Seven London delicacies that’ll make you go ‘yummmm!’
London is an incredible place that has wonderful array of activities, events and more. But in the midst of all the walking and touring, there is something so quintessential to the ‘London experience’ – The food. London offers you the world on a plate and then some. From eating in a quiet pub to choosing a fancy restaurant, the choices are endless.
In a city with incredible culture and scrummy delicacies, you can find almost any cuisine you can think of, but if you are about that British fare, here are a few delicacies you should definitely try in London.
Fish and Chips
Of course, we are going to talk about Fish and Chips. It’s basically battered and fried fish with deep-fried chips. What’s not to love about them? Onion rings might come as a side dish, too, but you are always asked if you want them (say yes!).
The first time fish and chips were served together was back in 1860 and were being served in newspapers till the 1980s. Yummy!
Where to eat?: The Chipping Forecast at Notting Hill
Full English Breakfast
This mighty meal consists of eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding, and fried bread. This is the kind of breakfast that’ll keep you pumped for a day of exploring the beautiful city.
Where to eat?: Apres Food Co. in Farringdon
Yorkshire puddings a true British classic and can be eaten anytime from noon to 5 pm on Sundays. Just because it’s a pudding, doesn’t mean it’s a dessert. It is actually served in England as a part of the main course. A great Yorkshire Pudding consists of a batter made from flour milk and eggs served with beef and moistened in gravy. Drooling, much?
Where to eat?: The Little Blue Door in Fulham
It’s a lunch that waits for no man. Perfect comfort food with the most succulent beef with lashing of a bone marrow gravy, meat, potatoes, and vegetables. A meal so big that you will find it difficult to walk afterward. Our advice, always ask for the Yorkshire Pudding and some onion rings as well.
Where to eat?: The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe
Bangers and Mash
Another classic hearty British staple that is guaranteed to keep you warm, happy, and full on the cold London nights. Juicy sausages are served with everyone’s favourite- mashed potatoes. This is a side dish and not the main course. So don’t fill your tummy with it and keep some space for the main course.
Where to eat?: Mother Mash, Greater London
Duck Fat Fries
So you don’t think chips can get any better? cook them in duck fat, smother them in raclette cheese and dollop them in truffle mayonnaise, you have yourself the richest indulgent plate of fries you’ll ever have. If you are into cheesy chips, you must add this delicacy into your bucket list.
Where to eat?: Duck & Waffle Local in Leicester Square
How can we forget Beef Wellington? There’s not a single dish which sounds more British than Beef Wellington. A filet steak covered with pate and then wrapped with a puff pastry. The history of the dish dates back to the 1800s and named after the Duke of Wellington. Once you take a bite of this british delicacy, you’ll know why this is food fit for royalty!
Where to eat?: Savoy Grill, Strand, London
So go bonkers on the food, and don’t forget to order onion rings. Just saying.