Essential British Eats

From the cities and scenery to the people and history – Britain and Ireland sure do pack in a lot of greatness. What’s more, the food over there is to die for! From hearty comfort food dishes to sweet treats galore, eating in Britain and Ireland feels like eating a home-cooked meal from mum.

Check out our go-to menu guide for traditional British eats (and be sure to test them all out for yourself!):

English Breakfast

The King of all breakfasts; a traditional English breakfast includes eggs, sausages, bacon, toast, beans, tomatoes and hash browns.

Bangers and Mash

Translation: sausages and mashed potatoes.

Black pudding

For the adventurous, black pudding is a type of blood sausage that is made from pig blood with pork fat and oatmeal.

Yorkshire pudding

A common side-dish, Yorkshire pudding is made from a batter consisting of eggs, flour and milk.

Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole is a traditional English and Scottish dish that is made out of sausages cooked in Yorkshire pudding batter, served with onion gravy and veggies.

Bubble and squeak

A good brekkie option, bubble and squeak is made with the leftover veggies from a roast dinner.

Beef wellington

An indulgent (but super tasty) dinner, beef wellington is prepared fillet steak coated in pate and wrapped in puff pastry to bake.


The Scottish dish we’ve all heard of, but only the brave have tried. Haggis is a savoury pudding made of sheep’s pluck, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet and spices, encased in the stomach lining of an animal.

Pigs in a blanket

Always on the table at a kids party, pigs in a blanket are small sausages wrapped in pastry.

Welsh rarebit

Perfect any time of the day, Welsh rarebit is made of a savoury melted cheese sauce, served hot, poured over toast.

Spotted dick

Spotted dick is a British pudding, made with suet and dried fruit and often served with custard.

Interested in undertaking a British culinary adventure for yourself? Check out our 2019 Britain and Ireland tours!

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