10 things to eat in London and where

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Joel Fulleda

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It is said that the food is bad in London. Well, the healthiest food in the world will not be in use and the eating habits will not exactly be ours, but ... how to miss a good plate of fish & chips or a great one pie and mash? Let's find out together i 10 unmissable dishes in London!


  1. Fish & Chips
  2. Sunday Roast
  3. Eton Mess
  4. Pie and Mash
  5. Bangers and Mash
  6. English Breakfast
  7. Sticky Toffee Pudding
  8. Beef Wellington
  9. Afternoon Tea
  10. Shepherd's Pie
  11. Where to eat in London: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Fish & Chips

There is nothing more typically British than "Fish and Chips". Known throughout the world, it is one of the most requested dishes not only by natives, but also by tourists. London fish & chips is usually accompanied by peas e flavored with salt and vinegar.

  • Recommended to: Lunch / Dinner as a single dish
  • Average cost: £ 7,00 (€ 8,20)
  • Main ingredients: breaded fish (usually cod), potatoes

2 - Sunday Roast

Typical British dish, a real cult for Sunday lunch. The Sunday Roast consists of roast meat and potatoes, the whole accompanied by vegetables and sauces. One of the most popular variants is the one with the Yorkshire pudding, a baked batter that is paired with Sunday Roast with beef.

  • Recommended to: Lunch or dinner as a single dish
  • Average cost: £ 12,00 (€ 14,00)
  • Main ingredients: pork or beef, vegetables

3 - Eton Mess

Traditional English dessert that is prepared by mixing strawberries, meringue and whipped cream. The first mention in the press dates back to 1893.

  • Recommended to: dessert of fine meal, snack
  • Average cost: £ 5,00 (€ 6,00)
  • Main ingredients: strawberries, meringue, whipped cream

4 - Pie and Mash

Traditional London dish, born mainly for working class. It is still widespread today, especially in neighborhoods with a high number of emigrants. Pie & Mash is a dish consisting of a meat pie combined with a mashed potatoes served with a green sauce made with parsley.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: £ 6,50 (€ 7,60)
  • Main ingredients: meat (beef, chicken, game, ...), mashed potatoes, parsley

5 - Bangers and Mash

Another traditional British dish consisting of mashed potatoes and sausages. Sometimes the dish is served with onion gravy, fried onion, beans or peas.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: £ 10,00 (€ 11,70)
  • Main ingredients: sausage, onion, potatoes, various side dishes

6 - English Breakfast

Now let's talk about a real must have for those who go to London: the real and unique English Breakfast! Sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, potatoes and toast: a dish easy to find, tasty and inexpensive!

  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: £ 10,00 (€ 11,70)
  • Main ingredients: sausage, eggs, bacon, toast

7 - Sticky Toffee Pudding

Of Scottish origins, this dessert is none other than one date cake garnished with toffee sauce, all served with custard or ice cream... a real treat!

  • Recommended to: Snack
  • Average cost: £ 6,00 (€ 7,00)
  • Main ingredients: sponge cake, caramel cream, dates, vanilla or custard

8 - Beef Wellington

In Italian we call it "Wellington fillet": it is a fillet of beef cooked in a "crust", that is wrapped in a layer of puff pastry.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: £ 15,00 (€ 17,60)
  • Main ingredients: fillet of beef, puff pastry

9 - Afternoon Tea

How to miss the classic afternoon tea, in English Afternoon Tea? Traditionally it is composed of sandwiches, focaccia with jam and cream, various desserts.

  • Recommended to: Snack
  • Average cost: £ 10,00 (€ 11,70)
  • Main ingredients: English tea, various appetizers

10 - Shepherd's Pie

Gratin pie with bottom of lamb ragout with carrots and peas, all covered with a layer of mashed potatoes. Alternatively, beef (Cottage Pie) can be used instead of minced lamb.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: £ 10,00 (€ 11,70)
  • Main ingredients: lamb, potatoes, carrots, peas

Where to eat in London: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

English cuisine, as we know, is not among the tastiest and most tempting in the world. And it's also pretty poor in choice. The English ritual par excellence is the Sunday Roast, the so-called Sunday lunch.
Londoners are very traditional and prefer to have family meals; the only amusement they allow themselves is some evening in typical pubs with a hamburger or a shank accompanied by rivers of beer.

For tourists the choice is very wide! There are many places specialized in various cuisines: from Italian, to Chinese (in Chinatown) and places to eat hummus and falafel, typical of the Middle Eastern world.
And, if you are really not satisfied, you can always fall back on international chains. Here's where to eat in London.

1 - Baileys Fish and Chips

  • Description: small fryer located in the Fulham district specializing in fish & chips. Good fish, crunchy breading and very generous portions
  • specialty: Fish & Chips
  • Average price: from € 7,00 per person
  • Address: 115 Dawes Road - Get Directions - Facebook Page

2 - Barge East

  • Description: restaurant set up on a moored boat. It offers typical dishes but also simple burgers, possibility of vegan dishes
  • specialty: pork belly, scottish eggs, cheesecake
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: White Post Lane - Get Directions - Website

3 - The Ledbury

  • Description: elegant location where gourmet and high level cuisine is served
  • specialty: fish-based tasting menu
  • Average price: from € 135,00 per person
  • Address: Ledbury Road - Get Directions - Website

4 - Pizza Pickup

  • Description: typical English-style restaurant with exposed brick specializing in Italian-style pizza cooked with a wood oven
  • specialty: Pizza
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: 64 Peckham Rye - Get Directions

5 - The Queen's Head

  • Description: typical gastro-pub where you can breathe the atmosphere of traditional English pubs. We eat mostly meat and burgers strictly accompanied by rivers of beer
  • specialty: shank, burger
  • Average price: from € 14,00 per person
  • Address: Denman Street - Get Directions - Website

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