British Food: 5 Must-Try Dishes in London

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British food might not have the greatest reputation on the planet, but when in Rome (London) you should eat as the Romans (as you stereotypically expect the English to). Meat and potatoes are king, to say the least.

Fish & Chips

You can have fish and chips for any meal © Wiki Commons / Matthias Meckel
The most British of all meals, fish & chips isn’t really as ubiquitous as tourists seem to think. It takes more work than it looks too, as there are few things worse than a soggy fish and even soggier chips. If you get a crispy duo served in old newspaper, you’re on to a winner.

Sunday Roast

Everyone loves Sunday roast © Jeremy Keith / CC license
Meat, vegetables, potatoes, gravy. What more could you want? A Sunday staple of any pub worth its salt, the Sunday roast is the perfect pre-nap meal.

Full English Breakfast

© valeriiaarnaud Full English Breakfast
Full English Breakfast always maske our day © valeriiaarnaud Full English Breakfast
If the Sunday roast is the perfect pre-nap meal, the full English breakfast is absolute nirvana for the hungover. Bacon, sausage, egg, baked beans, tomato, mushrooms, black pudding and the occasional extra, nothing helps a hangover like the breakfast definition of grease and stodge.  

Eton Mess

We can never get enough of Eton mess © Wiki Commons / Acabashi 
Moving away from meat and grease for a moment, Eton mess is a traditional strawberry dessert that makes the most of broken meringue and double whipped cream. It is named after the old fancy-pants school from which it originated.

Bangers & Mash

Vegan vrsion of bangers & mash © Wiki Commons / Joereddington
Okay, back to the meat and potatoes. It doesn’t get much more meat and potatoes than bangers & mash, or sausage & mashed potato if we’re being formal. Best served slathered in onion gravy with a pint of ale, although we’d say that about almost all dishes on the planet.


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