London: Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine:

  • Beef wellington: beef cooked in a pastry crust
  • Pie and mash: minced meat pies in a potato crust, usually served with mushy peas. I found the BEST place in town for pie and mash – Pie Minister. Read more about my recommendations for the best places to eat in London.IMG_4498
  • Bangers and mash: mashed potatoes and sausages

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  • Black pudding: blood sausage
  • English breakfast:, beans, mushrooms, blood sausage, bacon, eggs, and toast


  • Liver and onions
  • Sticky toffee pudding: a steamed dessert made with sponge cake and chopped dates, topped with toffee sauce
  • Fish and chips (Check out Poppie’s Fish and Chips for the best in town! – and read more about our trip)


  • Cockles: small shell fish
  • Eton mess: dessert with whipped cream, pieces of meringue, and fruit – usually strawberries
  • Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, and vegetables
  • Yorkshire pudding: soufflé batter baked in a hot oven
  • Pound cake: a rich cake made with flour, butter, eggs, and sugar
  • All sorts of Ethnic street food


  • Salt beef: corned beef, usually served in a sandwich
  • Scotch eggs: hard boiled eggs covered in sausage, breaded, then deep fried

Scotch Egg Pic

  • Chicken tikka masala: chicken in a spiced cream sauced –from when the English occupied India
  • Cobbler: fruit or savory filling, covered in a scone mixture and baked

Before your adventure to London, read more about What to Know Before You Go and all about London’s eventful history.



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