UK food and eating out
There is a wide variety of food on offer in the UK, including many different cuisines from around the world.
However, there are some dishes which are distinctly ‘British’.
Do British people go out to eat a lot?
The short answer is ‘yes’!
British towns and cities often contain hundreds of restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets which all serve different kinds of food at a range of prices. It is possible to eat out very cheaply in the UK, but you can also spend a lot of money on one meal. Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine are very popular in Britain.
What are the main supermarkets in the UK?
The UK has four main supermarket chains: Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons, although there are others such as the Co-Operative and Waitrose. They are normally located just outside towns, with smaller branches in the city centres.
I want to try British food! What should I eat?
The most popular British dishes are probably ‘Fish and Chips’ and ‘Roast dinner’. Fish and Chips is a warm and filling meal of battered fish, usually cod or haddock, with a portion of chips (fries). You will normally find fish and chips being served in ‘Fish and Chip shops’ and pubs.
Roast dinner, traditionally eaten on a Sunday, consists of a joint of roast meat, usually beef, lamb or chicken, roast potatoes and a selection of vegetables. If you’d like to try a roast dinner, you should explore the pubs and restaurants in your area for the best prices and menus.