Do you experience London only by just seeing the sights? No of course not. You should of course also enjoy all the goodies that London has to offer. But where do you start? That is why we have listed a number of typical English dishes to help you on your way. Enjoy!
Full English Breakfast
A hearty breakfast is a good start to the day. Therefore go to Hawksmoor Guildhall for a real English breakfast with fried eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding and many more ingredients that you probably will not find at your breakfast soon.
The well-known sausage roll, but on a completely different level. Delicious! You will find the best sausage roll at the Borough Market at Ginger Pig.
A very tasty dish. Basically a boiled egg in a deep-fried meatball. But there are so many different types, that you must have tasted this. You’ll find them ie. at Scotchtails in Borough Market.
Chicken Tika Masala
DDue to the large Indian community in London and the UK, this dish has become a sort of national dish. Very tasteful. You can try this dish at several places in London, for example at the food stalls at Camden Market.
Fish & Chips
The classic that everyone knows, a piece of fried fish and chips rolled up in a newspaper. Although the newspaper has disappeared, this is still a hit. The best place to try this dish is at Poppies in Camden, Soho or Spittalfields. They have won several prizes with this classic.
Bangers & Mash
Another classic, sausages with mashed potatoes. At Mother Mash in Soho, this dish comes in various variations and flavors. Vegetarian sausages are also on the menu here. Very popular as a stop after or while going out.
This is a guilty pleasure throughout the UK and a must if you like bacon. It consists of two slices of white bread with more bacon than is actually good for you and HP Brown sauce, English mustard or ketchup. Bacon butty is very popular as breakfast-to-go, so you never have to travel far. It is sold on practically every corner.
Pie & Mash
Pie & Mash was originally the food for the workers, because it was made from meat scraps. This is no longer the case nowadays, but it is also very affordable as well as being tasteful. There are several places where you can eat this dish, the most famous being M. Manze on Tower Bridge Road and F. Cooke in Hoxton. Never ask for gravy at F. Cooke’s. The sauce that is served with it is called liquor here. A green parsley sauce.
Salt Beef Beigel
The salt beef beigel, is a popular dish after stepping. It is a bagel, only written differently, with a lot of salted meat, pickles and sharp English mustard. If that doesn’t make you sober! There are two places where you can buy this beigel, Beigel Bake and Beigel Shop. Both shops are in Brick Lane, Shoreditch, almost next to each other.
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