English food gets a bad rep. For those unfamiliar with the cuisine in London, you may think the food is bland and unexciting – the usual stereotype of English food. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, planning to taste food in London is part of the best itineraries you can create. If you’re visiting you have to have a list of must-try London foods.
Top British Food To Try in London
In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the best of the best. You’ll taste Yorkshire pudding in hearty Sunday roasts and sample curries like the humble chicken tikka masala in curry houses across London. And that’s before we even get to the classics like fish and chips and the sweet treats like Eton mess and sticky toffee pudding. It’s safe to say your mealtimes in London will be extremely enjoyable.
1. Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding
A Sunday roast is one of the most classic things you could ever try in London. A Sunday roast is the epitome of British cuisine culture. It’s a meal and a weekly ritual for many families. Historically, it was a meal to be eaten as a large family after church each Sunday. It was also an occasion for those who couldn’t afford to eat meat throughout the week.
The dish itself consists of roasted meat, usually beef or chicken. It comes with mashed or roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, onion gravy, and a giant Yorkshire pudding. A Yorkshire pudding is just a dough batter, a savory dish – a bit like a salty, crispy cake. A Sunday roast is easily one of the most delicious dishes to try in London, especially if you have a savory tooth.
There are thousands of Sunday roast dinner choices across London, especially considering the amount of gastropubs. We’d suggest heading for a Sunday roast at the Harwood Arms in Fulham.
Where to try it: The Harwood Arms in Fulham
2. Sticky Toffee Pudding
Sticky toffee pudding is one for London tourists with a sweet tooth. The pudding is a delicious treat created from chopped dates and toffee sauce. It’s typically served piping hot, with accompanying whipped cream, custard, or ice cream. With a luxurious dark color and rich consistency, it’s a warming treat, trendy in winter.
Where precisely in the UK sticky toffee pudding was created is a mystery. However, most people agree that it was likely in Cumbria in the 20th century, an area of the scenic Lake District in northern England. Since then, though, the dessert spread like wildfire, and you can find it all over the UK…