like fish and chips and shepherd's pie to more modern creations like chicken tikka masala, there is something for everyone.

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Experience Traditional English Food

In this guide, we will explore some of the ever-popular traditional English food most associated with this cuisine-loving country. If you're visiting London or indeed anywhere else in the UK, here are some authentic dishes to keep an eye out for.

The Full English Breakfast

The first dish that comes to mind when thinking of traditional British food is the Full English Breakfast. This hearty meal consists of bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread or toast, baked beans and black pudding. It is usually served with tea or coffee and is a great way to start your day!

The Sunday Roast

Another classic British dish is Sunday Roast. This dish consists of roasted meat (usually beef or lamb) served with potatoes, vegetables (such as carrots and peas), gravy and Yorkshire pudding. It is usually served with condiments such as horseradish sauce or mint sauce. Sunday roast is a staple in many households across England and it's easy to see why – it's delicious!

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Fish and Chips

Fish and chips are another popular traditional English food. This dish consists of deep-fried battered fish served with chips (fries). It is usually served with salt and vinegar on top for extra flavour. Fish and chips are a favourite among locals and tourists alike – it's definitely worth trying if you're ever in England!

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie is another classic British dish that dates back centuries. This hearty meal consists of minced lamb or beef cooked in gravy topped with mashed potatoes before being baked in the oven until golden brown. Shepherd's Pie is often served with vegetables such as peas or carrots on the side for added flavour.

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is another popular traditional English dish that dates back centuries. This luxurious meal consists of beef fillet wrapped in puff pastry before being baked in the oven until golden brown. Beef Wellington can be served with a variety of sauces such as mushroom sauce or red wine jus for added flavour.

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Steak and Kidney Pie

Steak and Kidney Pie is yet another classic British dish that dates back centuries. This savoury pie consists of steak pieces cooked together with kidney pieces in gravy before being encased in shortcrust pastry before being baked in the oven until golden brown. Steak and Kidney Pie can be served hot or cold – either way it tastes delicious!

Afternoon Team

Finally, no guide to traditional English food would be complete without mentioning Afternoon Tea! Afternoon Tea typically includes finger sandwiches filled with cucumber, egg mayonnaise or smoked salmon; scones spread with clotted cream; cakes such as Victoria Sponge Cake; pastries; biscuits; jams; preserves; tea cakes; teacakes; macarons; meringues; marshmallows; truffles… the list goes on! Afternoon Tea has been enjoyed by generations of Brits since 1840 – why not give it a try?

Experience Traditional English Food with

Traditional English food has something for everyone – from hearty breakfasts to luxurious dinners there really is plenty to keep you fed all day long! London Food and Drink Experiences also include immersive experiences to accompany your local cuisine, such as whisky tastings at The Whisky Exchange or gin-making classes at the City of London Distillery. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the diverse culinary scene in London through its unique and delicious food and drink experiences. So why not give some of these delicious dishes a try? You won't regret it!

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