Traditional British dishes you need to try
1. Fish and Chips
This dish is a must try whilst you are in the UK, no matter where you are, you’ll be able to find a delicious plate of fish and chips. The very best place to eat fish and chips is in the open air, by the sea (just watch out for the seagulls), so if you are studying English at our Eastbourne school make sure you buy some and take them to the beach.
2. Bangers and Mash
Also known as sausages and mash, this traditional dish consists of sausages and mashed potato, and is often accompanied by peas and gravy. This dish can usually be found on a menu in most pubs across the country or can be made very easily at home.
3. Full English Breakfast
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why if you are doing something physically or mentally demanding, such as the IELTS exam, you need to have a full English breakfast! This breakfast usually includes bacon, sausages, eggs, baked beans, toast, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns, and black puddings.
4. Sunday Roast
The Brits love their Sunday Roast dinners. This dish is made up of roasted meat (beef, chicken, lamb, or pork), roast potato, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables (usually a selection of roast parsnips, Brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, beans, broccoli, and cauliflower, not necessarily all) and gravy.
5. Toad in the Hole
This hearty dish is another easy recipe you can make at home; it includes sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter and is often served with gravy and vegetables. Yes, you’ve probably guessed British people love Yorkshire puddings.
6. Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie
These are two dishes are very similar; the only difference is the choice of meat used in the dish; in shepherd’s pie, you use lamb whilst in cottage pie you use beef. And to confuse you, even more, neither of these dishes are pies in the usual sense with pastry. Shepherd’s pie and cottage pie consists of mince (lamb or beef), vegetables (such as; carrots, tomatoes, and onions), and potatoes which are on top of the meaty pie-like filling.
7. Steak and Kidney Pie
This much-loved British pie is definitely a dish you must try whilst you are in the UK. The ingredients include: beef, kidney, fried onion, and gravy all wrapped up in pastry, so what’s not to love?
8. Beef Wellington
The finest fillet steak, often smothered in pâté, covered in a rich and light puff pastry!
It’s safe to say I’ve never met a beef wellington I didn’t like and if you’re into your meats chances are you can probably say the same too. Another pie of sorts that is a truly fantastic British delicacy.
Dessert you don’t have to feel too guilty about. 🍰
Fair enough there that huge cream layer but there’s also jelly (which barely has any calories in it) and when done right, contains fresh fruit to your 5 (or has it changed to 7 now) a day.
10. Spotted Dick
A cake with dried fruits (raisins and currants) and served with custard!
Particularly popular in the UK (not really so keen on them, to be honest) and hence its inclusion on the list.