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Famous Food In United Kingdom

Updated: May 22, 2021

British cuisine is the heritage of cooking traditions and practices associated with the United Kingdom. Although Britain has a rich indigenous culinary tradition its colonial history has profoundly enriched its native cooking traditions.

Here Are 27 Famous Food you should eat!

Fish & Chips

It is a traditional British dish and one of the tops of any foodie list for visitors to London and the U.K.

Fish & chips are traditionally eaten with mushy peas and garnished with salt and vinegar.

Lightly battered and then fried until crispy.

Cod and haddock are the most common types of fish used also pollack, plaice, and even tilapia may be used.

It remains one of the UK's favorite quick meals.

Fish & Chips

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a preparation of fillet steak coated with pâté and chopped mushroom, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked and sliced for serving.

Some recipes include wrapping the coated meat in a crêpe to retain the moisture and prevent it from making the pastry soggy.

Beef wellington is a standard British classic dish.

Beef Wellington

Cornish Pasty

Cornish pasties are made of minced beef and vegetable filling.

Cornish pasty would resemble the Empanada of the Philippines.

It is a delicious way to eat savory meats and vegetables in a beautiful shortcrust pastry.

A classic Cornish pasty includes beef, onion, and potato along with a turnip-like vegetable called a swede.

Cornish Pasty

Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is one of the traditional British food favorites.

It is basically made up of minced beef with vegetables and gravy topped with mashed potatoes.

The other popular variation of this kind is Sheppard’s pie which is made of minced lamb.

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.

Actually, they are not pies, 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.

wiener schnitzel

English Breakfast

It’s probably the UK’s most recognizable meal.

Typically served with bacon, sausages, egg, baked beans, black pudding, fried toast, hash browns, mushrooms, and egg.

It originated in the mid-19th century when workers in rural England needed big meals to satisfy them through long mornings; they would eat this to start the day.


Roast dinner "Sunday Roast"

This dish is made up of roasted meat (beef, chicken, lamb or pork), roast potato, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables (usually roast parsnips, Brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, beans, broccoli, and cauliflower, not necessarily all) and gravy, sometimes cheese sauce is served for the veggies.

Roast dinner is traditionally served on Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm , but you can have it any time of the week.

Roast dinner

Pork Pie

A pork pie is a traditional British meat pie, usually served cold, making it especially popular in the summer.

It consists of a filling of chopped pork and pork fat, surrounded by a layer of gelatin and crust pastry.

It is normally eaten as a snack or with a salad.

Pork Pie

Toad in the hole

No actual toads are involved in this popular British food.

This is basically sausages in a massive Yorkshire pudding and it is served with gravy and vegetables.

Toad in the hole


It is made from sheep’s organs mixed with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and seasoning.

Typically served with mash potatoes.


Pigs in Blanket

It is basically a cocktail sausage wrapped in bacon.

Typically served on Christmas dinner together with the roast.



It is a meat ball made up of pork bits.

It is best served with mashed potatoes, peas, and lots of gravy.


Beef Casserole

Typically made with beef or chicken mixed with various vegetables.

It is better to cook it using a slow cooker.

Stew and Casseroles are perfect for winter days.

Beef Casserole

Chip Butty

A chip butty is a sandwich made with chips on buttered white bread or a bread roll, often with an added condiment, such as brown sauce, mayonnaise, or malt vinegar.

The chip butty can be found in fish and chip shops and other casual dining in the United Kingdom.

Chip Butty


Eton Mess

Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, broken meringue, and whipped double cream.

Another different kind of fruit can be used– although the best experience is with the classic strawberry ingredient.

Crème Brûlée

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Originating in Scotland, sticky toffee pudding consists of moist sponge cake stuffed with raisins or dates drenched in a toffee sauce and served with custard or ice cream.



Trifle is a dessert made with fruits, a thin layer of sponge fingers soaked in sherry or wine, and custard.

It topped with whipped cream and fruits.


Spotted Dick

Spotted dick is a pudding, traditionally made with suet and dried fruit and often served with custard. However, it is now most commonly made without suet, rather than other fats and eggs more similar to a sponge cake.


Bread and Butter Pudding

A fantastic pudding made of old bread with butter, Currants mixed with milk and eggs.

Perfectly served with custard.

mille feuille

Strawberries and Cream

It is a British summer dessert. Contains strawberries slice and sprinkle sugar over the top.

Add and mix the whipping cream and vanilla with the strawberries and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours then served.


Bakewell Tart

A Bakewell tart is an English dessert consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath layers of jam, and a topping of flaked almonds and best served with whipped cream.

It is a variant of the Bakewell pudding.

Bakewell tart is also known as Cherry Bakewell and Gloucester tart.

tartin tart

Jam Roly-Poly

Jam roly-poly is a rolled pudding with layers of fruity jam, then steamed or baked.

Like most other British desserts, it’s served with hot custard.

It is similar to a Swiss roll.

Jam roly poly

Fruit cake

Fruitcake dates back to the Middle Ages.

It was easy to keep for a long time because the alcohol and fruit acted as preservatives (there was no refrigeration back then).

Fruitcake has long been the traditional cake at royal weddings.


Fruit Fool

This simple dessert consists of custard or whipped cream and fruit.

The most popular types of fruit include gooseberries, raspberries, and rhubarb.

It’s quite easy to whip up.

Fruit Fool

Knickerbocker glory

Knickerbocker glory is a layered ice cream sundae that is served in a large tall conical glass, and to be eaten with a distinctive long spoon, particularly in the British Isles.

The knickerbocker glory, first described in the 1920s, may contain ice cream, cream, fruit, meringue.

Knickerbocker glory

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee pie is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream, and toffee, combined either on a buttery biscuit base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter.

Some versions of the recipe also include chocolate, coffee, or both.

The name combines the two main stars of the dessert: bananas and toffee.

Banoffee Pie


Crumpets are the perfect afternoon tea treat, served warm with jam or butter.

Round muffins with a distinctive texture, they are soft and crumbly.



Cream Tea

Afternoon tea is a British traditional meal time between 2 pm – 4 pm.

Typically served with different sandwiches, mini cakes, savories, and a proper afternoon tea won’t be complete without the Cream Tea.

Cream tea is a collective name for Scone, Strawberry jam and clotted cream and best served with a cup of English tea.

British people typically say that is so regal to eat cream tea because of its historical royal origins back in the 17th century.

The Royals love to serve cream tea at the palaces court while waiting for dinner time and entertain their guests.

Cream Tea

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