40+ Foods You Must Try in the UK


I can’t even pretend or be coy… My first blog post is going to be all about food, of course. And I have no shame about it at all!

A huge stereotype when it comes to the UK is how bland and boring the food is. I mean, yeah, there are a few questionable dishes (toast sandwich, I’m looking at you!) but the UK has a lot to offer in terms of culinary creations.

It’s more than just Middle Ages blood and intestines everything (though there is a lot of that on this list). Sometimes, simple is best. And the UK really has that saying down pat. Many of these dishes have simple origins and can easily be made from the comfort of your own home with few ingredients, which is definitely part of the charm.

And while some of the names may leave you scratching your head, you can’t deny the taste! Whether you’re living in the UK or just planning to visit, be sure to munch on these:

  • Fish & Chips

  • Chip Butty

  • Toad In The Hole

  • Bubble & Squeak

  • Steak & Ale Pie

  • Shepherd’s Pie

  • Cottage Pie

  • Sausage Roll

  • Eggs Benedict

  • Cornish Pasty

  • Hunter’s Chicken

  • Aberdeen Angus Steak

  • Scotch Egg

  • Fish Pie

  • Eccles Cake

  • Welsh Cake

  • Black Pudding

  • Haggis

  • Mushy Peas

  • Grilled Sea Bass

  • Chicken & Mushroom Pie

  • Steak & Kidney Pie

  • Bangers & Mash

  • Yorkshire Pudding

  • Beef Wellington

  • Bread & Butter Pudding

  • Pork Belly

  • Lancashire Hotpot

  • Eggs Royale

  • Eggs Florantine

  • Apple Crumble & Custard

  • Rhubarb Crumble & Custard

  • Full English Breakfast

  • Sunday Roast

  • Roast Lamb

  • Spotted Dick

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • Knickerbocker Glory

  • Eton Mess

  • Cherry Bakewell

  • Afternoon Tea

  • British Cheeseboard

Huge shoutout to my UK-based friend for giving me this checklist! Do you have any other dishes to add?

TravelMorgan MTravel, UK, Food