Here are the most popular traditional British foods that you should try here in the UK.
Most people will describe British foods as bland and stodgy. Alright, I’m not selling it to you, right!
Over the past few years living here in the UK, I’ve managed to adapt and acquired the taste of actually liking traditional British food.
There were some occasions that I crave for good ‘ole British pub food. Who can resist the tasty and comforting gravy! The lovely roast potatoes! Just by writing these makes me hungry.
So let’s see if after reading this blog post will make you love English food too! I’ve listed down some of the most favourite British food according to my taste buds and friends.
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List of Traditional and Most Popular British Foods to Try in the UK Contents
- These are the most popular British food on our list:
- 1. Cream Tea
- 2. Fish and Chips
- 3. Roast Dinner
- 4. English Breakfast
- 5. Faggots
- 6. Cottage Pie
- 7. Cornish Pasty
- 8. Trifle
- 9. Spotted Dick
- 10. Bread and Butter Pudding
- 11. Strawberries and Cream
- 12. Bakewell Tart
- 13. Toad in the hole
- 14. Haggis
- 15. Balti
- 16. Pigs in Blanket
- 17. Bangers and Mash
- 18. Toast Medley
- 19. Beef Casserole
- 20. Chip Butty
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These are the most popular British food on our list:
1. Cream Tea
Afternoon tea is a very British traditional meal time between 2 pm – 4 pm. Typically served with different sandwiches, mini cakes, savouries and a proper afternoon tea won’t be complete without the Cream Tea.
British people typically say that is so regal to eat cream tea because of its historical royal origins back in the 17th century. The Royals love to serve cream tea at the palaces court while waiting for dinner time and entertain their guests.
2. Fish and Chips
This is probably the most popular British food known across the globe.
Fish (cod) and chips (deep fried) is one of the typical English meals that is typically served wrapped in a paper with salt and malt vinegar.
A quick call to any local chippy will be a quick fix for your fish and chips craving.
3. Roast Dinner
A Sunday won’t be complete without this best British meal – the Sunday Roast dinner.
Roast dinner is traditionally served on a Sunday, but you can have it any time of the week. Popularly known as one of the best British pub food and typically served in a carvery.
The Sunday roast is typically comprising of different roasted meats like chicken breast, turkey, pork and beef. Served with various seasonal vegetables, roasts potatoes and gravy.
6. Cottage Pie
Cottage pie is one of the traditional British food favourites.
It is basically made up of minced beef with vegetables and gravy topped with mashed potatoes.
The other popular variation of this kind of pie is Sheppard’s pie which is made of minced lamb and fish pie.
7. Cornish Pasty
All-time favourite snack in Cornwall, England.
Cornish pasties are made of minced beef and vegetable filling. Cornish pasty would somehow resemble the Empanada of the Philippines.
There are other favourite snacks in Britain that are worth mentioning like pork pie, sausage rolls, cheese and bacon wrap and corned beef pasty.
Trifle is one of my favourite puddings (British term for desserts). This will give you a definite sugar rush.
Trifle is commonly strawberry flavour but you can have it as well in mixed fruit flavours. Trifle is made up of cake rolls, custard, jelly, cream and the fruit toppings.
10. Bread and Butter Pudding
A fantastic pudding made of old bread with butter, sultanas mixed with milk and eggs.
Perfectly served with custard! One of the puddings I highly recommend.
18. Toast Medley
Toast is the next best thing you can have for breakfast and it’s very versatile too!
The Spaghetti on toast is one of the toast favourites here in the UK.
Let me get this straight, this type of spaghetti is not the Italian spaghetti. This should be the tinned spaghetti like the one in the picture.
Other variations of toasts are Cheese-on-toast with Worcestershire Sauce, this is one of my favourites!
And of course, the Baked beans on toast.
20. Chip Butty
My friends absolutely love chip butty.
As what you can see in the photo, it’s chips sandwich!
Oh, in case you are wondering what sort of drink that you can partner with these foods.
They are typically paired with either anything with alcohol or a lovely cup of tea.
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