28 Best British Foods

In comparison to the sophisticated cuisines of neighboring countries such as Italy and France, British cuisine might be simpler. However, the country’s fare is local, unfussy, and hearty. Below is the list of best foods in England and I hope it can help you to plan your trip better.

Fish & Chips

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Fish & chips consist of fried battered fish and hot potato chips. They are traditionally eaten with mushy peas and garnished with salt and vinegar

Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding

Sunday Roast is a traditional British main meal consisting of roasted meat, roast potato. It is called Sunday Roast because is typically served on Sunday. Sunday Roast is usually accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables, and gravy. Yorkshire Pudding is a side dish consisting of a baked pudding made from a batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk or water.


Toad-in-the-hole is a dish consisting of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter, usually served with onion gravy and vegetables.

Pie and Mash

Pie and Mash consist of small hand-sized savory pie with a cold pastry crust and filling made with minced meat and mashed potatoes, the sauce made with fish stock and parsley.

Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash are essentially sausage and potatoes.

Mushy peas

Mushy peas in English style is made by simmering marrowfat peas with a little sugar and salt until it turns into a lumpy mush. Mushy peas are usually served with fish and chips or bangers and mash.

Shepherd’s pie

Shepherd’s pie or cottage pie is a meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato. Minced red meat (beef or lamb) are cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions, sometimes peas, celery, peas or carrots, then topped with mashed potato, and finally baked.

Steak and ale pie

Steak and ale pie is a savory pie consisting of a flaky pastry shell filled with a steak and beef gravy stew.

Welsh rarebit

Welsh rabbit is made with a savory sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot, after being poured over slices (or other pieces) of toasted bread,

Beef Wellington

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Beef Wellington is made up of filet steak, oftentimes covered with pate and duxelles – a mixture of mushroom and other ingredients, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Many spices such as allspice and ginger can be added to enhance the flavor. Moorish, flaky and filling Beef Wellington can satisfy the taste of most of the diners.

Black pudding

Black pudding is a sausage made from pork blood, fat, and oatmeal, and traditionally boiled and served with malt vinegar.

Scotch egg

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Scotch egg – a common picnic food in England consists of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs and baked or deep-fried.

Chip Butty

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Chip butty consists of hot and crunchy chips sandwiched between two pieces of soft white roll that are smothered in butter.

Finger Sandwich

Finger Sandwich could not be missed for any afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches are tiny triangular or rectangular sandwiches with bread crust cut off and simple filling, for example, cucumber and cream cheese.

Chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is a dish of chunks of roasted marinated chicken (chicken tikka) in a spiced curry sauce.


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Kedgeree, a breakfast meal consisting of rice, curry powder, smoked haddock, and eggs.


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Cockles are a small type of clam and are traditionally associated with London’s East End where they were a cheap, staple food for decades.


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Piccalilli is an English interpretation of South Asian pickles. It is a relish (cooked and pickled product) made of chopped pickled vegetables and spices.

Full English Breakfast

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The full English breakfast is a mighty but easy, tasty, and usually inexpensive meal. The Full English Breakfast traditionally consists of sausages and/or bacon, eggs, baked beans, cooked tomatoes, potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, hash browns, blood pudding, and toast.


Crumpet is a small griddle cake (muffin) made from an unsweetened batter of water or milk, flour, and yeast. It has a spongy texture which allows spread to permeate it so that it is usually eaten with butter, jam, or Vegemite.

Mince pie

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Mince pie is a sweet pie, filled with mincemeat – a mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices, and sometimes beef suet, beef, or venison.

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is named after the prestigious boy’s school. A fabulous mix of crushed meringue, whipped double cream and strawberries

Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Sticky toffee pudding consists of moist sponge cake stuffed with raisins or dates drenched in a toffee sauce and served with vanilla custard or ice cream.

Victoria sponge cake

Victoria sponge cake, named after Queen Victoria, consists of a double whipped cream filling and raspberry filling.

Banoffee pie

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Banoffee pie is a pie made of bananas, cream, toffee, condensed milk, sometimes coffee and/or chocolate.

Eccles cake

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Eccles cake is a flaky pastry that’s filled with currants.

British scone

British scone is a baked good, which is a basic component of afternoon tea. The scone is usually made of wheat, or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.

Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon tea is a great way to enjoy and experience British foods, drinks, lifestyle, and culture. Traditional afternoon tea comprises of finger sandwiches, pastries, scones with jam and cream, and tea chosen by you.

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