05 Sep Top favourite British dishes to try in London
UK cuisine is well known around the world…for not being the tastiest of all foods out there! However, as time flies, the Britons have managed to adapt their food taste and cuisine to give us delicious dishes. So don’t be reluctant to try British food like you were reluctant to eat your spinach when you were a kid and take a look at our Top favourite British dishes to try in London!!
#1 Fish and chips
Fish and Chips are a national institution here in London. You definitely cannot leave the UK without trying it at least once! Myths have it that Fish & Chips even helped the British win the war because eating it was cheering them up. George Orwell put fish and chips first among the home comforts that helped keep the masses happy and avoided revolutions. So next time, when you don’t know where to go, just head to the fish and chips shop down the road.
Recommended address: The Mayfair Chippy, 14 N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6WE.
#2 Bangers and mash
You can’t really beat a plate of steamy sausages and mash in a cosy restaurant when it’s freezing cold outside. Also known as Sausage and Mash Potatoes, Bangers and Mash is quick and easy to make, and also makes a cheap, yet very substantial meal. A great favourite with children!
Recommended address: Mother Mash, 26 Ganton St, London W1F 7QZ
Yes, you heard it right, cockles. This molluscan/shellfish that belongs to the same family as clams is one of Britain’s favourite dishes! Boiled with a splash of lemon juice or white wine vinegar, cockles are low-fat, high in protein and sustainable. By the way, they go great with pasta. Who doesn’t like pasta?
Recommended address: Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
#4 Angus Beef
Meat lovers, step in! Scottish Angus beef is no regular beef. Scotland might have lost the war against England but managed to invade the plates of English people with their delicious beef. You will definitely fall in love with this tender, juicy and flavoursome piece of meat.
Recommended address: Angus Steakhouse, 243, Argyll St, London W1D 2LU.
#5 Full English Breakfast
Breakfast? Lunch?… Why not both? A mix of breakfast and lunch, brunch is the very best of both worlds. What better way to start the weekend than having this delicious meal? There are only a few nations in this world that do breakfast better than the Brits so don’t miss this chance.
Recommended address: The Breakfast Club, 33 D’Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EU
#6 Sticky Toffee Pudding
STP – for the pros – is one of the best national desserts. Even though you are too full for a dessert you will find some space for this decadent delight. The perfect marriage between stodge and sweetness!
Recommended address: The Abingdon, 54 Abingdon Rd, Kensington, London W8 6AP
#7 Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea: one of the British traditions that you cannot derogate from. It’s the ultimate gratification, and it doesn’t get much better than the way it’s served in London’s hotels, restaurants, and cafés.
Recommended address: Palm Court, 1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA
#8 Scotch eggs
Poached eggs on toast, fried eggs, boiled eggs – nothing quite beats an egg dish. However, no picnic is complete without Scotch eggs! Forget your sausage rolls and cocktail sausages, Scotch eggs are now ruling the roost.
Recommended address: For the Veggie Egg, Granary Square, King’s Cross, 1-3 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
Angus beef isn’t the only dish that crossed Hadrian’s wall. Haggis also managed to surprise British people! Even though it’s the national dish of Scotland, you’ll find some restaurants cooking it like the best Scottish chefs. Again, meat lover, this dish is for you!
Recommended address: Boisdale of Bishopsgate, Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4NR
Tell us if you tried one of these delicious dishes and what did you think of it! With FG Properties we can find you an amazing apartment near those places for you to have a great trip to London!