British food – our favourites

There’s no better time to try out some of the best British dishes then during a London getaway. Whether it’s fish & chips you crave, an extensive English breakfast to start your day or delicious scones with your afternoon tea, you’ll find something to your liking in the city that never sleeps.

British food

Fish and chips

Succulent fish in crispy, golden batter, fluffy French fries and mushy peas: the perfect fish and chips dish is hard to resist. This iconic British food, traditionally served in a newspaper wrapping, can be found in numerous pubs, restaurants and food stalls all over the city.

Scotch egg

The Scotch egg – which has nothing to do with Scotland, by the way – was invented in 1738. While this snack fell out of fashion for a while, it has made a full comeback and is now on the menu in numerous gastropubs in London. This cooked egg swaddled in sausage meat, then breaded and fried is often served with a leafy salad on the side.


Scones are small cakes, often served warm with jam and clotted cream along with a pot of tea. So treat yourself to an afternoon tea after a busy day of shopping in London!

Full English breakfast

It’s said to be the most important meal of the day… A traditional English breakfast includes bacon, eggs, hot tomatoes, fried mushrooms, toast or bread, sausages and baked beans. Who could say no to that?!

Eton Mess

While it does look a bit messy, if you have a sweet tooth you’ll love this mixture of strawberries, whipped cream and broken meringue. This classic summer dessert is believed to have originated at Eton College in the 1930s, and it has been popular ever since.

Shepherd’s pie

Traditionally made with lamb or mutton, this meat pie with a crust of mashed potato is the perfect comfort food on a cold day. Variations using duck, beef etc. are widely available, so you’ll find your favourite flavours in no time.

British food